all right

Occasionally adding corroborative details to add verisimilitude to otherwise bald and unconvincing,
but veridicous accounts
with careful attention, indefatigable assiduity, and nice discrimination.

Some Books Bought in 2014

(An incomplete list.)

Augustus H. Able, George Meredith and Thomas Love Peacock: A Study in Literary Influence;
Ælfric, Aelfric’s Colloquy (ed. G.N. Garmonsway).
Jonas A. Barish, Ben Jonson and the Language of Prose Comedy.
Max Beerbohm, The Happy Hypocrite;
 ———, Mainly on the Air.
Frans G. Bengtsson, The Long Ships (trans. Michael Meyer).
Thomas Bewick, My Life.
N.F. Blake, The English Language in Medieval Literature.
Peter Hunter Blair, An Introduction to Anglo-Saxon England.
Ernle Bradford, The Shield and the Sword: The Knights of St. John;

 ———, Siege: Malta 1940-1943;
 ———, The Sword and the Scimitar: The Saga of the Crusades;
 ———, Thermopylae: The Battle for the West.
Leo Bruce, A Bone and a Hank of Hair (1961 [1st proof]);

 ———, A Bone and a Hank of Hair (1985);
 ———, At Death’s Door;
 ———, Case for Sergeant Beef (1953);
 ———, Case for Three Detectives (1947);
 ———, Case with Four Clowns;
 ———, Case with No Conclusion;
 ———, Case with Ropes and Rings (1940 [but dated 1949]);
 ———, Case with Ropes and Rings (1975);
 ———, Cold Blood;
 ———, Darryl est mort (trans. Mirian Dou);
 ———, Dead Man’s Shoes (1958);
 ———, Dead Man’s Shoes (1987);
 ———, Death at Hallows End;
 ———, Death at St. Asprey’s School;

 ———, Death by the Lake; 
 ———, Death in Albert Park;
 ———, Death in the Middle Watch
 ———, Death on the Black Sands;
 ———, Death on Romney Marsh;
 ———, Ein Fall für drei Detektive;
 ———, Jack on the Gallows Tree (1960);
 ———, Jack on the Gallows Tree (1988);
 ———, Murder in Miniature: The Short Stories of Leo Bruce (ed. B.A. Pike);
 ———, Neck and Neck;
 ———, Our Jubilee Is Death.
 ———, Such Is Death;
———, Trois détectives (trans. Maurice-Bernard Endrèbe);
 ———, Trois détectives (trans. Marie-Madelaine Fayet);
 ———, Un caso per tre detective (trans. Giovanni Viganò).
Paula Byrne, The Real Jane Austen.
Jesse L. Byock, Viking Age Iceland.
Alan Bullock, The Humanist Tradition in the West.
Henry Cecil, Friends at Court;
———, Independent Witness;
———, No Fear or Favour;
———, Settled out of Court and Alibi for a Judge;
———, Unlawful Occasions.
Agatha Christie, Lord Edgware Dies.
Agatha Christie Mallowan, Come, Tell Me How You Live.

Cathy Cook, The Agatha Christie Miscellany.
L.A.B. Cooke, War in the Gates.
Alan W. Cooper, Beyond the Dams to the Tirpitz: The Later Operations of 617 Squadron.
Michael Crichton, Eaters of the Dead

Edmund Crispin, The Case of the Gilded Fly;
 ———, Fen Country: Twenty-Six Stories;
 ———, Frequent Hearses.
Rupert Croft-Cooke, Another Sun, Another Home;

 ———, Bosie: Lord Alfred Douglas, His Friends and Enemies;
 ———, Conduct Unbecoming;
 ———, Cooking for Pleasure;
 ———, Darts;
 ———, Dogs of Peace;
 ———, The Drums of Morning;
 ———, Exiles; 
 ———, Exotic Food;
 ———, Feasting with Panthers: A New Consideration of Some Late Victorian Writers;
 ———, The Gardens of Camelot;

 ———, The Gorgeous East: One Man’s India;
 ———, The Happy Highways;
 ———, Ladies Gay;
 ———, The Last of Spring;
 ———, The Life for Me;
 ———, The Licentious Soldiery;
 ———, The Long Way Home; 
 ———, Madeira;
 ——— (ed.), Major Road Ahead: A Young Man’s Ultimatum;
 ———, Nine Days with Edward; 
 ———, The Numbers Came;
 ———, Octopus;
 ———, Paper Albatross;
 ———, Port;
 ———, The Purple Streak;
 ———, The Quest for Quixote;
 ———, Rudyard Kipling;
 ———, Sherry;
 ———, The Sound of Revelry;  
 ———, St. George for England;
 ———, Tales of a Wicked Uncle, (illus. Quentin Blake);
 ———, Thief;
 ———, Three in a Cell;
 ———, Three Names for Nicholas;
 ———, Under the Rose Garden;
 ———, The Unrecorded Life of Oscar Wilde;
 ———, The Verdict of You All;
 ———, Whilst the Iron’s Hot;
 ———, The White Mountain;
 ———, Wine and Other Drinks; 
 ———, Wolf from the Door.
Freeman Wills Crofts, Golden Ashes;
 ———, Inspector French’s Greatest Case.
John Curran, Agatha Christie: Murder in the Making
Douglas Day, Swifter than Reason: The Poetry and Criticism of Robert Graves.
Members of the Detection Club [Helen Simpson, John Rhode, Margaret Cole, E.R. Punshon, Dorothy L. Sayers, Francis Iles, Freeman Will Croft], Anatomy of a Murder.
 Members of the Detection Club [Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, Anthony Berkeley, Gladys Mitchell, Helen Simpson], Ask a Policeman.
Members of the Detection Club [G.K. Chesterton, Victor Whitechurch, G.D.H. Cole & Margaret Cole, Henry Wade, Agatha Christie, John Rhode, Milward Kennedy, Dorothy L. Sayers, Ronald A. Knox, Freeman Wills Crofts, Edgar Jepson, Clemence Dane, Anthony Berkeley], The Floating Admiral.

Colin Dexter, Last Seen Wearing;
 ———, Morse’s Greatest Mystery and Other Stories;
 ———, The Way through the Woods.
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo, (trans. Robin Buss).
M.G. Eberhart, Witness at Large.
Dorothy Everett, Essays on Middle English Literature (ed. Patricia Kean).Ahmad ibn Fadlān ibn al-Abbās ibn Rāšid ibn Hammād, Ibn Fadlān and the Land of Darkness: Arab Travellers in the Far North (trans. Caroline C. Stone & Paul Lunde).
A.A. Fair, All Grass Isn’t Green;

 ———, Bats Fly at Dusk;
 ———, Cats Prowl at Night; 
 ———, Fish or Cut Bait;
 ———, Give ’Em the Axe;
 ———, Gold Comes in Bricks.
Ian Fleming, The Penguin 007 Collection [Casino Royal; Live and Let Die; Moonraker; Diamonds Are Forever; From Russia with Love; Dr. No; Goldfinger; For Your Eyes Only; Thunderball; The Spy Who Loved Me; On Her Majesty’s Service; You Only Live Twice; The Man with the Golden Gun; Octopussy and The Living Daylights].
Dick Francis, 10-lb Penalty;
 ———, Dead Cert;
 ———, Decider. 
Erle Stanley Gardner, The Case of the Beautiful Beggar (and by A.A. Fair) Widows Wear Weeds;
 ———, The Case of the Careless Cupid (and by A.A. Fair) Traps Need Fresh Bait;
 ———, The Case of the Crooked Candle.
 ———, The Case of the Mischievous Doll (and by A.A. Fair) Shills Can’t Cash Chips;

 ———, The Case of the Queenly Contestant;
 ———, The Case of the Velvet Claws;
 ———, The DA Calls a Turn;
 ———, The DA Calls It Murder;
 ———, Murder up My Sleeve.
Martin Gardner, Mathematics, Magic and Mystery.
William Gaunt, The Aesthetic Adventure;
 ———, The Pre-Raphaelite Tragedy;
 ———, Victorian Olympus.
Charles E. Gould, Jr., What’s in Wodehouse, or, Jeeves Has Gone A-Shrimping and the Fat Pig Has Grown Even Stouter. 
Peter Green, Essays in Antiquity.
Allan Carl Greenberg, Architecture of Democracy.

Stanley B. Greenfield, A Critical History of Old English Literature. 
Cyril Hare, An English Murder;
 ———, Death among Friends and Other Detective Stories;
 ———, Death Is No Sportsman;
 ———, Suicide Excepted;
 ———, Tenant for Death;
 ———, With a Bare Bodkin. 
Mavis Doriel Hay, Murder Underground.
A.P. Herbert, Independent Member;

 ———, What a Word!
Andrew Hickey, The Beatles in Mono.

Lynda Hilburn, The Vampire Shrink.
Paul Hill, The Age of Athelstan: Britain’s Forgotten History;
 ———, The Viking Wars of Alfred the Great.
Reginald Hill, There are No Ghosts in the Soviet Union.
Mary Hoffman (ed), Daughters of Time: An Anthology from the History Girls.

Edward Holmes, The Life of Mozart Including His Correspondence (ed. Christopher Hogwood).
A.D. Hope, New Poems 1965-1969.
Dorothy B. Hughes, Erle Stanley Gardner: The Case of the Real Perry Mason.
P.D. James, Death of an Expert Witness;
 ———, A Shroud for a Nightingale;
 ———, A Suitable Job for a Woman [Cover Her Face, A Mind to Murder, An Unsuitable Job for a Woman].
A.H.M. Jones, Sparta.

Steve Kilbey, Something Quite Peculiar.
Miles Kington, The Pick of Punch.
Mercedes Lackey, Closer to Home.
Emma Lathen, Murder makes the Wheels Go Round;
 ———, When in Greece.
Gail Carson Levine, Ella Enchanted.
C.S. Lewis, Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold;

 ———, The World’s Last Night and Other Essays.
Norman Lindsay, The Flyaway Highway.
Compton Mackenzie, Marathon and Salamis.
Sally Magnusson, Life of Pee: The Story of How Urine Got Everywhere.
Max Mallowan, Mallowan’s Memoirs: Agatha and the Archaeologist.
Ngaio Marsh, Artists in Crime;

 ———, Clutch of Constables;
 ———, Death and the Dancing Footman;
 ———, Death of a Peer;
 ———, Death on the Air and Other Stories;
 ———, Died in the Wool;
 ———, Grave Mistake;
 ———, Last Ditch; 
 ———, Light Thickens;
 ———, A Man Lay Dead;
 ———, Night at the Vulcan. 
Gladys Mitchell, The Rising of the Moon.
Michael Moorcock, Behold the Man.
Brian Moynihan, Book of Fire: William Tyndale, Thomas More and the Bloody Birth of the English Bible.
Robin Myers and Michael Harris (ed.), Censorship and the Control of Print in England and France, 1600-1910.

Airey Neave, The Flames of Calais;
 ———, They Have Their Exits.
Christopher Newall, The Art of Lord Leighton.
Lewis E. Nicholson and Dolores Warwick Frese (ed.), Anglo-Saxon Poetry: Essays in Appreciation: For John C. McGalliard.
H.P.V. Nunn, A Shorter Syntax of New Testament Greek.
Ewart Oakeshott, A Knight and His Weapons;
 ———, The Sword in the Age of Chivalry.
R.I. Page, An Introduction to English Runes.
T.L. Peacock, Headlong Hall [and] Nightmare Abbey;
 ———, The Misfortunes of Elphin (1829);
 ———, The Novels of Thomas Love Peacock (ed. David Garnett);
 ———, The Plays of Thomas Love Peacock (ed. A.B. Young); 
 ———, The Poems of Thomas Love Peacock (ed. Brimley Johnson); 
 ———, The Works of Thomas Love Peacock [The Halliford Edition in 10 volumes: I Biographical Introduction and Headlong Hall; II Melincourt; III Nightmare Abbey and Maid Marian; IV The Misfortunes of Elphin and Crotchet Castle; V Gryll Grange; VI Poems; VII Poems and Plays; VIII Essays Memoirs Letters & Unfinished Novels; IX Critical & Other Essays; X Dramatic Criticisms and Translations & Other Essays] (ed. H.F.B. Brett-Smith & C.E. Jones);
 ———, The Works of Thomas Love Peacock: Volume Six: The Poems (ed. H.F.B. Brett-Smith & C.E. Jones).
Ronald Pearsall, Tell Me, Pretty Maiden: The Victorian and Edwardian Nude.
Catherine Peters, The King of Inventors: A Life of Wilkie Collins.
 Ellis Peters, Death Mask;
 ———, Fallen into the Pit;
 ———, The Hermit of Eyton Forest;
 ———, Monk’s-Hood; 
 ———, The Piper on the Mountain;
 ———, The Potter’s Field;
 ———, The Raven in the Forecourt;
 ———, Summer of the Danes.
Gene D. Phillips, Evelyn Waugh’s Officers, Gentlemen, and Rogues: The Fact Behind His Fiction.

Randolph Quirk and C.L. Wrenn, An Old English Grammar.
Ruth Rendell,
Road Rage;

 ———, The Second Wexford Omnibus [A Guilty Thing Surprised; No More Dying Then; Murder Being Once Done];
  ———, The Third Ruth Rendell Omnibus [One Across, Two Down; Make Death Love Me; Lake of Darkness];
 ———, The Third Wexford Omnibus [Some Lie and Some Die; Shake Hands Forever; A Sleeping Life];
 ———, Wexford: An Omnibus [From Doon with Death; New Lease of Death; Best Man to Die];
 ———, Wolf to the Slaughter
Peter Rex, Hereward: The Definitive Biography of the Famous English Outlaw Who Rebelled against William the Conqueror;
 ———, William the Conqueror: The Bastard of Normandy.
Tony Ring, The Wit and Wisdom of P.G. Wodehouse.
Gabriel Romay. The Lost King of England: The East European Adventures of Edward the Exile.
Leo Rosten, A Most Private Intrigue;

 ———, People I Have Loved, Known or Admired.
James Runcie, Sidney Chambers and the Problem of Evil.
Andrew Sachs, I Know Nothing
Karl Schmude, Christopher Dawson: A Biographical Introduction.
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus (ed. J. Paul Hunter).

Nevil Shute, The Far Country.
Maj Sjöwall & Per Wahlöö, The Terrorists (trans. Joan Tate).

Sophocles, Oedipus Rex (ed. R.D. Dawe).
Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island.
Rex Stout, Three at Wolfe’s Door;

 ———, Trio for Blunt Instruments
 ———, Trouble in Triplicate.
Antony Swithin, Lords of Stoney Mountain; 

 ———, Princes of Sandastre.
Julian Symons, The Narrowing Circle.
Robert Tavernor,
Palladio and Palladianism.
Josephine Tey, The Franchise Affair;

 ———, The Singing Sands.

Anthony Trollope, Phineas Finn: The Irish Member.
Arthur Upfield, The Bachelors of Broken Hill;
 ———, Death of a Swagman;
 ———, The Widows of Broome.
Stephen Usherwood (ed.), The Great Enterprise: The History of the Spanish Armada.

Gore Vidal, A Thirsty Evil.
Guy Vowles, The Palladian Way: A Classical Walk Past the Greatest Estates of “Middle” England.
Jill Paton Walsh, The Green Book;

 ———, A Piece of Justice;
 ———, The Wyndham Case.
Bryan Ward-Perkins, The Fall of Rome: And the End of Civilization.
Evelyn Waugh, The Complete Stories;
 ———, The Letters of Evelyn Waugh (ed. Mark Amory).
Diana West, The Rebuttal.

Eric Williams, Great Escape Stories.
Simon Winchester, The Alice behind Wonderland.
Caspar Wintermanns, Alfred Douglas: A Poet’s Life and His Finest Work.

P.G. Wodehouse, Uncle Dynamite.

some books bought in 2013;
some books bought in 2012.

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