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 2016

(An incomplete list.)

Francesco Abbate, Egyptian Art, trans. H.A. Fields (1972).
Apollodorus, The Library of Greek Mythology, trans. Robin Hard (2008).
J.H.M. Abbott, Out of the Past ([1944]).
Ronnie Barker, ‘All I Ever Wrote’: The Complete Works, ed. Bob McCabe (2001).
A.K. Benedict, The Beauty of Murder (2013).
Anthony Bourdain, Kitchen Confidential: Insider’s Edition (2013).
Peter Brown, Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350–550 AD (2012).
Leo Bruce, Death at St. Asprey’s School (1967);
———, Death of Cold (1956).
Edmund Crispin, Buried for Pleasure (2009).
———, Love Lies Bleeding (London, 2007);
Rupert Croft-Cooke, Barbary Night (1958);
———, A Few Gypsies (1955);
———, The Ghost of June: A Return to England and the West (1968);
———, Harvest Moon (1953);
———, The Unrecorded Life of Oscar Wilde (1972).
Elizabeth David, French Country Cooking (1985).
Rebecca Dean, Palace Circle (2008).
Eleanor Dickey, Learning Latin the Ancient Way: Latin Textbooks from the Ancient World (2016).
M. Fabius Quintilianus, Institutionis Oratoriae, Liber X, ed. W. Peterson (1939);
———, On the Early Education of the Citizen Orator, trans. John Selby Watson (1965).
Jeffery Farnol, The Definite Object (n.d.).
Sebastian Faulks, Devil May Care (2009).
Ronald Firbank, The Complete Firbank [“Odette: A Fairy Tale for weary People”; The Artificial Princess; Vainglory; Inclinations; Caprice; Valmouth; “Santal”; The Flower Beneath the Foot; Prancing Nigger; Concerning the Eccentricities of Cardinal Pirelli; The Princess Zoubaroff] (1973).
Brian H. Fletcher, Landed Enterprise and Penal Society: A History of Farming and Grazing in New South Wales before 1821 (1976).
Dick Francis, Break In (1987);
———, Come to Grief (1995);
———, Field of 13 (London, 1998);
———, For Kicks (1967);
———, Omnibus Four: Enquiry [&] Rat Race [&] Smokescreen (London, 2000);
———, Second Wind (1999);
———, Shattered (2000);
———, Three FavouritesOdds Against[;] Flying Finish[;] Blood Sport] (1994);
———, Trial Run [&] Whip Hand [&] Twice Shy (1994);
Ernest Gellner, Words and Things (1968).
Robert Goddard, Borrowed Time (1995).
Stephen Jay Gould, The Flamingo’s Smile: Reflections in Natural History (1985).
Sue Grafton, G Is for Gumshoe (2012).
Charles Graves, The Bad Old Days (1951).
Philippa Gregory, The Queen’s Fool (2013).
Louis B. Hall, The Knightly Tales of Sir Gawain (1976).
Peter Haran & Robert Kearney, Flashback: Echoes from a Hard War (2003).
Frank Herbert, The Dragon in the Sea (1979).
Richard Holmes, Redcoat: The British Soldier in the Age of Horse and Musket (2001).
David A. Jasen, The Theatre of P.G. Wodehouse (1979).
W.J. Johnson (trans.), The Bhagavad Gita (2005).
Francis S. Jones, Hit or Miss (1954).
C. Julius Caesar, De Bello Gallico Commentarius Septimus, trans. T. Rice Holmes (1938).
William Kotzwinkle, Elephant Bangs Train (1971).
Stieg Larsson, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, trans. Reg Keeland (2010);
———, The Girl Who Played with Fire, trans. Reg Keeland (2009);
———, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, trans. Reg Keeland (2008).
Oliver Lindsay, The Lasting Honour: The Fall of Hong Kong, 1941 (1978).
Norman Longmate, The Real Dad’s Army: The Story of the Home Guard (1974).
Gladys Mitchell, The Mystery of a Butcher’s Shop (2010).
Richard Morgan, The Cold Commands (2011).
Blake Morrison, The Justification of Johann Gutenberg (2000).
Patrick O’Brian, The Mauritius Command (2007).
Ellis Peters,  A Nice Derangement of Epitaphs (1990).
Ruth Rendell, Kissing the Gunner’s Daughter (1993).
Peter Rex, The Last English King: The Life of Harold II (2008).
David Roxan & Ken Wanstall, The Jackdaw of Linz; the Story of Hitler’s Art Thefts (1964).
Elizabeth Scala, Absent Narratives, Manuscript Textuality, and Literary Structure in Late Medieval England (2002).
Bernard Shaw, Heartbreak House (1949).
George Simeon, Maigret Stonewalled, trans. Margaret Marshall (1977).
Sixtus V & Clement VIII (ed.), Biblia Sacra Latina (1977).
[Ken Taylor ?] (ed.), Bass Strait: Australia’s Last Frontier (1969).
Josephine Tey, To Love and Be Wise (1969).
J. Lee Thompson, Northcliffe: Press Baron in Politics 1865 – 1922 (2000).
M. Tullius Cicero, Pro M. Caelio Oratio, ed. R.G. Austin (1969).
Jules Verne, Around the World in Eighty Days, trans. William Butcher (1995).
Turnley Walker, The Presence of Mine Enemies (1965).
T.B.L. Webster, Life in Classical Athens (1978).
P.G. Wodehouse, Bill the Conqueror (2008);
———, Frozen Assets (2009);
———, Lord Emsworth and Others (1976);
———, Louder and Funnier (2015);
———, Love Among the Chickens (2011);
———, Money for Nothing (2007).

some books bought in 2015;
some books bought in 2014;
some books bought in 2013;

some books bought in 2012.

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