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Dark Puss

Good for her! I made some comments on Random Jottings today about my recent experiences with the independent sector and named two local bookshops in NW London that I recommend.

Jenny In Edinburgh

I love how passionate Ann Patchett is about books and reading. I read her whole blog over the course of an evening after you linked to it in a post a couple of months ago. It set me off on a voyage of discovery, reading firstly her own book, 'State of Wonder', which I adored, followed by some of her recommended books. This led me to then read her essay about meeting her dog Rose, which in turn led me to discover another wonderful book by the US writer Caroline Knapp - also about her dog. All this to say your post started a lovely meandering reading path which I would not otherwise have discovered. So thank you.

LizF

Now that's the sort of bookshop I would love to find!
Sadly we don't have a single independent bookshop within a thirty mile radius (not that I have found anyway - and I have been looking!)
Thanks for the link to Ann Patchett's blog - I have just read the first couple of entries and will be returning later on to read the rest.
I have been a massive fan of hers since State of Wonder ambushed me and it is great that she sounds to be as likeable a person as she is brilliant a writer.

Cornflower

Great! Thank you, Jenny. You may like to look out for Ann Patchett's memoir This Is The Story Of A Happy Marriage ( http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/this-is-the-story-of-a-happy-marriage-9781408842393/ ) due out in November.

Cornflower

Did the independents to which you went recently for specific books not offer to order them for you if they didn't have them in stock? If they didn't, black marks to them!

Cornflower

State of Wonder is wonderful!
I believe AP is as nice a person as she seems.

Jenny In Edinburgh

I downloaded the audio version from iTunes and listened to it yesterday. It is read by AP herself and is wonderful.

Jenny In Edinburgh

Ah, only her essay on marriage is downloadable at the moment though. I see her book is on a range of topics. I will look out for it. Thank you.

Dark Puss

Where I enquired directly, yes they did.

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