Maggie Young

In Praise of Old(er) Books: Part 4, The past is a different country

It is reasonable to presume that many (most?) of the people who watch Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho are, at best, dimly aware that the movie was adapted from Robert Bloch’s book of the same name. This pairing is an excellent example of how different movies may be from the books/stories that inspired them. Psycho the book

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Coming Soon

As booksellers we get advance copies/notice of books soon to be published. Here is a preview of some of the coming attractions. If you click on the images, you can buy theses titles through Kobo.com, our ebook supplier. Down the Hatch: An Agatha Raisin Mysteryby M. C. Beaton with R. W. GreenMinotaur BooksPub. Date 26

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In Praise of Old(er) Books: Part 2

The Handmaid’s Tale: A Tale of Two Handmaids OR Offred’s Narrative and June’s Adventures Rereading a book after watching/hearing/being exposed to an adaptation of the original can yield insights into both versions of the work. What struck me on my latest rereading of Margaret Atwoords’ The Handmaid’s Tale?” Without passing judgment on the recent television

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