Thursday, March 25, 2010

New Ox-Tales Series Benefits Oxfam

Just when we were looking to fill a display space, our new shipment of Ox-Tales arrived. This is a series of four collections, each based on the four elements, earth, air, fire and water. Proceeds go to Oxfam.

And yes, if you are following Project Runway, this arrives just weeks after their four elements challenge, which I found strangely colorless. Here's what Tim Gunn had to say.

The contributors are amazing:

Rose Tremain
Jonathan Coe
Marti Leimbach
Kate Atkinson
Ian Rankin
Marina Lewycka
Hanif Kureishi
Jonathan Buckley (OK, I've never heard of him)
Nicholas Shakespeare

Alexander McCall Smith
Helen Simpson
DBC Pierre
AL Kennedy
Kamila Shamsie
Beryl Bainbridge
Louise Welsh
Diran Adebayo (here's the second unknown to me)
Helen Fielding

Mark Haddon
Geoff Dyer
Victoria Hislop (don't know)
Sebastian Faulks
John le Carre
Xiaolu Guo
William Sutcliffe (don't know #4)
Ali Smith
Lionel Shriver
Jeanette Winterson

Esther Freud
David Park (unknown to me--don't you ever play this game with lists?)
Hari Kunzru
Zoe Heller
Michel Faber
William Boyd
Joanna Trollope
Giles Foden
Michael Morpurgo (???)

And each volume contains a poem by Vikram Seth.

To the folks I don't know, I hope to be making your acquaintance (storywise) soon! Meanwhile, here's a photo of Jason, the proud buyer of this new arrival.

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