Welcome to Mailbox Monday, the weekly meme created by Marcia from A girl and her books (formerly The Printed Page) where book lovers share the titles they received for review, purchased, or otherwise obtained over the past week. Mailbox Monday is now on tour, and June's Host is http://www.burtonbookreview.com/.
Last Saturday after another wonderful lunch at Sun Rose Cafe, I cut through the Used Book Emporium on the way back to my car, stopped to browse and found...South Riding, by Winifred Holtby.
I absolutely loved the mini-series that was broadcast on PBS last year, and have heard great things about the book, so I was thrilled to find this book. I didn't get this version, however, which is a bit of disappointment as I prefer this cover to the one with the tie-in to the video. Reminds me of the old-timey travel posters that I love.
I also picked up Philippa Gregory's The White Queen, about Elizabeth Woodville of the House of York, and The Red Queen, about Margaret Beaufort of the House of Lancaster. I know that Gregory plays fast and loose with historical facts, but she tells such fun stories that I forgive her, sometimes, for this.