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Book mail!

I‘ve been looking forward to the release of this memoir for ages. Oliver Darkshire applied for what he thought would be a year-long apprenticeship in rare bookselling at Sotheran‘s (one of the oldest bookshops in the world) but he somehow never left.

I follow him on Twitter and he‘s quirky and hilarious.

Leftcoastzen I just saw this on B&N site ! I want to take a peek at that! 1w
ShelleyBooksie Stacked! This sounds so good and the cover is beautiful. 1w
rubyslippersreads I think I need this. #blameitonleahbergen 😄 1w
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LeahBergen @Leftcoastzen It might be your cup of tea! 1w
LeahBergen @ShelleyBooksie This is one of the rare occasions where the North American cover is better than the UK. 1w
gossamerchild This was so fun and quirky. I got the finished copy, too, and it's so beautiful! I loved it. 1w
jlhammar That is one gorgeous book! Can‘t wait to get myself a copy. 1w
squirrelbrain So pretty! ❤️ 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🤍💚 7d
Leftcoastzen @LeahBergen I love coffee, I love tea, I love the Java jive & it loves me!🎵🎶 7d
Aimeesue Oh, that‘s lovely. 7d
CarolynM I ordered a copy of this last week. It‘s a present for my husband‘s birthday but I think I‘ll be reading it too😆 7d
Ruthiella I just heard about this book from a Canadian Booktuber today. I recognize that beautiful cover immediately! 😍 7d
LeahBergen @gossamerchild Oh, good to hear! 👏 7d
LeahBergen @jlhammar @squirrelbrain @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Aimeesue Definitely inspired book design for this edition. 👍 7d
LeahBergen @CarolynM How convenient. 😉😆😆 7d
LeahBergen @Ruthiella It‘s such a striking cover! 7d
batsy Gorgeous book. Yes, the twitter account is perfection isn't it 😁 7d
LeahBergen @batsy It‘s quite weird and hilarious. 😆 2d
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In 1930 a group of 5 young archaeologists set out to excavate the site of Tell el Amarna, taking the author of this memoir with them as field secretary. Mary Chubb describes her time there with wonder, living in a house “where Nefertiti must once have walked and talked”.


Leftcoastzen Wow! Lovely! 4y
Melissa_J I love the little bust 😊 4y
DeeLew 😍 4y
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Centique Ok I need this book now! I did a search earlier this year for memoirs of archaeologists and didn‘t find this, so just saying @LeahBergen you‘re #betterthanGoogle 😍🙌🙌 4y
rubyslippersreads @Centique I need it too. 😊 4y
Centique @rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen ..aaaaand I‘ve ordered it. 😂😂 4y
LeahBergen @Melissa_J It was a gift from a childhood friend (many moons ago! 😆) 4y
LeahBergen @Centique 😆😆 I love that hashtag! I have another (modern) archaeologist memoir sitting unread on my shelf. 4y
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads I thought you might already own it. 😆 4y
Centique @LeahBergen perfect! I‘m sure my dad will enjoy these as well as me 😊 4y
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen No, but I just bought a reasonably-priced hardcover on eBay. 😂 #blameitonleahbergen 4y
LeahBergen @Centique I hope so! ❤️❤️ 4y
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads 😆😆 Well, now I‘ll have to wait and see your hardcover, just in case I need to upgrade this paperback! 4y
batsy I need this book! And I love the picture 😍 4y
mabell Sounds terrific! 4y
Cinfhen I‘m intrigued !! Sign me up 🧡 4y
Cinfhen And that other book sounds fascinating too!!! My TBR is going to bankrupt me!,,,, 4y
Cinfhen @TracyReadsBooks is an archeologist @Centique and her specialty is the Middle East 🙌🏻she might have good recommendations too!!!! Hi Tracy 👋👋Are you here yet??? 4y
BarbaraBB The same goes for @TheBookStacker (being an archeologist). Sorry Taylor for pulling you in today everywhere 😉😘 4y
LeahBergen @batsy Why, thank you! 😄 4y
LeahBergen @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB You two are really “outing” our Litsy archaeologists today, aren‘t you? 😆👏🏻👏🏻 4y
Cinfhen Hahaha 4y
TheBookStacker Hah yes I am an archaeologist, my main focus was Roman and early prehuman but now I‘ve recently gotten a job in archaeology for American Indians. My favorite book I‘ve recently read is 4y
LeahBergen @TheBookStacker How cool! And this book sounds like something I need (I minored in Physical Anthropology in university 😄). 4y
TracyReadsBooks @Cinfhen Yes, I‘m here! We have a week of hosting local elementary & middle school students for a day of archaeology & then our excavation gets under way next week. Archaeology books—Amelia Peabody of course, Michener‘s The Source which was what everyone read in the 80s/90s before coming, Agatha Christie‘s stand alones set in the Middle East, Lives in Ruins which is a more recent NF look at the lives of archaeologist (& an interesting read). 4y
Cinfhen Welcome @TracyReadsBooks !!!! It must be SO HOT!!!! How long are u here for?? I read and loved Michener‘s The Source!! Almost 900 pages!!!!!!! The other book sounds fascinating 4y
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The Enchanted April | Elizabeth Von Arnim
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Currently reading (because it‘s April). 🤷🏻‍♀️


umbrellagirl Gorgeous! I loved the film. 4y
Texreader Beautiful cover! 4y
erzascarletbookgasm 💙 Oh Folio! 4y
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Aimeesue 😍😍😍 4y
Lcsmcat Beautiful ! 4y
Tanisha_A And that's a perfect reason! Hahah. Such gorgeous edition 4y
batsy So pretty! 4y
rohit-sawant 😍😍 4y
Sarah83 😍😍😍 4y
rubyslippersreads What a gorgeous copy! 😍 4y
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads And did you find a copy? 😆 I‘m loving it, so far! 4y
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen Yes, I found a reasonably-priced copy with free shipping. 😊 4y
Sarah83 Definitely 😍😍😍😍 4y
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads Yayyy! 👏🏻👏🏻 4y
KarmonR Great cover. 4y
Tamra I have this cued up for a listen. 🎧 4y
elkeOriginal Fantastic cover!! 4y
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Birthday book haul! The two on the left are from my husband, and the two on the right I picked up at the bookstore on my birthday. Looking forward to reading all of them (eventually)!

LeahBergen Happy Birthday! 📚📚 I have The Country House Library - Isn‘t it a beauty? 😍 4y
MaureenMc @LeahBergen Yes! And I have you to thank, because it never would have made it to my radar without your posts about it! #BlameitonLeahBergen 😄 4y
LauraBeth Happy Birthday! 🎉🎁🎂 4y
MaureenMc @LauraBeth Thank you! 4y
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My breakfast/brunch with two good friends, one visiting from Seattle, turned into shopping, the farmers market, coffee & a snack & more visiting & then home to do chores & take a too brief nap. Saturday went by too fast but it was worth it. Going to try to stay awake & read tonight & eat 🍿for dinner. This is my book haul for the week--bottom 4 are library holds ( I blamed the tagged book on @LeahBergen 😉) & top 3 are #bookmail #ARCs for review.

rjsthumbelina I went to college with Cindy Graham! She's a fantastic person. I really need to read her books (tagging one of her other books bc the new one isn't in the database here yet) 5y
DebinHawaii @rjsthumbelina Very cool! She is wonderful. Very sweet when we have connected when I've reviewed her books. The is the third book in the series you tagged. They are great, quick reads. This one is not in the series but one of my favorites: 5y
rubyslippersreads I want to read the tagged book too. #blameitonleahbergen 😂 @LeahBergen 5y
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Every Man for Himself | Beryl Bainbridge
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Mdargusch I feel like I might be the only one that didn‘t buy Folio books. #bookbuyingban😢 5y
rubyslippersreads @Mdargusch They'll always have another sale. 😊 5y
elkeOriginal Oh, my. You went nuts - FANTASTIC!! 5y
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rubyslippersreads @elkeo I know; I just couldn't resist. 😊 5y
Kalalalatja What a haul! 😍😍 5y
Sarah83 Looks great. I see three books I bought also. 🤗 Can you show the tomb alone please? 😪 5y
LeahBergen You DID get The Darling Buds of May! 👍🏻 I NEED The Owl Service. 5y
BookishMe They look incredible! Now I know a life hack - wait until there 's a sale at Folio Society ;)) 5y
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen The price and your description made it irresistible! 😊 #blameitonlitsy #blameitonleahbergen 5y
rubyslippersreads @BookishMe Yes. Plus I've found reasonably-priced copies on eBay and even a thrift shop the other day. It's the thrill of the hunt. 😊 5y
rubyslippersreads @Sarah83 Just posted a picture! 5y
BookishMe @rubyslippersreads 👍🏽👍🏽 5y
emilyhaldi Oooooohhh😍😍😍😍 5y
erzascarletbookgasm 😍 what a big, gorgeous haul! 5y
batsy Oh my gosh 😍😍😍 5y
GlassAsDiamonds Oh what a gorgeous stack! I‘ve got a Folio order waiting at home & I‘m desperate to get back to unwrap them!!!! That sale was just too good to resist ❤️❤️❤️❤️😊😊😊😊 (edited) 5y
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House of Elrig (Revised) | Gavin Maxwell
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The House of Elrig arrived and is now added to the (growing) collection of #SlightlyFoxed editions. These are marvelously compact little editions of forgotten memoirs. If you are a fan of I Capture the Castle, check out the author's memoir of her childhood, Look Back With Love.

britt_brooke Gah, these are lovely! 6y
DakotaWilde 😍! 6y
Jess_Read_This Omigosh!!! I have a copy of Terms and Conditions.. but now that I see all of them together..😍😍😍I need more Slightly Foxed books. Absolutely gorgeous collection, Leah! 6y
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rubyslippersreads 😍😍😍 I have Terms and Conditions (#blameitonleahbergen 😄) and Look Back With Love. I hope they do the rest of Dodie Smith's autobiography. 6y
LauraBrook Look at all these gorgeous Slightly Foxed babies!!!! 😍 I can't wait until new bookshelves are up so I can put all of mine together at last. 6y
LauraBrook Also, can I ask - are you planning on collecting all of them? Or just the ones that sound good to you? 6y
ReadingEnvy Are they abridged or just compact? 6y
LeahBergen @britt_brooke Thanks! 😘 6y
LeahBergen @Jess_Read_This Thank you! Aren't they lovely to hold, too? 6y
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads Haha! I was thinking that, too, about the rest of her autobiographies. They have published multiple volumes by another author so ... maybe! 6y
LeahBergen @LauraBrook I was thinking of yours today when I took this photo. 😘 6y
LeahBergen @LauraBrook I've only been getting the ones that appeal to me. How about you? 6y
LeahBergen @ReadingEnvy Just compact. They are little hardcovers that are about the size of a paperback (but with nicely-sized printing, thankfully). 6y
LauraBrook @LeahBergen Same. I'm sorely tempted to get them all, but that's a big chunk of money I don't really have. Will drool over the catalog instead. Mostly. 😘 6y
Redwritinghood 🌈🌈 6y
LeahBergen @Redwritinghood I really need to buy orange and yellow editions of these - just for future Litsy rainbow photo prompts. 😉 6y
Suet624 So beautiful! 6y
batsy Oh my goddddddd 😍 6y
saresmoore Dear Lord. 6y
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My grandmothers and I. | Diana Holman-Hunt
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For my birthday this year I decided to treat myself to some bookish things I wouldn't normally buy. I'm a newer subscriber to Slightly Foxed (#blameitonLeahBergen) and they have such lovely and unique books that I purchased whatever I wanted, guilt-free. I'll post my haul in chunks and tag each individual book. Now my (eternal) problem is lack of shelf space for these beauties! #slightlyfoxed #takeallmymoney

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EllieDottie Happy Birthday! 🎂🎉🎂🎉 6y
LauraBrook @EllieDottie Thanks! I had to hide them in a drawer when I first got them (Mom was coming over a lot and always bitches that I have "too many books", and I didn't want to hear it again), so I sort of forgot about them! ?? 6y
Mimi28 Happy Birthday 🎁🎊🎉🎂🎈!!! 6y
Robothugs Happy birthday! 🦄🎊🎉🎂 6y
JessClark78 Happy Birthday!! 🎂🎉🎉🎊 6y
emilyhaldi Happy birthday! I haven't heard of this site but the books are beautiful ❤ 6y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Gorgeous posts!!!! And great idea for your birthday! Sometimes we have to treat ourselves to the things we really want! 6y
rachellayown Happy birthday! 6y
JacqMac Happy Birthday 🎉They are beautiful! 6y
LeahBergen Gahhhh!!! I was so excited to see Slightly Foxed photos! A great big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you!! 😘😘 6y
LeahBergen Oh, and I have Flanders and My Grandmothers in the numbered editions. 😀 6y
LauraBrook @LeahBergen I'm itching to buy the completely Foxed collection, after learning that the hardcovers are hand-numbered editions! Don't think I paid attention to that before. Thank you so much for "forcing" my hand in subscribing to SF, I'm so pleased and in love with the whole company! 6y
laytonwoman3rd Love Slightly Foxed, and those beautiful editions! 6y
LauraBrook @laytonwoman3rd Aren't they great? I went a little crazy here, and i don't regret it. (My wallet, on the other hand, does.) 😉 6y
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Slightly Foxed | Slighty Foxed Limited
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This is the closest reading material to me - it was in my hand! My first issue of Slightly Foxed! I'm so excited to read and savor this, though I'd quickly be done if this was all I had with me and the aliens.

LeahBergen I just got mine yesterday! ❤ 6y
LauraBrook @LeahBergen Yay! You're the reason I subscribed. Thank you! #blameitonLeahBergen 😘 6y
LeahBergen Haha!! Isn't it awesome? Definitely check out some of their little hardcover Slightly Foxed editions. I love them! 6y
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