Are you looking for something unusual to read this summer? Let’s face it, if you are heading off for the sun and looking for the best airport read or next big bonkbuster, you’ve come to the wrong place. We’re about more out of the way reads – reads with heart, to make you think. And we’ve come up with three pretty diverse titles this month. But feel free to explore our unco writers section to find more of your own.
what's wrong with sentimentality?
First published in 1896 it is an astonishing combination of humour and depth. It has been described as Barrie’s supreme achievement in fiction, and a work that stands alongside Treasure Island and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer as one of the finest novels of childhood.
If you prefer the ebook version, there are again a plethora of choices from free (Project Guthenberg and others – but we can’t guarantee the quality) Unco recommends that you put your hand in your pocket to the tune of less than a fiver and purchase The Complete J.M.Barrie. LinkHERE
TO BE BRUTALLY HONEST
This time It’s Personal with Mr McStoryteller. ‘This Time It’s Personal’ is quite a different proposition. Sentimental it ain’t. Heart it has aplenty. Brendan Gisby has republished some of his short stories in this collection to mark the first anniversary of the death of his wife and muse Alison. I’m sure you’ll agree he’s done her proud. Paperback is less than a fiver and ebook a mere 99p.
Shows and Showfolk by James Leatham is republished on August 1st. Selling exclusively on unco it offers an insight into a world gone by. All the fun of the fair doesn’t begin to encompass this social and political commentary. If you’re interested in searching beyond the margins of 19th century and early 20th century society – from the North East of Scotland to the Moulin Rouge, this is well worth £3.99 as a paperback or £1.99 for the ebook edition.
Buy the paperback HERE or the ebook HERE
Wherever you are and whatever you read - and however you choose to do it - we wish you happy reading this month.