Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James, TP $30.00
From the fabulous veteran crime writer P.D. James comes a great new crime novel set in the famous world of Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen.
Follow the former Elizabeth Bennett and her new husband Mr Darcy through the suspense and emotion of a murder investigation into the death of the infamous George Wickham. Immerse yourself in the perfectly imitated world of Austen and her rich characters while enjoying the traditional P.D. James detective and crime story.
James has managed to find the perfect blend of plot and characters and of historical fiction and crime. Even if you do not usually choose to read crime, Death Comes to Pemberley should absolutely be an exception.
Jane Austen: A celebration of her life & work by Lauren Nixon, HB $35.00
Any Austen fan will appreciate this beautiful new hardback about her life & work. Filled with gorgeous colour illustrations, paintings, photos and letters this books covers every aspect of Austen.
There are specific sections dedicated to her most famous novels such as Pride & Prejudice, Persuasion and Sense & Sensibility. Her influence throughout history is examined and the modern films and spin off books are incorporated.
Enjoy getting a true insight into one of the most incredible authors in history. It has been 200 years since Sense & Sensibility was first published but still Jane Austen has a place in our hearts and minds.
As much as we all appreciate the economical brilliance of a Popular Penguin or any classic format, sometimes you want something, well, better. Penguins Clothbound hardback classics fit the bill perfectly. A wonderful gift for a book lover, because with these it doesn’t matter if they’ve already got it. They might even have read it 20 times. These are still beautiful editions of beautiful stories that will add something classy to any bookshelf. Titles such a Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre could never be wrong… All $19.95, stock may vary.
We have in stock a new range of classics published by Collins. They have lovely covers, and for a short time, we have a special offer of two for $10, which makes them an absolute bargain. The titles includes Oliver Twist by Dickens, Emma by Jane Austen, Sons and lovers by D H Lawrence, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte amongst others. Even when the special offer is over at the end of October, the books are still a bargain at $6 each. An example of a couple of the covers are below. Come in and grab one soon.
The Fairfield Books staff have been gathering our favourite children’s books, divided into categories according to age with 10 books in each. So far we have blogged about our top 10 books for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, first readers, juniors and tweens. We have finally arrived at the category we found most difficult – teens. With so much great literature out there for the 15+ age groups, reducing the choices down to just 10 sparked heated debates and in the end was just too hard! So we have 20 best books for teens, 10 for girls and 10 for boys. Don’t be limited to one category however, while the books in each might be slightly more boy or girl orientated, all are fantastic reads.
So here are the first 10, our top picks for teenage girls – enjoy!
The Year the Gypsies Came by Linzi Glass
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
Emma by Jane Austen
So Much to Tell You by John Marsden
Peeling the Onion by Wendy Orr
Feeling Sorry for Celia by Jaclyn Moriarty
When You Wake and Find Me Gone by Maureen McCarthy
Touch Me by James Moloney
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater