Tag Archives: Vintage Books

Umberto Eco: The Name of the Rose

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The Name of the Rose Umberto Eco First published as Il nome della rosa by Bompiani, 1980 This edition Vintage Books, 2004 592 pages ISBN: 9780099466031 Source: Norwich Millennium Library Read for Crimes of the Century, #1980book. It is November 1327: the story unfolds … Continue reading

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Classic crime news from the London Book Fair

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I was at the London Book Fair for three long days this week. On my way around I grabbed a few catalogues and kept my eyes open for titles of interest to classic crime fans. I’ve already mentioned the British Library’s new … Continue reading

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Graham Greene: Brighton Rock

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Brighton Rock Graham Greene First published in the UK 1938 This edition 2011, Vintage Classics ISBN: 9780099541684 304 pages Hale knew, before he had been in Brighton three hours, that they meant to murder him. Hale is a journalist with a … Continue reading

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The Woman in White: First Epoch

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The Woman in White Wilkie Collins First published in the UK 1859-60 This edition 2007, Vintage Books ISBN: 9780099511243 609 pages Score 2/5 This was the last of Mrs Offence’s selections. Frankly, The Woman in White is a difficult book to … Continue reading

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Guest post: Strangers on a Train

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Strangers on a Train Patricia Highsmith First published in the US, Harper and Brothers, 1950 This edition Vintage Books ISBN:  0099283077 256 pages Reviewed by guest blogger, Clothes in Books. Rich had the idea that he should get someone else to … Continue reading

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Covering themselves in glory

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There are so many new editions of classic crime titles with horrible covers (and I don’t mean badly designed, I mean undesigned), that I thought it was worth celebrating some great work from Vintage Books. They are the first four … Continue reading

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