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Laura Elizabeth -- but I LOVE long comments! Therefore, they are welcome at any time and you need never apologise! I liked your Agatha Christie hand-me-downs. I think hand-me-down books are just as exciting as new ones, because they have a story attached. Oh, and to answer your question, I won the books from Penguin in a twitter contest/giveaway.
Rebecca Simon -- I KNOW!
SandieT -- They smell good and they feel nice; they're that kind of bendy paperback that you almost imagine you can roll up and slide into your pocket :).
Esther -- hooray! I had a wee blogging break while my friend was here, but I'm back now. And yes, the books are so pretty!
Mothercare -- I will definitely go with your recommendation and then we will have to watch the BBC miniseries together.
Un -- we would've liked to have had you here.
Bek -- you shoulda come up, then!
Meaghan -- it was so very much my pleasure :).