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Amaryllis’ Top Ten

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Happy New Year! 

How delightful it is to see the end of baubles and tinsel, to dust the tired detritus of 2019 from the book shelves and prepare for the advent of sparkling new literary gems in 2020.   The myth of Sisyphus endlessly pushing his boulder up the hill only for it to fall back down again could be seen as a metaphor for most retail but there are very few highs like the yuletide joy in a bookshop: especially one that is still only at the start of it’s 10th birthday celebrations; AND whose baby has yet to make an appearance.

But before we move ahead, a last, lingering look at the fast disappearing old year with my ultimate Top Ten favourite books of 2019.  They were not all published last year but were recommended by kindred spirits!

About Amaryllis


Amaryllis is our bookshop blogger.


Her pen name is taken from Alice Thomas Ellis’ Other Side of the Fire, which is unfortunately and scandalously out of print. One of the funniest bits in the book is the bodice-ripper that one of the characters is writing and the female - who slays the men with one toss of her raven locks and one glance from her fiery green eyes as she strides among the glens, faithful wolfhound by her side - is Amaryllis! And the name just seemed to suit so here we are.

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