Celestial Weasel (celestialweasel) wrote,
Celestial Weasel

To Australia and back

I have ordered the legendary Oxford novel, The Alchemist by Margaret Doody via Abebooks. Bizarrely there were two copies on Abebooks and the cheapest, even including air-mail
was in Australia. This is the third time that a book has been cheapest or only available in Australia.
I did read the novel once, there was a copy in Banbury library when we briefly lived there. The plot does rather unravel towards the end, but I wanted to read it It is Like many first novels and from the blurb it was possible to deduce that it was semi-autobiographical and therefore it seems likely that the American graduate student the first person narrator or protagonist (I forget which) gets attached to at the end is the author's husband.... ahh.

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