Book finds

November 4th, 2006

Found a couple of treasures in a second hand bookshop in Mogo near Batemans Bay today:

  • Diaries of a Cabinet Minister, Vol I-III. The diaries of Richard Crossman are one of the great classics of politics, and are the direct inspiration for Yes, Minister. We’ve been looking for this for years, so were very happy to find it.
  • Paul Clifford, by Edward Bulwer-Lytton. By all accounts a thoroughly dreadful book. But important for its first line: “It was a dark and stormy night.” That’s right, the worst opening sentence in literature.