Bought 25 Jul 2006 – Amazon (this is where all those from that day were from – I suddenly remembered!)

Excellent collection of essays from the 1970s to 2002 – book reviews, pieces for papers and journals, introductions to various books, and some obituaries. I’d read the one on visiting England in her early 20s already – and all the others were as good, even when I hadn’t read the book in question. Some fascinating insights into her life while she was writing various of her works – even though I’ve always subscribed to “Death Of The Author” (ie the author’s life has no bearing on your reading of their works – it saved me having to read too many secondary texts at University and does help you bring a more open mind to people’s books) I did like this aspect!