Mailbox Monday #298

Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia at To Be Continued, formerly The Printed Page, has a permanent home at its own blog.

To check out what everyone has received over the last week, visit the blog and check out the links.  Leave yours too.

Also, each week, Leslie, Vicki, and I will share the Books that Caught Our Eye from everyone’s weekly links.

Here’s what I received:

1. Jane Austen Cover to Cover: 200 Years of Classic Book Covers by Margaret C. Sullivan from LibraryThing Early Reviewers.

Jane Austen’s six novels are true classics, still immensely popular some 200 years after their first publication. But although the celebrated stories never change, the covers are always different. Jane Austen Cover to Cover compiles two centuries of design, from elegant Victorian hardcovers and the famed 1894 “Peacock” edition to 1950s pulp, movie tie-in editions, graphic novels, foreign-language translations, and many, many others. Filled with beautiful artwork and insightful commentary, this fascinating and visually intriguing collection is a must for Janeites, design geeks, and book lovers of every stripe.

2.  Colonel Brandon’s Diary by Amanda Grange, which I purchased from the library sale shelves for 50 cents.

At the age of eighteen, James Brandon’s world is shattered when the girl he loves, Eliza, is forced to marry his brother. In despair, he joins the army and leaves England for the East Indies for the next several years. Upon his return, he finds Eliza in a debtor’s prison. He rescues her from her terrible situation, but she is dying of consumption and he can do nothing but watch and wait. Heartbroken at her death, he takes some consolation in her illegitimate daughter, who he raises as his ward. But at the age of fifteen, his ward goes missing. Devastated by the thought of what could have happened to her, he is surprised to find himself falling in love with Marianne Dashwood.

What did you receive?


  1. Cheryl Malandrinos says

    These look beautiful. I hope you enjoy them.

  2. Jane Austen Cover to Cover looks like such a fun idea. Hope it’s one you enjoy! Happy reading~

  3. LuAnn Braley says

    Wow…both of these are right up my alley! I think it would be fascinating to see how the covers of Jane Austen books have changed over the years, and historical fiction is among my favorite genres!

  4. Thanks, Emma. I signed up. Let me know if you don’t see it!

  5. Sense and Sensibility is my favorite Austen book so Colonel Brandon’s Daughter sounds right up my alley!

  6. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) says

    I love Amanda Grange’s diary books!

  7. I enjoyed the take on Austen I read by Amanda Grange a few years ago. Plus, .50 cents? How can you beat it?!

  8. Enjoy your pretty new books!

  9. Elysium Bookramblings says

    Hope you enjoy your new books!

  10. Mary (Bookfan) says

    I love the idea of the first book so I’ll watch for your review. Have a great week!

  11. Oh the Jane Austen covers looks brilliant. Enjoy!

  12. Like both your books!

  13. I bet it will be interesting to follow cover changes over the years.
    The second cover caught my attention and I hope the story is happier than the blurb seems at first. Enjoy your reading!