Are Still In Expensive Hardcovers ...
#1. The Ruby In her Navel by Barry Unsworth
Not shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, but still looks interesting. Love, and some of it involving a sensuous court dancer - all these taking place at the Sicilian court of King Roger in Palermo.
#2. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas; translation by Richard Pevear
Always wanted to re-read this classic, with the villainous Milady. And it's a Richard Pevear translation.
#3. Just Kids by Patti Smith
Patti Smith describes her relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe, from their first meeting in the early 1970s through their shared artistic ambitions. Just because I am a Patti Smith fan.