Rather than highlighting any single book this week, I want to mention new releases from two of my favourites. The Legion is the latest book in the Cato and Macro series by Simon Scarrow. These are all well-written page turners, and the early books in the series and very collectible (as I have discussed previously). A limited edition of 100 copies is available directly from the author, and includes a signed postcard and an annotated page from the original manuscript. Profits go to charity, and this would make a very good Christmas present - highly recommended.
For those with rather more to spend, Colm Toibin has published a 50 copy limited edition of The Street, one of the short stories in his latest collection, The Empty Family. The book is handset, printed on hand made woven paper and all copies are signed, numbered and dated (30 September 2010) by the author. It is bound in bright blue leather and contained in a purple slipcase. It is a beautiful production, and this is reflected in the price of £250.00. Anyone who receives a copy would consider themselves very lucky indeed!