Mr. Toppit by Charles Elton
The summer after I graduated from high school, I was lucky enough to go on a trip to Ireland and England–the former to finally visit my namesake county and the latter to soothe my raging Anglophilia. When I visited the British Library, I naturally wandered around with my mouth open, pen and notebook in hand, writing down book titles left and right. This is how I discovered Mr. Toppit; it was being sold in the British Library Shop. When I returned home, however, I discovered that Mr. Toppit wasn’t available Stateside for the foreseeable future. I put it down on my list and forgot about it, so when I joined NetGalley, I was utterly shocked to find it available for review. It’s been a bit of a long journey to Mr. Toppit, but I finally got my hands on it.