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by Erika Mailman
Tue March 23rd, 2010, 2:05 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Book Shopping Today (2010 edition)
Replies: 1411
Views: 72480

[quote=""princess""]Let me just say that "The Witch's Trinity" was an excellent read - it had me gripped from the start and I could totally feel Gude's emotions through the whole story - it was very atmospheric. I'm glad Irmeltrude got her comeuppance in the end!!! I read this book in a day - defini...
by Erika Mailman
Sun March 21st, 2010, 9:04 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Book Shopping Today (2010 edition)
Replies: 1411
Views: 72480

:)

[quote=""princess""]Went into Waterstones for a browse today and to get some books for my 5 year old, when I spotted "The Owl Killers" by Karen Maitland (I loved "Company of Liars" so can't wait to start this) and beside it "The Witch's Trinity" by Erika Mailman. I can't decide which one to start fi...
by Erika Mailman
Thu February 18th, 2010, 5:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worst HF you've ever read
Replies: 226
Views: 23003

March

I liked March, really liked People of the Book, and **ADORED** Year of Wonders. I did wonder if March would have been every bit as effective if the main character hadn't been Mr. March from LW, and instead just another fictional man. I get that Brooks was inspired by Alcott's characters, but keeping...
by Erika Mailman
Tue December 29th, 2009, 5:37 am
Forum: By Author
Topic: Sarah Waters
Replies: 10
Views: 1965

Sarah Waters

Forgive me if there is already a thread for her--I assumed there was but couldn't locate it. This is one of my all-time favorite Historical Fiction authors. I just read The Little Stranger and found it to be an unsettling, creepy ghost story--but my favorites are still Tipping the Velvet and Affinit...
by Erika Mailman
Tue August 11th, 2009, 8:30 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: August 2009: What are you Reading?
Replies: 264
Views: 15117

Princess Bride

Just read the Princess Bride for the first time ever...clever book. I needed an airplane read and I'm really glad I picked it up.
by Erika Mailman
Sat June 20th, 2009, 8:42 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: June 2009: What Are You Reading?
Replies: 223
Views: 11320

Moments later....

... I'm back to report. Whew, the alephbet site had it...for $2,250! The site says there were only 750 in the original print run, so it's quite a desirable book. Luckily, my fictional family is very wealthy so they would still have had a copy...but that doesn't help me in 2009! If I can't get the bo...
by Erika Mailman
Sat June 20th, 2009, 8:33 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: June 2009: What Are You Reading?
Replies: 223
Views: 11320

thanks!

ASH, Thanks for the steers! I had no idea Arthur Rackham was desireable or hard to collect. I would like to find that book (or repro's of the illustrations) because I'm writing about 1800s children reading it. On Thursday, I found myself at a spectacular used bookstore (Bibliophile in Oakland, Ca.) ...
by Erika Mailman
Sat June 20th, 2009, 6:51 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: June 2009: What Are You Reading?
Replies: 223
Views: 11320

Reading the Lamb siblings' Tales From Shakespeare for children, from the early 1800s, in a reprint with 1920s illustrations. Charming. I tried to track down an original with Arthur Rackham illustrations with little success--if anyone knows where I might find that, please let me know!
by Erika Mailman
Thu April 30th, 2009, 5:01 am
Forum: By Author's Last Name G-L
Topic: The Last Queen by C.W. Gortner
Replies: 51
Views: 8022

new launches

Congratulations for the Silver Phoenix release today! And CW, you have only six more days to wait! Champagne is a must, indeed!
by Erika Mailman
Tue April 21st, 2009, 5:56 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Wuthering Heights
Replies: 29
Views: 4842

I just recently read something--wish I could remember what it was in reference to--about someone's siblings being sent off to a boarding school (1700s England, I think) and they actually DIED there of STARVATION...that's how horribly these "schools" were run. okay... duh.... I walked away from my ke...

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