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by Susanna Kearsley
Tue July 3rd, 2012, 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book Shopping Today (2012 Edition)
Replies: 334
Views: 25585

I just treated myself to a used paperback copy of Dinah Dean's The Briar Rose . Her The Road to Kaluga is one of my treasured DIKs, and I've had my eye on this one for a while. Here's the back copy: "The year 1540 was a time of changes at King Henry's Court. Woodham Abbey would soon cease to exist--...
by Susanna Kearsley
Tue November 1st, 2011, 11:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book Shopping Today (2011 edition)
Replies: 790
Views: 42848

[quote=""Misfit""]LoobyG has read some of them, I've read the first of them (enjoyed it a lot). I had planned on continuing on, but then the library's copy of Yankee Stranger was lost by the previous borrower so I'd have to go interlibrary. Got side tracked with other books and never did get there.[...
by Susanna Kearsley
Fri October 28th, 2011, 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book Shopping Today (2011 edition)
Replies: 790
Views: 42848

In honour of the time of year I've finally broken down and ordered Tryst by Elswyth Thane. I really love a well-told ghost story, and have heard such amazing things about this one. Besides which, Elswyth Thane was one of the favourite writers of one of my favourite writers, Jan Cox Speas, according ...
by Susanna Kearsley
Sun September 4th, 2011, 5:46 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: What Are You Reading? September 2011
Replies: 145
Views: 12562

I'm reading The Irish Dames of Ypres by Patrick Nolan. Lots of interesting history and he's heavy on original source materials, which I appreciate, but boy, does he ever love his fellow Irish! No Irishman in the narrative is ever at fault, and no Englishman or Scot is ever admirable :-) This would b...
by Susanna Kearsley
Sun June 19th, 2011, 12:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where Are You Now?
Replies: 1456
Views: 99011

Madeleine, I'm very jealous of your trip to Lake Garda. I honeymooned there, it was beautiful.

I'm currently in Fredericksburg, Virginia, in the first days of the American Civil War, trying not to let on that I'm really a Northerner from Maine...
by Susanna Kearsley
Sun June 19th, 2011, 12:54 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: What Are You Reading? June 2011.
Replies: 178
Views: 13572

I'm reading an ARC of Susan Meissner's A Sound Among the Trees, due out this October. It's a lovely Southern gothic with contemporary women trying to sort out the truth of what happened at their home during the American Civil War. Very enjoyable read so far.
by Susanna Kearsley
Sat February 5th, 2011, 4:37 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: What Are You Reading? February 2011
Replies: 269
Views: 20344

[quote=""Madeleine""]Think I am about to have my first wall-banging moment - "Mr Whicher" may soon be on his way across the room...[/quote] I'll be sure to duck if Mr Whicher whizzes by... I've got a couple of books on the go at the moment: The Calligrapher's Daughter by Eugenia Kim (HF about Korea,...
by Susanna Kearsley
Mon November 22nd, 2010, 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: great individual rivalries
Replies: 18
Views: 1831

[quote=""Michy""]I love your books, BTW. :) [/quote]

Thanks, I'm happy to hear that. :-)
by Susanna Kearsley
Mon November 22nd, 2010, 12:08 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: November 2010: What Are You Reading?
Replies: 198
Views: 11435

[quote=""cw gortner""]Oh, I remember loving Costain's The Moneyman . I still have it in a box downstairs, a handsome first edition with an engraving on the flyleaf covered with that pretty semi-transparent rice paper. I wish they still made books like that. I also read his Below The Salt and novel o...
by Susanna Kearsley
Wed November 17th, 2010, 9:21 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: November 2010: What Are You Reading?
Replies: 198
Views: 11435

I've just started Thomas B Costain's High Towers . I have a soft spot for Costain, since we share not only a nationality but a birthplace (we even went to the same High School), but wow, does this book ever start off with a whole lot of "As you know, Bob..." preamble! Still, the characters show prom...

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