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by Vanessa
Sun August 31st, 2008, 1:24 pm
Forum: Birthday Thread
Topic: Birthday List
Replies: 65
Views: 6398

Mine's 4 June.
by Vanessa
Sat August 30th, 2008, 11:41 am
Forum: America
Topic: Sara Donati
Replies: 48
Views: 19131

Oooh, good, glad you enjoyed them. I have them on my TBR pile.
by Vanessa
Sat August 30th, 2008, 11:40 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Suggestions for October 2008 Book of the Month
Replies: 22
Views: 2429

Yes, The Other Queen was definitely nominated - I don't know who by, though.
by Vanessa
Fri August 29th, 2008, 12:07 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: What are your favorite 19C books?
Replies: 87
Views: 23131

Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights are a couple of my favourite books. I really like the Brontes' style of writing. And Wuthering Heights is very atmospheric, very dark, too.
by Vanessa
Thu August 28th, 2008, 7:31 pm
Forum: Victorian
Topic: Listmania on the Victorian Era
Replies: 25
Views: 7021

I absolutely loved Crimson Petal and the White, The Meaning of Night (both of which I found very atmospheric) and The Tea Rose. I have The Observations, Kept, Fingersmith, Affinity and Silent in the Grave on my TBR pile. I can remember enjoying Shadow of the Moon years ago, I still have an old copy ...
by Vanessa
Thu August 28th, 2008, 7:23 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1127
Views: 51806

I've just started A Stain on Silence by Andrew Taylor. It's a book I received as freebie from Penguin for their summer blog. It's a contemporary psychological mystery - I very much enjoyed The American Boy by the same author which was set in the early 1800s and I like his writing style, so hope that...
by Vanessa
Thu August 28th, 2008, 7:18 pm
Forum: Anya Seton
Topic: The Winthrop Woman
Replies: 8
Views: 2506

I read The Winthop Woman years ago, probably in my teens, but I have recently bought the book again for a re-read. There seems to be a revamp with Anya Seton's books recently.
by Vanessa
Thu August 28th, 2008, 6:38 pm
Forum: By Author
Topic: Ken Follett
Replies: 26
Views: 3169

I loved Pillars of the Earth and have World Without End on my TBR pile. I thought it was just one big adventure - Prior Philip and the Cathedral of Doom!! I also got vibes of Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves, with the outlaws, saracens and Lincoln green clothes. I thought the plot flowed along quite sw...
by Vanessa
Thu August 28th, 2008, 8:26 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: So here's what has been going on
Replies: 91
Views: 6455

Thanks for all your hard work, Marg! I felt quite lost!! It's nice to see familiar names/avatars (even if they've changed a little!!). How bizarre and rude that no-one has returned your emails! I hope no-one has died or anything terrible - it would seem a bit strange that there was no contact at all...
by Vanessa
Thu August 28th, 2008, 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where Are You Now?
Replies: 1456
Views: 99377

I've just taken part in a horse race in 1830, with a tragic conclusion. And George Stephenson has been trialling his Rocket!

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