Page 40 of 40

Posted: Fri November 2nd, 2012, 1:08 pm
by Vanessa
Havisham by Ronald Frame, published 1 November 2012
There was a delicate tracery of gold foil on the back of the dress. How strange that such a consummately made garment should be worn for this one day only. But, as every girl growing up understood, her wedding day was the most significant she would know: a woman's crowning glory.

Catherine Havisham was born into privilege. Handsome, imperious, she is the daughter of a wealthy brewer, and lives in luxury in Satis House. But she is never far from the smell of hops and the arresting letters on the brewhouse wall - HAVISHAM. A reminder of all she owes to the family name and the family business.

Sent by her father to stay with the Chadwycks, Catherine discovers literature, music and masquerades - elegant pastimes to remove the taint of new money. But for all her growing sophistication Catherine is anything but worldly, and when a charismatic stranger pays her attention, everything - her heart, her future, the very Havisham name - is vulnerable.

It is a masterly tribute to one of Dickens's most celebrated and iconic characters

Posted: Thu November 8th, 2012, 2:22 pm
by Ludmilla
Daughters of Mars by Thomas Keneally
About nurses in WWI

Looks like this was recently released in the UK, Canada and Australia. Here is the review that appeared in The Telegraph. Does anyone know when/if it will be released in the US?