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An Echo in the Bone

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Mon August 24th, 2009, 12:37 am

I was lucky enough to get hold of one of the pre-publication limited edition booklets that contains some excerpts, and a description of the four major storylines in the book.

Can not wait!
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Ariadne
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Postby Ariadne » Mon August 24th, 2009, 2:42 am

I got a copy of the booklet in the mail last week (and had gotten another at BEA when Diana had her signing) along with a letter saying a review copy would be along shortly. It hasn't arrived yet, so I'm guessing they're not doing ARCs and are moving right along to the hardcover.

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce & The Poison Bed by E C Fremantle (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Mon August 24th, 2009, 7:23 am

Gosh, it looks as if it's one huge book! Looking forward to it being published, though.
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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Sun August 30th, 2009, 3:12 am

Less than a month to go!
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Margaret
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Interest in HF: I can't answer this in 100 characters. Sorry.
Favorite HF book: Checkmate, the final novel in the Lymond series
Preferred HF: Literary novels. Late medieval and Renaissance.
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Postby Margaret » Sun August 30th, 2009, 3:17 am

I got a copy of the booklet in the mail last week (and had gotten another at BEA when Diana had her signing) along with a letter saying a review copy would be along shortly. It hasn't arrived yet, so I'm guessing they're not doing ARCs and are moving right along to the hardcover.


Hmmm - they told me they weren't sending out any review copies, but were only sending advance copies to bookstore buyers. Sounded fishy to me at the time, and I guess it was. But the publisher is probably inundated with requests for review copies from everyone who has a book blog of any kind!
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Ariadne
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Location: At the foothills of Mt. Level

Postby Ariadne » Sun August 30th, 2009, 4:40 am

"Margaret" wrote:Hmmm - they told me they weren't sending out any review copies, but were only sending advance copies to bookstore buyers. Sounded fishy to me at the time, and I guess it was. But the publisher is probably inundated with requests for review copies from everyone who has a book blog of any kind!


I agree that sounds odd. Maybe what they meant is that only bookstore buyers were getting ARCs? I haven't seen any reviews yet anywhere. And still no sign of the hardcover in the mail!

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce & The Poison Bed by E C Fremantle (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Sun August 30th, 2009, 10:47 am

For those in the UK, if you go to Diana Galbaldon's website, you can find instructions on how to obtain a trade paperback in September - that's if you can't wait until January to get the hardback!! I've ordered one - it looks like you have to buy the hardback and then you get a free trade paperback, too.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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love_uk
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Location: Milwaukee & Northumberland

Postby love_uk » Sun August 30th, 2009, 8:27 pm

I would like to direct all Gabaldon fans to a very cute article written back when there were only 4 books:

http://www.salon.com/books/feature/1999/08/12/outlander/


My "Outlander" Thing: How a brainy guy like me wound up reading historical romance novels. BY GAVIN MCNETT

Sent this to my lover in England to prove to him that he wasn't alone in loving these books!
Joan

My test of a good novel is dreading to begin the last chapter. ~Thomas Helm

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JaneConsumer
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Postby JaneConsumer » Sun August 30th, 2009, 10:31 pm

There are some great lines in that article.

a "Regency," which essentially means a rewrite of "Jane Eyre" on pep pills and Viagra

ROTFL!

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Margaret
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Interest in HF: I can't answer this in 100 characters. Sorry.
Favorite HF book: Checkmate, the final novel in the Lymond series
Preferred HF: Literary novels. Late medieval and Renaissance.
Location: Catskill, New York, USA
Contact:

Postby Margaret » Mon August 31st, 2009, 7:09 am

Thank you, LoveUK, for the link to the Salon article - it's great! I love the description of the Regency romance he read at his professor's urging:

like young-adult fiction written by Victorian pornographers


I think I may have read that one myself.
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