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Suggestions for October 2009 Book of the Month

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Suggestions for October 2009 Book of the Month

Post by diamondlil » Wed August 19th, 2009, 1:29 pm

No theme for this month. One nomination per person please, and be sure to leave me the full title and author so that I can find the right details for the poll. Please also bear in mind that your nomination may have a better chance of being chosen if it is a book that is readily available and not out of print.

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Post by Misfit » Wed August 19th, 2009, 1:54 pm

Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon. We should all have our hot little hands on it by October.
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Post by Susan » Wed August 19th, 2009, 3:30 pm

Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran (It's being released on September 15.)
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Post by LoveHistory » Wed August 19th, 2009, 3:59 pm

I nominate Emma by Jane Austen.

I need to reread it. And BBC has a new miniseries of Emma that is set to air in October. Romola Garai and Jonny Lee Miller star. Cast also include Michael Gambon, Christina Cole, Johdi May, and Blake Ritson.

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Wed August 19th, 2009, 4:08 pm

[quote=""LoveHistory""]And BBC has a new miniseries of Emma that is set to air in October. [/quote]

Again? Another one?

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Post by Divia » Wed August 19th, 2009, 4:14 pm

[quote=""Susan""]Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran (It's being released on September 15.)[/quote]

Oh! You took my suggestion :)
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Post by Madeleine » Wed August 19th, 2009, 4:22 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon. We should all have our hot little hands on it by October.[/quote]

Er, not in the UK! Just looked at Amazon and they say it's not due out til next Jan.

Agree about yet another version of Emma on TV, I think Austen has been well and truly overdone by now.
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Post by Misfit » Wed August 19th, 2009, 5:07 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]Er, not in the UK! Just looked at Amazon and they say it's not due out til next Jan.[/quote]

Sorry, had no idea.
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Post by Vanessa » Thu August 20th, 2009, 5:07 pm

I've been having the same problem trying to nominate a book, in that when I look it up on Fantastic Fiction, it's not available in the US until a later date! Why do they stagger the publishing dates??

Anyway, I was wondering if I could nominated The Tenth Gift (aka Crossed Bones) by Jane Johnson? Some of it is set in the present day, but it's actually based on the life of one of the author's ancestors who was kidnapped by pirates! Here's the blurb:

On a Sunday morning in July 1625, Barbary pirates sail into a quiet Cornish bay and storm the church. Their loot: sixty men, women and children, kidnapped and bound for northern Morocco, where they are to be sold in the thronging slave market of the Souq el Ghezel. Amongst them is Catherine Anne Tregenna, a talented young embroiderer. But as her diary reveals, Cat is anything but the subservient and compliant slave that her captors were expecting; and as the coast of England fades from sight, adventure beckons in the East . . . In an exclusive London restaurant, a gift is given that will change Julia Lovat's life. The antique book of Jacobean embroidery delights her, but when she settles down to read it more closely, she unexpectedly discovers within its foxed and faded pages the extraordinary diary of a young Cornish girl, calling to her from across the centuries . . .The stories of these two women are destined to converge in an extraordinary and haunting manner.With handsome pirates, beautiful slave girls, exotic mysteries and Moroccan markets, Crossed Bones is an enthralling adventure of the high seas, based on the real-life raids on the Cornish coast by 17th century Barbary corsairs.

It sounds like fun and it's been on my TBR pile for a while!
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Post by LoveHistory » Thu August 20th, 2009, 8:54 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]Agree about yet another version of Emma on TV, I think Austen has been well and truly overdone by now.[/quote]

I don't think it can be considered overdone before it's been done right. And Emma hasn't.

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