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Suggestions for October 2009 Book of the Month

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Post by diamondlil » Mon August 24th, 2009, 1:03 pm

I will nominated Flint by Margaret Redfern

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Post by EC2 » Mon August 24th, 2009, 2:13 pm

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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:
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I read that a while ago courtesy of Amazon Vine - enjoyed it.
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Post by annis » Mon August 24th, 2009, 5:40 pm

If it's not too late, I'll nominate Robert Ryan's "Death On The Ice", a novel about Robert Falcon Scott's doomed Terra Nova expedition to Antarctica.

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Post by Leo62 » Wed August 26th, 2009, 9:07 pm

If I'm not too late, I'll have a bash at The Star of the Sea by Joseph O'Connor :)
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Post by Margaret » Thu August 27th, 2009, 12:31 am

If I'm not too late, I just have to nominate EC's The Greatest Knight, which will finally be available in the U.S. as of September 1. My review copy arrived today, and I am loving it.

But The Gargoyle and Flint are awfully good, too.
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Post by diamondlil » Sat August 29th, 2009, 9:46 pm

Sorry. Been a bit sick so haven't been online all that much.

I will be doing the nominations in the next couple of hours.
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