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Post by SonjaMarie » Thu October 22nd, 2009, 11:49 pm

NF: "A Gambling Man: Charles II's Restoration Game" by Jenny Uglow (Nov 24, 2009):
http://www.amazon.com/Gambling-Man-Char ... 157&sr=8-1

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gambling-Man-Ch ... 380&sr=8-1

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Post by Vanessa » Sat October 24th, 2009, 4:26 pm

I've just received an Orion newsletter and like the look of this one - it's based on the Cottingley fairy photos:

A Way Through the Woods by Katharine McMahon

Beside the River Needle is a willow, meeting place for generations of Needlewick girls. Suzanna is the elder daughter of the village doctor who, with her friends, plans various outings, memorably to the Tunnel Woods where Suzanna has a momentous encounter. Helen is Suzanna's niece. She lacks companions of her own age, but makes up for it with the imaginative world she creates for herself. In the summer of 1909, Suzanna's daughter, Sophia, is sent from London to stay with her cousin and soon Sophia and Helen are inseparable.

Years later, after the War, Sophia is engaged to be married. Over the years she has lost a great deal - but not her ambition for a rich and secure future. Then one morning she learns of a strange legacy. To receive her bequest, she must return to Needlewick. There she seeks out the people and hidden places of her childhood - and following her there are others for whom Needlewick is a place of devastating significance.

A WAY THROUGH THE WOODS is a tale of a quest. It is also the story of a family: mothers, sisters, cousins, friends and servants - their passions, and their ability to destroy and heal, waste and love.



Actually I'm not so sure it's a new book, rather a republishing job.
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Post by Madeleine » Sat October 24th, 2009, 8:20 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]I've just received an Orion newsletter and like the look of this one - it's based on the Cottingley fairy photos:

A Way Through the Woods by Katharine McMahon


A WAY THROUGH THE WOODS is a tale of a quest. It is also the story of a family: mothers, sisters, cousins, friends and servants - their passions, and their ability to destroy and heal, waste and love.



Actually I'm not so sure it's a new book, rather a republishing job.[/quote]

I've just bought this, and then I got the Orion newsletter too, and didn't realise it was based on the Cottingley photos; looks good!
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Post by Vanessa » Sun November 8th, 2009, 11:39 am

I've come across this book which is due out at the end of December and which sounds quite good to me:

Becoming Jane Eyre by Sheila Kohler

A beautifully imagined tale of the Bronte sisters and the writing of Jane Eyre

The year is 1846. In a cold parsonage on the gloomy Yorkshire moors, a family seems cursed with disaster. A mother and two children dead. A father sick, without fortune, and hardened by the loss of his two most beloved family members. A son destroyed by alcohol and opiates. And three strong, intelligent young women, reduced to poverty and spinsterhood, with nothing to save them from their fate. Nothing, that is, except their remarkable literary talent.

So unfolds the story of the Brontë sisters. At its center are Charlotte and the writing of Jane Eyre. Delicately unraveling the connections between one of fiction's most indelible heroines and the remarkable woman who created her, Sheila Kohler's Becoming Jane Eyre will appeal to fans of historical fiction and, of course, the millions of readers who adore Jane Eyre.
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Post by Margaret » Sun November 8th, 2009, 9:25 pm

Yes, this one sounds really interesting to me, too. Charlotte Brontë's life was as intense and interesting as any of the heroines in her novels! It ended rather tragically. After resisting marriage for a long time, she finally did marry, and died of complications of morning sickness when she got pregnant.
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Post by Divia » Sun November 8th, 2009, 11:21 pm

[quote=""Margaret""]Yes, this one sounds really interesting to me, too. Charlotte Brontë's life was as intense and interesting as any of the heroines in her novels! It ended rather tragically. After resisting marriage for a long time, she finally did marry, and died of complications of morning sickness when she got pregnant.[/quote]

Oh! How interesting! I may have to give this one a go. I did read Emily's Ghost, which was about Emily Bronte. It was very interesting. I enjoyed it, though I disliked her novel
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Post by Misfit » Tue November 10th, 2009, 4:27 pm

Anyone spotted this yet?

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The storm led me to Padthaway. I could never resist the allure of dark swirling clouds, windswept leaves sweeping down cobbled lanes or a view of the sea stirring up its defiant nature. The sea possessed a power all of its own and this part of Cornwall, an isolated stretch of rocky cliff tops and unexplored beaches both enchanted and terrified me. It is not a lie to say I felt drawn out that day, led to a certain destiny... So begins this new mystery series featuring young Daphne du Maurier, headstrong, adventurous, and standing at the cusp of greatness. Walking on the cliffs in Cornwall, she stumbles upon the drowned body of a beautiful woman, dressed only in a nightgown, her hair strewn along the rocks, her eyes gazing up to the heavens. Daphne soon learns that the mysterious woman was engaged to marry Lord Hartley of Padthaway, an Elizabethan mansion full of intriguing secrets. As the daughter of the famous Sir Gerald du Maurier, Daphne is welcomed into the Hartley home, but when the drowning turns out to be murder, Daphne determines to get to the bottom of the mysteries of Padthaway in part to find fresh inspiration for her writing, and in part because she cannot resist the allure of grand houses and long buried secrets.
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Post by Ariadne » Tue November 10th, 2009, 4:31 pm

I'm reading it now, Misfit, and plan to have a review up around its publication date. As a longtime fan of gothic novels, I love the cover.

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Post by Misfit » Tue November 10th, 2009, 4:39 pm

[quote=""Ariadne""]I'm reading it now, Misfit, and plan to have a review up around its publication date. As a longtime fan of gothic novels, I love the cover.[/quote]

Cool. I like the cover too. My library's ordered a few copies so I placed a hold on one.
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Post by Vanessa » Tue November 10th, 2009, 6:20 pm

That looks good, Misfit. I'm off to investigate availability in the UK.
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