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Suggestions for April's Book of the Month

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annis
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Post by annis » Sat February 21st, 2009, 10:22 pm

Has anyone mentioned Michel Faber's "The Crimson Petal and the White"?
It's a brilliant piece of Victoriana.

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Post by Helen_Davis » Sun February 22nd, 2009, 12:11 am

An Inconvenient Wife.

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Post by Divia » Sun February 22nd, 2009, 5:22 am

[quote=""Andromeda_Organa""]An Inconvenient Wife.[/quote]

Oh! I have this one and its been sitting on my book shelf for nearly two years. Good suggestion :)
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Post by Vanessa » Sun February 22nd, 2009, 11:49 am

[quote=""annis""]Has anyone mentioned Michel Faber's "The Crimson Petal and the White"?
It's a brilliant piece of Victoriana.[/quote]


I've read it and I loved it! It was my favourite book of 2008. It's very atmospheric. I have the sequel, The Apple, on my TBR pile.
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Post by diamondlil » Sun February 22nd, 2009, 8:00 pm

Who is the author of An Inconvenient Wife?

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Post by Divia » Sun February 22nd, 2009, 9:21 pm

[quote=""diamondlil""]Who is the author of An Inconvenient Wife?
[/quote]

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Post by Margaret » Sun February 22nd, 2009, 9:53 pm

The Crimson Petal and the White was brilliant. I probably wouldn't vote for it, because I read it enough years ago that I would have to reread it to discuss it, but if there are a lot of people here who haven't read it yet, it should certainly be considered!

I'd be interested in reading Girl in a Blue Dress.

We're getting a ton of great suggestions - I wonder if we should narrow it down to 4 or 5 top choices and do a run-off?
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Post by Leo62 » Sun February 22nd, 2009, 11:36 pm

[quote=""annis""]Has anyone mentioned Michel Faber's "The Crimson Petal and the White"?
It's a brilliant piece of Victoriana.[/quote]

This is one of my all-time faves. Like Margaret, it's a few years since I read it but it's stuck in my mind *very* clearly so I'm sure I could dig up a few issues to argue about, er I mean discuss :p ;)

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Post by Divia » Mon February 23rd, 2009, 1:39 am

I actually tired to read it when it first came out and didnt much like "The Crimson Petal and the White. hmmm
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Post by Misfit » Mon February 23rd, 2009, 1:59 am

[quote=""Divia""]I actually tired to read it [/quote]

ROFL, I think that's the second time I've seen you make that "freudian" slip :D :p :o :confused: :rolleyes:

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