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March 2009 - What are you reading?

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Ludmilla
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Post by Ludmilla » Tue March 3rd, 2009, 12:49 am

Have returned to du Maurier. Currently reading Hungry Hill.

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Post by annis » Tue March 3rd, 2009, 4:32 am

"The Unicorn Road" by Martin Davies. i've only just started it and can see that there will be several threads to be woven together at some point.

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Post by diamondlil » Tue March 3rd, 2009, 8:01 am

Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson
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Post by Vanessa » Tue March 3rd, 2009, 8:24 am

[quote=""annis""]"The Unicorn Road" by Martin Davies. i've only just started it and can see that there will be several threads to be woven together at some point.[/quote]

I would be interested to know how you like this, Annis. I have it on my TBR pile, having bought it as I loved The Conjuror's Bird so much.
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Post by Vanessa » Tue March 3rd, 2009, 8:27 am

[quote=""Ludmilla""]Have returned to du Maurier. Currently reading Hungry Hill.[/quote]

Another one I have on the TBR pile! Are you enjoying it, Ludmilla?
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Post by Ludmilla » Tue March 3rd, 2009, 2:17 pm

I'm enjoying it so far, Vanessa. I got it through a swap site, and it has one of those old gothic romance style covers -- man holding woman with long, flowing red hair against a rocky background with dangerously swirling water. The story is more than that cover might suggest. I would categorize this as more of a family saga about a curse that reverberates down through the generations. This one is set in Ireland, covering roughly the period 1820-1920.

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Post by Misfit » Tue March 3rd, 2009, 2:58 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]Another one I have on the TBR pile! Are you enjoying it, Ludmilla?[/quote]

Great, just what I need another book to add to the pile :p

Have you heard anything about Mary Anne by D du M?

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Post by Vanessa » Tue March 3rd, 2009, 3:50 pm

Thanks, Ludmilla. Sounds my cup of tea actually! LOL.

Misfit, I have Mary Anne on my TBR pile, too. It's based on DduM's great-great grandmother who had a bit of a ding dong with the then Duke of York.
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Post by Misfit » Tue March 3rd, 2009, 4:23 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]Misfit, I have Mary Anne on my TBR pile, too. It's based on DduM's great-great grandmother who had a bit of a ding dong with the then Duke of York.[/quote]

Thanks Vanessa, I'll fasttrack that one. Thankfully the library has a nice big selection of D du M on hand. I love working on an author like this, every book is like a surprise package - you never know what you're going to get.

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Post by Divia » Tue March 3rd, 2009, 11:14 pm

Figures in Silk. OMG I am so behind on my reading its not even funny! :eek:
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