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Vanessa
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Post by Vanessa » Wed October 1st, 2008, 9:34 pm

I don't know but DduM is/was a brilliant story teller. I love her books. Rebecca is a classic.
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Post by Misfit » Wed October 1st, 2008, 9:39 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]I don't know but DduM is/was a brilliant story teller. I love her books. Rebecca is a classic.[/quote]

Looking forward to it. What books of her's I've read it was as a young girl many many years ago.

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Post by diamondlil » Wed October 1st, 2008, 9:57 pm

It's a bit of a problem isn't it. I just got notification that I have five books to pick up at the library myself!
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Post by annis » Thu October 2nd, 2008, 3:02 am

I'm excited! I've just ordered EC's "The Time of Singing" from my favorite online bookstore, Book Depository. I was surprised to find it there- didn't think it was due out for a couple of days yet.

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Post by Madeleine » Thu October 2nd, 2008, 11:28 am

[quote=""Misfit""]Gee, what great timing. I've been on a hold at the lib for months for Daphne du Maurier's Frenchman's Creek, Jamaica Inn, Rebecca and My Cousing Rachel (all in one 800 page book) and now it's coming in for pick up right before Devil's Brood and Time of Singing are due. What's a girl to do? :o :p :) [/quote]

Those DduM books are all excellent, enjoy! :D

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Post by Misfit » Thu October 2nd, 2008, 1:38 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]Those DduM books are all excellent, enjoy! :D [/quote]


I am so looking forward to these, but now I'm in a serious book binge pickle. On top of that, Time of Singing just landed and so did an ILL, The King's Touch by Jude Morgon (I think that's the author's name). ILL's can't be renewed and considering it came all the way from Anchorage I'd feel awfully guilty returning it unread :o

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Post by JaneConsumer » Thu October 2nd, 2008, 7:50 pm

The King's Touch by Jude Morgon (I think that's the author's name). ILL's can't be renewed and considering it came all the way from Anchorage I'd feel awfully guilty returning it unread

I just got this one myself. I hear it's very good, so you might want to read it before returning it. (Of course, I have an ulterior motive for suggesting this. I want to read your review!) :)

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Post by Misfit » Thu October 2nd, 2008, 8:00 pm

[quote=""JaneConsumer""]The King's Touch by Jude Morgon (I think that's the author's name). ILL's can't be renewed and considering it came all the way from Anchorage I'd feel awfully guilty returning it unread

I just got this one myself. I hear it's very good, so you might want to read it before returning it. (Of course, I have an ulterior motive for suggesting this. I want to read your review!) :) [/quote]

I intend to read it, the reviews on Amazon sound promising including one from our own Boswellbaxter :)

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Post by boswellbaxter » Thu October 2nd, 2008, 8:32 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]I intend to read it, the reviews on Amazon sound promising including one from our own Boswellbaxter :) [/quote]

I really did enjoy The King's Touch. It's one of the best written historical novels I've read in years, without that self-conscious "Ma, I'm writing literary fiction!" air about it.
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Your Amazon.com order has shipped

Post by Misfit » Sun October 5th, 2008, 1:07 pm

Devil's Brood
The Last Queen: A Novel

Delivery estimate October 8. Woohoo!!!

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