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Ash
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Location: Arizona, USA

Postby Ash » Sat October 18th, 2008, 2:15 pm

Pieces of My Heart: A Life - Robert J. Wagner (a memoir)

I heard an interview with him on NPR - fascinating; I knew very little about him aside from a few movies. He sounded like someone I'd love to chat with, and I will have to check out the memoir.

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Sat October 18th, 2008, 2:23 pm

"Ash" wrote:Pieces of My Heart: A Life - Robert J. Wagner (a memoir)

I heard an interview with him on NPR - fascinating; I knew very little about him aside from a few movies. He sounded like someone I'd love to chat with, and I will have to check out the memoir.


The book just landed yesterday afternoon. Lots of pictures (both family and from his Hollywood heyday), most of them B&W but some color on glossy paper.

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: The Blood Card by Elly Griffiths & The Loving Cup by Winston Graham
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Sat October 18th, 2008, 3:11 pm

"Vanessa" wrote:I received a proof copy of The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent in the post today, to review for NewBooks Magazine. I volunteered via their website. It seems to have good reviews so I'm looking forward to reading it.


Yes I got this too - a book about the Salem witches just in time for Halloween, perfect timing! :eek:

I've also just ordered "People of the Book" and "The Man in the Picture" from Amazon.
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nona
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Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Sat October 18th, 2008, 3:50 pm

Whats the title of the Salem Witch book? just curious.

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Stranger by Kate Riordan & Did You See Melody by Sophie Hannah (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Sat October 18th, 2008, 10:53 pm

The Heretic's Daughter, I think? I'll have to have another look at it to make sure.
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Divia
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Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Postby Divia » Sat October 18th, 2008, 11:22 pm

Yep that one is brand new.

From the library I just got The Shape of mercy which is about Salem too.
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eclecticreader10
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Location: Southern California

Postby eclecticreader10 » Sun October 19th, 2008, 4:33 am

"Vanessa" wrote:I received a proof copy of The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent in the post today, to review for NewBooks Magazine. I volunteered via their website. It seems to have good reviews so I'm looking forward to reading it.


Vanessa, what did youthink of it? I was so looking forward to this one. I am so disappointed - I bought it brand new!. I thought the characters were flat and not real.

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Susan
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Location: New Jersey, USA

Postby Susan » Sun October 19th, 2008, 12:44 pm

My 8th grade language arts classes are reading The Miracle Worker and I would like them to see the film with Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke, so I had to order it from Amazon. Of course, I had to order some books! I ordered two books on the December Book of the Month list: A Question of Guilt and The Whale Road along with Bernard Cornwell's The Last Kingdom. I've never read any Cornwell, so I am looking forward to reading this book.
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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Stranger by Kate Riordan & Did You See Melody by Sophie Hannah (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Sun October 19th, 2008, 12:46 pm

"eclecticreader10" wrote:Vanessa, what did youthink of it? I was so looking forward to this one. I am so disappointed - I bought it brand new!. I thought the characters were flat and not real.


I haven't started it yet, but I'll let you know what I think of it when I've read it. I don't think I shall start it until the beginning of November. It looks as if it's going to have mixed reviews from what I'm gathering now.
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SonjaMarie
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Location: Vashon, WA
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Postby SonjaMarie » Tue October 21st, 2008, 6:57 pm

I've ordered from half.com "The Complete History of Jack the Ripper" by Philip Sugden.

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