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Perdita
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Postby Perdita » Sat October 18th, 2008, 4:59 pm

I've just started Brief Gaudy Hour, it looks good so far

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Divia
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Postby Divia » Sat October 18th, 2008, 5:39 pm

I really want to read it. My library has an old copy from the 70s or whenever it was published. Does anyone know if they have updated it in any way or is it OK to get the older version?
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Grasshopper
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Location: Moore, OK, USA

Postby Grasshopper » Sat October 18th, 2008, 5:45 pm

Currently reading The Lance Thrower of Jack Whyte's Camulod Chronicles.

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boswellbaxter
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Postby boswellbaxter » Sat October 18th, 2008, 6:53 pm

"Divia" wrote:I really want to read it. My library has an old copy from the 70s or whenever it was published. Does anyone know if they have updated it in any way or is it OK to get the older version?


Brief Gaudy Hour was first published in the 1940's. As far as I know, the only change in the reprinted version is the addition of a readers' guide, so the old version should be OK.
Susan Higginbotham
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Perdita
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Postby Perdita » Sat October 18th, 2008, 8:45 pm

"Divia" wrote:I really want to read it. My library has an old copy from the 70s or whenever it was published. Does anyone know if they have updated it in any way or is it OK to get the older version?


The date in my copy is 2008 so it must be a new edition. As Boswell said there are some interesting reader group questions in the back

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Divia
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Postby Divia » Sat October 18th, 2008, 10:41 pm

Thanks everyone. I'm almost sure that the date on the library copy was 1970. hmm. I'll have to recheck. :)
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Vanessa
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Currently reading: A Fractured Winter by Allison Bailliet
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, 10:47 pm

The Evil Seed by Joanne Harris
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

Ash
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Location: Arizona, USA

Postby Ash » Sat October 18th, 2008, 10:51 pm

Ace in the Hole by Annie Proulx, and Nation, by Terry Pratchett.

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Telynor
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Location: On the Banks of the Hudson

Postby Telynor » Sun October 19th, 2008, 2:44 am

"donroc" wrote:Yes, we own The Tango Lesson. I strongly recommend Tango Bar with Raul Julia and Tango, directed by Carlos Saura. Much dancing in both.


Thank you very much for the recommendations -- I haven't seen either of the films, but they are going right onto my Netflix queue.

Finished The Sharing Knife: Legacy by Lois McMaster Bujold yesterday, and all I want to say at the moment is read this book if you like smart fantasy for adults. Dag is, ahem, hot.

Now reading The Love Knot by our own EC.

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Postby boswellbaxter » Sun October 19th, 2008, 2:51 am

"Divia" wrote:Thanks everyone. I'm almost sure that the date on the library copy was 1970. hmm. I'll have to recheck. :)


It probably does say 1970; it's been reissued several times since it was first published. I think I have a 1970's edition somewhere myself.
Susan Higginbotham

Coming in October: The Woodvilles





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