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August 2010, what are you reading

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Post by Miss Moppet » Sun August 15th, 2010, 4:44 pm

[quote=""Leo62""]WH died tragically young in 1935, and South Riding was published posthumously. It's her best novel, but her other stuff is well worth reading too.[/quote]

Yes, especially The Crowded Street, which is about the provincial debutante track vs early feminism. Recently republished by Persephone.

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Post by Kasthu » Sun August 15th, 2010, 5:04 pm

[quote=""Miss Moppet""]Yes, especially The Crowded Street, which is about the provincial debutante track vs early feminism. Recently republished by Persephone.[/quote]

Yes, a few of Holtby's novels have also been reprinted from Virago Modern Classics, and some of them are excellent as well (Anderby Wold, The Land of Green Ginger, etc). I like her writing style.

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Post by Berengaria » Sun August 15th, 2010, 7:42 pm

Thanks for the information! I've found the thread!
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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon August 16th, 2010, 12:47 am

I've finished reading "Tiaras: A History of Splendour" by Geoffrey C. Munn (425pgs, 2001)*. A fascinating look at tiaras, gorgeously illustrated with images of tiaras, images & paintings of women wearing them, and such. Highly recommend, but not a cheap book.

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Post by Ash » Mon August 16th, 2010, 4:36 am

Reading two non HF - by A.A. Gill, a collection of his essays Previous Convictions: Assignments from Here and There. Enjoying this very much and plan to read his other collections.

Also reading Kings of the Earth for a reading group. Slow starting, but Im liking it as well.

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Post by Misfit » Mon August 16th, 2010, 1:04 pm

Reading Wicked Company by Ciji Ware and I am also thoroughly ashamed to admit to a mash-up book but this Beatlemaniac couldn't resist Paul is Undead. Pretty funny so far, this is written in kind of a documentary format where the various characters reflect back on the history of the Beatles (as Zombies though :D )
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Post by Divia » Mon August 16th, 2010, 4:38 pm

I'm going to start the Scarlett Contessa...I think is what its called. Looks good.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon August 16th, 2010, 4:49 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]Reading Wicked Company by Ciji Ware and I am also thoroughly ashamed to admit to a mash-up book but this Beatlemaniac couldn't resist Paul is Undead. Pretty funny so far, this is written in kind of a documentary format where the various characters reflect back on the history of the Beatles (as Zombies though :D )[/quote]

Ok while I was in my pain killer induced half sleep I had the strangest thought that Paul died today, and when I read your post I had to laugh. I don't know why I thought it, it just popped into my head, and I thought, I hope I just didn't have a premonition!

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Post by rockygirl » Mon August 16th, 2010, 9:37 pm

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]I've finished reading "Tiaras: A History of Splendour" by Geoffrey C. Munn (425pgs, 2001)*. A fascinating look at tiaras, gorgeously illustrated with images of tiaras, images & paintings of women wearing them, and such. Highly recommend, but not a cheap book.

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"Tiaras" is my all-time favorite coffee table book.

I'm reading "Persona Non Grata" by Ruth Downie. It's been on my pile for months, and I can't believe it's taken this long to get to it.

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Post by Kasthu » Mon August 16th, 2010, 11:16 pm

Diana of the Crossways now for me, a thinly-disguised novel about Caroline Norton, the Victorian feminist-ish.

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