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August 2010, what are you reading

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

"Leo62" wrote: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.


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

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

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


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

Thanks for the information! I've found the thread!
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Postby 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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Postby 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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Postby 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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Postby 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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Postby SonjaMarie » Mon August 16th, 2010, 4:49 pm

"Misfit" wrote: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 )


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

"SonjaMarie" wrote: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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Postby 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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