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BOTM: Nominations for November 2010

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BOTM: Nominations for November 2010

Post by boswellbaxter » Thu September 30th, 2010, 6:45 pm

Anything goes for November--but try to nominate a book that you haven't nominated before. Nominations close on October 5.
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Post by CindyInOz » Fri October 1st, 2010, 12:49 am

I'd like to nominate Susanna Kearsley's Mariana - a wonderful read, and beautifully written.

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Post by Divia » Fri October 1st, 2010, 2:17 am

[quote=""Andrew LiVecchi""]Can it be any book, or does it have to be a book released this year?[/quote]

Any book. :)
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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri October 1st, 2010, 3:01 am

Would this be considered HF? "
"What Alice Knew: A Most Curious Tale of Henry James and Jack the Ripper" by Paula Marantz Cohen.

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Fri October 1st, 2010, 3:39 am

The World, the Flesh, and the Devil by Reay Tannahill. Fifteenth-century Scotland, a thought-provoking book which is still active enough to hold the interest of an impatient reader (me).

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Post by boswellbaxter » Fri October 1st, 2010, 3:40 am

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]Would this be considered HF? "
"What Alice Knew: A Most Curious Tale of Henry James and Jack the Ripper" by Paula Marantz Cohen.

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I don't know anything about it, but it's fine if you nominate it.
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Post by Vanessa » Fri October 1st, 2010, 8:55 am

[quote=""MLE""]The World, the Flesh, and the Devil by Reay Tannahill. Fifteenth-century Scotland, a thought-provoking book which is still active enough to hold the interest of an impatient reader (me).[/quote]

I've just requested a copy of this via BookHopper, a UK book swapping site!
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Post by Vanessa » Fri October 1st, 2010, 1:25 pm

I'd like to nominate The Wilding by Maria McCann.

In her second novel Maria McCann returns to 17th Century England, where life is struggling to return to normal after the horrific tumult of the Civil War. In the village of Spadboro Jonathan Dymond, a 26-year old cider-maker who lives with his parents, has until now enjoyed a quiet, harmonious existence. As the novel opens, a letter arrives from his uncle with a desperate request to speak with his father. When his father returns from the visit the next day, all he can say is that Jonathan's uncle has died. Then Jonathan finds a fragment of the letter in the family orchard, with talk of inheritance and vengeance. He resolves to unravel the mystery at the heart of his family - a mystery which will eventually threaten the lives and happiness of Jonathan and all those he holds dear.
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Post by chuck » Fri October 1st, 2010, 4:13 pm

I would like nominate Parke Godwin's "Sherwood"....Oft told tale of the Robin Hood legend....But in the time of William the Conqueror...I have always liked his spin on history and putting his main characters on a even plane....There is always two sides in his HF efforts.....He deserves more attention and recognition....

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Post by Michy » Fri October 1st, 2010, 11:25 pm

[quote=""CindyInOz""]I'd like to nominate Susanna Kearsley's Mariana - a wonderful read, and beautifully written.[/quote]

This is one I hope to get my hands on eventually. I've really enjoyed the few Kearsley books I've read so far, and most of her fans cite this one as their favorite.

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