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October 2010: What Are You Reading?

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat October 16th, 2010, 8:49 pm

I've finished "The Courtiers: Splendor and Intrigue in the Georgian Court at Kensington Palace" by Lucy Worsley (351pgs, 2010)~.

A very interesting and fascinating look at the lives of George I and George II while they inhabited Kensington Palace. Extremely well written and enjoyable.

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Post by Michy » Sun October 17th, 2010, 4:28 am

[quote=""Vanessa""]I've just finished the brilliant London Belongs to Me by Norman Collins [/quote] I just picked up a copy of this (a 1950s paperback). Sounds like I may want to bump it up on my TBR.......

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Post by Vanessa » Sun October 17th, 2010, 9:31 am

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did, Michy, when you get round to reading it! The characters are so very well drawn and diverse.
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Post by Susan » Sun October 17th, 2010, 10:17 pm

Starting Brian Wainwright's The Adventures of Alianore Audley.
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Post by CindyInOz » Mon October 18th, 2010, 12:38 am

I finished my last Susanna Kearsley (Season of Storms) over the weekend. For something different, I started Johanna Moran's The Wives of Henry Oades yesterday. I'm 150 pages in and so far it is one of the saddest books I've ever read. It has been nothing but sorrow and tragedy from page 1, yet I cannot put it down, the tale is so engrossing.

Can someone who's read it please tell me at least one good thing is going to happen before I reach the end??

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Post by Misfit » Mon October 18th, 2010, 1:21 am

[quote=""CindyInOz""]I finished my last Susanna Kearsley (Season of Storms) over the weekend. For something different, I started Johanna Moran's The Wives of Henry Oades yesterday. I'm 150 pages in and so far it is one of the saddest books I've ever read. It has been nothing but sorrow and tragedy from page 1, yet I cannot put it down, the tale is so engrossing.

Can someone who's read it please tell me at least one good thing is going to happen before I reach the end??[/quote]

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Post by Vanessa » Mon October 18th, 2010, 8:48 am

I can't remember exactly but don't think it had an unhappy ending, in fact I think it was a little bizarre if I remember rightly. A bit of an odd set up! That's a slightly cryptic comment but I'm not saying any more as it may spoil it for you.
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Post by EC2 » Mon October 18th, 2010, 11:11 am

[quote=""Susan""]Starting Brian Wainwright's The Adventures of Alianore Audley.[/quote]

I loved that one. It shows what you can do tongue in cheek when you know your history. One of my hall of fame novels!

I have just started Trade Winds by Christina Courtenay. So far so good.
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Post by cw gortner » Mon October 18th, 2010, 5:10 pm

At page 215, I have to set aside Falcones's La Mano de Fatima and sequeway into a review ARC I requested: Exit The Actress by Priya Parmar.

So far, it's very enjoyable. The author has taken an interesting, multi-faceted approach to Nell Gywn's oft-told tale, using diary entries, broadsheets, letters, and recipes.
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Post by LoobyG » Mon October 18th, 2010, 6:28 pm

Just finished 'Ever After' by Elswyth Thane. It seems like it's taken me forever to read it, but I've been hooked on the second season of True Blood. Enjoyed it a little less than the previous two novels in the series, they had more charm than this one, and when it got to the war in Cuba I felt lost to begin with. However I did like the twist with Bracken's wife near the end, and did ultimately like the introduction of the younger generation of characters, especially the dishy Bracken :D

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