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November 2010: What Are You Reading?

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Kasthu
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Post by Kasthu » Tue November 9th, 2010, 11:38 pm

I've just finished The Land of Green Ginger, by Winifred Holtby; I think I'll start The King's Daughter, by Christie Dickason next.

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Post by Misfit » Wed November 10th, 2010, 12:03 am

The Lure of the Falcon by Juliette Benzoni. Finished Forget the Glory by Emma Drummond. Very good and a must for those interested in the Crimean.

Edit. I have bailed on the Benzoni book. I'm wondering if the translator was different, the style is very different from the Marianne books and dry as dirt. I'm starting on Crown Sable by Janice Young Brooks. Early 1900's, Russian immigrant girl makes good in the fur trade. We'll see.
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Post by Madeleine » Wed November 10th, 2010, 10:47 am

I finished "Mariana" last night, and am about to start "Club Dead" by Charlaine Harris.
Currently reading: "The Infirmary" by L J Ross

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Post by Ludmilla » Wed November 10th, 2010, 2:00 pm

Looks like I'll be spending at least part of November immersed in Gabaldon's Outlander... have currently worked myself up to Drums of Autumn.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed November 10th, 2010, 6:38 pm

I've finished "The Lady in Red: An Eighteenth-Century Tale of Sex, Scandal, and Divorce" by Hallie Rubenhold (282pgs, 2008). An ok book about the infamous divorce of Sir Richard Worsley and his wife Lady Seymour Dorothy Worsley (who names their daughter Seymour?!). While an interesting subject, the writing was a little flat in my opinion.

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Post by Mythica » Wed November 10th, 2010, 8:00 pm

I'm reading "Forever Queen" by Helen Hollick - heavy read but really good.

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Post by Berengaria » Thu November 11th, 2010, 12:36 am

[quote=""Telynor""]Finished the review for Dancing on the Precipice (nf), very good and a must-read for those interested in the French Revolution and Napoleon. Also got through two thin books -- Tea and Tea Drinking and Faberge's Animals -- gorgeous photos in that one, about the Faberge animal figures from the Royal Collection. Still reading The Annotated Persuasion and For All the Tea in China.[/quote]
Annotated Persuasion?? I'll have to order that one; the annotated P&P was very helpful for me and my students! Are there any more of Austen's novels that are annotated?

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Post by Berengaria » Thu November 11th, 2010, 12:41 am

[quote=""Berengaria""]Annotated Persuasion?? I'll have to order that one; the annotated P&P was very helpful for me and my students! Are there any more of Austen's novels that are annotated?[/quote]
And I can answer my own question....The same editor for both P&P and Persuasion will have S&S out in May.

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Post by Ash » Thu November 11th, 2010, 12:52 am

Picked up a nice used copy of Great Maria by Cecelia Holland. Started reading it at lunch today, think its going to work (the writing is certainly better than it was in Jerusalem). I do wish the author put in a note about things however. Until I googled it, I had no idea that it takes place in southern Italy, and no idea that the characters were totally fictional, tho the landscape and time certainly feels very real.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Thu November 11th, 2010, 9:18 pm

I've finished "The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England" by Ian Mortimer (308pgs, 2008)*. A very entertaining and interesting look at the customs, food, entertainment, laws, health, and more of people in Medieval England. Highly recommend!

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