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Suggestions for November 2008's Book of the Month

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Post by Divia » Tue September 16th, 2008, 8:45 pm

Something a little naughty maybe ;)

The Making of Victorian Sexuality by Michael Mason
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Post by Vanessa » Tue September 16th, 2008, 9:20 pm

[quote=""michellemoran""]The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective (Hardcover)

For those who like Victorian England, suspense, and narrative nonfiction, I think you'll really enjoy this. Even if it doesn't get chosen for BOM, I highly recommend it![/quote]


Ooooh, I have that one on my TBR pile. It does look good.
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Post by michellemoran » Tue September 16th, 2008, 9:30 pm

If you're not squeamish and you enjoy shows like CSI, I think you'll really like this! There's not too much blood and gore, but a young boy does die.

I know we can only vote for one book, but other narrative nonfiction books I can highly recommend are The Billionaire's Vinegar and The Lost Painting. I finished both in two days. In fact, I was trying to debate which of those three to nominate!
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Post by chuck » Wed September 17th, 2008, 12:41 am

Evan S. Connell's "Son of Morning Star"....A biography of George Armstrong Custer...reads like fiction and we get to know the Custer,his Devoted Wife Libby and his final march to Valhalla......
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Post by diamondlil » Wed September 17th, 2008, 9:37 am

[quote=""michellemoran""]The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective (Hardcover)

For those who like Victorian England, suspense, and narrative nonfiction, I think you'll really enjoy this. Even if it doesn't get chosen for BOM, I highly recommend it![/quote]


I have had this on my TBR list for a while, but didn't realise that it was a non-fiction read.
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Post by michellemoran » Wed September 17th, 2008, 2:08 pm

Yes, it does look like historical fiction, doesn't it?! It also reads like historical fiction in some ways. Delicious period details, fleshed out characters - but it all really happened.
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Post by amyb » Wed September 17th, 2008, 2:30 pm

Hmmm....that looks like a really good book! Thanks for mentioning it - now it goes on my wish list! I love a good murder mystery - especially a real one!

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Post by Susan » Wed September 17th, 2008, 10:57 pm

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]"Born to Rule: Five Reigning Consorts, Granddaughters of Queen Victoria" by Julia Gelardi. I'm reading it right now and it's really good.[/quote]

I second this one! I also like Georgiana.
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Post by Telynor » Thu September 18th, 2008, 10:31 pm

Murder of a Medici Princess by Caroline P. Murphy
Marie-Therese Child of Terror by Susan Nagel

Georgiana would also make an excellent choice.

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Post by diamondlil » Fri September 19th, 2008, 12:12 pm

Telynor, which of those two books are you nominating?

We now have a full poll, once I know which one from Telynor.
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