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What are you reading? July 2011

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Post by Misfit » Fri July 22nd, 2011, 4:14 pm

[quote=""LoobyG""]Finally finished 'The lion of Alnwick' by Carol Wensby-Scott about the Percys of Northumberland, which I really, really enjoyed :) Fab historical fiction. Now on 'Sophie Scholl - the real story of the woman who defied Hitler' by Frank McDonough.[/quote]

Someone needs to get the rights to those and get them republished. Darned good stuff.
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Post by Berengaria » Fri July 22nd, 2011, 11:06 pm

I have just discovered the Vera Stanhope series! Quite like it! Have also ordered the dvd set. I am also about to start EC's The Conquest I'll be laid up for awhile after my foot operation, so will be able to make a dent in my huge TBR piles!! ;)
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat July 23rd, 2011, 2:11 am

I've finished "Seeing Through Clothes" by Anne Hollander (461pgs, 1980)*. A mostly interesting look at clothes, or lack there of, in artwork, theatre, movies, photos, illustrations, etc. The book really works when it shows images to help envision what the writer is talking about. Unfortunately some of the images are very dark and loses details. In one, of "The Lady of Shallot" by William Holman Hunt is so dark, you can't even tell there's a woman in it at all, I had to look it up online to see it.

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Post by Madeleine » Sat July 23rd, 2011, 3:18 pm

[quote=""Berengaria""]I have just discovered the Vera Stanhope series! Quite like it! Have also ordered the dvd set. I am also about to start EC's The Conquest I'll be laid up for awhile after my foot operation, so will be able to make a dent in my huge TBR piles!! ;) [/quote]

Hope you enjoy the Vera Stanhope series, the same author has also written another series set in the Shetland Islands, with Detective Jimmy Perez as it's main character, there are 4 books in this series too, and apparently the author recently announced there'll be another one. Not sure if the Perez series will be televised though.

Hope your op goes OK! :)
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Post by LoobyG » Sat July 23rd, 2011, 9:03 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]Someone needs to get the rights to those and get them republished. Darned good stuff.[/quote]

Far, far too good to be relegated to the almost forgotten titles in OOP fiction. I've ordered the next in the trilogy off Amazon :) Now on 'Valley of the Dolls' by Jacqueline Susann.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun July 24th, 2011, 3:32 am

I've finished two books today:
"Curse of the Narrows: The Halifax Disaster of 1917" by Laura M. Mac Donald (305pgs, 2005)*. A very good book about a devastating disaster.

"The Book of the Courtesans" by Susan Griffin (258pgs, 2001).* A interesting look at various courtesans, mainly from the late 1800s, early 1900s.

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Post by Divia » Sun July 24th, 2011, 3:35 am

two girls from Gettysburg. Its YA and I'm really enjoying it.
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Post by Kasthu » Sun July 24th, 2011, 3:09 pm

Now reading Lady of the English...

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Post by CrimsonPetal » Sun July 24th, 2011, 9:14 pm

Currently reading The Villa Triste by Lucretia Grindle.

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Post by Misfit » Sun July 24th, 2011, 11:46 pm

Finished the "L" book (loved it, of course). Now finishing off what I was on before, Maura's Dream by Joel Gross. An old OOP about an Irish lass comes to America, sold into prostitution, works in the sweatshops, etc. Very good.
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