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November 2008: The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victo

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
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Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Sun May 31st, 2009, 12:47 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]I got as far as the first chapter and decided it wasn't the book for me. It was very dry and much too detailed - mind you I used to read a lot of true crime and love the small details.[/quote]

I felt quite compelled to read on as I wanted to know the truth. Thinking about it again now, I think it's quite a sad story and it's inferred that someone did virtually get away with it and went on to live quite a fulfilling life doing what they wanted to do. So in a way it was also about love.
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Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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sweetpotatoboy
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Mon May 23rd, 2011, 3:12 pm

Resurrecting an old thread, but there was a UK TV adaptation of this book a month or so ago. I've recorded it but not watched it yet.

And interestingly, today I read that a second series has been commissioned. Two points, I guess. Well, the first one was a single drama, not a series, I believe. So, whether we would be getting a series, or just a second single drama is not clear. Plus, I guess this would mean a new fictional story being created, rather than the real-life story of the book, which was already covered in the first drama.

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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Mon May 23rd, 2011, 4:13 pm

I really enjoyed the TV version, wonder what they'll come up with, or if they'll follow Whicher (SPOILER)




after he left the force





which would mean a new story I suppose.
Currently reading: "The Comforts of Home" by Susan Hill

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