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7 Nov
8:50am, 7 Nov 2018
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I've updated the link too...
7 Nov
5:14pm, 7 Nov 2018
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No email yet from the library and I've just finished Last Testament so I'd better start my nearly-1,000-page Norwegian trilogy.
7 Nov
10:11pm, 7 Nov 2018
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Columba - Enjoy!

(I'm confident you will)
8 Nov
7:52pm, 8 Nov 2018
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I’m almost certain I’ve read how to be both. Contrary to its “unforgettable” tag i can’t remember it ...
8 Nov
7:58pm, 8 Nov 2018
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Love that, Dipps! :-)
8 Nov
8:10pm, 8 Nov 2018
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Though you need to read TBFT not H2BB for the Book Group.

'Need' might be a bit strong. But if you don't, the thread police might come along and ask you a few intimidating questions as to why not...
8 Nov
8:17pm, 8 Nov 2018
36490 posts
PS - one of my pet hates is hyperbole on book covers. There But For The is described as 'Joyful, sparkling' (Herald) and 'Soaring, swooping' (Independent). WTF? Is it a rainbow? A sparrowhawk?

Oh look in the sky. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it's the latest Ali Smith, a-soaring and a-swooping.
8 Nov
8:34pm, 8 Nov 2018
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I've ordered it. It will swoop in, like a Harry Potter owl, to Roxeth Branch Library.
8 Nov
9:08pm, 8 Nov 2018
8997 posts
Little Nemo
TBFT is in my local library so I'll have a look for it at the weekend.

In other news I finished A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gale and mostly loved it. It wasn't especially ground breaking and some of the plot twists were a bit cliched but I loved the writing. I liked the episodic style and the setting of England and Canada either side of WWI was interesting. The only thing I didn't completely like was the ending which seemed a bit rushed and the parts of the book set in the narrator's present could have been expanded more.

I'd recommend it and if you do read it make sure you read the afterbook bits as it adds an extra dimension. I'll definitely be looking out for more of his books.

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November 2018 (Lorraine)
There But For The (Ali Smith)
Amazon: amazon.co.uk
Foyles: https://www.foyles.co.uk/witem/fiction-poetry/there-but-for-the,ali-smith-9780141025193
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October 2018 (Scribbler)
The Colouuur Purple (Alice Walker)
Amazon: amazon.co.uk
Foyles: http://www.foyles.co.uk/witem/fiction-poetry/the-color-purple,alice-walker-9781474607254
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September 2018 (Owl of the Night)
Wise Children (Angela Carter)
Amazon: amazon.co.uk
Foyles: http://www.foyles.co.uk/witem/fiction-poetry/wise-children,angela-carter-ali-smith-9780099981107
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August 2018 (Monsieur Daz le Mollusque)
The Things They Carried (Tim O'Brien)
Amazon: amazon.co.uk
Foyles: http://www.foyles.co.uk/witem/fiction-poetry/the-things-they-carried,tim-obrien-9780006543947
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July 2018 (Columba)
Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit (P. G. Wodehouse)
Amazon: amazon.co.uk
Foyles: http://www.foyles.co.uk/witem/fiction-poetry/jeeves-and-the-feudal-spirit-(jeeves,p-g-wodehouse-9780099513933?term=jeeves+and+the+feud
Discussion: fetcheveryone.com/viewtopic.php?id=60455
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June 2018 (McGoohan)
Memento Mori (Muriel Spark)
Amazon: amazon.co.uk
Foyles: http://www.foyles.co.uk/witem/fiction-poetry/memento-mori,muriel-spark-a-l-kennedy-9781844085521?term=muriel+spark+memento
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April/May 2018 (LindsCorp)
Home (Amanda Berriman)
Amazon: amazon.co.uk
Foyles: http://www.foyles.co.uk/witem/fiction-poetry/home,mandy-berriman-9780857525314?term=berriman
Discussion: fetcheveryone.com/viewtopic.php?id=60326
Poll: fetcheveryone.com/polls-view.php?id=6453

March 2018 (Little Nemo)
The Magpie Murders (Anthony Horowitz)
Amazon: amazon.co.uk
Foyles: http://www.foyles.co.uk/witem/fiction-poetry/magpie-murders-the-sunday-times-bestsel,anthony-horowitz-9781409158387
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February 2018 (Greppers)
A Wizard of Earthsea (Ursula K Le Guin)
Amazon: amazon.co.uk
Foyles: http://www.foyles.co.uk/witem/childrens/a-wizard-of-earthsea,ursula-k-le-guin-9780141354910
Discussion: fetcheveryone.com/viewtopic.php?id=60241
Poll: fetcheveryone.com/polls-view.php?id=6277

January 2018 (Diogenes)
Christy Malry's Own Double Entry (B S Johnson)
Amazon: amazon.co.uk
Foyles: http://www.foyles.co.uk/witem/essays-writing/christie-malrys-own-doubleentry,b-s-johnson-9781447200352?term=b+s+johnson
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December 2017 (BintMcSkint)
The Mistletoe Murder (P D James)
Amazon: amazon.co.uk
Foyles: http://www.foyles.co.uk/witem/fiction-poetry/the-mistletoe-murder-and-other-stories,p-d-james-9780571331352
Discussion: fetcheveryone.com/viewtopic.php?id=60131
Poll: fetcheveryone.com/polls-view.php?id=6187

November 2017 (Serendipilly)
The Field of the Cloth of Gold (Magnus Mills)
Amazon: amazon.co.uk
Foyles: http://www.foyles.co.uk/witem/fiction-poetry/the-field-of-the-cloth-of-gold,magnus-mills-9781408860045

Poll: fetcheveryone.com/polls-view.php?id=6174

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