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Last chance ...

Today is your last chance to make suggestions for the Purple Coo Book Club Summer read. I've got some really brillaint suggestions, but am always open to a few more. Just make a note in 'comments' or p.m me if you prefer.Don't forget, we are all members of the book club. It's not an organisation you have to join, nor does it have any rules, apart from it helps if you read the book of course.I'll collate all the suggested titles and then we can vote for our favourite. The most popular becomes the Summer Read.I look forward to hearing from you.

love Lampie aka Lampworkbeader the Purple Book Prefect.

Posted at 16th May 2010 - 12:49PM   Posted by Lampworkbeader   Last chance ... Comments: 13

Fennie's Avatar I am reading a fascinating novel at the moment about the voyages of the Beagle to Terra del Fuego and points East and West. So many things I never knew and which seem quite unimaginable but are nevertheless true - like the Fuegan Indians who agreed to come back to London, learned English and had tea with the King. For although this is a novel it is based on fact. The young Darwin travelled on the second voyage and his relationship with the equally young captain of the Beagle - Fitzroy - is also fascinating. The title is 'This Thing of Darkness' (I won't spoil the story by telling you what this is) and the book's written by Harry Thompson.

Posted by: Fennie on 16th May 2010 at 02:22PM

Westerwitch's Avatar The Nation by Sir Terry Pratchett

Posted by: Westerwitch on 16th May 2010 at 02:50PM

Ivy's Avatar What ever but NOT 44 Scotland street! Boring and cliché. Can't suggest anything because all the good books I read recently are new German authors which have not been translated yet.

Posted by: Ivy on 16th May 2010 at 05:09PM

Milla's Avatar can second this thing of darkness - tragically Harry Thompson, a lifelong non-smoker, died at 45. On the lines of Star of the Sea, Joseph O'Connor which is another cracker.
I fancy The Help, Kathryn Stockett, recently in paperback and supposedly Gone With The Wind from the other side, "Where black maids raise white children, but aren’t trusted not to steal the silver"

Posted by: Milla on 16th May 2010 at 05:50PM

I know I don't participate in this but I would recommend Solar by Ian McKewen

Posted by: @themill on 16th May 2010 at 09:06PM

Embarassedsorry about the stray K - don't think it should be in there........

Posted by: @themill on 16th May 2010 at 09:14PM

Blossomcottage's Avatar The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Every once in a while I come across a book that I love, a book that I could read again and again, a book that I want everyone I know to read.The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is a delightful piece of historical fiction that will make you laugh, cry and remember the transformational power of literature.

Posted by: Blossomcottage on 16th May 2010 at 09:45PM

Very HappyWorth it for the title alone, BlossomVery Happy

Posted by: @themill on 16th May 2010 at 09:47PM

Cait's Avatar The Guernsey book Blossom mentions is one of my all time fave reads. I want everyone to read it too.

Also I like Love and Summer William Trevor

Colm Toibin's Brooklyn, another wonderful book.

Posted by: Cait on 16th May 2010 at 10:53PM

Milla's Avatar I thought you'd already done that one? the Potato one.

Posted by: Milla on 17th May 2010 at 12:02PM

Westerwitch's Avatar YOu'll have to ask Lampie

Posted by: Westerwitch on 17th May 2010 at 12:27PM

Lampworkbeader's Avatar Yup! We've already commented on the G.L.P.P.P.S. Great book!

Posted by: Lampworkbeader on 17th May 2010 at 12:33PM

Blossomcottage's Avatar Oh dear sorry as usual like the Donkeys Bottom ....all behind!Rolling EyesRolling EyesRolling EyesRolling Eyes

Posted by: Blossomcottage on 17th May 2010 at 02:23PM

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