Cowart's Common Room
One More Sugggestion Needed.

Thinking caps on. We need one more suggestion for a book for our Autumn Read. Any ideas? I've several interesting titles so far, but before we choose we could do with a good 'all rounder.' One that we all might like.
Once I've all your ideas in, I'll arrange a time for us to vote, and as ever the most popular book becomes our next Book Club Read.
And don't forget. We are ALL members of the Book Club, you don't have to join - you don't even have to make a comment if you don't want to. Just read the book
love Lampie aka Lampworkbeader, the Purple Coo Book Prefect

Posted at 31st Aug 2012 - 02:56PM   Posted by Lampworkbeader   One More Sugggestion Needed. Comments: 11

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Fennie's Avatar Fifty Shades of Grey?

Posted by: Fennie on 31st Aug 2012 at 03:30PM

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Faith's Avatar Wish I'd written itLaughing Apparently she makes 1 million a week!

Posted by: Faith on 31st Aug 2012 at 04:06PM

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Withy Brook's Avatar Already reading it. So far it is very boring but I have not got far yet. Don't like the style of writing either.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 31st Aug 2012 at 04:17PM

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Arosebyanyothername's Avatar If you choose Fifty Shades of anything count me out!

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 31st Aug 2012 at 04:48PM

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Arosebyanyothername's Avatar I have also been reading the Montalbano series by Andrea Camilleri - I'm sure you've heard of them but if not Salvo Montalbano is a Sicilian detective - the books are well-written, good characters and plots but once you've started them you'll have to finish the series - about 20, I think.
The first one is The Shape of Water.
Some of them have been shown on TV with subtitles and the actor playing the main part is worth a watch.

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 31st Aug 2012 at 04:55PM

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Lampworkbeader's Avatar Big fan of the actor, thought not too sure about the books, but I'll give 'em a try. Thanks! (Don't tell Fennie but I'm ignoring the Fifty Shades suggestion ...)

Posted by: Lampworkbeader on 31st Aug 2012 at 05:05PM

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The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins or The Wedding Officer by Anthony Capella (both sitting on the side waiting to be read!).

Posted by: Quilting Cat on 31st Aug 2012 at 05:21PM

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Fennie's Avatar Yes, my tongue was in my cheek. The 50 shades thingy was a joke. At least it was meant to be a joke. Just wasn't sure which is the icon for 'This is a Joke.'

I have enjoyed the Inspector Montelbano series (now resuming). Two other books that I should like to read (and indeed will buy) are

Hilary Mantell - Bring up the Bodies - the sequel to Wolf Hall, and

The Kingmaker's Daughter, which is the latest Phillippa Gregory novel about (I think) Anne Neville - daughter of the the Earl of Warwick. I know Rosie won't vote for anything by Phillippa Gregory though I think she is denying herself a good read.

Anyway I have suggested enough books now to stock a shelf.

Posted by: Fennie on 31st Aug 2012 at 06:03PM

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Camilla's Avatar Just popped in late before off to bed so will check back later to read cooers suggestions.

My one suggestion is.

The Postmistress by the author Sarah Blake, published by Penguin. Sunday Times best seller.

'Unforgettable, heart-wrenching, captivating. A profoundly moving story of love, loss and life in wartime'.

Posted by: Camilla on 1st Sep 2012 at 02:23AM

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Camilla's Avatar Lots of interesting books here, I was going to say Phillippa Gregory too Fennie is another good one.

Posted by: Camilla on 2nd Sep 2012 at 01:52AM

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Inthemud's Avatar One more suggestion : The Light behind the Window by Lucinda Riley
This books follows a female spy from Yorkshire who travels to France in WW2, and a french heiress in the 1990's who is discovering her family's past.
The book opens in 1999, with Emilie at her mother's bedside as she passes away, with Emilie on the brink of inheriting the family estate and fortune. Overwhelmed by all the new decisions Emilie had to make, she runs into Sebastian, a man who has links to the family Château as he says his grandmother, Constance, stayed there during the conflict. As Emilie begins to sort out the family affairs, she begins to unlock the family's deepest secrets and delve into the past. Running alongside this part of the book, we also meet Constance in 1943, a young woman whose husband is missing in action. Constance is selected for the Special Operations Executive, and quickly sent off to France.

Posted by: Inthemud on 2nd Sep 2012 at 03:25PM

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