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October 9, 2009
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Claire
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Gina has put forward Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel and The Lady in the Tower by Alison Weir – what do you think?

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October 9, 2009
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I've just had a look at Wolf Hall on amazon.com search-inside. Lots of blood and vomit on the first page. Maybe not for me.

My nomination goes to Alison Weir's Lady in the Tower, or else Virgin and the Crab (my personal 'prize winner' of all time, I have to say)

October 9, 2009
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Oooh, I'll have to check out the blood and vomit!

Yes, Virgin and the Crab would be great and it's available internationally so that might be easier for everyone to get hold of plus it's wonderful and I can imagine it sparking off some great discussions.

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October 9, 2009
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I just saw The King's Rose is at my local library, so I recommend that as I will be reading it anyway!  I've read Jane Boleyn: The true story of the infamous Lady Rochford and would recommend it.  There just isn't enough evidence out there to vilify Jane Parker the way we want to, and I'd love to discuss this.  The library doesn't have or seem to have heard of Virgin and the Crab so I looked it up on Amazon (and got lots of recommendations for \”vinegar from crab apples\”) and it sounds cool.  I'm learning more about Elizabeth lately and am devouring books on her. 

I think the idea of a book circle is really great and a good way of prodding me into reading all those books I've \”meant\” to read but never got around to.  Thanks for the suggestion, Gina!

Ainsi sera, groigne qui groigne.

October 9, 2009
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I would be down with those, if they were available in the states..

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October 10, 2009
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Melissa said:

I just saw The King's Rose is at my local library, so I recommend that as I will be reading it anyway!  I've read Jane Boleyn: The true story of the infamous Lady Rochford and would recommend it.  There just isn't enough evidence out there to vilify Jane Parker the way we want to, and I'd love to discuss this.  The library doesn't have or seem to have heard of Virgin and the Crab so I looked it up on Amazon (and got lots of recommendations for “vinegar from crab apples”) and it sounds cool.  I'm learning more about Elizabeth lately and am devouring books on her. 

I think the idea of a book circle is really great and a good way of prodding me into reading all those books I've “meant” to read but never got around to.  Thanks for the suggestion, Gina!


I'm reading the Kings Rose too at the moment. Can't quite tell how I feel about it just yet, only about a hundred pages in! Let me know what you think about it! I read the Jane Rochford book and was annoyed with all the speculation. Though I found the authors detail impressive!!!  I just finished \”A Brief Gaudy Hour\” and I enjoyed it!!

I have turned into a junky for the whole era and even listen to a book on CD when I drive to work so I am going through them fast! LOL I am listening to \”the Lady Elizabeth\” by Alison Weir right now as well and I am really enjoying it!

Shall we put up a poll and vote on a book for the discussion group?

October 10, 2009
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I'd be happy to sort out a poll if we can narrow it down to a list of say 4 books for people to choose from – how about Wolf Hall, The Lady in the Tower, The Virgin and the Crab and The King's Rose?

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October 12, 2009
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Claire, Thanks so much for all your help as always!!!  I am ready the Kings Rose right now and I am leaning towards the other three. (Something more Anne Boleyn related to start then just Tudor era?) So if you can post the poll, it would be greatly appreciated!

-Gina

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