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TillyBookClub - OCTOBER choices?

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gailforce1 · 08/10/2010 10:28

Are the October choices going to be available soon? I finished a book last night and want to start something else soon!!

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yUMMYmUMMYb · 08/10/2010 11:34

Me too gailforce1. I wonder if it would be possible at all in future to have the book of the month winner announced earlier. Maybe i'm a slow reader but by the time i buy the book and read, i often only have 2 weeks.

gailforce1 · 08/10/2010 21:10

Yes, I ran out of time with A Week in December. Hope that the choices could be available for voting by the end of the previous month. I dont always want to buy the chosen book and would like to try to get it from the library.

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gemhandley · 08/10/2010 22:40

im waiting too got linwood barclay too close for home staring at me and i may have to give in soon.

yUMMYmUMMYb · 09/10/2010 12:54

Oh gemhandley start the linwood barclay - you won't be able to put it down and will probably finish it in a few days if you are anything like me....

HobbitMama · 10/10/2010 18:05

May I suggest 'Wolf Hall' by Hilary Mantel? I don't know if it might have been 'done' already, but it's been sitting in my bedside cabinet for a while now and I really must read it! (Does that count as a valid reason?)
It was a Booker Prize Winner - here's the blurb from the amazon website:
Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2009 'Lock Cromwell in a deep dungeon in the morning,' says Thomas More, 'and when you come back that night he'll be sitting on a plush cushion eating larks' tongues, and all the gaolers will owe him money.' England, the 1520s. Henry VIII is on the throne, but has no heir. Cardinal Wolsey is his chief advisor, charged with securing the divorce the pope refuses to grant. Into this atmosphere of distrust and need comes Thomas Cromwell, first as Wolsey's clerk, and later his successor. Cromwell is a wholly original man: the son of a brutal blacksmith, a political genius, a briber, a charmer, a bully, a man with a delicate and deadly expertise in manipulating people and events. Ruthless in pursuit of his own interests, he is as ambitious in his wider politics as he is for himself. His reforming agenda is carried out in the grip of a self-interested parliament and a king who fluctuates between romantic passions and murderous rages. From one of our finest living writers, Wolf Hall is that very rare thing: a truly great English novel, one that explores the intersection of individual psychology and wider politics. With a vast array of characters, and richly overflowing with incident, it peels back history to show us Tudor England as a half-made society, moulding itself with great passion and suffering and courage.

HobbitMama · 10/10/2010 18:06

Oh, sorry, forgot to add - I'm not sure if it's appropriate to suggest books, as I only joined in last month! And I didn't even manage to get to the chat as I was teaching, but I did just about get the book finished in time!

GeraldineMumsnet · 12/10/2010 11:38

Sorry for delay, have just posted here about October's book choice.

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