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      Something Wicked This Way Comes...   10/09/2019

      The Autumn Supporter Giveaway!       Welcome to the very first of the seasonal BCF supporter giveaways! This month also marks one year since I took on the forum, so I want to say an extra huge thank you to all of you for keeping this place going. I have a little bit more to say about that later but, for now, let's get to the giveaway!     The Autumn Giveaway winner will be getting two Penguin Little Black Classics, The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe and To Be Read At Dusk by Charles Dickens. Both of these little books contain three atmospheric short stories, perfect for autumnal evenings. The winner will also get Mary Shelley tea (a lavender and vanilla black tea) from Rosie Lea Tea's Literary Tea Collection (https://www.rosieleatea.co.uk/collections/literary-tea-collection) and a chocolate skull, to really get that spooky atmosphere .   and...   A special treat for a special month. The winner will choose one of the following recent paperback releases from the independent bookshop Big Green Bookshop:       The Wych Elm by Tana French A House of Ghosts by W.C. Ryan Melmoth by Sarah Perry The Familiars by Stacey Halls  The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White   The winner will be chosen via the usual random selection process in one week. Patreon supporters are entered automatically. If you aren't a patreon supporter but you'd like to join in with this giveaway, you can support here: https://www.patreon.com/bookclubforum.   I really hope you're all going to like this introduction to the seasonal giveaways. It's been a lot of fun to put together. Other chocolate skulls may have been harmed during the selection process…     

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  1. Emperor type books

    I didn't mention this in my original post because I forgot but, are any of these books based on real events? I may still get them if not but I mostly like books based on real events so I can act smart when it comes to roman discussion =)
  2. Emperor type books

    I've had a look at the books and the summary sound good. I think I may add it to my 'to get list' I saw a book that I think was by him called Gladiator I think? Its the one with the kid holding a galdius on the front. I imagined it to be a child's heroic story type book so I never looked into it. I like the look of the Under the Eagle book, I may have a look into that further. Thanks for both recommendations =) Please keep them coming. The more the merrier.
  3. I'm close to the end of reading the Emperor series by Conn Iggulden, I really enjoy things to do with Roman life style and war. Can anybody advise me of any books similar to the Emperor series please? Thanks in advance.
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