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On 06/09/2017 at 8:11 AM, Athena said:

When you've finished Ash and Quill could you tell me if it ends on a big cliffhanger? I honestly thought it was a trilogy and bought all three books in the series, but I am not good with cliffhangers, so if it ends on a huge cliffhanger I'd rather wait until the whole series is out.

 

On 07/09/2017 at 8:16 AM, chesilbeach said:

Finished AaQ this morning.  I love this YA series, it's a fantastic quest in a world where the Great Library controls all the books in the world. Unfortunately, I don't know when the next one will be published, but I'm guessing it'll be at least next year. @Athena, it does end on a cliffhanger - all the books in the series have so far.

 

I thought it was a trilogy too! I just started reading Ink and Bone, it's good to know you liked the other books @chesilbeach :)

 

Eight books in a week sounds like a good holiday to me :lol:

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5 hours ago, chesilbeach said:

I've got Autumn by Ali Smith (also shortlisted) and Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie (long listed but didn't make the shortlist) to read too, but that's because the first is Ali Smith and she's my favourite :D and the second because she's doing a talk with Ali Smith locally in November and I'm going along, so I thought it was only polite to have read the books they're talking about before I go! :lol:

 

Pretty much everybody I've heard or read reviewing Autumn has liked it, although several have said that they think she'll be a runner-up, so that's promising if you're a fan already!  Apparently, Smith herself has said she's pretty relaxed about winning (although what else can she say?), not least because Angela Carter never won either.  Which says a lot about the Man-Booker methinks.

 

 

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11 hours ago, willoyd said:

 

Pretty much everybody I've heard or read reviewing Autumn has liked it, although several have said that they think she'll be a runner-up, so that's promising if you're a fan already!  Apparently, Smith herself has said she's pretty relaxed about winning (although what else can she say?), not least because Angela Carter never won either.  Which says a lot about the Man-Booker methinks.

 

 

 

Yes, I've heard the same, that it's a good book, but people don't think it will win.  I have to say, having seen her talk twice, I can't imagine that she's bothered about prizes in general.  She's got an infectious enthusiasm about both writing and reading (and when she reads excerpts from her books, she brings them to life more than any other author I've heard talk), but I don't think she worries about literary criticism or being famous as such. She also doesn't do any sort of social media or court attention from any other type of media, and has a set pattern to her time for writing, publishing and promoting  and also taking time off from work.  To me, she comes across as an ordinary person who writes extraordinary books, and her feet are planted firmly on the ground. :D

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On 31/12/2016 at 5:43 PM, chesilbeach said:

E. H. YOUNG

 

Key:

Books I own in Italics

Books I have read in Bold

 

BOOK LIST:

 

1. A Corn of Wheat

2. Yonder

3. Moor Fires

4. The Misses Mallett

5. William

6. The Vicar's Daughter

7. Miss Mole

8. Jenny Wren

9. The Curate's Wife

10. Celia

11. Chatterton Square

 

Status: 3/11 books read = 27% complete

I found a copy of Chatterton Square today. It's not in italics but I vaguely remember you've got it? I'm in the Book Barn on my mobile and I haven't got good signal so I can't search your thread very well! 

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1 hour ago, Janet said:

I found a copy of Chatterton Square today. It's not in italics but I vaguely remember you've got it? I'm in the Book Barn on my mobile and I haven't got good signal so I can't search your thread very well! 

 

Thanks Janet, but I have already got it. It’s in italics on my phone, so might be just difficult to see? But bless you for looking! :flowers2:

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