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June 12, 2011

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Lots of very good reading, for sure. Though the title that jumps out at me is THE FAR PAVILLIONS by M.M. Kaye. A favorite book of mine. I read it years ago but I still remember parts of it which is saying a lot for my faulty 'old lady' memory these days.

What a book! It's funny you should mention GONE WITH THE WIND - I suppose it is that sort of read. A thumpin' good read.

Went to the library this past week and came home with about 19 books. (I know, I know, there's no excuse. Ha!)

Fab picture! I've just finished 'Gillespie and I' and loved it. What a difference after Harris' debut novel 'The Observations' which I rather struggled with. I've added some of the other books in your photo to my 'to read' list.

I've come to really appreciate Philip Larkin's work over the last dozen years. I hope you enjoy 'Jill'. I've been checking eBay for copies for a while, but whenever one has come up, I've been too busy to bother to bid for it. You've encouraged me to make a more concerted effort the next time I see one :)

My mantelpiece was free! Now it will be taken up with many of the books you mention.
The far pavilions keeps getting put to the bottom of my TBR pile but maybe I will drag it out now and give it a go. I've almost finished When God was a rabbit - excellent read, thank you for bringing it to my attention.

Oh, The Far Pavilions, I loved that when I read it years ago! I think there was a TV series which just didn't live up to my memories of it and I'd be bothered now that re-reading it would spoil my memories. I hope you like it.

I have Gillespie and I - hope to read it soon, but other 'must reads' are piling up.

Lovely books!

I look forward to hearing what you think of Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky - since I loved The Slaves of Solitude, I have recently bought quite a few Hamiltons, including this one.

I read Far Pavilions in my early twenties and loved it. Just loved it so very much. The other one I would like to read is Gillespie and I.

The Far Pavilions seems to have struck a chord! Thank you to everyone for their comments.

Carola - there are new and used copies of Jill on Amazon and used ones available on Biblio and Ukbookworld too.

Simon - yes, I'd noticed there was a bit of a blog buzz about The Slaves of Solitude. It''l be next on my hit list if I get on with Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky.

[quote]"Carola - there are new and used copies of Jill on Amazon and used ones available on Biblio and Ukbookworld too."[unquote]

Thanks for that, Catherine. For some reason I thought 'Jill' and 'The Girl in Winter' were out of print, so I never thought of looking on the usual places I buy from like Amazon or the Book Depository. Silly me :)

my gran had far pavillions I be interest to see what you make of it ,all the best stu

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