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I would definitely like to join in any group read where possible & I like lesezeichen's idea of a standalone novel. Dr Wortle's School or Lady Anna perhaps?
I am going on vacation next week but I'll catch up when I'm back (if you start right away) and it's not LA you're reading.
Some shorter novels such as:
Dr Wortle's School
The Vicar of Bullhampton
Or longer ones such as:
Ralph the Heir
The American Senator
I'm sure there are other possibilities to add. Some books are out of print or difficult to obtain, however.
>6 marise: marise ~ I'm not sure which of Trollope's stand-alone books you have read (or not read ;)
As it happens, I haven't read any of those you listed! :)) Because of my TBR pile and the season of the year, I would vote for a shorter novel.
I think these are stand alones, too:
He Knew He Was Right
Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite
OK, well, some of us have already read The Way We Live Now, He Knew He Was Right and Lady Anna. Some of the other stand-alones such as Castle Richmond and The Claverings are unfortunately out-of-print and could take some time to track down (so maybe we could do these next year..?). Several of us have a preference for a shorter novel and since holiday season (in the US) will soon be here and we have other TBRs etc, it makes perfect sense :)
So how about Dr. Wortle's School (256 pages)starting mid-November.....assuming everyone can get a copy (I checked and there are copies at Amazon and at the Book Depository in the UK (who offer free delivery worldwide :)?
**If the choice of book and/or timing doesn't suit then we can re-think it :)**
Dr. Wortle's School isn't a long book (not by AT's standards anyhow :) so hopefully it shouldn't be too onerous for a quick little group read before the end of the year. I'm looking forward to seeing how the story is developed within only a relatively few pages.
I will attempt to put some sort of discussion thread together and have it in place in the next few weeks. I'm not too sure, but I was thinking of maybe having two threads, one for each half of the book so that we can post our comments as we go along. If anyone has suggestions or preferences for handling this please sing out as I'm still a relative group-read newbie :P
then again, Trollope did not believe in worrying about spoilers. Better not.
I've ordered mine from the Book Depository in the UK. They do free delivery worldwide (not sure how it works out in US dollars though). I don't use Amazon - they charge too much for postage to Australia :(
Well, it *is* available at amazon.co.uk, "only 1 left in stock - order soon" but as digifish rightly said the transport costs to the US would probably be prohibitive...
Edited to say that I'll check out the Book Depository site... Sounds interesting...
Just checking in..... hope everyone's copies are turning up OK. Mine arrived today but I won't be able to get going on it for another week.
I was immediately struck by how slim this book is, I keep picking it up and thinking 'is this really by Trollope'? Such brevity, lol :)
Discussion thread will probably appear next week....