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Please suggest themes you'd like to see covered here! Cut and paste the following into a comment:

ETA: please put your theme in the subject of your comment!

Theme:
Are you prepared to run it? Yes/No
Suggested books, if you have them already:


What does it mean to run the theme?

1. At least one month in advance, you'll let everyone know about the theme and your suggested reading for it. You need to suggest at least 3 works of fiction.
2. On the first of the month, you will post a welcome/introduction/kickoff for the theme.
3. Throughout the month, you'll take an active part in discussion of the theme.

You do not have to be an expert on the theme to run it. You just need to have an interest in it.

Industrial Revolution in Britain

Date: 2009-06-01 08:20 pm (UTC)
naraht: The young Queen Victoria (hist-Victoria)
From: [personal profile] naraht
Theme: Industrial Revolution in Britain
Are you prepared to run in?: Yes, depending on when it happens.
Books:
"North and South" by Elizabeth Gaskell
"The Light Ages" by Ian R McLeod
[one more novel needed]

Background reading:
"The Condition of the Working Class in England" by Friedrich Engels
"Progress and Poverty: An Economic and Social History of Britain, 1700-1850" by MJ Daunton

Re: Industrial Revolution in Britain

Date: 2009-06-01 09:47 pm (UTC)
naraht: (Default)
From: [personal profile] naraht
Oooh, that sounds great. I can come up with some secondary reading to go with that too.

Re: Industrial Revolution in Britain

Date: 2009-06-01 08:40 pm (UTC)
wychwood: Trip: "Sigh... again with the gazelles" (Ent - gazelles)
From: [personal profile] wychwood
Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte, might be good for this, as well.

Re: Industrial Revolution in Britain

Date: 2009-06-01 09:50 pm (UTC)
naraht: (Default)
From: [personal profile] naraht
Indeed. Not to mention "Hard Times" by Dickens and a host of others. Sadly I am better with historic fiction than with historical fiction, if you see what I mean, and this community really inclines the other way...

Re: Industrial Revolution in Britain

Date: 2009-06-01 10:06 pm (UTC)
wychwood: HMS Surprise: "bring me that horizon" (Fan - horizon)
From: [personal profile] wychwood
Haha, yes, I am having the same problem. As you probably noticed in my WWI suggestion!

Re: Industrial Revolution in Britain

Date: 2009-06-02 05:00 pm (UTC)
al_zorra: (Default)
From: [personal profile] al_zorra
Mrs. Gaskell's North and South, which deeply influenced Bronte to write her Shirley. It's also on dvd.

Love, C.

Re: Industrial Revolution in Britain

Date: 2009-06-02 07:17 pm (UTC)
al_zorra: (Default)
From: [personal profile] al_zorra
Eeeek! I apologize. I was reading frome the botton up.

Love, C.

Re: Industrial Revolution in Britain

Date: 2009-06-05 04:37 pm (UTC)
beckyzoole: Photo of me, in typical Facebook style (Default)
From: [personal profile] beckyzoole
How about "Tooth and Claw" by Jo Walton?

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