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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.

Date: 2009-05-31 01:00 am (UTC)
holyschist: Image of a medieval crocodile from Herodotus, eating a person, with the caption "om nom nom" (Default)
From: [personal profile] holyschist
Theme: Tudor/Elizabethan England
Are you prepared to run it? Uh, I guess, depends on when.
Suggested books, if you have them already: Fiona Buckey's Ursula Blanchard mysteries, Philippa Gregory (I find her work rather annoying and she tends to run with some weird hypotheses, but hey, discussion fodder!)...I'd have to look around for more, I think.

Date: 2009-05-31 05:17 am (UTC)
cofax7: climbing on an abbey wall  (Default)
From: [personal profile] cofax7
::cough::

Dorothy Dunnett.

Also Patricia Finney, who wrote two Elizabethan thrillers as Finney and a short series of mysteries set on the Borders as PF Chisholm.

There's a ton of Elizabethan fiction, the problem is separating the gold from the dross. And finding stuff on Gutenberg.

Date: 2009-06-01 09:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] naraht
"Westward Ho!" is pretty well known and by an important author. Also there's a town named after it. :)

Date: 2009-05-31 12:07 pm (UTC)
oursin: Brush the Wandering Hedgehog by the fire (Default)
From: [personal profile] oursin
Yes!! - that occurred to me last night after I'd switched the computer off. Alas, Antonia Forest's 2 YA novels The Player's Boy and The Players and the Rebels are fairly hard to get hold of. Both were reprinted by Girls Gone By but The Player's Boy is already OP.

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