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Tree Bee

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Our book for September is The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry.
Radio Times article and interview with the author here, with some background.
I'll put up some questions for discussion on the weekend of 23/24 September.

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Sarasa
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I read this earlier in the year, looking forward tot he discussion.
Thanks for the article - useful background reading.

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Dafyd
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I've read it and liked it so I'll join up for discussion.

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Marama
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I read it last year and enjoyed it, so I'm in. I think I try to reread it, and see if any of my opinions have changed.
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Trudy Scrumptious

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I just looked at this in the bookstore and thought it looked interesting! I'll try to get it read in time to join in.

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Curiosity killed ...

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I've been meaning to read this for a bit and have uploaded it to my Kindle, so hopefully I will have read it in time to join in

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ArachnidinElmet
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I've only just got my hands on My Brother Michael for last month's discussion, so I'm unlikely to be on time for this discussion, but will be keeping a close eye. The subject definitely looks interesting.

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Paul.
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One of my many unread ebooks, glad to have an excuse to start reading it.
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Martha
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I heard Sarah Perry talk at the Derby Book Festival after reading the Essex Serpent for my book club. She was a very interesting speaker - not every author, I'm sure, can speak as well as they write, but she was well worth hearing. Happy to add a few comments if I can still remember the book (actually, I must still have the ebook. Might even re-read it.)
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This is cool - I have already read it, so will be up for discussion.

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Trudy Scrumptious

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I started it yesterday, so am looking forward to joining the discussion when I've got it read.

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Diomedes
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This book is set in the area around my home. I've started reading it and look forward to the discussion. I love walking the Essex Marshes.

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