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Orchard On Fire (BOOKRING)
by Shena Mackay | Literature & Fiction
Registered by cartref of Derby, not specified not specified on Tuesday, March 30, 2004
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by AnonymousFinder): travelling


6 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by cartref from Derby, not specified not specified on Tuesday, March 30, 2004

This book has not been rated.

to be read 


Journal Entry 2 by cartref from Derby, not specified not specified on Tuesday, May 18, 2004

8 out of 10

'So touched with magic, so achingly sad and funny that my breath was taken away...wonderful' (write up on front of book). The book is about a women taking you back to her childhood in the Fifties.They move from their seedy pub life in a city,too open a tearoom in a village in Kent.So life changes for April, first a new friend called Ruby, whom together get ups to many think they should or should not do.April is also pestered my unwanted attention of a MR Greenridge. Ruby family move away amiss gossip, and eventually the two girls lose touch. April return when adult to the village to seek out her old friend and other memories, to find a present from her friend left to her.
sending book on an Z to A bookring
Z-lpree (USA)
Y-lobodyke (USA)
X-lonerunner (USA)
W-eslyssa (Australia)
V-gill846 (Canada)
U-maupi (Netherlands)
T-redhouse (UK)
S-jenvince (USA)
R-spiderchic (UK)
Q-kz4ufo (USA)
P-ramya (USA)
O-olifant (Netherlands)
N-Rrrcaron (USA)
M-tyvmdear (Canada)
L-kelwood (USA)
K-caffcaff (UK)
J-reader1107 (USA)
I-mysterfun03 (USA)
H-mazienh (USA)
G-tchouli (USA)
F-snickarbo (USA)
E-wririnreader (USA)
D-billhookbabe (UK)
C-dingus (switerland)
B-helly77 (UK)
A-lauraloo29 (Canada)
then back to me cartref 


Journal Entry 3 by cartref at on Thursday, May 27, 2004

This book has not been rated.

Released on Thursday, May 27, 2004 at postal release in Derby, England United Kingdom.

Released as start of Z to A bookring to Lpree in the USA, enjoy the read. 


Journal Entry 4 by Lpree from Omaha, Nebraska USA on Wednesday, June 02, 2004

This book has not been rated.

I received this in yesterday's mail - wow! that was quick! Anyway, I'm just about done with my current read, then will get started on this one.

 


Journal Entry 5 by Lpree from Omaha, Nebraska USA on Sunday, June 06, 2004

This book has not been rated.

I'm sorry to say that I could not finish this book. I read about a third of it, then had to put it down. The writing style was a distraction to me (not sure how to best explain this), plus I could see where a certain thread of the story was leading and I did not want to read any further about that. Sorry, I know this is vague, but I don't want to give out spoilers in my entry. Anyway, I have the next person's address already and will mail this out Monday or Tuesday.

I'll be interested to see what everyone else's comments are. I'm disappointed in myself for not finishing it, but the story was just stressing me out, if that makes any sense. 


Journal Entry 6 by Lpree at on Wednesday, June 09, 2004

This book has not been rated.

Released on Wednesday, June 09, 2004 at BookRing in n/a, n/a Controlled Releases.

Sent media mail to lobodyke. 


Journal Entry 7 by Lobodyke from Bardstown, Kentucky USA on Thursday, June 17, 2004

8 out of 10

received in the mail yesterday and read last night! It was a little slow at first, and yes, a little predictable at times, but overall I really enjoyed this book. It may have been because I grew up in England, and had a best friend like in the book - I certainly did some reminiscing. Also, I added a sheet with the meanings of some British terms in the book that some Americans may not be familiar with (I know, it's a hanging preposition!). It'll be on its way as soon as I get lonerunner's address. 


Journal Entry 8 by lonerunner from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania USA on Tuesday, June 22, 2004

This book has not been rated.

I just received The Orchard on Fire from Lobodyke--thank you!
And thank you, cartref, for sharing so much:)
 


Journal Entry 9 by lonerunner from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania USA on Sunday, June 27, 2004

8 out of 10

I relished this book--April's story of her childhood, and her friendship with Ruby, is one of the most poignant narratives I've read. There's a lot a misery in the life of two such young girls, who are keeping such big secrets from the adults--and some from each other, as well. It's incredible to think how many problems a child can keep to herself, to cope with, all alone. There are plenty of humorous touches,too, which help to make the book such an intoxicating read.

Thanks, Lobodyke, for the glossary :)
pming eslyssa... 


Journal Entry 10 by lonerunner from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania USA on Saturday, July 03, 2004

This book has not been rated.

This is travelling to Australia today! 


Journal Entry 11 by eltala on Tuesday, July 06, 2004

This book has not been rated.

*bops and dances*

This arrived this morning in the mail - my postman is starting to comment over the books that arrive at my house ^_^ - I don't think he got over the 13 copies of Wild Animus that arrived on consecutive days.

I'm really looking forward to reading it - it's skipping to the top of my to-be-read pile - I'll probably start it this afternoon, if I have a few moments to spare. And all the bits and pieces that have found their way into the book! Thankyou!

I'll read and send on as soon as possible. 


Journal Entry 12 by eltala on Sunday, July 18, 2004

9 out of 10

Loved this. Sorry I've had it for so long - the internet has been down, so I haven't been able to find out where to send it. ^_^ PMing gill846 now.

Seriously, this was magical. Delightfully detailed. A walk down a country lane...

Eslyssa 


Journal Entry 13 by eltala on Thursday, August 12, 2004

This book has not been rated.

Sorry that I've had this for so long - but I'm not getting any reply on where to send it - do I message the person after the next person, then? 


Journal Entry 14 by eltala on Saturday, August 21, 2004

This book has not been rated.

Went away in the post yesterday to Gill846.

Am so very sorry for the huge delay - there's just been a big family disaster and I've not been able to get onto the computer.

Eslyssa 


Journal Entry 15 by cartref from Derby, not specified not specified on Thursday, October 28, 2004

This book has not been rated.

Book lost in mail, seding out new copy to contiue the bookring 


Journal Entry 16 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Wednesday, February 20, 2008

This book has not been rated.

I find this book in taxi today, and driver isn't knowing who is the one who left it there, so I have taken.

I will give to my friend who is having a holiday in Brazil, and she will leave it there.

CAUGHT IN LJUBLJANA SLOVENIA 




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