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Affinity
by Sarah Waters | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingPlum-crazywing of Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on 6/28/2010
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by KawasakiBabe): travelling


This book is in the wild! This Book is Currently in the Wild!

2 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingPlum-crazywing from Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, July 22, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Set in and around the women's prison at Milbank in the 1870's , "Affinity" is an eerie and utterly compelling ghost story, a complex and intriguing literary mystery and a poignant love story with an unexpected twist in the tale.

Following the death of her father, Margaret Prior has decided to pursue some 'good work' with the lady criminals of one of London's most notorious gaols. Surrounded by prisoners, murderers and common thieves, Margaret feels herself drawn to one of the prisons more unlikely inmates - the imprisoned spiritualist - Selina Dawes.
Sympathetic to the plight of this innocent-seeming girl, Margaret sees herself dispensing guidance and perhaps friendship on her visits, little expecting to find herself dabbling in a twilight world of seances, shadows, unruly spirits and unseemly passions.
 


Journal Entry 2 by wingPlum-crazywing at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, July 22, 2010

9 out of 10

The blurb says it's " a spellbinding ghost story, a complex & intriguing historical mystery & a poignant romance with an unexpected twist"....yes, it's all those things & more!I found this book totally absorbing. It's difficult to know what to say about the story itself as I don't want to spoil it for any future readers.The descriptive writing is excellent, you can almost feel the dark, dank prison cells & feel the tension build up as Margaret waits alone for Selina...I swear my heart was racing by the end of that chapter!I believed in Selina's gift & the ending, on reflection, was the only way it could end -though not what I was expecting or perhaps hoping for...but I'm not giving it away! 


Journal Entry 3 by wingPlum-crazywing at Forget-Me-Not Trust Charity Shop in Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 24, 2010

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Released 7 yrs ago (8/25/2010 UTC) at Forget-Me-Not Trust Charity Shop in Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Released as part of the 2010 ULTIMATE CHALLENGE &
the 2010 AUGUST ONE WORD Challenge (#23)


If you're reading this then you've found a travelling book!

The point of releasing book into the "wild" is that they are a free gift from the bookcrosser to the finder.However, in this case, the book was given as a donation to
the Forget-Me-Not Trust Charity Shop
so you will have had to pay for it. Thank you for purchasing it & contributing to the charity.

Or maybe you found it else where....if so, please tell us where it has travelled to!

I hope you enjoy reading it & when you've read it, why not do entry to say where it's going next & then all it's readers, past & present, will be able to follow it's travels.

(If you decide to join in the fun at bookcrossing, please consider putting me, Plum-crazy as your referring member.....help spread the words!)







 


Journal Entry 4 by KawasakiBabe at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, August 26, 2010

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Ha ha! Yet another book courtesy of Plum-Crazy and the Forget-Me-Not Charity Shop! Yes, I agree, we must be their best customers – I’m looking forward to reading the 3 I’ve picked up today (but I had to leave the Wild Swans behind – I’ve had it before and never read it so I’ll not read it now as my unread pile is getting bigger).
Lots of releases to follow in September as part of my first challenge; some will be released to a motorcycle rally in Brighouse 10th and 11th September. Release notes will follow.
Happy Reading.
 


Journal Entry 5 by KawasakiBabe at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Friday, October 29, 2010

9 out of 10

Wow! Just finished this book - read into the night and again this morning! I've rated it a 9 because it kept me guessing right to the end. As Plum-crazy has said above, it's difficult to write about this story without spoiling it for other readers - but my sympathies lie with poor Margaret who lost her first love to her own sibling. She is lonely, impressionable, and being giving strong and hallucinatory sleeping medicine by her over-protective (but not especially loving) Mother!
 


Journal Entry 6 by KawasakiBabe at Liverpool City Centre in Liverpool, Merseyside United Kingdom on Sunday, November 07, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Released 6 yrs ago (11/7/2010 UTC) at Liverpool City Centre in Liverpool, Merseyside United Kingdom

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Will be released somewhere in the City Centre during today - art gallery, pub, museum or somewhere like that!! Details will follow tonight.

I left this book on a bench near St George's Park; if you are the person who found it - and its little plastic bag managed to survive the wind and rain - then I thank you for visiting this site to let us know. You can join book crossers (free, spam-free and you are identifiable only by your screen name) or you can remain anonymous; but please let us know here what you think of the book and/or what you decide to do with it, so past and future readers can keep track of its journey. Happy reading. 


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