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Knowledge of Angels
by Jill Paton Walsh | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingVekikiwing of London, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, June 10, 2011
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by disneyfreaksam): to be read


10 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingVekikiwing from London, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, June 10, 2011

9 out of 10

Easy reading but very thought provoking

I could not put this book down when I read it - it is beautifully written and a very engaging story, cleverly character driven plot with some big issues at it's heart.

It's a philosophical novel set on non-specific Mediterranean island in medieval times, a fable about tolerance, and its conflict with moral certainty.

I first came across this book because I'm a big fan of comedian Tim Minchin, and he mentioned it as one of his favourites :)

*** BOOKRING *** BOOKRING ***

*Reading Order:
mafarrimond (UK, post intl)
Leamhliom (Ireland, post intl)
lauraloo29 (Canada, post intl)
madpocky (Philippines, post intl)
Stoepbrak (South Africa, post intl)
Rodespringbal (Belgium, post EU)
Originalmulli (Uk, post intl)
Cross-patch (Uk)
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last person to return book to Vekiki, in the UK
*** BOOKRING NOW COMPLETE*** 


Journal Entry 2 by wingVekikiwing at == by post or by hand == in -- By post or by hand --, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, June 10, 2011

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Released 3 yrs ago (6/10/2011 UTC) at == by post or by hand == in -- By post or by hand --, Greater London United Kingdom

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Sent to the first on the list :) 


Journal Entry 3 by mafarrimond at Hawarden, Wales United Kingdom on Saturday, June 18, 2011

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The book has arrived safely. Thank you for sharing it. 


Journal Entry 4 by mafarrimond at Hawarden, Wales United Kingdom on Thursday, June 30, 2011

10 out of 10

I absolutely loved this book. I was totally absorbed in the story and the philosophical arguement.

I want to read more from Jill Paton Walsh! 


Journal Entry 5 by mafarrimond at Hawarden, Wales United Kingdom on Sunday, July 03, 2011

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Released 3 yrs ago (7/4/2011 UTC) at Hawarden, Wales United Kingdom

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Posting on to Leamhliom  


Journal Entry 6 by wingleamhliomwing at Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Thursday, July 07, 2011

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Thank you so much for this book - it arrived safely today. Perfect timing - I'm off work today, so should get time to start this book today. The story sounds good.

I'm delighted to receive a Booker prize title, which sounds as if it might be a good read. 


Journal Entry 7 by wingleamhliomwing at Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Sunday, July 17, 2011

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Released 3 yrs ago (7/18/2011 UTC) at Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland

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Another excellent book from a fellow Book Crosser! This was a really absorbing book and a really unusual story. It details the arrival on an unnamed medditerranean island about 1450 AD, of two stangers, a heretic and a young girl. Both strangers change the islanders forever.

I am sending this on to the next person in the book ring, lauraloo89, in Canada. 


Journal Entry 8 by winglauraloo29wing at Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, August 03, 2011

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Arrived today. I have a couple of rings before it, but I will keep it moving. Thank you! 


Journal Entry 9 by winglauraloo29wing at Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Sunday, August 21, 2011

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I can't get into this book. Not to worry. I have plenty on my bookring TBR pile. :) This will be in the mail this week. Thank you for sharing! 


Journal Entry 10 by madpocky at Manila, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- Philippines on Tuesday, September 13, 2011

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Got this on the mail on September 13, 2011. Will get to this as soon as I am able. Thanks much for sharing! ^-^ 


Journal Entry 11 by madpocky at To the next participant, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Friday, January 13, 2012

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Released 2 yrs ago (1/13/2012 UTC) at To the next participant, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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I'm sorry for the delay in sending this out. This book is now on its way to the next reader. Thank you very much for sharing. :) 


Journal Entry 12 by wingStoepbrakwing at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Saturday, April 21, 2012

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It took 99 days but the book finally made it to South Africa. Thanks for sending it on, madpocky! It's still in a very good condition and ready for more. Thanks for registering the book and hosting the ring, Vekiki.

I'm busy with a book (aren't we all?) and have one other bookray book to finish before I'll get to this one. 


Journal Entry 13 by wingStoepbrakwing at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Tuesday, May 01, 2012

8 out of 10

This is a thought-provoking tale of tolerance and inclusivity, and so valid in today's world. As the author says in her introductory note:

(The story) is set on an island somewhat like Mallorca, but not Mallorca, at a time somewhat like 1450, but not 1450. A fiction is always, however obliquely, about the time and place in which it was written.

I found it a gripping read from beginning to end. Thanks, Vekiki; it's not a book I normally would have selected based on cover and title.

Uploaded picture: Jill Paton Walsh (the author) 


Journal Entry 14 by wingStoepbrakwing at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Wednesday, May 02, 2012

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Released 2 yrs ago (5/2/2012 UTC) at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa

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The book is on its way to Belgium. It squeezed in under the 300 gram limit over which it is regarded as a package rather than a letter, so I opted for airmail.

International tracking number: RJ007890156ZA
http://tracking.postoffice.co.za
http://www.post.be/wtr/searchpublic/search.do?method=initSearchPage&oss 


Journal Entry 15 by wingrodespringbalwing at Moerbeke-Waas, Oost-Vlaanderen / Flandre Orientale Belgium on Monday, May 07, 2012

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Got it in from the postmen, I had to sign for it so luckily I was home :)

thanks Stoepbrak for sending this lovely book to me.
Will have to wait till I finish an other ringbook

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15/6: started to read the book a week ago but still not much progress :s so sorry that it would take a while. Hope to finish it within 2 weeks and send it out beginning of july

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7/7: I finished it so I will contact Originalmulli for her address and send it next week :) 


Journal Entry 16 by wingrodespringbalwing at Moerbeke-Waas, Oost-Vlaanderen / Flandre Orientale Belgium on Tuesday, July 10, 2012

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Released 2 yrs ago (7/10/2012 UTC) at Moerbeke-Waas, Oost-Vlaanderen / Flandre Orientale Belgium

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I found it a rather difficult read. None the less, I enjoyed reading it but it took a bit longer with me this time. Thanks for beeing patience.
This book will travel to the next on the list!!! Enjoy!!! 


Journal Entry 17 by Originalmulli at Llandyfriog, Wales United Kingdom on Sunday, July 15, 2012

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Thank you Rodespringbal - and for the sweets you included! I've also kept the beautiful strip of stamps from the package, they'll make a lovely bookmark!

I have two bookrays before this but am reading them simultaneously so shouldn't be too long before I start this.  


Journal Entry 18 by Originalmulli at Llandyfriog, Wales United Kingdom on Sunday, July 29, 2012

10 out of 10

The most haunting and disturbing book I have read since A Thousand Splendid Suns. Thought-provoking is an extreme understatement.  


Journal Entry 19 by Originalmulli at Newcastle Emlyn, Wales United Kingdom on Friday, August 03, 2012

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Released 2 yrs ago (8/4/2012 UTC) at Newcastle Emlyn, Wales United Kingdom

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Off to Cross-patch, currently the last reader on the list. 


Journal Entry 20 by wingCross-patchwing at Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Friday, August 10, 2012

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Thank you, Originalmulli and Vekiki. Knowlede of Angels has arrived with me today. It is a read I am very much looking forward to. 


Journal Entry 21 by wingCross-patchwing at Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Wednesday, August 22, 2012

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Sorry, I had to give in. I just couldn't get into it. 


Journal Entry 22 by wingCross-patchwing at -- Controlled Release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom on Friday, October 12, 2012

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Released 2 yrs ago (10/12/2012 UTC) at -- Controlled Release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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Returning to Vekiki. 


Journal Entry 23 by wingVekikiwing at London, Greater London United Kingdom on Monday, October 15, 2012

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Home :) Thankyou all for taking part in this bookring 


Journal Entry 24 by wingVekikiwing at London, Greater London United Kingdom on Sunday, December 02, 2012

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Released 1 yr ago (12/2/2012 UTC) at London, Greater London United Kingdom

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spotted this on my secret santa's wishlist so it's off as a christmas pressie 


Journal Entry 25 by disneyfreaksam at Warminster, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Friday, December 28, 2012

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Thank you Santa X 




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