Tulip Fever

by Deborah Moggach | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: Global Overview for this book
Registered by beeofgoodcheer of Stowmarket, Suffolk United Kingdom on 1/9/2005
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by beeofgoodcheer from Stowmarket, Suffolk United Kingdom on Sunday, January 09, 2005
Bought 08 January 2005 in a charity shop.

Journal Entry 2 by beeofgoodcheer at CoffeeLink, Neptune Marina in Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom on Saturday, January 10, 2015

Released 4 yrs ago (1/10/2015 UTC) at CoffeeLink, Neptune Marina in Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Happy trails, little book! I hope you have an interesting journey!

Journal Entry 3 by BookGroupMan at Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom on Saturday, January 10, 2015
Thanks for sharing Nic, I have read one of hers recently (Marigold Hotel), but I guess this is the biggie. And another film tie-in as well :)

(29/09/15) *Lots of spoilers*
I spent most of this book vaguely uneasy that I had read it before, but I think DM has cleverly weaved lots of familiar themes and storylines into a single restoration romp/ tragedy.

The backdrop is Amsterdam in the C17th, centre of the fabulously wealthy Dutch empire – leading the way that Britain followed later in the century – trading with the world, master of the oceans, an overheating free market economy (the Tulip Fever of the title). One of the outward signs of the wealth was commissioning portraits, capturing the fleeting images of nature, pomp and beauty for posterity.

Meet the rich middle-aged merchant, his young unhappy wife and a dashing boho artist! The clichés abound, with mistaken identity, a cuckoo in the nest, betrayal, lost wealth (great onion-eating scene!), lost love & reconciliation, the finding and losing of belief. After a while I stopped looking for the familiar, and just enjoyed it!

Thank you for sharing Nic, now ready to pass on :)

Journal Entry 4 by BookGroupMan at CoffeeLink, Neptune Marina in Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom on Saturday, October 10, 2015

Released 4 yrs ago (10/10/2015 UTC) at CoffeeLink, Neptune Marina in Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

A bit of a book clearing-out, to share with fellow bookcrossers at our monthly meeting in Coffee Link in Ipswich, and onwards to various bookshelves in and around Suffolk.

I you find this, welcome, enjoy, pass it on :)

Journal Entry 5 by Semioticghost at Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom on Thursday, October 29, 2015
Picked up with thanks in the hope that it will be enjoyed by someone in one of my waiting rooms!

Journal Entry 6 by Semioticghost at All Saints House in Harwich, Essex United Kingdom on Thursday, October 29, 2015

Released 4 yrs ago (10/29/2015 UTC) at All Saints House in Harwich, Essex United Kingdom

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

This book is to be left in the waiting room at All Saints House in Harwich.

If you are the finder, you can make a journal entry here - you can remain anonymous if you want! I hope you enjoy the book and that you'll get a chance to leave it somewhere else for someone else to find in due course. There is an old (but still very informative) article on bookcrossing to be found here:
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2005/jul/31/fiction.features1

If you like the idea of bookcrossing, more free books can be found in Colchester bookcrossing zones:

Slack Space, Eld Lane
Love Coffee Aroma, High Street
Purple Dog, Eld Lane
Foresters Arms, Castle Road
Hospital Arms, Crouch Street
15 Queen Street
Fox Pub, Layer de la Haye

Ipswich bookcrossing zones:
Caffe Nero, the Buttermarket, (upstairs on the mantlepiece)
The Greyhound pub on Ivry Road (shelf opposite the bar)
Coffee Link, Neptune Marina (upstairs, book case on far wall)



Please do stop for a coffee or drink while you're there.


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