The Passion

by Jeanette Winterson | Other |
ISBN: 0140108319 Global Overview for this book
Registered by bb012c3442 of Seaham, County Durham United Kingdom on 2/10/2006
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5 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by perfect-circle from Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Friday, February 10, 2006
Picked up at the Newcastle meet last night. Have read a few Winterson books recently, but hadn't heard of this one.

Journal Entry 2 by bb012c3442 from Seaham, County Durham United Kingdom on Friday, February 10, 2006
Pre-numbered label used for registration.

Journal Entry 3 by perfect-circle from Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Sunday, April 09, 2006
Had a flick through this but I don't think it's something I'd read in the near future so am going to let it continue its journey

Journal Entry 4 by perfect-circle from Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Tuesday, February 27, 2007
I decided to go back to this and read it and I'm glad I did, it was definitely one of the better Winterson books I've read, covering passion in different forms.

Journal Entry 5 by perfect-circle from Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Monday, July 16, 2007
This is now going out on a ray. Usual rules apply. Please journal when you receive the book and again when you've finished. Please try to pass it on within 4 weeks, but if this is going to be a problem, just let me know, it's not a strict deadline by any means.

Bookwormnicky - UK
PurpleElephant - UK
Suedo - UK
purpleskybaby - UK
bettyboekwurm - Portugal
Stubee & KT-J - UK
Booksnbeer - USA
ealasaidmae - USA
gategypsy - Canada
Symphonica - Canada or South Africa

Released 13 yrs ago (7/18/2007 UTC) at Postal Release in Postal release, By Mail/Post/Courier -- Controlled Releases

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Posted to bookwormnicky to start the ray

Journal Entry 7 by bookwormnicky from -- somewhere in Bristol , Bristol United Kingdom on Sunday, July 29, 2007
Received thanks very much. I'll start as soon as I've finished what I'm reading at the moment and will pass on promptly. Thanks again. Nicky x

Journal Entry 8 by bookwormnicky from -- somewhere in Bristol , Bristol United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 07, 2007

I really enjoyed The Passion, in fact I preferred it to Winterton''s more famous book, Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit, the only other of hers I''ve read.

The Passion is a random and obscure tale set in the era of Napoleon and divided into just four short chapters. Initially we meet Henri, a Frenchmen set to invade Britain amongst Napoleon''s army. Then we head to Venice and meet the daughter of a boatman,, red haired and passionate, Villanelle. Having read these two chapters I thought this was a book of short stories but then in Chapter Three the lives of the two main characters become entangled in a clever and fascinating plot, that is both poetic and blunt.

I highly recommend The Passion and shall certainly be keeping an eye out for her other books.

I will pass on as soon as I can.

Journal Entry 9 by bookwormnicky from -- somewhere in Bristol , Bristol United Kingdom on Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Sent to Purple Elephant this morning. Sorry it's taken me a while to get this in the post.

Journal Entry 10 by PurpleElephant from Glastonbury, Somerset United Kingdom on Friday, August 24, 2007
Book arrived this morning thanks bookwormnicky. I have a couple ahead of this but will set to it as soon as I can!!

Journal Entry 11 by PurpleElephant from Glastonbury, Somerset United Kingdom on Thursday, September 27, 2007
As always with Jeanette Winterson this book was beautifully written. An exploration of passion and survival in all its forms. Have contacted Suedo for an address and will get it posted as soon as I can.

Journal Entry 12 by suedo from Redditch, Worcestershire United Kingdom on Friday, December 07, 2007
Arrived this week in the post.
It is top of TBR, but I will finish the one I'm reading first.

Journal Entry 13 by suedo from Redditch, Worcestershire United Kingdom on Monday, December 10, 2007
This has been a great read, and a good story. I gave up on another of her books so was glad thia one was more accessible.
Not sure if it helped that I had read war and peace, so the background was not a total mystery to me.I have PMed the next in line, but won't be back home until the weekend to post it.

Journal Entry 14 by suedo from Redditch, Worcestershire United Kingdom on Sunday, February 03, 2008
am tidying up and realised I have had no reply from Purpleskybaby so off to give them a reminder

Journal Entry 15 by bb012c3442 from Seaham, County Durham United Kingdom on Sunday, February 03, 2008
Hi Suedo and folks: just realised this really needs to be a Ring, not a Ray, so please put me on the bottom of that list, and return. Please don't WR!!

Thank you! It's a fabulous read: one of my all-time favourite books.

Journal Entry 16 by suedo from Redditch, Worcestershire United Kingdom on Sunday, February 03, 2008
Have rec an address so am sending it on when I can get to the post office.
bb012c3442 - do you mean you want the book back at the end, or just to re-read it?
The people that signed up for the ray may not be able to post it back from South Africa, and probably did not expect to when they signed up for this RAY. Since this book was taken at the meet up, you would normally only expect to get it back if you asked for that when you brought it to the meet.
If there are any other of your books that I have that you want back, can you let me know ASAP so I don't WR them.

cheers

Sue

Journal Entry 17 by bb012c3442 from Seaham, County Durham United Kingdom on Sunday, February 03, 2008
Yes, please don't send it out of the country. Thanks.

Journal Entry 18 by bb012c3442 from Seaham, County Durham United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Hello All Who Might Be Reading

Stubee (on the list for the um, Ray) would like to know where the book is now. Anyone know? And can whoever has it, send it on to stubee when they've read it, on the understanding that it comes back to me after that.

Sorry for the confusion. This shudda been a Ring. Ta. :)

Journal Entry 19 by perfect-circle from Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 07, 2008
I have contacted Stubee regarding the new ray that has been set up ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/5891424 )

This copy of the book should return to bb012c3442. All participants from purpleskybaby onwards are on the list for the new ray. Any problems, PM me.

Journal Entry 20 by suedo at Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Released 11 yrs ago (5/14/2009 UTC) at Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom

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