Fatima''s Good Fortune

by Joanne Dryansky, Gerry Dryansky | Women's Fiction |
ISBN: 0099466341 Global Overview for this book
Registered by SephieG of Plymouth, Devon United Kingdom on 8/7/2007
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16 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by SephieG from Plymouth, Devon United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Great feel-good read.

Released 11 yrs ago (10/30/2007 UTC) at Swapping with a member. in Read it swap it., readitswapit.co.uk -- Controlled Releases

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It's in the post

Journal Entry 3 by LyzzyBee from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Friday, November 02, 2007
Received with thanks from Sephie, in exchange for one of my books (but not officially on readitswapit). Looks great - I will read (I have 5 bookrings on their way so might take a little while) and then BookRing it!

Thanks again!

Journal Entry 4 by LyzzyBee from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Thursday, January 17, 2008
A really lovely book; I was attracted by the Tunisian aspect, having been to that wonderful country twice now, and this novel follows the story of Fatima, considered unfortunate but useful in her village on the island of Djerba, who ups and leaves to be a lady's maid in Paris. There, she gets involved in the lives of the ordinary - and extraordinary - people who live in her building and visit the cafe at the bottom of the stairs. From the colourful African builder to the elderly Labrador, all are drawn with humour and love, and it's a lovely, positive, warm story.

This will be made available for a BookRing before hopefully being sent to a friend in Tunisia - I know a few people who will want to read it first!

Journal Entry 5 by LyzzyBee from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Sunday, May 04, 2008
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1. Journal the book when you receive it
2. Try to read it and send it on within 1 month
3. PM the next reader and send it to them - make a release or journal entry on the book so we can all see its status
4. If you have any problems reading the book in time or getting hold of the next reader, please PM me or use the email address on my profile!

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Scotsbookie UK (anywhere)
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Sherlockfan NZ (anywhere)
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Pammykn US-Alabama (anywhere)
Oi-reader US-Ohio (anywhere)
Wandering-B Hong Kong (anywhere)
[[[[Katayoun Iran (anywhere, Europe pref) - could not be contacted]]]
Penelopewanders Switzerland (Europe)
Pell Italy (Europe)
Kerriou Wales (UK/Europe)
WelshHelen Wales (UK/Europe)
Cross-Patch UK (anywhere)
Calalilly UK (UK)
[[[Purplerosebud UK (UK) - asked to be skipped (presumably)]]]
CaterinaAnna UK (UK) <---- it's on its way here!
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Inver Scotland (anywhere)
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Posting to Scotsbookie on the first stage of its bookring.

Journal Entry 7 by scotsbookie from Peebles, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 21, 2008
rrived safely this morning, thank you LyzzyBee. I have a few to read before it but will get to it asap.

Journal Entry 8 by scotsbookie from Peebles, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, June 02, 2008
A very enjoyable, heart-warming, feel good book that was just what I was needing to read. Great characters, from the grumpy, but underneath a softie, Countess with her aging Labrador; to Fatima herself, the unluckiest person in her village on Djerba, but really the luckiest, bringing happiness & love to all around her.

Thank you LyzzyBee, this will be off to Heaven-Ali asap.

Released 11 yrs ago (6/3/2008 UTC) at to a fellow bookcrosser in Bookring, a postal release -- Controlled Releases

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Journal Entry 10 by Heaven-Ali from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Thursday, June 05, 2008
well I have no memory of signing up for this - but it looks lovely and I expect I will enjoy it a lot. I will read it in the next week or so.

Journal Entry 11 by Heaven-Ali from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Monday, June 09, 2008
I really enjoyed this touching and often funny novel about a Maid from Tunisia - who takes over from her sister in the home of an elderly Countess. Fatima manages to change the lives and the fortunes of all she comes into contact with. More importantly she begins to change her fortunes - with the help of the new friends she has made.

will be sending on soon.

Released 11 yrs ago (6/12/2008 UTC) at to a bookcrosser in sent by mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Journal Entry 13 by Sherlockfan from Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on Monday, June 23, 2008
Arrived safely here over the weekend while we were away. I've started it already and am enjoying it so far. No reason to suppose that won't continue. I do enjoy the description of streets in a part of Paris where I have walked. Thanks for sending this as a bookring. I'll pm DK 1010 so I'll have the address ready when I've finished.

Journal Entry 14 by Sherlockfan from Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on Saturday, June 28, 2008
Quirky and enchanting with well depicted characters and unusual relationships. The tale introduced me to Tunisia with which I'd had no experience before. It also did as I expected and reaffirmed my love for Paris and some Parisiennes. I liked the way the Countess's character sneaked into the tale. Fatima was definitely a loving person giving her all whenever she saw a need; one warmed to her instantly and was not disappointed.
Many phrases and sentences spoke to me. I particularly liked the "tajine in a tajine" - perhaps it is I who is quirky rather than the book.
It will be on its way very shortly. Thanks for including me. The memory of thsi books will stay with me. Sometimes they don't.

Released 11 yrs ago (6/30/2008 UTC) at To the next participant in By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Posting off tomorrow morning.

Journal Entry 16 by DK1010 from Warwick, Rhode Island USA on Monday, July 14, 2008
I have received this book. I look forward to reading it very soon. Thank you to everyone for sharing with me.

Journal Entry 17 by DK1010 from Warwick, Rhode Island USA on Monday, July 21, 2008
I liked this story. It is a feel-good story about Fatima who has never traveled, off her island of Djerba, and never really wanted to. Due to life-changing events she finds herself a maid to a countess in Paris, France. She comes to enjoy her life and friends in Paris. Upon returning to Djerba, she reaches a decision about where to call home, and settles down in her home with luck, wealth and good friends.

The author keeps the story moving, it is full of descriptive phrases, but never overwhelming. I used a warm lazy summer day to finish this book nearly in one day; it was a nice day, like being on vacation.

I hope future readers enjoy the book. I'll be mailing this today to cardamom-wolfe.

Journal Entry 18 by cardamom-wolfe from Los Angeles, California USA on Saturday, July 26, 2008
I've just received this book from DK1010 and am excited to start it this week. I am away for 1 week travelling outside the US and so will post it on to Pammykn on my return. Thanks!!!

Journal Entry 19 by cardamom-wolfe from Los Angeles, California USA on Thursday, September 11, 2008
I really enjoyed this simple and happy tale about Fatima, who is a kind soul and radiates goodness. The end is particularly poignant, given the Parisian life and society Fatima inhabits as a maid.
The book goes on to Pammykn today - with my apologies at the delay - I'm including a map of Paris so one can track where Fatima lives and her meanderings in the city.

Journal Entry 20 by pammykn from Decatur, Alabama USA on Sunday, September 21, 2008
Thanks -- looking forward to reading. I need to amp up my reading pace. I am receiving so many great bookring/rays and I want to read all of them and not be a lagger.

Journal Entry 21 by pammykn from Decatur, Alabama USA on Friday, January 09, 2009
Sorry for the hold-up contacting Oi-reader to get back in circulation. Sending off today 01/10/09. Thanks again for sharing this book.

Journal Entry 22 by oi-reader from Toledo, Ohio USA on Thursday, January 15, 2009
Arrived safely today, thanks for sharing :) I have 2 rings ahead of it but should be able to get it moving within a few weeks! BTw...love the "extra" (don't want to spoil). It brings back wonderful memories ;)

Journal Entry 23 by oi-reader from Toledo, Ohio USA on Monday, February 16, 2009
I enjoyed this book quite a bit, being more interested in the immigrant's point of view. The ending was a bit predictable, but Fatima's Good Fortune left me with a warm fuzzy feeling none the less. Thamks for sharing! I have pm'd Wandering-B for their address and will have this on it's way later this week :)

Journal Entry 24 by oi-reader at -- Somewhere, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Friday, February 20, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (2/21/2009 UTC) at -- Somewhere, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

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Off to the next reader!

Journal Entry 25 by wandering-B from Tai Po, New Territories Hong Kong on Friday, March 20, 2009
Received today. Thanks LyzzyBee for making it a ring and oi-reader for sending it to me. Of course, a couple on board, but it should not be too long.

ETA: Will request next address - but it will be two weeks before I can mail it back out - we're off on holiday and I can't mail it today. It will be back on the move April 18 or so. Thanks!

ETA again: Have PM'd next in line three times - waiting for a response perhaps the PM's are not going through. Will do an ISO if I don't get an address shortly. Thanks for your patience!

Journal Entry 26 by wingpenelopewanderswing from Hasliberg, Bern / Berne Switzerland on Friday, May 08, 2009
Arrived safely in the Swiss alps today - thanks so much. Thanks too for the lovely card, book mark - and map of Paris... I have two other rings here just now so this will slide into line behind them, but hope to get to it soon.

Journal Entry 27 by wingpenelopewanderswing from Hasliberg, Bern / Berne Switzerland on Friday, May 15, 2009
Sent along with a map of Paris..

I very much enjoyed almost all of this book... A lovely story about a simple (not in the pejorative sense) woman from Djerba who comes to Paris to replace her sister as a companion/maid for a Countess. I just felt the ending was a bit rushed somehow. With that exception, a very sweet read. I have the next address, hope to get it parcelled this weekend, sent next week.

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Now on its way to Italy... enjoy! thanks so much for making this one available.

Journal Entry 29 by Pell from Canino, Lazio Italy on Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Thank you Penelopewanders for sending on this book, which arrived today, looking forward to reading it, but have another two to read beforehand, will read as fast as I can.

Journal Entry 30 by Pell from Canino, Lazio Italy on Wednesday, June 24, 2009
A lovely easy to read story, I do hope the next person enjoys it as much as I did. Thank you Lyzzie-bee for starting the ring. Have emailed Kerriou for her details and will forward it on as soon as I recieve her details.

Journal Entry 31 by Pell from Canino, Lazio Italy on Monday, July 06, 2009
Posted off to Kerriou today from Canino.

Journal Entry 32 by Kerriou from Swansea, Wales United Kingdom on Friday, July 10, 2009
Arrived this morning. Thank you, Pell.

Journal Entry 33 by Kerriou from Swansea, Wales United Kingdom on Wednesday, July 22, 2009
This really was a feel-good story. I loved it.
I have WelshHelen's address so will send it on to her asap.

Journal Entry 34 by Kerriou at Swansea, By Post -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Released 9 yrs ago (7/22/2009 UTC) at Swansea, By Post -- Controlled Releases

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Sent off to WelshHelen.

Journal Entry 35 by WelshHelen from Ponthenri, Wales United Kingdom on Sunday, August 16, 2009
For the first time in weeks I checked my parcel box and found three rings books in there - oops! Sorry for the delay and for any worry I caused. This is the first one of the three and I hope to get it read in the next week or so.

Journal Entry 36 by WelshHelen from Ponthenri, Wales United Kingdom on Sunday, September 13, 2009
My reading of this book was very fragmented which probably didn't help in my enjoyment of it. Though I *did* like Fatima, Hadley and Suget it was definitely Paris that was the star of the show.

A feel-good book which proves that being good and kind has its own rewards :-)

Thanks for shring, Lyzzybee. I've requested Cross-Patch's address and will post on to her once I have it.

Journal Entry 37 by WelshHelen from Ponthenri, Wales United Kingdom on Thursday, September 17, 2009
Posted to Cross-Patch today.

Journal Entry 38 by wingCross-patchwing from Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Got back from a few days away to find this book. Thank you. Hello to the many friends before and after - lovely to recognise so many names!

Journal Entry 39 by wingCross-patchwing from Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Wednesday, October 28, 2009
This is a lovely warm, feel good novel. I enjoyed it greatly and am still enjoying the warm afterglow. Thank you for the chance to join in. I shall try again to contact calalilly to ask permission to send it to her, but I'll have to wait until this week's postal strike is over all the same.

Journal Entry 40 by wingCross-patchwing from Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Tuesday, November 03, 2009
I have now heard from calalilly so the parcel is going in the post today.

Journal Entry 41 by wingCross-patchwing at to next participant, a ring/ray -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, November 03, 2009

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Journal Entry 42 by calalilly from Waterlooville, Hampshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, November 10, 2009
This was waiting for me when I went into work yesterday, what a good way to start a Monday!! I've just finished another ring book so will be starting this next so hopefully it will be moving on quite quickly.

Journal Entry 43 by LyzzyBee at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Thursday, October 14, 2010
This seems to have got stuck. Calalilly - sorry to ask publicly but I've sent you a couple of PMs and not heard back - can you let me know if this is going to move onwards soon? Thank you!

Journal Entry 44 by calalilly at Waterlooville, Hampshire United Kingdom on Sunday, October 17, 2010
A lovely book, sorry I have kept it so long. as soon as I have confirmation of CaterinaAnne's address I'll be sending it off.

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