by Livi Michael | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0140289607 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Molyneux of Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on 2/24/2008
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7 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Molyneux from Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Sunday, February 24, 2008
I hope whoever finds this book enjoys it!

London-based Louise is drawn back to the unprepossessing part of Manchester where she spent her childhood by the need to sort out her mother's effects. Among the pile of rubbish, she turns up a photograph of her great-grandparents' weddng, and wonders at the presence of an unknown great-great-aunt. For some reason her mother's great-aunt Martha has been rubbed out of history. Louise rents a cottage on the edge of the Lancashire filds, and sets out in pursuit...

Released 16 yrs ago (2/24/2008 UTC) at Convention - London 2008 in Greater London, Greater London United Kingdom



Reserved for the Convention.
Why not join the party at the BookCrossing Convention in London April 2008

Journal Entry 3 by London2008Con from -- Somewhere in London ūü§∑‚Äć‚ôÄÔłŹ , Greater London United Kingdom on Monday, March 3, 2008
Donated for the Convention - thank you!

Journal Entry 4 by AnglersRest from Teignmouth, Devon United Kingdom on Sunday, April 20, 2008
Picked up at the convention - delighted as this was a recent addition to my wish list.

Journal Entry 5 by AnglersRest from Teignmouth, Devon United Kingdom on Sunday, May 18, 2008
This very gentle book was devoured whilst on a recent business trip. I enjoyed the storyline, it appealled to my genealogical mind!

It is the very gentle story of Louise, who, upon the death of her mother inherits very little except for what I would consider the most valuable of all, lots of memories and a box of photographs. Louise heads to Lancaster, where she attempts to understand the lives of those ancestors who went before her. There were chapters interspered with family trees, and those of the life of Great Aunt Martha.

Journal Entry 6 by AnglersRest from Teignmouth, Devon United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Off in the post to Sherlockfan who I hope will enjoy this one.

Journal Entry 7 by Sherlockfan from Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on Thursday, June 5, 2008
Arrived yesterday, thanks AnglersRest. Looking forward to it and apart from this month's BOokClub book there is nothing to prevent me from reading it as soon as I finish a fairly violent "The Eighth Day" by John Case's.

Love the tartan sheep! Didn't realise that tartans actually grew on the sheep!!!
Thanks also for the other convention bits and pieces. Very pleased with the bracelet.

Journal Entry 8 by Sherlockfan from Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on Sunday, June 8, 2008
As you can see, I did not wait to finish John Case's book but dipped into this one and once in I was hooked. It is the second book I've read in the last few weeks that uses the method of starting off with a very minimal Family Tree compiled from the protagonist's own knowledge. As Louise starts on her voyage we learn more about her family and her background and ends up with more than she predicted.

As a character she did not appeal greatly but her story and the way it was told certainly did. Occasionally the disconnections in terms of time were a trifle disconcerting but overall I am thrilled to have read this book.

Smurphie, Sorry I didn;t mention the crochet bookmark in my last JE. Very nice thank you. All your own work?

Released 16 yrs ago (7/13/2008 UTC) at By Hand in Fellow Bookcrosser, Bookcrossing Meetup -- Controlled Releases



Wanted to give this to someone who had an interest in genealogy and was delighted to have that opportunity today. Handed to MarcieNZ from Christchurch who was visiting Wellington during school holidays.

Journal Entry 10 by marcienz from Kimbell, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, July 20, 2008
Sorry for the delay in journalling this book.....I can finally get to use my computer in daylight without offspring hovering.

Thanks for the book. I hope your travels are going well, Sherlockfan.

I started this book on Saturday and am really enjoying it. I will pass it on to another genealogist when I'm finished.

Journal Entry 11 by marcienz at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Thursday, September 4, 2008

Released 15 yrs ago (9/4/2008 UTC) at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand



Sherlockfan wanted this book to do the rounds of the Christchurch Bookcrossers and I haven't been to an evening meet up for a while so have held on to it.

Today I was heading to Hornby to buy supplies and remembered a Bookcrosser mentioned she worked in Hornby so I took the book to her work. As she was at lunch I left the book with the receptionist.

I'm hoping that there will be a Journal Entry so that I know I got the correct place.....maybe another person with the same Muggle name works there and will get the book....

Journal Entry 12 by rarsberry from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Friday, September 5, 2008
This book arrived as a surprise at my work yesterday at the start of lunchtime.
I wasn't expecting it and didn't know who had delivered it til I checked here.
Thank you Marcie for passing the book on to me.
Having read your journal entry above I can now see why I have the book!! You are clever to remember where I work. :o)

Journal Entry 13 by rarsberry from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, September 8, 2008
Starting this book tonight. (Monday 8)

Journal Entry 14 by rarsberry from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, September 15, 2008
Finished this book tonight. (Monday 15)
A good quick read
I have a bit of an interest in family trees, my Dad is the one in our family that does it, much of its on his computer, I'm sure its something I will inherit.
I liked that the book family tree was simple enough to follow, that she was able to finf information about her family and the past by talking to people.
Still would like to know more of Martha's story after she left Charles, I can guess where she ended up.

Journal Entry 15 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Picked up at tonight's meetup.

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Journal Entry 16 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Tuesday, November 24, 2009
What a fascinating story! I can see why all you genealogists get so excited about the subject :-)

I especially liked the way the author gives us more of Martha's story than Louise will ever be able to discover, and yet doesn't answer all our questions either. A tricky thing to pull off, but done very well.

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Released 14 yrs ago (11/28/2009 UTC) at Browser's Cafe, Riccarton Road in Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand



Left on the table after our meetup.

Happy bookcrossing to the finder!

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