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Subject: FOR GONE WITH THE WIND FANS..................
Date Posted: 9/10/2007 7:18 AM ET
Member Since: 3/1/2007
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Did you know that Margaret Mitchell wrote another book in addition to GWTW?  It was handwritten in two notebooks and given to a suitor for safekeeping where it was hidden for over half a century.  The suitor's son found it and brought it to the Tara Museum where a historian compiled it into this novel using photos and letters to write an introduction telling the story of Margaret's relationship with her suitor.........Check the book out on my bookshelf.......Here is a description of the novel from the book:

Until recently, the odd thought Margaret Mitchell had only one story to tell: Gone With the Wind. Now meet a heroine to match Scarlett: Courtenay Ross, a feisty, independent-minded woman, and the two men -- one a cool-headed, well-heeled gentleman, the other a hot-blooded, pugnacious sailor -- who adore her. A tale of yearning, valor, and devotion, Lost Laysen enthralls from its delightful beginning to its unforgettable end.

Equally intriguing is the story behind the story -- the real-life romance that inspired Mitchell: how she gave the original manuscript as a gift to her beau. Henry Love Angel, and how the manuscript, along with Mitchell's intimate letters and treasured photographs, were lovingly safeguarded only to be discovered decades later in a shoebox!

Lost Laysen is pure magic, a gift for us to cherish from America's most beloved storyteller.

 

Date Posted: 9/11/2007 11:49 AM ET
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Want to try another Margaret Mitchell book?

Date Posted: 9/14/2007 7:26 AM ET
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Lost Laysen has been requested by a member so it will be leaving my bookshelf and traveling to the home of another PBS member...........

Date Posted: 9/16/2007 3:41 PM ET
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This is off topic so forgive me but I happen to have Scarlett by Alexandra Ripley.  Do you know if that is any good?  I never heard of Lost Laysen.  Thanks for the information.

Date Posted: 9/16/2007 6:06 PM ET
Member Since: 2/5/2007
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I didn't care for Scarlett at all.         To be honest I can't remember why after all these years but do remember not caring for it.   That is of NO help at all, is it?? lol      sorry

Date Posted: 9/16/2007 6:58 PM ET
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I on the other hand loved Scarlett. Yes, it seemed a little unrealistic, but it was happier than Gone with the Wind.

S -
Date Posted: 9/16/2007 7:28 PM ET
Member Since: 3/7/2006
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I tried reading the follow-up to GWTW and couldn't get through it. But I loved GWTW.  

 

Date Posted: 9/16/2007 7:54 PM ET
Member Since: 8/22/2007
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I enjoyed Scarlett but you could tell that it was a different author, so there were definite differences. But I think she did a good job considering that Gone With The Wind was so excellently done.

Date Posted: 9/16/2007 8:32 PM ET
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I think she was brave to attempt the task.  I'll give it a try down the road but it is not on the top of my TBR pile.  Thanks everyone.

Kim (Mistry) -
Date Posted: 9/16/2007 9:06 PM ET
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 I have a copy of Lost Laysen on my bookshelf. I've never read it, but I'm not sure why!   I did read Scarlett, but while I admired her for attempting such a feat, I didn't really like it all that much.