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Subject: Seton - what order to read
Date Posted: 2/18/2010 5:11 PM ET
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Okay - so since you have all turned me on to Seton & Penman - my question is:

I found the chronological order to read Penman in (found Sunne in Splendour and When Christ and His Saints Slept in HC at my UBS - woohoo), however I can not find a chronological order for Seton.  IS there an order to any of Seton's books?  Otherwise, I'll just start with the first one written and work my way down the list.

Thanks!

Now I just need to finish up Echo in the Bone so I can get started on one of these authors.  Echo is taking me FOREVER!

Date Posted: 2/18/2010 5:17 PM ET
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Seton can be read in what ever order you wish or your mood decides. There is no correlation between them at all that I can think of.

Date Posted: 2/18/2010 5:18 PM ET
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Thanks Cathy - that was quick!

Excellent!

Date Posted: 2/18/2010 5:43 PM ET
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I agree with Cathy - they aren't a series.

The only Seton I've read is Katherine, and I recommend it highly.

Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Date Posted: 2/18/2010 6:02 PM ET
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Anya Seton's books are stand alone novels. My 3 favorites are Avalon, The Wintrop Women and Katherine. Enjoy she is a wonderful author.

Alice

Date Posted: 2/19/2010 7:41 AM ET
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Date Posted: 2/19/2010 9:22 AM ET
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I echo Cathy's comments re: Seton - her books are all over the place - both geographically & in terms of historical setting - so, follow your mood. I've read Katharine, Avalon, Winthrop Woman, and The Hearth & Eagle and loved them all; with particular nods to Katharine & Winthrop Woman.

Just realized - two more Anya Seton's are on my challenge list - Devil Water is my b'day challenge book (in honor of a brother) & Turquoise is my planned Color Me book.

Such great authors you are getting ready to discover, Jennifer. Please report back & let us know how much you're enjoying these wonderful books.

Kelly



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Date Posted: 2/19/2010 9:27 AM ET
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I'm re-reading my favorite Seton book for my Color challenge: Green Darkness.  (Henry VIII era, plus reincarnation...:D)

I had a lovely hardcover copy of "Avalon" that I sent to a PBS member a while back; she insisted it smelled moldy (??) and so I gave her the credit back.  She said she would throw it away.  :/  I wish I had been hanging out here when I wanted to send it on to someone!  (I promise, it wasn't moldy.)  Oh well...

Date Posted: 2/19/2010 2:35 PM ET
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Thanks again everyone - still trying to finish Echo - only another 50 pages to go, will finish today for sure.

Haven't yet decided which to start next Seton or SKP - since all Seton's are stand alones I think I'll probably knock those out that are on my challenge list first (Green Darkness, Devil Water and Katharine).

Excited to start a new to me author.

Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Date Posted: 2/19/2010 2:45 PM ET
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Vicki,

There is a difference bettween mold and old books smell. I don't mind old books smell (actually I rather like it), but when I received one recently with little spots of mold that was a bit much for me.  I got a really good book in a swap game but it smells like cigerettes I am trying to air it out. On my regular book acceptance exceptions I have noted I will not take smoke smelling books. Folks are usually very good.

Alice