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Dark Puss

OK, as you promised it is available in no fewer than five of my local libraries. I'll be reading it and commenting.


I have just ordered this one up from the Book Depository along with December's read. I usually get my fiction reads from my library but they have neither of these books in their stacks.

You've given me, again, an excuse to shop for books- thank you. When I next rearrange my book shelves, I'll have to set aside a shelf reserved for Cornflower Book Group reads- you've broadened my horizons.


I just "one click ordered" it from Greenbooks in London--how the shipping is still $3.99, I can't imagine, but I will look forward to its arrival. Sounds a little like Byatt's Possession, which I enjoyed a great deal.

adele geras

Will reserve at the library! Sounds good.

Mary McCartney

I'd requested this at the library and collected it on Friday. Good choice!

Julie Fredericksen

Hi, count me in. I just ordered a copy of the book, used, from the U.K. through Hope it doesn't take long to get here. How does this work - does one comment on the book on a certain day?

I just dropped out of my book club after 17 years in frustration with the members never reading the books.

P.S. I read "Crossing To Safety" years ago and I know I have a copy around here somewhere. I am going to go back and re-read it.


ooh, I am very flattered you remembered my review. Now I am feeling the weight of responsibility!

Dark Puss

Just collected my copy of The Diary of a Nobody from XXX University Library. Will read it in Geneva and report back on the 12th. Let's hope I can also put my paws as readily on the book discussed in this posting.

Dark Puss

Julie, Cornflower is asked this question so often that she has a FAQ!


You're very welcome, Julie!
The way it works is that on the set day (23rd. January for this book) I put up a brief introductory post and then everyone has their say as and when it suits them. As the post and comments remain live, you can come back at any time to add a new thought that has just struck you or to respond to a point someone else has made. It seems to work pretty well and to be flexible and informal while usually allowing for a good discussion.


Hmmm... I have this one on my shelf now. I haven't yet managed to read any of the book group books, although several have looked great. My real-life book group just folded, so maybe I can work this one in!


I'm running a bit late and have only just discoved the Cornflower Book Group. Book is ordered but not sure if I'll get it completed in time...I'll give it a bash.

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