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Old 8th September 2007, 09:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The Falconer's Knot - Mary Hoffman

Congrats to Mary for being shortlisted for the Guardian Prize with her new book, The Falconer's Knot, a historical fiction novel full of murder, mystery, mayhem and monks! I'm looking forward very much to reading it (got it today) and will put up a review as soon as I can.
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Indeed... congratulations, Mary! (And I look forward to seeing your review, too, Mark....)
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Wow, it sounds very interesting. I, too, am looking forward to your review.
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Old 8th September 2007, 10:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Congratulations, Mary!
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Review posted here: http://www.chronicles-network.com/fo...tml#post921868
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Old 30th September 2007, 09:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: The Falconer's Knot - Mary Hoffman

Have been selling copies of this book through recommendation wherever I've gone over the last week or two. I imagine this will continue throughout the Christmas season now. When I like a book, particularly one that's not quite in the same genre as mine, I'm always quick to let people know about it.

It was interesting to note that the librarian from Flintshire who organised my events there earlier this week was similarly raving about it. Between us we sold copies to both venues I was at.
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I just received the book from amazon in today's mail, and I'm very much looking forward to reading it.

(Also, it has a gorgeous cover.)
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Old 19th October 2007, 10:05 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I just received the book from amazon in today's mail, and I'm very much looking forward to reading it.

(Also, it has a gorgeous cover.)
I very much hope you like it, Teresa, and yes, it is a wonderful cover. The same designer, Ian Butterworth, has also come up with an equally lovely - though quite different - paperback jacket for April 08 in the UK. It is red and black with the knot hanging down like a noose and a shadowy monk figure in the background with a knife.

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I'm definitely enjoying it so far.
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I managed to get hold of this .

First of all, I'm another admirer of the cover - the engravings along the margin are particularly good. I love it when you can actually feel the drawings on the cover, it makes the whole experience of anticipation before you start reading even better (I have a habit of soaking up the atmosphere before I actually open a book... otherwise it's over too fast!).

Oh, and I liked the story too! Silvano and Chiara are two well-drawn characters and although I still prefer Stravaganza this was a good substitute. However, I did completely fail to figure out the murderer...
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Old 30th January 2008, 07:28 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I managed to get hold of this .

First of all, I'm another admirer of the cover ...

Oh, and I liked the story too! Silvano and Chiara are two well-drawn characters and although I still prefer Stravaganza this was a good substitute. However, I did completely fail to figure out the murderer...
Thank you, Lyanna. I'm so glad you liked it! And you're another one who didn't figure out "whodunnit." I'm glad I didn't make it too obvious.

And you're right - it IS a great cover. But I like the new paperback one too (April in the UK). I'll try to work out how to add a jacket image.

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Old 31st January 2008, 05:57 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Thank you, it IS a great cover. But I like the new paperback one too (April in the UK). I'll try to work out how to add a jacket image.

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Might have done this twice or not at all!

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OK, now I know how to do it!

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Old 3rd June 2008, 01:58 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I read The Falconer's Knot and I found fantastic. (Pity that there has been the Italian translation, at least we would have put less time to read it)
I liked Silvano and Chiara and their history, because they're perfect.All events are beautiful and tell the culprit of the murders was really unexpected.In particular, the story of Isabella and Domenico fascinated me. I feel sorry for them because they were forced to break up but fortunately now they are together again.
In conclusion I liked the book and I like that there was a follow .
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I read The Falconer's Knot and I found fantastic. (Pity that there has been the Italian translation, at least we would have put less time to read it)
I liked Silvano and Chiara and their history, because they're perfect.All events are beautiful and tell the culprit of the murders was really unexpected.In particular, the story of Isabella and Domenico fascinated me. I feel sorry for them because they were forced to break up but fortunately now they are together again.
In conclusion I liked the book and I like that there was a follow .
I'm so glad you liked it Arianna and well done for managing it in English. I am fascinated by Isabella and Domenico too. I'm not sure what you mean by "there was a follow."? There is no sequel. Troubadour is a freestanding historical novel set a hundred years earlier than TFK. But perhaps you meant something else?

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