The Queen's Library: Best of the Commonwealth

Authors must be (or were) citizens of the UK or any of the Commonwealth of Nations (Canada, Australia, South Africa, India, Pakistan, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, Ghana, Singapore, etc). Former and suspended members (Fiji, Ireland, Zimbabwe), can also be included.

Selections can be fiction or nonfiction and the authors can be living or dead.

For a complete list of nations see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_...
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message 1: by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (last edited Mar 15, 2011 01:37PM) (new)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Strictly living authors? What about non-fiction?


message 2: by Ben (new)

Ben Susanna wrote: "Strictly living authors? What about non-fiction?"


Living or dead. Fiction or non.


message 3: by Ben (new)

Ben I deleted Blood Diamonds. Although Sierra Leone is a Commonwealth nation, this book's author (Greg Campbell) is American.


message 4: by Julie (new)

Julie #232 Isn't Bellow an American?


message 5: by Ben (new)

Ben Julie wrote: "#232 Isn't Bellow an American?"

Yes, but he was born--- and spent much of his childhood--- in Canada. So I'll give him a pass.


message 6: by Julie (new)

Julie Ben wrote: "Julie wrote: "#232 Isn't Bellow an American?"

Yes, but he was born--- and spent much of his childhood--- in Canada. So I'll give him a pass."


LEARNED SOMETHING! THANKS!!


message 7: by Sovotchka (new)

Sovotchka What about Jodi Picoult? (#175)


message 8: by Ben (new)

Ben SilverRaindrops wrote: "What about Jodi Picoult? (#175)"

You're right. She's American. I'll delete it. Thanks for catching it.


message 9: by Manray9 (new)

Manray9 Charles Frazier is an American from North Carolina.


message 10: by Ben (new)

Ben Manray9 wrote: "Charles Frazier is an American from North Carolina."

Thank you! Deleted!


message 11: by Manray9 (new)

Manray9 Ben wrote: "Manray9 wrote: "Charles Frazier is an American from North Carolina."

Thank you! Deleted!"


I wonder if people are ignorant or just don't read the list criteria? It happens often.


message 12: by Ben (new)

Ben Manray9 wrote: "Ben wrote: "Manray9 wrote: "Charles Frazier is an American from North Carolina."

Thank you! Deleted!"

I wonder if people are ignorant or just don't read the list criteria? It happens often."


Maybe they didn't realize the American Revolution happened and think the US is still part of the British Empire.


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