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Dianne | 0 comments Ok you know a book is going to be juicy when you try to pull extracts from book reviews and they are too salacious to cut and paste into an introductory post. I literally had to go to the penguin random house blurb to find something unobjectionable. Here it is:

Sue Trinder is an orphan, left as an infant in the care of Mrs. Sucksby, a “baby farmer,” who raised her with unusual tenderness, as if Sue were her own. Mrs. Sucksby’s household, with its fussy babies calmed with doses of gin, also hosts a transient family of petty thieves—fingersmiths—for whom this house in the heart of a mean London slum is home.

In any event, this book is clearly scintillating, racy and dramatic - who will be joining us November 1?

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Drew (drewlynn) | 63 comments I read this when it first came out so I won't be joining in. It is a real page turner though! Enjoy!

Xan  Shadowflutter (shadowflutter) | 251 comments I read it about 9 months ago. Will join in here and there.

Pamela (bibliohound) | 0 comments I've had this to read for ages so really looking forward to reading and sharing opinions with everyone.

Nina (ninarg) | 79 comments I just bought this book and will definitely join in the discussion! :)

Dianne | 0 comments This is not the type of book I’d usually pick up but I’ve heard rave reviews and it looks great!

Nicola | 522 comments I'm another one who has already read it. It wasn't that long ago and I didn't like it enough to really want to reread it so soon.

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Jen | 45 comments My library hold is on its way and I am looking forward to this! The last Waters I read was The Paying Guests which I enjoyed very much. For me, her books are proper page turners without being too light.

Hugh (bodachliath) | 138 comments Mod
We read this last year in the 21st Century Literature group. I enjoyed it but I am not ready to read it again.

Pamela (bibliohound) | 0 comments Hello all, I have been thinking about a schedule and have come up with the following suggested plan. Page counts are a rough guide.

Nov 1 - 7 Part One, Chapters 1-3 (90 pp)
Nov 8 - 14 Part One, Chapters 4-6 (87 pp)
Nov 15 - 21 Part Two, Chapters 7-10 (110 pp)
Nov 22 - 28 Part Two, Chapters 11-13 (107 pp)
Nov 29 - Dec 14 Part Three, Chapters 14-17 (156 pp)

I've done it this way to respect the breaks at the end of each part - I wanted to leave a break for Thanksgiving but it didn't fit in as neatly, so hopefully the 2 weeks allowed for Part Three will also allow for anyone needing to catch up and not hold back those who can't wait to finish!

Would welcome any thoughts on whether this works for you or if you have any other suggestions

Dianne | 0 comments Looks perfect thanks Pamela! I will post it.

Dianne | 0 comments I am reading this ahead so I can keep up with both books and it has some TOTALLY unexpected twists and turns! How fun when an author can so deftly pull the rug out from under you!

Betsy Crumley | 6 comments Will be joining Fingersmith...looking forward to hopefully being part of discussions again as I am a month away from finishing grad school!

Dianne | 0 comments Excellent and congrats Betsy!

Pamela (bibliohound) | 0 comments Hi all, just a callout if you are reading Fingersmith to come and share your thoughts in the threads. It picked up a fair few votes in the poll, but discussion is looking a bit light so far.

Alana (alanasbooks) | 456 comments I'm glad I started this a little late, actually, because I'm already through the first week's portion after starting it this morning, and I'll probably have it finished in a few days, so I'll be right in the thick of all the discussion for each section. Quite a ride so far!

Pamela (bibliohound) | 0 comments That's great Alana, looking forward to hearing your thoughts

Dianne | 0 comments Awesome Alana! I have 85 pages left to go, it has a lot of twists and turns!

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