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Sat 9 Sep #1 
Helen McKenzie
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I bought some books today from a second hand book store which i was inspired to buy as some of the brainoff questions are about books from these authors.   Jane Austen complete series of novels in one book, Bronte sisters also complete series of novels in one book, and i got 3 Charles Dickens novels....David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities and Oliver Twist. My problem now is which book to start with.




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Sat 9 Sep #2 
JMK
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I've never read Tale of Two Cities, must do so one day.




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Sat 9 Sep #3 
sally906
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Love Jane Austin and Dickens - have to confess I've never read any of the Bronte books




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Sat 9 Sep #4 
Ruby Franks
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Anne's my favourite Bronte, only 2 novels, but both with a lot to say about woman's lot.




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Sat 9 Sep #5 
Helen McKenzie
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The Bronte one is novels by Emily and Charlotte, i think i will start of with the Jane Austen ones




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Sat 9 Sep #6 
Ruby Franks
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Find some Anne Bronte if you can. My other recommendation is, if you have time to listen to audio books it's a good way to read 18th/19th century literature. They're out of copyright so free to download. That's how I finally got to the end of Moby Dick, not so much that it was dense and detailed, which it is, but if I left it a few days I couldn't get back in to the book. Austen won't do that to do you, but Dickens may.

Northanger Abbey is very funny, the first Austen I read.




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Sat 9 Sep #7 
Ruby Franks
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Oh lor. I'm not going to edit, to show how stupid I am. I got confused about downloading to my e-reader, my BBC i-player downloads and my other downloads. Audio books, even 19th century can cost because of actor payments....but worth it.




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Sun 10 Sep #8 
Helen McKenzie
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Thanks Ruby, The Jane Austen book is a Collectors Library Omnibus Edition and has the following novels......Emma, Northanger Abbey, Sense and Sensibility, Persuasion, Pride and Prejudice and Mansfield Park. Im looking forward to starting my classics.




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Sun 10 Sep #9 
Helen McKenzie
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ps, it is complete illustrated novels 




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