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Best summer reads - win over £600 worth - Thread 2

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NatashaGransnet (GNHQ) Sun 14-Jul-19 16:02:33

If you're after ideas for what to read this summer, look no further than round-up of the best summer reads for 2019

One very lucky person can win all the books featured on the page - worth over £600.

To enter, simply tell us your favourite female character from a book (old or new and from any genre).

A winner will be drawn at random at midday on Monday 15 July. Usual terms and conditions apply. Note that because of the size and weight of the prize box, we are only able to deliver to mainland UK addresses.

eve394 Mon 15-Jul-19 09:02:10

The second Mrs De Winter from Rebbeca by Daphne du Maurier

henetha Mon 15-Jul-19 09:54:29

Rachel, from My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier

BradfordLass72 Mon 15-Jul-19 10:36:07

I am ineligible for any prizes but my favourite female character is Katherine de Roet, later Swynford, the long-time lover and later wife, of John of Gaunt.
When they married she became Duchess of Lancaster.

I mentioned her on another thread and someone very kindly sent me a link to an audio book of 'Katherine' about her life. It's a fascinating read.
This classic was written by Anya Seton and is far from being a dusty ol' history book.
It's a vibrant and interesting story about a very strong and clever woman.

Thanks to Littleflo, who sent the link in March this year, I was able to persuade my local library to buy it and it's just come up on my borrower's list. I shall be enjoying re-reading it this weekend.

sputnicki63 Mon 15-Jul-19 11:09:58

Jane Eyre

LOU1ASH1 Mon 15-Jul-19 11:10:22

Bridget Jones

dogs1 Mon 15-Jul-19 11:11:53

Scout from 'To Kill A Mockngbird'.

LadyLuck58 Mon 15-Jul-19 11:21:32

Mrs Bennet from Pride and Prejudice
She is cringe worthy, embarrassing and shameful but only wants the best life for her daughters. A Mother!

Babs57 Mon 15-Jul-19 11:29:19

Miriam in Lullaby by Leila Slimani.

Bill12 Mon 15-Jul-19 11:45:02

Francesca Johnson from The Bridges of Madison County

adrisco Mon 15-Jul-19 11:46:24

Cassandra in "I Capture the Castle" (Dodie Smith)

SwiftShark Mon 15-Jul-19 11:48:58

Elizabeth Bennet

MilliePW Mon 15-Jul-19 11:57:23

Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games trilogy.

NYorks123 Mon 15-Jul-19 12:06:01

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

purpleskull Mon 15-Jul-19 13:25:59

Kate Shakleton, brilliant lady detective smile

jt75 Mon 15-Jul-19 14:44:19

Mary Lennox from The Secret Garden because she learns about positive thinking.

margobo16 Mon 15-Jul-19 15:04:17

June/Offred from Handmaid's Tale

M0nica Mon 15-Jul-19 17:29:30

Anne Elliot, Persuasion.

KatyK Mon 15-Jul-19 17:52:27

Jo from Little Women.

Lorianne Mon 29-Jul-19 13:01:14

Alice from Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass

stillabitfit Thu 01-Aug-19 12:16:40

The forensic archaeologist Ruth in Elly Griffiths' series.

Marmight Wed 04-Sep-19 19:34:10

Summer is over! Who won???

desjumeaux17 Thu 05-Sep-19 09:15:35


marpau Tue 08-Oct-19 10:22:00


Carolleanne Tue 08-Oct-19 21:37:27

Mary from The Secret Garden

Juno56 Thu 10-Oct-19 08:29:36

Max from the St Mary Chronicles.