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    Hi!
    I love reading romantic novels, both for the sake of reading and to practise and learn vocabulary. I've read "Jane Eyre", "Pride and Prejudice", the whole "Anne of Green Gables" series (years ago, but I reread it from time to time 'cos I love it!), "Gone with the Wind" (my favourite so far) and I'm currently reading "Emma" and "Treasure Island" (not romantic, I know, but I'm also fond of pirate stories). I've tried "Wuthering Heights" but the plot is a bit too dark for my taste. Any suggestions? It doesn't have to be a classic, I'd like to read new stuff as well but I have no idea about authors.

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    All good stuff, but there is so much more. Why don't you try more modern writers? Experiment and explore.


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    Mmm, I'm quite sure there's a lot more out there...but would you be so kind as to point out any to me? I'm in the dark!

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    Or you could try this site for contemporary Romantic authors :

    Romantic Novelists' Association - Authors



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    Thanx for the links! I'll check them out and pick some titles!


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    I recommend books by George Orwell. Fantastic plots from a real life. Every book with a different topic and different style of writing. His books made a deep and great impression on me.

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    oh yes I like George Orwell work, he's a very good writer, and as LEE C. and JAMES P. they-as far as I know- write novels about police, detectives and things like that but they're so great you didn't tell me about EMMA, is it good?


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    Well, I can't say much more than what I said above, out of 350 pages I've only read 70 ... haven't had much time for reading lately. I know I said I wanted to try modern authors, but I'm about to buy "North and South" by Elizabeth Gaskell...(yeah, I can't help myself) Has anyone read it?

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    If you liked 'Treasure Island', I recommend 'The Count of Monte Cristo'- one of my favourites.

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