Colourful World

(Not long to enter my BAFAB draw…. scroll down a bit if you’d like to enter… draw will be Monday evening!)

A bit tired after a weekend with The Carbon Copy (only bought a couple of books – including the Persephone book Operation Heartbreak by Duff Cooper) so a simple question for you. Don’t think I’ve asked this one before…

What is your favourite book with a colour in the title?

For my American readers, feel free to take a ‘u’ out of the word ‘colour’… ;-)

Mine is shown in the picture. Click on it for a review of the book written earlier in the year – but to be honest, I haven’t thought long and hard. Maybe there are others which should supplant it?

13 thoughts on “Colourful World

  • July 7, 2008 at 6:50 am
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    Colours of the rainbow, minus PINK!

    A Man Called RED
    Half of a YELLOW Sun
    PINK?
    Anne of GREENGables
    ORANGES Are Not The Only Fruit
    The Color PURPLE
    White City BLUE

    It’s White City Blue, by Tim Lott that tops my list

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  • July 7, 2008 at 6:51 am
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    It’s really a short story, but I love ‘The Masque of the Red Death’ by Edgar Allan Poe!

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  • July 7, 2008 at 7:29 am
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    Anne of GREENgables – me too. It’s a childhood thing!

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  • July 7, 2008 at 9:10 am
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    Bother – The Colour Purple has already been mentioned. I love that story, even though it makes me weep. When I was younger I loved Wilkie Collins (I hate to think how many times I’ve read The Moonstone) so the Woman in White deserves a mention. Vikram Chandra’s Red Earth and Pouring Rain is another great read that I really should re-visit.

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  • July 7, 2008 at 10:02 am
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    I didn’t get around to answering your Persephone question, but if I had Duff Cooper’s Operation Heartbreak would have been high on my list. I thought it was a great book and not at all what you might expect.

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  • July 7, 2008 at 3:14 pm
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    I think my favourites would have to be The Black Book by Orhan Pamuk, The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, The Little Black Book of Stories by A. S. Byatt, and The Bluebird Cafe by Carmel Bird.

    And I have The Temple of the Golden Pavilion by Yukio Mishima and The Red and the Black by Stendhal on my TBR list.

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  • July 7, 2008 at 4:25 pm
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    Scales of Gold, Dorothy Dunnett
    David Copperfield, Charles Dickens (though that seems a bit like cheating!)
    The Scarlet Pimpernel, Baroness Orczy
    The Wine-Dark Sea, Patrick O’Brian

    Simon… email me for your BAFAB book, mate!!! jbrown14464 at yahoo dot com

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  • July 7, 2008 at 4:48 pm
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    As you’re missing pink …When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit!

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  • July 8, 2008 at 4:32 pm
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    Isn’t a rainbow Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet?

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  • July 9, 2008 at 7:13 am
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    I confess to using the Cilla Black version of the rainbow, but the TV weatherman (talking about rainbows yesterday) alerted me to
    Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vane

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  • July 9, 2008 at 5:46 pm
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    A real rainbow has no colour “indigo” (it is not a spectral colour) Purple can be seen in the supernumary bands (alternating green/purple) that one can often see inside the violet edge of the rainbow. These are caused by diffraction rather than refraction.

    Physical Cat

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