It occurred to me today that there’s only a few days until we get to start our read-along of The Crimson Petal and the White! I’ve had the book next to my sofa in the living room for a couple of weeks now and I’m SO looking forward to cracking it open. It bodes very well that a couple of our read-alongers are re-reading after loving the book the first time!
I have the pictured edition that is part of Canongate’s ‘Canon’ collection and I’ve put together the schedule from that. I’m not sure how many editions of the book there actually are but I’ve given page numbers and chapter numbers so that hopefully everybody will end most weeks in roughly the same spot! And sorry for sounding so much like a lawyer but numbers are inclusive.
Week 1 (Sunday 14th – Saturday 20th February): Pages 1 – 151 (Chapters 1 – 7)
Week 2 (Sunday 21st – Saturday 27th February): Pages 152 – 274 (Chapters 8 – 12)
Week 3 (Sunday 28th February – Saturday 5th March): Pages 275 – 421 (Chapters 9 – 18)
Week 4 (Sunday 6th – Saturday 12th March): Pages 422 – 571 (Chapters 19 – 24)
Week 5 (Sunday 13th – Saturday 19th March): Pages 572 – 692 (Chapters 25 – 29)
Week 6 (Sunday 20th – Saturday 26th March): Pages 693 – 835 (Chapters 30 – The End…I didn’t want to poke around the end of the book too much!)
I’m so excited I could pop. I have no plans for Sunday other than posting an ‘Introductions’ type post and then getting stuck into reading. Valentine schmalentine.
I’ll be tweeting throughout the readalong from @LitAddictedBrit using the hashtag #crimsonpetalreadalong
If you haven’t signed up yet, what are you waiting for? The gross tail end of winter was *made* for gigantic historical fiction novels! The sign up post is HERE