LRK Virtual Book Club – July

The gates are open over at the LRK Virtual Book Club for The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, when readers around the world can focus in on such age-old conundra as “Is there some meaning to the name Mary Todd?” and “Why does Holmes use two colors to mark the bees?” and even “Would an overdose of turmeric actually turn your eyes yellow?”


Discerning minds, however, will go straight to the heart of the matter and ask: What’s the Laurie R. King Virtual Book Club prize for July? Well, in celebration of Russell’s debut on the VBC, we thought we’d give her away. Not Russell herself, of course, but her first appearance in the world.

The prize for July, drawn at random on July 20th from the membership of the VBC, will be:



A signed 1994 first edition hardback of The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, currently valued at $300 to $400. And signed by me, of course, Ms Russell’s literary agent, since the lady herself is so hard to pin down.

So, are we having fun yet?

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  1. Roxanne on July 2, 2007 at 1:55 pm

    Ooooohhhh … I’ve got all of my fingers and toes crossed. No prize could be better!

    I enjoyed reading your “Wish I were” at the the Lady Killers blog Lady Killers. Sounds lovely (except for the roundabout part).

  2. Kerry on July 2, 2007 at 3:12 pm

    I won’t answer for anyone else, but I’m having a wonderful time at the VBC. The discussions are diverse, wide-ranging, fun and challenging, and I, for one, am having a grand time getting to know everyone. Thanks for providing the opportunity for us all to hang out together!

    P.S.: England would be grand, but I’d settle for heading back out west . . .

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