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 Post subject: Chasing the Mountain of Light
PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:13 am 
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Chasing the Mountain of Light, by Kevin Rushby, a wonderful travel journal through India, chasing the history and legends of the Koh-i-Noor diamond. I found it a great book and can recommend it to everyone who likes legendary gemstones, diamonds, or India :D

Anyone who has read it too?


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Ratna wrote:
Chasing the Mountain of Light, by Kevin Rushby, a wonderful travel journal through India, chasing the history and legends of the Koh-i-Noor diamond. I found it a great book and can recommend it to everyone who likes legendary gemstones, diamonds, or India :D

Anyone who has read it too?


lol, have it on my "books to read" list. right now, i'm reading the book, "flawless: inside the largest diamond heist in history," written by scott andrew selby and greg campbell.

have you read richard wise's book, "the french blue??" you will thoroughly enjoy it!!!!

have been trying to check out, "the tavernier stones: a novel (fiction)," by stephen parrish through our library system, but, it will not allow me to place a hold on the book and i've tried to check it out for 3 months now. :evil: another book on my list, "a long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldier," by ishmael beah.

if you get the chance, try to read, "moonstone," by wilkie collins. i think you'll enjoy it!! :D


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I haven't read The French Blue yet, but it's on my list too, as well as Secrets of the Gem Trade.

I see Mr. Wise is member of the forum as well :D


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8) have the recommended book, "chasing the mountain of light," and the book, "a long way gone: memoirs of a boy soldier," headed my way; both are in "transit."

reading gerald a. browne's "11 harrowhouse" while waiting on the books arrival to the local library some time this week. my mother gave the book to me several years ago.

have any of the forum members read any of gerald a. browne's novels?? i think most of his books revolve around the gem and/or jewelry industry?? :)

just finished reading 2 books on agates. i really enjoyed reading lelande quick's "book of agates and other quartz gems!" i think it is out of print now, but, sure would love to have it.


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I felt like a little fiction, so I just ordered used copies of two gerald a. browne books. Thanks for the tip!

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DistinctionJewelry wrote:
I felt like a little fiction, so I just ordered used copies of two gerald a. browne books. Thanks for the tip!


hi dj!! :D wondering which of gerald a. browne's books did you purchase??

i've just about finished "11 harrowhouse," and recommend it also!!


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I ordered W47th and 18mm Blues :D

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8) reading "chasing the mountain of light" now, half-way finished with the book--enjoying it, too!! thought i would check out the two gerald a. browne books you purchased, dj, once i finish it.


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Just finished "The Tavernier Stones" by Stephen Parrish. Good read with all background petty much jewelry related. Would recommend to all who are into crime drama, mysteries, ect. Lots of history, but I think quite a bit was bent a bit.http://www.stephenparrish.com

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8) hi, john!! i thought "the tavernier stones" was an excellent book. right now, i'm reading gerald a. browne's "hot siberian."


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On my way to the library tomorrow to see if they have any of his books. Have to research a bit first, to make sure that I can read in order if it is important. Hate to read a book I like and find that it is the middle of a series.

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8) john, no need to worry, gerald a. browne's books don't need to be read in order.

i think you would also enjoy "moonstone," by wilkie collins, too. here's some info on it from wikipedia: (please don't read the plot summary, lol! :wink: )

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Moonstone


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Thanks, another for my list.

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