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by JaneRob
Sun November 14th, 2010, 1:58 am
Forum: Debate/Rant Forum
Topic: Does Poetry count as Historical Fiction?
Replies: 24
Views: 3382

My favorite poets.

A poet l have come to love is Dryden, the 17th century writer and poet. It is a great read and you have to say is historical in itself. Some of his stanza's just jump out at you. "To kill man-killers man has lawful power, But not the extended licence, to devour." Dryden (I did not quote this properl...
by JaneRob
Fri November 12th, 2010, 1:51 pm
Forum: Dorothy Dunnett
Topic: Dorothy Dunnett
Replies: 131
Views: 24770

[quote=""SGM""]Yes I have a full list (my Dad was a huge fan in my earliest years) but unfortunately not all are available on Gutenberg and I find the pdfs from Archive.net restrict me to the computer as I do not have an e-book reader yet. So I have to get hold of them second hand which is not cheap...
by JaneRob
Fri November 12th, 2010, 1:36 pm
Forum: Member Reading Logs - 2010
Topic: Jane's list
Replies: 1
Views: 607

.Nicolo Rising

My favorite scene from Dorothy Dunnett's Niccolo Rising is the day Claes broke the one-legged Greek's prosthetic leg. Hilarious.
by JaneRob
Fri November 12th, 2010, 1:09 pm
Forum: Member Reading Logs - 2010
Topic: Jane's list
Replies: 1
Views: 607

Jane's list

A bit late to start one l know, less than two months to the end of the year. I am going to do this to make myself finish a small but growing pile that are yet to be completed. Starting from just a few months back. 1. Nicolo Rising, by Dorothy Dunnett. The first of her House of Niccolo series. Probab...
by JaneRob
Thu November 11th, 2010, 11:31 am
Forum: Historical Romance
Topic: Radcliffe's Mysteries of Udolpho
Replies: 10
Views: 3187

From Gutenberg

I have just downloaded most of these books mentioned from the Gutenberg project. Nice one.
by JaneRob
Thu November 11th, 2010, 10:43 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Melbourne
Replies: 29
Views: 1981

Thanks Guys

This is a great site. I have already ordered my first book, and downloaded some free ones from project Gutenberg. I expect to be kept very busy over the summer period after all.
:D
by JaneRob
Thu November 11th, 2010, 10:33 am
Forum: Dorothy Dunnett
Topic: Dorothy Dunnett
Replies: 131
Views: 24770

Hi Annis,

I get a bit spoiled for choice at Gutenburg, have yet to finish a book but do I a lot of formatting when online. I am waiting for some of the books l have worked on to be completed, but this may take a few years. I will check out some of your suggestions.

Cheers

Jane
by JaneRob
Wed November 10th, 2010, 12:11 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Melbourne
Replies: 29
Views: 1981

Thanks Vanessa and Looby, A Melbourne in England, l am not surprised as most of our Aussie suburbs or towns are named after UK towns or suburbs. I hope you enjoy the Lymond chronicles Vanessa, and the first one was probably not the best of the series, but it sets the scene for it. I always thought t...
by JaneRob
Wed November 10th, 2010, 7:11 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Melbourne
Replies: 29
Views: 1981

Hello from Melbourne

Hi guys, Good to have a site that will point me in the right direction for new literature that l have not thought to read yet. As mentioned in the Dunnett post, my favorite authors are Dorothy Dunnett, MM Kaye and Isabel Allende. The Lymond series is the one that l love the most and Dorothy is the b...
by JaneRob
Wed November 10th, 2010, 5:28 am
Forum: Feature of the Month
Topic: October 2010: Shadow of the Moon by M.M. Kaye
Replies: 16
Views: 3008

Shadow of the Moon

I read this years ago. I lost my original copy and only a few years back managed to pick one up from a second hand bookshop. I also have The Far Pavilions, but Shadow of the Moon was recommended to me at the time as being relevant to my family history. No doubt, Grandma and Grandpa Styles knew the K...

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