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by Christina
Thu June 18th, 2009, 10:25 pm
Forum: Debate/Rant Forum
Topic: Does Poetry count as Historical Fiction?
Replies: 24
Views: 3378

[quote=""MLE""]I have yet to find out what the good news was! anybody know?[/quote] There is an interesting article about it here: http://www.ingenious.org.uk/site.asp?s=RMA&ArticleID={E36C024F-BC48-4F93-8914-3E6AD0430F2E} The fact that it is fictional but describes any good new at any time gives it...
by Christina
Sun June 14th, 2009, 10:07 pm
Forum: Debate/Rant Forum
Topic: Does Poetry count as Historical Fiction?
Replies: 24
Views: 3378

What interesting posts! Princess Garnet, from reading of Paul Revere's ride, the date 18th April has always stuck in my mind and rather reminds me to of Browning's 'How they Brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix'. Volgadon, I had quite forgotten the Iliad and the Odyssey and, having read only a li...
by Christina
Fri June 12th, 2009, 10:20 pm
Forum: Debate/Rant Forum
Topic: Does Poetry count as Historical Fiction?
Replies: 24
Views: 3378

Does Poetry count as Historical Fiction?

Wasn't sure where to place this, so am putting it here and hope that is alright. What about historical fiction in poetry? The utterly beautiful Tennyson poem, "The Lady of Shalott" did more during my childhood, than any other work, to inspire a fascination with the past, and captured an era (or rath...
by Christina
Fri May 8th, 2009, 10:54 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Wuthering Heights
Replies: 29
Views: 4817

To 'get' this book, I think, you really have to 'get' Emily :-) . I love it! It's not about romance and the film versions don't get it at all. Although the later film version is closer to the book in some ways, the French Cathy is way off the mark! The closest to it, to my mind, is Kate Bush's frene...
by Christina
Sat May 2nd, 2009, 11:17 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: The Swine Flu: Are You Worried?
Replies: 57
Views: 3193

For a brief chapter of this life, I was a nurse and that involved caring for people with all kinds of infections. It never crossed my mind that I might catch any infections, while concentrating on the work that needed to be done. I never caught anything (and was dealing with all kinds of stuff). The...
by Christina
Sat May 2nd, 2009, 11:08 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: For the Brits in this group...
Replies: 10
Views: 789

Definitely "in hospital"...unless, of course, you wish to use the London version of "in horsepickle" or the northern version of 'in't'thospitaL' Only kidding :-) . Definitely omit 'the' :-)
by Christina
Sat May 2nd, 2009, 10:37 pm
Forum: Author Announcements
Topic: My New Blog
Replies: 7
Views: 724

It's is great to be able to write of the place where you live and your ideas for bringing it to life through different eras sound fascinating. Good luck with your novels and your blog!
by Christina
Tue April 21st, 2009, 10:33 pm
Forum: By Country/Continent
Topic: England - Multiple Time Periods
Replies: 13
Views: 4778

Just came across this thread and it reminds me of the picture book, "A Street Through Time" (pictures of the same place thoughout centuries, which the 'Hovis' advert recently copied to great effect!!). Isn't it endlessly interesting to be in a place and think of how many different people have been t...
by Christina
Tue April 14th, 2009, 10:32 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: What Movies Have You Seen Lately?
Replies: 3275
Views: 193676

I apologise if this has been mentioned elsewhere, but I just wasted almost two hours watching "King Arthur". It's a sort of cheap cross between 'Gladiator' and 'Braveheart', with Kyra Knightley doing a lot of baring her teeth and growling, and fighting like a martial arts expert. Lots of fighting......
by Christina
Tue April 14th, 2009, 10:27 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Weekend away
Replies: 11
Views: 1432

Wealcere, Vanessa is absolutely right about Northumberland - Bamburgh is my favourite castle in the world - it is spectacular!! There are so many castles in that area and another favourite is Warkworth, which is just brilliant (and a perfect, perfect place for playing hide and seek - whatever your a...

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