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by Leo62
Fri June 17th, 2011, 1:30 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: What Are You Reading? June 2011.
Replies: 178
Views: 13410

[quote=""Vanessa""]I'm just about to start The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht - it won the Orange Prize for Fiction. Mine's a library copy and it's due back soon. I can't renew it as it now has a queue for it!! Funny what winning a prize does for a book![/quote] The paperback is out this week if that's ...
by Leo62
Fri June 17th, 2011, 1:26 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Cheesy Cover Caption Contest Round 16
Replies: 12
Views: 624

Breathlessly ecstatic though she was, she really wished he didn't look like a member of the Village People.
by Leo62
Fri April 15th, 2011, 9:38 am
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: The Crimson Petal & The White by Michel Faber
Replies: 21
Views: 3568

[quote=""Vanessa""]Another excellent episode last night. The queries earlier in this thread regarding Mrs Castaway and William Rackham's daughter were solved last night![/quote] Indeed :) I'd remembered the reveal about Mrs Castaway being much later in the book, but it's a few years now since I read...
by Leo62
Mon April 11th, 2011, 8:17 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: The Crimson Petal & The White by Michel Faber
Replies: 21
Views: 3568

SPD that's a major spoiler for those who haven't read the book!!! I really enjoyed the first episode - it caught the knowing, ironic tone of the book, which I thought might be lost among the corsets and bustles, and the casting was excellent. The guy who played William Rackham was spot on - just idi...
by Leo62
Sun April 10th, 2011, 3:03 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: Borgias
Replies: 8
Views: 934

[quote=""Elysium""] Can't say much about accuracy but it was entertaining.[/quote]
Ditto the above :D

Saw the first double episode last week - thought it was sumptuous, classy and completely gripping. Kicked the Tudor's well-padded a$$ IMHO ;)
by Leo62
Wed March 30th, 2011, 11:30 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: What Are You Reading? March 2011
Replies: 230
Views: 19546

Approaching the end of Department 19 by Will Hill - teen vampire saga for boys. Think Dracula meets Alex Rider - lots of action, lots of fun. :D
by Leo62
Wed March 30th, 2011, 11:22 am
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: The Eagle (of the Ninth)
Replies: 29
Views: 3282

[quote=""Sintra""]Was it good? I wish someone would make a show about the Plantagenets now! Tudors were boring in comparison :( [/quote] I'm not sure...don't think it quite worked, though I do remember Brian Cox being perfect as Henry. I also remember Arthur of the Britons - which thankfully didnt' ...
by Leo62
Tue March 29th, 2011, 9:40 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: The Eagle (of the Ninth)
Replies: 29
Views: 3282

I remember The Devil's Crown! It was in about 1978 and starred Brian Cox as H2 and Jane Lapotaire as El. I remember it being very stylised, an attempt to capitalise on the (then) recent success of I Claudius. I also fondly remember the beeb version of Eagle of the Ninth , which must have been from a...
by Leo62
Thu March 10th, 2011, 8:52 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: A Caption the cover contest at Smart Bitches
Replies: 8
Views: 550

You guys go ahead without me :) Recently started a new job and haven't had too much time to get onto the board lately...will try to catch up soon!
by Leo62
Fri January 21st, 2011, 1:47 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: The best thing today
Replies: 2019
Views: 116893

Got a cheap ticket to see War Horse at the theatre last night. It was magical. I blubbed my eyes out.

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