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by Mello
Sun June 23rd, 2013, 1:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parke Godwin gone
Replies: 6
Views: 702

How sad. I just finished reading Sherwood last night and I was amazed at how he set the story. So very clever.
by Mello
Wed June 5th, 2013, 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? June 2013
Replies: 99
Views: 6087

[quote=""annis""] Burial Rites by Hannah Kent. This debut literary novel is exceptional and immediately goes on my Best of 2013 list. Kent takes the true story of Agnes Magnúsdóttir, the last person to be be executed in Iceland, and weaves a multi-layered and moving tale around her last months of li...
by Mello
Sat February 23rd, 2013, 12:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you reading? February 2013
Replies: 110
Views: 6643

[quote=""annis""]Finished Vita Sackville-West's novel The Edwardians , another one on my New Year's resolution list of unread literary classics to catch up with in 2013. Anyone infected with Downton Abbey fever would find this story of an aristocratic English family well worth reading. V S-W writes ...
by Mello
Thu October 18th, 2012, 5:54 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: Booker Prize 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 638

[quote=""Madeleine""]Hilary Mantel has pulled off the double and won the Booker for the second year running, for "Bring up the Bodies", the only woman ever to win two years in a row. Well done her! :) [/quote] Yes, well done. I thought Wolf Hall was one of the best books I've ever read, so I can't w...
by Mello
Wed September 19th, 2012, 7:43 am
Forum: Any Good Books About . . .
Topic: Good books about Australian history
Replies: 5
Views: 975

I second Kate Grenville’s The Secret River. I would also say Bryce Courtenay’s Australian trilogy, although I’ve only read the first, The Potato Factory.

By far, my favourite Australian novel is Peter Carey's True History of the Kelly Gang.
by Mello
Sat July 28th, 2012, 3:36 am
Forum: Member Announcements
Topic: fearless woman rescues babies from steel trap
Replies: 3
Views: 802

The clip was on our news last night. Incredible. The world is indeed a small place.
by Mello
Tue March 20th, 2012, 1:55 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: Words We Don't Use
Replies: 223
Views: 10869

Like sands through the clepsammia, so are the days of our lives. Just not the same.
by Mello
Sat February 25th, 2012, 11:43 pm
Forum: France
Topic: The Angelique series
Replies: 93
Views: 11752

Angelique and Sultan? If they can't even get the title right, I wonder what else is wrong. It's a print on demand book, isn't it?
by Mello
Tue February 14th, 2012, 2:22 am
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: "Rebecca"remake
Replies: 13
Views: 990

I'm in the opposite camp - there can never be too many adaptations of a classic. I'll watch them all, the good, bad and the ugly. I saw the two adaptations of Frenchmen's Creek in the past couple of weeks and would watch more if they had been made!
by Mello
Sat January 28th, 2012, 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? January 2012
Replies: 161
Views: 9414

Gilded Spurs by Grace Ingram. I'm liking it so much I am going to redouble my efforts to get a copy of Red Adam's Lady.

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