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by 499BC
Mon April 14th, 2014, 10:07 am
Forum: Debate/Rant Forum
Topic: Rubbish documentaries
Replies: 3
Views: 1228

Rubbish documentaries

Being a bit of a gardening obsessive I was quite looking forward to 'The Wonder of Weeds' on the beeb. Well, I missed it but caught up with it on iPlayer on Saturday. It quickly became obvious it was going to be yet another waste of space. The facts were thinly spread and there were lots of shots of...
by 499BC
Mon April 14th, 2014, 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you reading? April 2014
Replies: 67
Views: 4993

A run of books by Herman Wouk:

The Winds of War
War and Remembrance (both an epic tale of a family through WW2)

Hope - set at the founding of Israel after WW2. There's a sequel to this 'Glory' which is reassuring.

All long books, very readable style. The kind you never want to end.
by 499BC
Mon November 4th, 2013, 4:07 pm
Forum: Debate/Rant Forum
Topic: Sexual Violence
Replies: 13
Views: 3205

[quote=""Helen_Davis""]Thanks for the link MLE. This part of the article says it all. Rape culture isn’t an amorphous force that lives outside of people. It takes form and perpetuates itself through our actions. We promote rape culture through the smallest gestures–laughter at a rape joke, objectify...
by 499BC
Mon November 4th, 2013, 3:59 pm
Forum: Debate/Rant Forum
Topic: Sexual Violence
Replies: 13
Views: 3205

[quote=""MLE""] The global reality, which surely was no different in times past, is that 70-80% of children/youth are not allowed to reach sexual maturity without their sexual development interfered with (molested / raped / exploited emotionally/verbally/visually to the point of serious damage) enou...
by 499BC
Sat November 2nd, 2013, 6:48 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Greetings from Brigantia!
Replies: 12
Views: 1413

[quote=""annis""]Hi Rob and welcome. Do you intend to write a quartet of novels based around the seasonal Celtic festivals?[/quote] Thats the plan. The first is done and I'm now on the 2nd. The first (Year of the Celt: Imbolc) begins days after Samhain and ends on the night of Imbolc. The 2nd (Year ...
by 499BC
Thu October 31st, 2013, 7:25 am
Forum: The Craft of Writing
Topic: Language
Replies: 25
Views: 4546

One or two people have said the language in my book is too modern. As its set 2,500yrs ago and no-one really knows what ancient 'celtic' sounded like it's a bit of a moot point. I think there is an argument for giving a sense of being somewhere/sometime other than the present though. The argument ab...
by 499BC
Tue October 29th, 2013, 9:08 am
Forum: By Author's Last Name R-Z
Topic: Circle of Ceridwen (Trilogy) Octavia Randolph
Replies: 0
Views: 637

Circle of Ceridwen (Trilogy) Octavia Randolph

Must admit I wasn't impressed by the cover but thought I'd give it a go and downloaded the sample. Started to read it and was quickly drawn into the time and space (I do like stories that include well-described landscapes). I have not read many books that are set in this age and it certainly was a v...
by 499BC
Tue October 29th, 2013, 8:56 am
Forum: Books by Historical Fiction Online Members
Topic: Guidelines and Additions
Replies: 79
Views: 27308

5th Century BC (British Iron Age)

Rob Godfrey (499BC), Year of the Celt: Imbolc. Historical fiction. The first of a 4 part series following the lives of the inhabitants of a remote settlement in Brigantia, against a backdrop of climate change.
by 499BC
Sun October 27th, 2013, 6:46 am
Forum: E-Readers and E-Book Issues
Topic: Dedicated e-readers waste of money?
Replies: 11
Views: 2278

Dedicated e-readers waste of money?

I got myself a Kindle a couple of years ago and enjoyed the e-book experience although I did think the interface was outdated and clunky (that tiny keyboard). Then I got a Samsung phone and with it came a free 7ins tablet. So I downloaded the Kindle app (for free) for it and its a better interface t...
by 499BC
Sun October 27th, 2013, 6:39 am
Forum: Book Sellers/Traders
Topic: Amazon dumping reviews and changing prices
Replies: 11
Views: 2685

[quote=""DanielAWillis""]I am self-published too and have been through this. When Amazon has sold one of books in a sale, they have eaten the price difference. I still got the same amount. I suppose they consider it a marketing expense becuase it encourages shoppers to buy from them rather than a co...

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