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by sarah
Mon July 27th, 2009, 2:19 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: RIP Frank McCourt
Replies: 10
Views: 676

It astounded me when I read Angela's Ashes that this wasn't a story of poverty set in Victorian times, this man was a boy in the 1940's, relatively recent. I kept having to remind myself that these were the times when my Mum was a girl, she was living in London in a nice house with inside facilities...
by sarah
Mon July 27th, 2009, 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where Are You Now?
Replies: 1454
Views: 98338

I've just been in the middle of an Arab uprising with Dorian Courtney or "el salil" as he is now known after being kidnapped by Arabs, sold to a Prince and being adopted as his son.
by sarah
Mon July 27th, 2009, 2:09 pm
Forum: Member Reading Logs - 2009
Topic: Sarah's reads
Replies: 3
Views: 643

Well, I really enjoyed it but I hated the main character at first, he seemed such a cocky wide boy, a real stereotypical "chirpy cockney" geezer. I stuck with it though and ended up enjoying it, it showed Captain Bligh in a totally different way than he is usually portrayed, normally Captain Bligh s...
by sarah
Mon July 20th, 2009, 1:25 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello (again)!
Replies: 16
Views: 884

Hi there! Yes there are loads of new names :) I'm glad this continued, I tried going to HF the other day and got nowhere, it seems to have gone for good, unless I was looking in the wrong place :)

Good to see you both.
by sarah
Mon July 20th, 2009, 1:23 pm
Forum: Member Reading Logs - 2009
Topic: Sarah's reads
Replies: 3
Views: 643

Sarah's reads

It's been a busy year so far so not got much in...

Duma Key - Stephen King
Just After Sunset - Stephen King
Mutiny on the Bounty - John Boyne
Monsoon - Wilbur Smith
by sarah
Mon July 20th, 2009, 1:16 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: RIP Frank McCourt
Replies: 10
Views: 676

I was gutted to see this on the news, I've read three of his books, Angela's Ashes, 'Tis and Teacher Man, he was such a witty, interesting man, with such a hard background and childhood it's amazing he made it in life.

The news said it was skin cancer and meningitis over here, so sad.
by sarah
Mon July 20th, 2009, 1:14 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: July 2009: What are you Reading?
Replies: 247
Views: 13686

[quote=""sweetpotatoboy""]Not remotely HF, but just started "Born on a Blue Day: A Memoir of Aspergers and an Extraordinary Mind" by Daniel Tammet.[/quote] That's a fantastic book and a great insight into an amazing mind. I've got his new one to read on my TBR, I think it's called Embracing the Wide...
by sarah
Mon July 20th, 2009, 1:10 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello (again)!
Replies: 16
Views: 884

Hello (again)!

Hi, I'm Sarah, I used to post regularly over at HF ages ago but I lagged behind sadly. Seen this place a few times and thought I'd join up, hope to post often as I have a bit more time nowadays and am back into my historical reads again. I recognise a load of faces here from the old site, so "Hi!" t...

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