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by love_uk
Wed December 9th, 2009, 3:50 am
Forum: India
Topic: India
Replies: 25
Views: 11893

Dear Misfit

[quote=""Misfit""]Rebecca Ryman also wrote Shalimar. Veil of Illusion is good but if you must have a picture perfect HEA you might want to leave well enough alone.[/quote]

HEA???? Please translate! :confused:
by love_uk
Sun November 29th, 2009, 8:26 am
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: WWII Fiction
Replies: 94
Views: 17214

[quote=""annis""]A real oldie (1947), but one i enjoyed back in the day is Frances Parkinson Keyes', "Came A Cavalier" . Set in France, it starts near the end of WWI and goes through the German occupation during WWII.[/quote] Oh, Annis - I loved that book too. It is my favorite of all the FPK books ...
by love_uk
Sun November 29th, 2009, 8:09 am
Forum: India
Topic: India
Replies: 25
Views: 11893

[quote=""Misfit""] My favs, The Far Pavilions Shadow of the Moon Zemindar Olivia and Jai Veil of Illusion (sequen to O&J) Shalimar [/quote] Misfit, Seeing this sent me back to re-read Olivia & Jai - which I have always loved. Suprised at how much darker it seemed this time around. Am now anxious to ...
by love_uk
Sun November 29th, 2009, 7:59 am
Forum: India
Topic: Jewel in the Crown/Raj Quartet
Replies: 8
Views: 3087

Am an enormous fan of the miniseries - have it on DVD & watch it at least once a year. It so captures the flavor of India & although I was there a couple of times in the 1970s, I can still feel the heat & inhale the fragrant (& not-so-fragrant) smells of this fabulous country in my mind. It is a pla...
by love_uk
Wed October 28th, 2009, 4:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My personal ramblings on historical films vs books
Replies: 25
Views: 3045

[quote=""Divia""] Americans arent good with history. When I taught it I had a girl tell me that Joan of Arc fought during the American Civil War. Well, she got the fighting part right anyway. Most people aren't going to care about the inaccuracies. They want to be entertained for two hours and be aw...
by love_uk
Wed October 28th, 2009, 4:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My personal ramblings on historical films vs books
Replies: 25
Views: 3045

[quote=""EC2""] What finishes it off for me is the death of Mel Gibson's sweetheart when she looks into the camera for that dreamy dying shot as she dies from having her throat cut. It's a look shamelessly plagiarised from Alice's leap in the wonderful Last of the Mohicans. [/quote] Oh, Elizabeth .....
by love_uk
Wed October 28th, 2009, 4:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My personal ramblings on historical films vs books
Replies: 25
Views: 3045

[quote=""Ludmilla""]I often think that when films are on a tight budget (or overspending on one area such as actor salaries or special effects) the costume budget is the first one to get scaled back. One of the most egregious examples I can think of is from the 1940 Pride and Prejudice film where th...
by love_uk
Wed October 28th, 2009, 4:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My personal ramblings on historical films vs books
Replies: 25
Views: 3045

[quote=""SarahWoodbury""] Our family routinely quotes from LOTR and the Princess Bride at random--within those two movies, there's pretty much a saying for everything.[/quote] Sarah: "My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." has become ingrained in my family's conversations f...
by love_uk
Wed September 30th, 2009, 8:17 pm
Forum: By Author
Topic: Carolly Erickson
Replies: 62
Views: 4741

[quote=""sweetpotatoboy""]I had never heard this expression. I understood the meaning from the context - but had to look it to be sure![/quote]

Dear SPB,

Here is a helpful website for idioms for future reference:

http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/Say+Uncle

:)
by love_uk
Wed September 30th, 2009, 7:53 pm
Forum: By Author
Topic: Helene Hanff
Replies: 6
Views: 1043

[quote=""Ash""]Maybe. But remember she was writing about 1949-1969. Travel to Europe wasn't as easy or as cheap as it would be a few years later, when she finally did go. So I give her some slack.[/quote]

Nah...sorry, Ash ... IMHO if she'd prioritized it, she would have managed the $$$.

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