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by alice
Mon October 12th, 2015, 8:15 pm
Forum: Who Wrote It? What's the Title?
Topic: Restoration-era novel (Charles 11) - help me find it?
Replies: 9
Views: 1522

Re: Restoration-era novel (Charles 11) - help me find it?

Hi, I am looking for a novel I read years ago and can't remember author or title! Set in Restoration-era England (mainly Oxford), the novel is divided into 3 parts, each from a different POV. The first introduces a young scholar (I think physician?) who befriends an Italian traveller. The scholar a...
by alice
Wed August 12th, 2009, 1:08 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: What Movies Have You Seen Lately?
Replies: 3275
Views: 193534

[quote=""Madeleine""]Currently halfway through Sweeney Todd with JD and enjoying it, will report back properly when I've finished it![/quote]

I really enjoyed this Madeleine. Johnny Depp and Alan Rickman together in a film, can't go wrong... ;) .
by alice
Wed August 5th, 2009, 10:22 am
Forum: Historical Mystery
Topic: Shardlake Series
Replies: 20
Views: 11632

For those of you in the UK, Sansom was on Bookclub on the Radio on Sunday. You can catch his question and answer session with an audience on the BBC iPLAYER. I think he mentioned what happened with the proposed series, but I've forgotten what he said :o . It's only been a few days, so that's a bit w...
by alice
Sun July 19th, 2009, 11:28 am
Forum: Debate/Rant Forum
Topic: History? Sugar coat it or keep it real?
Replies: 61
Views: 6172

[quote=""SarahWoodbury""]Regarding the expellation of Jews from Spain and the rest of Europe. England was the first to take that course. Edward began with a series of pograms designed to reduce their ability to secure a livelihood. He and his predecessors encouraged the Jews of England to become phy...
by alice
Sun July 19th, 2009, 11:07 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Wuthering Heights
Replies: 29
Views: 4795

[quote=""Lady Macbeth""]I really do adore Wuthering Heights and I can bore for Britain on the subject. It's one of my most read novels and I find something new and feel differently every time I read it. As a teen, I thought this was a romance but I feel quite differently about it now. In the classic...
by alice
Thu July 9th, 2009, 11:05 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: Robin Hood (TV series)
Replies: 50
Views: 3264

[quote=""Libby""]Well as it was aimed at children I doubt that this board reflects its target audience. ;) [/quote] The kids I talk to at school haven't been watching it. You can usually pick up on what's popular, and all they ever talk about is Dr Who, which seems to be almost universally loved by ...
by alice
Thu July 9th, 2009, 10:51 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Arrghhh!
Replies: 24
Views: 1353

You're not alone Keny. My last holiday was in 2000. I got divorced shortly after so finances are tight, and I have a list of jobs to do on the house. A holiday would be lovely, but to be honest, I look forward to all the school holidays, (I work in a school), to enjoy pottering around the place. I'm...
by alice
Sun June 21st, 2009, 8:44 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: BBC2 The Supersizers Eat....
Replies: 2
Views: 789

I love it, but be warned, there's some gross shots of them drinking some horrible cocktails from the 80s, (as well as some vile outfits :D ), but they're great presenters. Really fun.
by alice
Sun June 21st, 2009, 8:36 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: What Movies Have You Seen Lately?
Replies: 3275
Views: 193534

[quote=""Ken""]Watched a great old (1969) classic of British cinema last night - 'Goodbye Mr, Chips'! Starring Peter O'Toole and Petula Clarke. It tells the story of a crusty old latin teacher at Brookfield school, falling in love and marrying a music hall singer (Katherine Bridges) and introducing ...
by alice
Sun May 10th, 2009, 9:52 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Happy Mother's Day!
Replies: 10
Views: 829

But Mother's Day has been and gone...... :confused:

I didn't realise that it was on a different date in the US.

Anyway, Happy Mother's Day to all you moms.

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