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by Antoine Vanner
Mon October 22nd, 2012, 9:16 pm
Forum: By Author's Last Name A-F
Topic: 'The Moonstone' by Wilkie Collins
Replies: 1
Views: 1113

I read The Moonstone , or at least a version of it abridged for schools, under bizarre conditions. In 1972 I was on a job (the details don't matter) in an isolated "bush" area in Nigeria, a long way from any reasonably-sized town and likely to be isolated for several days in pretty basic living cond...
by Antoine Vanner
Sun October 21st, 2012, 11:18 am
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: What Movies Have You Seen Lately?
Replies: 3275
Views: 193732

Try the excellent and visually-stunning recent Russian movie "The Admiral" about Admiral Kolchak. It's the first movie I've seen about the Russian Revolution and Civil War that's told from the White viewpoint. The opening sequence is one of the most exciting I've ever seen and so are many of the bat...
by Antoine Vanner
Sun October 21st, 2012, 11:08 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello fellow history buffs
Replies: 12
Views: 1452

Roman History Fascination

Hello Christoper! I was lucky enough not just to learn Latin in school but to be required to study Roman History as well for five years. The first three took us up to the end of the Second Punic War and the last two covered up to the end of the Republic. It stopped there. I guess that everything tha...
by Antoine Vanner
Sun October 21st, 2012, 10:59 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello Fellow Historical Fiction Addicts!
Replies: 15
Views: 1530

Thanks to all who welcomed me!

All:

Many thanks to all who welcomed me to the site for the first time yesterday!

I hope you enjoy some good reading this weekend.

Best Wishes: Antoine
by Antoine Vanner
Sat October 20th, 2012, 12:54 pm
Forum: Ask Your Fellow Readers
Topic: Persian Empire
Replies: 8
Views: 3757

Winter Quarters by Alfred Duggan

Winter Quarters by Alfred Duggan tells of the adventures of a Gaulish mercenary who is involved in the doomed campaign against the Parthians by Crassus, the luckless third member of the First Triumvirate. With the exception of a small cavalry force which escaped under the command of Cassius (later ...
by Antoine Vanner
Sat October 20th, 2012, 12:44 pm
Forum: Any Good Books About . . .
Topic: Books with battle scenes
Replies: 7
Views: 1087

Best WW2 Sea Warfare Descriptions

The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Monserrat is in my opinion one of the best and most heart-felt novels of WW2, written on the basis of first-hand experience of service and command. It deals with the Battle of the Atlantic in detail and conveys the sheer monotonous misery of life at sea year-in, year-out on...
by Antoine Vanner
Sat October 20th, 2012, 12:31 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello Fellow Historical Fiction Addicts!
Replies: 15
Views: 1530

Thanks for the Welcome

Thanks for the welcome! It looks like a great site and I'll log in regularly.
by Antoine Vanner
Sat October 20th, 2012, 8:59 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: What are your favorite 19C books?
Replies: 87
Views: 21868

The Last Cavalier by Dumas

[quote=""Thurinius""]Have to agree with several of these. I'm 1113 pages into War and Peace and absolutely loving it. Before I started that I was on Anna Karenina, again which I loved. Though I disliked the two main characters: Anna and Vronsky. I couldn't warm to them at all. But every other charac...
by Antoine Vanner
Sat October 20th, 2012, 8:54 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: What are your favorite 19C books?
Replies: 87
Views: 21868

Stand up for H. Rider Haggard!

My father introduced me to Rider Haggard's King Solomon's Mines when I was eight. I read every other book I his I could get may hands on. I will never forget the feeling of awe and delight that his descriptions of Africa gave me. This in due course led me to having a very close involvement with Afri...
by Antoine Vanner
Sat October 20th, 2012, 8:34 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello Fellow Historical Fiction Addicts!
Replies: 15
Views: 1530

Hello Fellow Historical Fiction Addicts!

All: Sitting with a mug of coffee in my kitchen in Southern England and looking out on a wet garden and at a family of four squirrels stealing the grain off the bird-table, while the birds wait their turn on nearby branches, makes me wonder who else - and where - I might be reaching by this message....

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