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by annis
Tue November 11th, 2014, 4:54 am
Forum: Who Wrote It? What's the Title?
Topic: Seafaring Australian adventure with an unfortunate wombat
Replies: 1
Views: 733

I suspect the book you're looking for is Matthew Kneale's Englsh Passengers. Great story :)
by annis
Fri August 29th, 2014, 7:33 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: Death of M M Bennetts
Replies: 1
Views: 385

Death of M M Bennetts

Not sure how many here have read HF author MM Bennetts' books, but though I'd just post a heads-up to let people know that she has died after an illness of some length. She was a member of this forum at one stage. Post on her website In Loving Memory http://mmbennetts.wordpress.com/2014/08/27/in-lov...
by annis
Tue July 22nd, 2014, 8:26 pm
Forum: Historical Fantasy
Topic: Half a King by Joe Abercrombie
Replies: 2
Views: 1144

Interested to read the various reviews around -quite a few fans berating Abercrombie because they find "Half a King" too tame. Not sure why they're grizzling - the book is quite clearly labelled teenage fiction! Some people obviously just don't bother reading the product info before they buy.
by annis
Mon July 21st, 2014, 5:06 am
Forum: By Author's Last Name M-Q
Topic: To Hold the Crown by Jean Plaidy
Replies: 12
Views: 8633

Con Iggulden does a more sympathetic Margaret in his first WOTR series, Stormbird. I'm not always an Iggulden fan, but I enjoyed this one a lot and it's certainly a lot livelier than Plaidy :)
by annis
Sun July 20th, 2014, 4:28 am
Forum: Historical Fantasy
Topic: Half a King by Joe Abercrombie
Replies: 2
Views: 1144

Half a King by Joe Abercrombie

The elf-ruins might have been stupendous, but the parts of Skekenhouse that men built seemed quite a disappointment. Yarvi curled his tongue and neatly spat over the side of the ship. “Nice”. Rulf gave him a nod. “Your rowing’s not up to much, but you’re coming on where it really matters”. The inco...
by annis
Thu July 17th, 2014, 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: July 2014. What are you reading?
Replies: 105
Views: 4801

Posted by Gordonopolis I don't think I've read a book that has pushed me from pillar to post quite as much as this one. Anyone else read it (Stewart Binns' Conquest ?) As I said in the review I posted on Amazon, this is what the Brits call a Marmite book- you either love it or hate it, and suffice t...
by annis
Mon July 14th, 2014, 7:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BBC America Announces Last Kingdom Adaptation of Bernard Cornwell Novels
Replies: 3
Views: 360

Yay! Only hope they don't make it too solemn - I really enjoy Uhtred's sarky asides. Btw, I see there's a new "Uhtred" out later this year- The Empty Throne.
by annis
Sun June 29th, 2014, 8:19 pm
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: WWII fighter ace novel
Replies: 3
Views: 1308

Good for you, Donroc- a big shift in subject matter! All the best with it :)
by annis
Sun June 29th, 2014, 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jengiz the Green
Replies: 1
Views: 317

Fascinating stuff :)
by annis
Sat June 28th, 2014, 10:56 pm
Forum: By Author's Last Name R-Z
Topic: Iron and Rust by Harry Sidebottom
Replies: 0
Views: 657

Iron and Rust by Harry Sidebottom

http://i1044.photobucket.com/albums/b448/ammiemac/4125558c-d319-486d-bac8-64aca6ce412e_zpsf5982e73.jpg Inside every academic historian, it seems, lurks a historical novelist. Many are tempted to have a go at writing fiction. Sometimes this works; more often it doesn't. Extensive knowledge and under...

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