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What Are You Reading? July 2020

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Madeleine
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Re: What Are You Reading? July 2020

Post by Madeleine » Mon July 27th, 2020, 8:21 am

I think you'll find that the TV series is very different to the books ,they keep some of the initial stories but Sidney's own story diverts a lot after a while.
Currently reading: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston.

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princess garnet
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Re: What Are You Reading? July 2020

Post by princess garnet » Tue July 28th, 2020, 8:54 pm

Madeleine wrote:
Mon July 27th, 2020, 8:21 am
I think you'll find that the TV series is very different to the books ,they keep some of the initial stories but Sidney's own story diverts a lot after a while.
Yes, I recognized some of the stories from the earlier seasons although changes were made. (Not surprisingly for adaptations!) A few of the stories weren't in the show too. I could "hear" some of the characters' voices from the show as I read their dialogue.
It's after Sidney Chambers & the Perils of the Night (Book #2) where the show and books split. It seems like they kept some of the later stories in the novels for the show and made adjustments.
I should mention I couldn't get all the novels in the series from the library, however, it's enough to read and enjoy!

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