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Hello from Melbourne

Post by JaneRob » Wed November 10th, 2010, 7:11 am

Hi guys,

Good to have a site that will point me in the right direction for new literature that l have not thought to read yet. As mentioned in the Dunnett post, my favorite authors are Dorothy Dunnett, MM Kaye and Isabel Allende. The Lymond series is the one that l love the most and Dorothy is the benchmark, making it somewhat difficult for me to move on sometimes. Any advise will be well received.

Cheers

Jane

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Post by Vanessa » Wed November 10th, 2010, 8:58 am

Welcome, Jane! I hope you enjoy it here.

I've read the first book in the Lymond Chronicles, The Game of Kings, and thoroughly enjoyed it. I do have the rest of the series and also the House of Niccolo series of books on my TBR pile.

I'm sure you will find plenty of recommendations by browsing the various threads on here.
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Post by LoobyG » Wed November 10th, 2010, 10:51 am

Hello and welcome Jane! How funny, I live in a village called Melbourne in England :) I've never read Dorothy Dunnett but I have a few of hers on my TBR pile.

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Post by JaneRob » Wed November 10th, 2010, 12:11 pm

Thanks Vanessa and Looby,

A Melbourne in England, l am not surprised as most of our Aussie suburbs or towns are named after UK towns or suburbs.

I hope you enjoy the Lymond chronicles Vanessa, and the first one was probably not the best of the series, but it sets the scene for it. I always thought that the story became more interesting when Lymond comes across a dark, broody but good looking friend of his.

I wanted to discover proper historical authors that are do not use the story as an excuse for a romp, as some of my purchases have turned out to be. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but not the whole focus of the plot please.

Cheers

Jane. :rolleyes:

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Post by donroc » Wed November 10th, 2010, 12:44 pm

Welcome and enjoy.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Wed November 10th, 2010, 1:57 pm

Hi Jane! I'm a Dunnett fan myself--at least the Lymond series. Didn't finish the Niccolo series--Nicholas never grabbed me the way Francis did.

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Post by boswellbaxter » Wed November 10th, 2010, 2:09 pm

Welcome, JaneRob! Glad to have you here.
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Post by Misfit » Wed November 10th, 2010, 2:18 pm

Hi Jane. Good to have you here and I see you've jumped in already. I'm sure you'll find lots of good reading ideas.
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Wed November 10th, 2010, 2:20 pm

Welcome to the forum. Great to have you here.

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Post by parthianbow » Wed November 10th, 2010, 4:30 pm

Welcome, Jane! This is a great place to find lots of new books to add to your to be read pile!
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