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Ash
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Location: Arizona, USA

Postby Ash » Tue December 16th, 2008, 8:34 am

"Leyland" wrote:Was it an illicit affair? Perhaps the title should be Loving Frank Lloyd Wrong. ;)


Oh, quite illicit! Tho I will say its more than that; the author does a good job explaining his architecture in ways I never thought of. We have his Grady Gammage here, a huge and quite lovely building near Az State University, and have enjoyed concerts and plays in the very accoustically perfect theatre. Other than that I've never had much interest. Now I'd like very much to see Talesin, and West Talesin which isn't all that far away from where I live. The book is also about the time period as it concerns the women's suffraget movment. So its more than a steamy love affair - tho that part has its appeal!

Here's a link to some photos of the building. Unfortunately, way too many of the same pictures of the outside, and none of the beautiful interior! Oh well, you'll get the idea.

http://www.galenfrysinger.com/arizona_gammage.htm
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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & And So It Begins by Rachel Abbott (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Tue December 16th, 2008, 9:14 am

The Rabbit Factory by Marshall Karp
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Tue December 16th, 2008, 2:09 pm

Now I'd like very much to see Talesin, and West Talesin which isn't all that far away from where I live


That was very cool, I enjoyed the tour there. You'll cringe when they tell you how much he paid for the land all those years ago....

leehow
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Location: birmingham,england

Postby leehow » Tue December 16th, 2008, 7:09 pm

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

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Perdita
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Location: London
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Postby Perdita » Tue December 16th, 2008, 9:11 pm

A Company of Liars (a novel of the plague) by Karen Maitland

chuck
Bibliophile
Location: Ciinaminson NJ

Postby chuck » Wed December 17th, 2008, 5:52 am

King's Gold, by Arturo Perez-Reverte....Another Captain Alatriste novel that takes place in Seville Spain, 1626.....

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SonjaMarie
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Location: Vashon, WA
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Postby SonjaMarie » Wed December 17th, 2008, 6:56 am

I've finished "Blood Rites: Dresden Files #6" by Jim Butcher, another good entry in the series.

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Ellie
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Location: Tasmania, Australia

Postby Ellie » Wed December 17th, 2008, 8:26 am

Finished Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran now onto a totally different genre altogether: City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare.

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: A Trail through Time by Jodi Taylor & Angel by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Wed December 17th, 2008, 11:42 am

I'm back in the present day now, with "Agatha Raisin and Kissing Christmas Goodbye", a light-hearted murder mystery.

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Wed December 17th, 2008, 6:52 pm

"Ash" wrote:Now reading Loving Frank, the story of Frank Lloyd Wrights love affair with a client of his. I am not a big fan of his, but I am of his time period, and this book, written through the eyes of his lover, is quite good.


I'm not sure if this would be considered a historical film or not but since you mentioned reading this book, I saw this item and thought I'd post it:

Frank Lloyd Wright Biopic Planned

16 December 2008 11:21 PM, PST

Legendary American architect Frank Lloyd Wright is to be immortalized in a new biopic.

Filmmakers are planning a movie adaptation of Nancy Horan's novel Loving Frank, and have hired Reservation Road writer John Burnham Schwartz to pen a screenplay.

The story will centre around Wright's relationship with Chicago society queen Mamah Borthwick Cheney, leading up to her murder, when a servant set fire to the couple's Wisconsin home in 1914.

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