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EC2
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Postby EC2 » Wed September 3rd, 2008, 4:30 pm

"1lila1" wrote:I got sidetracked from The Book Thief and yesterday, during the tiny bit of time I've had to read lately, I picked up Born Free about a couple living in Africa who raised a lioness and then released her back into the wild. It's NF and as a child I was obsessed with the story. I watched the movie over and over again! What a great book! I want a lion as a pet! :D


LOL! I read that one several times and it was one I bought myself rather than borrowing from the library. Elsa was the lion wasn't she? There's the sequel Living Free too.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

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LCW
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Postby LCW » Wed September 3rd, 2008, 4:36 pm

Yes, Elsa was the lion's name. There's Living Free and then another called Forever Free. I haven't read the last one yet. It's the story that started my obssesion with animals, or at least exploded it, lol. I wanted to be a vet until I worked at Vet Clinics and found I was more interested in the lab work than the actual animals...plus I think vets are just weird...at least the ones I worked for! :D
Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them. --Arnold Lobel

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Misfit
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Postby Misfit » Wed September 3rd, 2008, 4:39 pm

"1lila1" wrote:Yes, Elsa was the lion's name. There's Living Free and then another called Forever Free. I haven't read the last one yet. It's the story that started my obssesion with animals, or at least exploded it, lol. I wanted to be a vet until I worked at Vet Clinics and found I was more interested in the lab work than the actual animals...plus I think vets are just weird...at least the ones I worked for! :D


Gee, thanks for making me feel my age. That was a movie back in the 70's? 60's?

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Wed September 3rd, 2008, 5:16 pm

Oh man you're evil, now I've got that song in my head....

"Born free, as free as the wind blows
As free as the grass grows
Born free to follow your heart."

I *hate* you! ;)

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Postby Misfit » Wed September 3rd, 2008, 5:25 pm

Crap, now it's going to be running through my head all day too :p :o :rolleyes:

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Stranger by Kate Riordan & Did You See Melody by Sophie Hannah (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!
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Postby Vanessa » Wed September 3rd, 2008, 5:46 pm

I bawled by eyes out over that film as a child - at the end when Elsa returns with her cubs. Virginia McKenna played Joyce Adamson and I'm sure it was her offscreen husband who played her onscreen husband. And I'm sure they had something to do with lions afterwards. I think they were also in A Ring of Bright Water together, a film about otters.
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Postby EC2 » Wed September 3rd, 2008, 6:07 pm

Who sung it? Andy Williams?
I think Ring of Bright Water - the theme tune was Val Doonican

Oops, going way Off Topic here. :o :o
I think it's the giddiness of actually having a forum to post to!
Les proz e les vassals

Souvent entre piez de chevals

Kar ja li coard n’I chasront



'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'


Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal



www.elizabethchadwick.com

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Wed September 3rd, 2008, 6:09 pm

Yes, Andy Williams.

Bringing back on topic, I just started a book on the Hope Diamond last night, and it's really interesting so far.

When I was younger, I think I thought the Hope Diamond was some how related to Bob Hope, LOL!

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Postby xiaotien » Wed September 3rd, 2008, 9:35 pm

finished wicked lovely in
a day.

not sure what's next...very well
may be brideshead revisited. 8)
SILVER PHOENIX : Beyond the Kingdom of Xia
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Tanzanite
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Postby Tanzanite » Wed September 3rd, 2008, 11:38 pm

I'm going to start Lionheart by Martha Rofheart tonight (as soon as I get offline!)


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