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EC2
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Postby EC2 » Tue November 18th, 2008, 5:53 pm

"Misfit" wrote:Ahh, Ash and Julie. I you though Llewllyn and Eleanore smoked off the pages I dare say you "aint" seen nothing yet. Prepare to lose lots and lots of sleep.


I am very, very fond of Ash (the character in the book!).
There are so many wonderful scenes in The Far Pavilions. The most indelible one for me is the Suttee scene, but the entire novel resonates. I so wanted to visit India after I'd read the book!
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Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

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

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Postby Misfit » Tue November 18th, 2008, 6:21 pm

"EC2" wrote:I am very, very fond of Ash (the character in the book!).
There are so many wonderful scenes in The Far Pavilions. The most indelible one for me is the Suttee scene, but the entire novel resonates. I so wanted to visit India after I'd read the book!


I agree, the suttee scene is flat out unputdownable. Ash, I won't spoil it for anyone but when he had to stand by and let Juli go, I could literally feel his pain. Broke my heart. Hope we get BOTM for this in January. I'll go for a reread. :)

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Postby diamondlil » Tue November 18th, 2008, 7:13 pm

"Tanzanite" wrote:I'm going to start The Summer Garden by Paullina Simons later today.


I'll be interested to hear what you think of this one. It is a bit contentious n parts.


Last night I started Garden Spells by Sarah Addison. I found it very difficult to put it down when it was time to go to sleep!
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Postby SonjaMarie » Tue November 18th, 2008, 11:05 pm

I've finished "The Serpent and the Moon: Two Rivals For the Love Of A Renaissance King" by HRH Princess Michael of Kent. I found it to be an interesting and easy read.

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Postby chuck » Wed November 19th, 2008, 5:13 pm

Currently reading Helen Hollick's "The Kingmaker"...bit of a struggle...I am fighting my bias of Sutcliff, Cornwell, Whyte, Bradshaw and Stewart...... and their great tales of Arthur Rex and his companions.....It has started to grow on me.....all of her the reviews are so positive....
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Postby Misfit » Wed November 19th, 2008, 5:18 pm

"chuck" wrote:Currently reading Helen Hollick's "The Kingmaker"...bit of a struggle...I am fighting my bias of Sutcliff, Cornwell, Whyte, Bradshaw and Stewert...... and their great tales of Arthur Rex and his companions.....It has started to grow on me.....all of her the reviews are so positive....


I'm reading this too and enjoying it, although I haven't read the other versions Chuck is referring to. Maybe that's a good thing? The only books I've read on Arthur is Mary Stewart's trilogy, The Queen of Camelot and Joan Wolf's Road to Avalon. I'm finding it refreshing to have (so far) no magic, Merlin or Lancelot.

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Postby chuck » Wed November 19th, 2008, 5:43 pm

Misfit...Magic and Enchantment are "Wall Bangers"...Although I do remember enjoying Harvey Wall bangers back in the day....very good and very potent...Cheers

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Postby Misfit » Wed November 19th, 2008, 6:05 pm

"chuck" wrote:Although I do remember enjoying Harvey Wall bangers back in the day....very good and very potent...Cheers


Harvey Wall Bangers, memories from my bartending days. I'm going to send you a note PM about some take offs on the Harvey Wallbanger just in case its a little risque.

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Postby michellemoran » Wed November 19th, 2008, 6:10 pm

EC: When you get to the acknowledgments there's one for Regia Anglorum - my re-enactment society. Colleagues Kim Siddorn our founder and Roland Williamson our authenticity officer at the time, were consultants and manuscript reviewers for this one....


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Postby diamondlil » Wed November 19th, 2008, 7:45 pm

I am now starting to read Raisins and Almonds by Kerry Greenwood.
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