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August 2010, what are you reading

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Pillars of the Earth series?

Post by Berengaria » Sun August 15th, 2010, 8:12 am

Are any of you watching this series? I'm finding it quite interesting and have been reading excerpts from my copy of the book for comparison....it's been years since I last read it.
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Post by SGM » Sun August 15th, 2010, 9:17 am

"Madeleine" wrote:Have just read that South Riding is going to be adapted for TV, I think it has been done already, back in the 70s. Makes a change from Austen, at least.

Edited to say it was filmed in 1974! The new version will star Anna Maxwell Martin (from Bleak House) and David Morrissey.


I thought this had been done before because I have a vague recollection of seeing it. I can't remember who was in it though.

Winifred Holty appears in Vera Brittain's Testament of Youth.
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Post by Madeleine » Sun August 15th, 2010, 11:16 am

I have a vague recollection of watching it too, probably a bit young to take it in though!

I think Nigel Davenport was in the original too.
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Post by Leo62 » Sun August 15th, 2010, 12:18 pm

"SGM" wrote:Winifred Holty appears in Vera Brittain's Testament of Youth.


Brittain's subsequent volume, Testament of Friendship, is all about her relationship with Holtby. I heard somewhere that there was going to be a new TV adaptation of Testament of Youth too, but can't find anything about it on the net...

WH died tragically young in 1935, and South Riding was published posthumously. It's her best novel, but her other stuff is well worth reading too.
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Post by Leo62 » Sun August 15th, 2010, 12:19 pm

"Berengaria" wrote:Are any of you watching this series? I'm finding it quite interesting and have been reading excerpts from my copy of the book for comparison....it's been years since I last read it.


Yep! I'm really enjoying it so far. There's a thread all about it over in the Movies & TV section. :D
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Post by SGM » Sun August 15th, 2010, 12:32 pm

[QUOTE=Leo62;67433]Brittain's subsequent volume, Testament of Friendship, is all about her relationship with Holtby. I heard somewhere that there was going to be a new TV adaptation of Testament of Youth too, but can't find anything about it on the net...

I saw it on a re-run on Sunday afternoons starring Cheryl Campbell as Vera and IMDB says there is to a 2012 version.
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Post by Misfit » Sun August 15th, 2010, 12:45 pm

"Berengaria" wrote:Are any of you watching this series? I'm finding it quite interesting and have been reading excerpts from my copy of the book for comparison....it's been years since I last read it.


There's a thread under movies/television section I believe. My PC's doing updates and being terribly slow but if you can't find it let me know and I'll hunt it down later.
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Post by TLee » Sun August 15th, 2010, 2:52 pm

I have just started The Sixth Surrender by Hana Samek Norton. So far, I am enjoying this one.

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Post by Kasthu » Sun August 15th, 2010, 3:27 pm

I'm towards the end of The Ante-Room, by Kate O'Brien. Moves very slowly...

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Post by Misfit » Sun August 15th, 2010, 4:33 pm

"4ever Queen" wrote:Today I got started on By Fire, By Water by Mitchell Kapplan. I'm looking forward to another great read! :D :D


I rather enjoyed that one, especially as I've not read much in this area. I had a lot of fun looking up images of the places for my updates on Goodreads.

TLee, check back with Kasthu and I over at buddy reads when you get further if you want to chit chat.

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