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Manda Scott
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Post by Manda Scott » Wed June 29th, 2011, 3:42 pm

Hi People...

I'm Manda Scott, an author from the UK - I was here a while ago and kind of fell out of the loop (dogs to train, books to read, agility websites to browse, books to write, more dogs to train, or rather, more training of the same now-very-trained dog) and now that said dog has had her pups and is more obsessed with them than with me, I'm back on line again and also reading far more than before. I'm part way through Joe Abercrombie's magnificent 'Best Served Cold' which isn't truly a historical novel, but has the feel of one - he has created such a complete world, with such a complete history to it. And for a change of pace, next on my list is a Philippa Gregory: to my great shame, I've never read one of hers and so am about to tackle 'The Red Queen'.

and it's good to be back

/waves to all

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "Pine" by Francine Toon
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
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Post by Madeleine » Wed June 29th, 2011, 3:43 pm

Hi Manda and welcome back. What dogs do you have?
Currently reading: "Pine" by Francine Toon

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Post by LoobyG » Wed June 29th, 2011, 3:50 pm

Welcome back Manda! :)

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Post by Manda Scott » Wed June 29th, 2011, 3:53 pm

Madeleine - thank you - I have a working cocker spaniel bitch and now her litter of pups - which are four days old today (and yes, I am very slightly besotted). I wrote about having pups in the Boudica books, but it's a long, long time since I've actually done it.
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Post by Manda Scott » Wed June 29th, 2011, 3:56 pm

PS - if you want to see pictures (and this is of pups, nothing to do with books), go to:

my Eceni Agility Spaniels blog page

:)

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Wed June 29th, 2011, 4:08 pm

Hi Manda. Welcome back to the fold.
I loved your Boudicca books, by the way, and hope to get to your new series soon!

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Post by Madeleine » Wed June 29th, 2011, 4:09 pm

Unfortunately some of the pictures didn't come out, but Abigail looks very like a cocker that we look after sometimes, who is also a small roan - they have beautiful markings don't they? I would imagine you'd need a lot of patience training them though, if our little one is anything to go by!
Currently reading: "Pine" by Francine Toon

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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
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Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Wed June 29th, 2011, 5:02 pm

Welcome, Manda! I know the feeling of puppy-rapture, my standard poodle bitch, Niffler, just produced 12 Sunday. Right now I am listening to the big ones hollering for mom from the basket in my kitchen, because with that many I separate out the strongest pups twice a day so the smaller ones can get a chance at the teats.

What amuses me is that my goldendoodle pups look pretty much the same as your Cocker pups. At that age, you can't tell breeds apart.
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Post by Misfit » Wed June 29th, 2011, 5:04 pm

Hi Manda, welcome. The pups are adorable.
At home with a good book and the cat...
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Post by Vanessa » Wed June 29th, 2011, 5:40 pm

Welcome back, Manda. The puppies are gorgeous. We have English Springer Spaniels who are just a little bit older than yours at 8 and 10! :)
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