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Post by pixiedust » Mon October 15th, 2012, 1:46 am

World Without End by Ken Follett

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Post by Berengaria » Mon October 15th, 2012, 5:54 pm

Madeleine,what do you think of The Haunting so far? Can't wait for Susan Hill's next Simon Serailler book!
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Post by Berengaria » Mon October 15th, 2012, 5:55 pm

[quote=""pixiedust""]World Without End by Ken Follett[/quote]
Have you been watching the tv series? I cannot stand Cynthia Nixon as Petronella!

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Post by Madeleine » Tue October 16th, 2012, 8:32 am

[quote=""Berengaria""]Madeleine,what do you think of The Haunting so far? Can't wait for Susan Hill's next Simon Serailler book![/quote]

I've almost finished The Haunting - about another 12 pages to go - and it's OK, very gentle but a bit predictable and the ghost story is only a small part of it. Some of the dialogue doesn't quite ring true either, characters vary from talking in country dialect, to very modern dialogue, and then occasionally even like Yoda! But it's OK if you want something very gentle.
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Post by Madeleine » Fri October 19th, 2012, 8:52 am

I've just ordered:

Time's Echo by Pamela Hartshorne (dual time frame set in York, about witches)
Witch Hunt by Syd Moore (also dual time frame, and also about witches, but in Essex)
Carnival of the Dead by David Hewson (modern Venice but with a historical slant)
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Post by Brenna » Fri October 19th, 2012, 12:33 pm

[quote=""Berengaria""]Have you been watching the tv series? I cannot stand Cynthia Nixon as Petronella![/quote]

Wait, there's a TV series????
Brenna

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Post by rebecca » Sat October 20th, 2012, 12:57 am

[quote=""Brenna""]Wait, there's a TV series????[/quote]

I thought the same thing???? I have seen the trailer for it(via youtube), but I have no idea if it is going to be shown on Aussie TV or if I missed it? But I bought the book yesterday :D it's a BIG one. :D

Bec :)

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Post by Amanda » Sat October 20th, 2012, 2:11 am

Like pillars of the earth, it is a Canadian production. Can be downloaded if you are into that sort of thing. I would assume it will eventually be shown in Au/us/uk. But pillars took a while to be shown everywhere.

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Post by Berengaria » Sat October 20th, 2012, 4:55 am

[quote=""Brenna""]Wait, there's a TV series????[/quote]
I'm in Canada and our Showcase channel has been spreading the mini-series over several weeks. I am not really enjoying it, so I have several weeks of episodes languishing on my dvr. The book is way, way better!!

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Post by Madeleine » Sat October 20th, 2012, 10:29 am

I've seen the TV tie-in version of the book here, so I assume the series will be shown at some point!
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