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Parke Godwin gone

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Parke Godwin gone

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Thu June 20th, 2013, 2:05 pm

I don't know where an author death announcement goes, but I know that several members enjoyed his books and might want to know. Persia Wooley posted a sweet memorial on her facebook page -- apparently they were in a relationship for a time.

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Post by annis » Thu June 20th, 2013, 8:20 pm

Oh no, that's sad! Though his health hadn't been too good in recent times, so not a total shock. Still.... RIP, and thanks for your legacy of wonderful stories.
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Post by Misfit » Thu June 20th, 2013, 9:47 pm

I just spotted a mention of this over at the PBS discussion board.
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Post by DianeL » Fri June 21st, 2013, 6:12 pm

He was an author to be grateful for. RIP.
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Post by Mello » Sun June 23rd, 2013, 1:10 am

How sad. I just finished reading Sherwood last night and I was amazed at how he set the story. So very clever.

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Post by EC2 » Sun June 23rd, 2013, 11:53 am

I haven't read any of his work, but intend to. Hale and Farewell.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
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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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Post by fljustice » Mon June 24th, 2013, 3:10 pm

So sorry to hear that! I really liked his work.
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