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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
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

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

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal


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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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