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Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & And So It Begins by Rachel Abbott (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Re: Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

Postby Vanessa » Sat December 26th, 2015, 1:32 pm

I loved the book and very much enjoyed the TV adaptation.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Nefret
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Favorite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Re: Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

Postby Nefret » Sat December 26th, 2015, 10:06 pm

I got the DVD miniseries for Christmas. :D :mrgreen: :geek:
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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blueemerald
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Location: Seattle, WA, USA

Re: Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

Postby blueemerald » Mon January 4th, 2016, 4:12 pm

I very much liked the novel. And even more so the mini-series. I thought it was well adapted and added explanations and texture that were absent in the book. Will be interesting to see what you think!

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: Agatha Raisin & The Witches Tree by M C Beaton
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

Postby Madeleine » Mon January 4th, 2016, 4:14 pm

I enjoyed the TV series too, it's quite quirky and looks fabulous.
Currently reading "Agatha Raisin & The Witches Tree" by M C Beaton

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fljustice
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Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Re: Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

Postby fljustice » Sun January 10th, 2016, 9:21 pm

I also enjoyed the book, but read it a few years back, so the TV series felt fresh as I had forgot some of the plot.
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Nefret
Bibliomaniac
Favorite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Re: Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

Postby Nefret » Thu January 14th, 2016, 4:11 am

Who are everyone's favourite characters? And which of the title characters do you prefer?

I really like Segundus and Childermass (in both the book and the series.)
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: Agatha Raisin & The Witches Tree by M C Beaton
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

Postby Madeleine » Thu January 14th, 2016, 3:44 pm

I still haven't read it, but enjoyed the TV show and I think Childermass was my favourite character. There was an out-take show on TV the other week and they showed a clip of him and Mr Segundus talking by their horses, and suddenly one of the horses started to wee, and well it was like a torrent and both the actors collapsed in hysterics.
Currently reading "Agatha Raisin & The Witches Tree" by M C Beaton


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