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Re: What other author are you reading at the moment?

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 06 May 2017, 08:03

Eddie Muir wrote:I'm also a big fan of H.E. Bates and have read most of his novels and short stories, Kate Mary. My favourite of his books is Love for Lydia. :D

I've just finished reading Robert Westall's superb 1990 novel, The Kingdom by the Sea. :D

I love The Kingdom by the Sea and Love for Lydia, Eddie.

floragord wrote:How marvellous to know there are other Elizabeth Goudge fans on the Forums, I love her work and have about everything she wrote, collected painfully over the years from book searches and in Hay-on-Wye, most people look blank when they hear the name.

You might already know that J. K. Rowling loved Elizabeth Goudge's The Little White Horse as a child. In The Bookseller she said, "The Little White Horse was my favourite childhood book. I absolutely adored it. It had a cracking plot. It was scary and romantic in parts and had a feisty heroine."
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Re: What other author are you reading at the moment?

Postby Eddie Muir » 06 May 2017, 08:10

Anita Bensoussane wrote:I love The Kingdom by the Sea and Love for Lydia, Eddie.


Great minds, Anita? :wink:
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Re: What other author are you reading at the moment?

Postby Pauline » 06 May 2017, 17:49

No, I didn't know that at all floragord. Thank you. Feisty character? Hermione??
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Re: What other author are you reading at the moment?

Postby Pauline » 06 May 2017, 17:53

Thank you Daisy. I certainly will try to read The Bird in the Tree first. I always have a feeling of slight regret if I read books like this in the wrong order, even I really enjoy the first one that I do read. Looking forward to it. As you said, it's lovely to know that some many people really love her books.
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Re: What other author are you reading at the moment?

Postby Rob Houghton » 07 May 2017, 11:34

I'm currently reading 'The Secret of Cliff Castle' by an author called Mary Pollock... :lol:
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Re: What other author are you reading at the moment?

Postby Daisy » 07 May 2017, 11:53

Rob Houghton wrote:I'm currently reading 'The Secret of Cliff Castle' by an author called Mary Pollock... :lol:


Lucky old you! :lol:
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Re: What other author are you reading at the moment?

Postby Eddie Muir » 07 May 2017, 14:18

I'm now reading another Robert Westall book entitled A Time of Fire, first published in 1994. The setting is World War II Newcastle.
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Re: What other author are you reading at the moment?

Postby Chrissie777 » 07 May 2017, 15:49

Rob Houghton wrote:I'm currently reading 'The Secret of Cliff Castle' by an author called Mary Pollock... :lol:


One of my favorite stand alone EB's, Rob. 8)
Just try not to notice that EB uses the term "queer" ca. 38 times throughout the book instead of replacing it every once in a while with "odd" or "strange"...guess the use of a synonym dictionary was not as common way back then when EB wrote this book?
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Re: What other author are you reading at the moment?

Postby Wolfgang » 07 May 2017, 16:56

Then you have the opportunity to join the readathon, Chrissie :-).
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Postby Chrissie777 » 07 May 2017, 17:34

Wolfgang, which readathon? :? Did I miss something? :oops:
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Re: What other author are you reading at the moment?

Postby Daisy » 07 May 2017, 17:52

This may give you a clue, Chrissie.
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Re: What other author are you reading at the moment?

Postby joanne_chan » 12 May 2017, 16:18

While cat sitting I have been reading The New Girl and Nancy by Dorita Fairlie Bruce where we get to grips with an new girl who is a heiress and rather spoilt with it to begin with gradually reforms her character, gaining acceptance.
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Re: What other author are you reading at the moment?

Postby Francis » 21 May 2017, 20:49

Enjoying an excellent book by Robert Benson called 'Come rack, come rope'. It's all about the destruction of life and family in late Elizabethan England due to religious persecution. Such a good read and so little known.
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Re: What other author are you reading at the moment?

Postby Eddie Muir » 21 May 2017, 22:13

I'm reading another excellent book by Robert Westall: The Night Mare from 1995. :D
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Re: What other author are you reading at the moment?

Postby Francis » 22 May 2017, 22:31

Sounds scary!
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