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

Postby floragord » 20 Dec 2017, 16:52

floragord wrote:I'd just finished Wilbur Smith's excellent PHARAOH yesterday and wondered, what next?, when I spotted the brand new Barbara Taylor Bradford SECRET OF CAVENDON in St David's Library yesterday and hastened to take it - an excellent read. I've just ordered the discussion book for the next local group meeting in January, Lady Audley's Secret, apparently a whodunit written in Victorian times :?


Just received LADY AUDLEY'S SECRET (Mary Elizabeth Braddon), miraculously in a few days despite the heavy Xmas mails :shock: , intended just to have a quick flick but was gripped from the first paragraph, a real Victorian page-turner - I can see it'll be a fun discussion at the book discussion group, sometimes wonder if we have all really read the same item....
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Re: What other author are you reading at the moment?

Postby pete9012S » 20 Dec 2017, 17:06

A good choice!
I downloaded a copy last week from Project Gutenberg:

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/8954
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Re: What other author are you reading at the moment?

Postby Eddie Muir » 21 Dec 2017, 00:04

I’m reading a very interesting book, which I bought in a charity shop. It’s a 2003 novel by Jean Ure entitled Bad Alice: In the Shadow of the Red Queen.

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

Postby Chrissie777 » 21 Dec 2017, 12:47

Eddie, I was wondering if she's related to Mary Ure, the British actress (Look back In Anger, Where Eagles Dare)?
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Re: What other author are you reading at the moment?

Postby Daisy » 21 Dec 2017, 12:55

Looking at Google for both Mary and Jean Ure, I would say not, Chrissie.
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Re: What other author are you reading at the moment?

Postby Chrissie777 » 21 Dec 2017, 14:26

Thank you, Daisy. 8)
I've never heard the last name Ure again since watching "Look Back in Anger" some 40 years ago, so I thought it's not a common name.
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Re: What other author are you reading at the moment?

Postby Moonraker » 21 Dec 2017, 14:50

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

Postby Julie2owlsdene » 21 Dec 2017, 17:08

I'm reading a book called - Smugglers at Whistling Sands by George Chedzoy.

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

Postby Eddie Muir » 21 Dec 2017, 17:10

Chrissie777 wrote:Eddie, I was wondering if she's related to Mary Ure, the British actress (Look back In Anger, Where Eagles Dare)?

To confirm what Daisy said, Jean Ure and Mary Ure are not related, Chrissie.
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Re: What other author are you reading at the moment?

Postby Chrissie777 » 21 Dec 2017, 17:26

Thank you, Eddie. 8)
Mary Ure's imdb page does mention several children, but not Jean Ure.
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Re: What other author are you reading at the moment?

Postby Machupicchu14 » 21 Dec 2017, 21:01

Finally started reading Emma again. I still can't understand why I stopped reading it last time, but now I just can't put it down. It's an excellent books (like all Jane Austen's novels) and I'm loving every page, every word of it... For those who have read it then you may understand how I'm feeling and why I love Emma so much!! At the moment I'm also liking Frank Churchill too. Hopefully he continues to be that nice chap he's now! :wink:
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Re: What other author are you reading at the moment?

Postby floragord » 22 Dec 2017, 13:50

pete9012S wrote:A good choice!
I downloaded a copy last week from Project Gutenberg:

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/8954


Hope you are enjoying it too! An instance of the book discussion group broadening my reading "horizons", as I'd probably never have come across it else!
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Re: What other author are you reading at the moment?

Postby Chrissie777 » 22 Dec 2017, 14:33

For the 2nd time I'm enjoying the autobiography of the Duchess of Bedford (from Woburn Abbey) called "Nicole Nobody". I've read the book for the first time in 1983 and remember it being very unusual and very entertaining. She writes about her upbringing in France, the WW II years as a young wife with 3 little children, then becoming a TV producer until she met the Duke of Bedford.
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Re: What other author are you reading at the moment?

Postby Wolfgang » 22 Dec 2017, 17:46

Chrissie777 wrote:Thank you, Daisy. 8)
I've never heard the last name Ure again since watching "Look Back in Anger" some 40 years ago, so I thought it's not a common name.

A better known person with this surename Midge Ure, ex-member of groups like Visage or Ultravox.
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Re: What other author are you reading at the moment?

Postby Chrissie777 » 22 Dec 2017, 18:55

Thasnk you, Wolfgang, I've heard of Ultravox and Visage, but didn't know the group members names.
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