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 Post subject: Re: What We're Reading III
PostPosted: 01 Dec 2016, 14:58 
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Ooh, I love The Dark Is Rising! There was a drama of Over Sea Under Stone on Radio 4 the other week which I quite enjoyed too.

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PostPosted: 01 Dec 2016, 15:10 
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I love The Dark Is Rising too. I don't recollect struggling to finish any of them, but then they were published when I was a young adult, which may have made them easier to deal with.


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Who was it who recommended the Gil Cunningham books on here - was it Abbeybufo on another thread? All I can say is "thank you" - I downloaded an omnibus of the first four a while ago, but have only just got round to reading them - have read three so far and really enjoyed them.

I must also thank whoever recommended them, Eder, as am now reading number four and have really enjoyed them. In fact, reading them has been the only thing keeping me going this week...

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PostPosted: 03 Dec 2016, 20:48 
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A friend introduced me recently to Slightly Foxed. Does anyone else on here know of it?


Subscribed a few weeks ago and bought that book, Mabel. Have yet to dip into either, but that's more a measure of how life is at the moment than the temptingness of the products.


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I've been a member for Slightly Foxed for several years and have quite a few of their books, including one by Ysenda Maxtone Graham about a Catholic boys' school, which is very amusing, and have now ordered her 'Terms and Conditions' about girls' boarding schools. Their readers' quarterly magazine contains very interesting articles, but is a tad on the expensive side. In the 2014 winter mag, Maxtone Graham wrote an excellent and highly entertaining article of several pages about Angela Brazil and her books. I should add that you can back-order magazines, if there are any remaining.

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 Post subject: Re: What We're Reading III
PostPosted: 05 Dec 2016, 20:27 
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MaryR wrote:
. I should add that you can back-order magazines, if there are any remaining.


If you subscribe for at least a year you now get access to the whole back archive electronically.


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I'm reading Juniors of the Chalet School, and enjoying it very much. it's interesting seeing the story of Princess of the CS from the juniors' pov, and to see their characters in more depth than we get in EBD's own books


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I am as well :D . I've always thought that Le Petit Chalet, the Annexe, the finishing school (after that one book) and the Carnbach branch were all just waiting to be written about, so it's nice to see Le Petit Chalet get its own book.

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 Post subject: Re: What We're Reading III
PostPosted: 14 Dec 2016, 10:16 
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Finally getting around to reading The Martian. Want to read it before seeing the movie :)


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 Post subject: Re: What We're Reading III
PostPosted: 27 Jan 2017, 00:42 
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My interest in Campfire was sparked by EJO's Abbey books.
I've just finished and enjoyed: "The Torchbearer" by I.T Thurston (free on Kindle).
I've also just finished the hilariously Victorian "Ethel Hollister's Second Summer as a Campfire Girl" by Irene Elliott Benson (it includes the mandatory touching death, and an impressive number of engagements- the eligible young men transfer affections in the blink of an eye!)

Has anyone come across Campfire in Britain besides in EJO? Thanks :)

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 Post subject: Re: What We're Reading III
PostPosted: 27 Jan 2017, 09:59 
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Only in objects connected with the movement (at the V&A Museum of Childhood) - but I expect you meant fiction?


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 Post subject: Re: What We're Reading III
PostPosted: 27 Jan 2017, 21:39 
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mrs helston wrote:
My interest in Campfire was sparked by EJO's Abbey books.
I've just finished and enjoyed: "The Torchbearer" by I.T Thurston (free on Kindle).
I've also just finished the hilariously Victorian "Ethel Hollister's Second Summer as a Campfire Girl" by Irene Elliott Benson (it includes the mandatory touching death, and an impressive number of engagements- the eligible young men transfer affections in the blink of an eye!)

Has anyone come across Campfire in Britain besides in EJO? Thanks :)


Not actually in Britain, but EBD has a mention of Camp Fire in CS wins the trick, Val and Celia etc are making a campfire on the cricket pitch at the CS (or somewhere equally inappropriate) because one of them has read about Camp Fire, don't think it actually says they'd read about it in EJO, but somewhere else she does mention an EJO about Camp Fire. I have a vague memory that Angela Brazil may have mentioned it too but no idea where.


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PostPosted: 28 Jan 2017, 18:30 
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I just finished reading Ilona Andrews' Innkeeper series and I enjoyed it just as much as the Kate Daniels and Edge series. I adore her twists on urban fantasy, and despite the fact that this was written serially I think it really stands up.

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 Post subject: Re: What We're Reading III
PostPosted: 28 Jan 2017, 19:23 
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I've just read "For The Sake of the School' by Angela Brazil, which features a school Campfire group. Lovely descriptions of the Welsh countryside

Also recently read a couple from the Campfire Girls series on Gutenberg, which are pretty dreadful. Ethel Hollister is probably one of the better ones!


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There are days when you just need a really nice book to read - so I'm re-reading 'Enchanted Glass' by Diana Wynne Jones and wishing she was still around and writing.

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I read 'Her Fearful Symmetry' by Audrey Niffenegger while on holiday. Didn't enjoy The Time Traveller's Wife (film or book) but I was on holiday so I thought I'd give it a chance. I'm astonished at how much I disliked it! Unpleasant people being beastly to other equally unpleasant people.
Luckily I then read Whitethorn Wood by Maeve Binchy which made me feel much better.

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 Post subject: Re: What We're Reading III
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I've just read David Hume's "An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding".

I'm not suggesting anyone reads it but he's a whale on cause-and-effect!


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 Post subject: Re: What We're Reading III
PostPosted: 20 Feb 2017, 23:25 
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I've just finished The Santa Klaus Murder and Death on the Cherwell by Mavis Doriel Hay and really enjoyed them both, less for the murder mystery and more for the characters and the atmosphere (Daphne's boyfriend's poetry book with its blank pages made me giggle!).

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 Post subject: Re: What We're Reading III
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I very much enjoyed Death on the Cherwell - quite gigglesome altogether, I thought!

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 Post subject: Re: What We're Reading III
PostPosted: 21 Feb 2017, 16:16 
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I've just read "The Voices Within" which is about both "inner dialogue" - the conversations we all hold with ourselves in our own heads, and those people who "hear" voices from outside.

One chapter deals with writers, and I was reminded of the description of Joey feeling that she acts as a loudspeaker for her characters, and of her annoyance when her characters don't do as she thinks they should - both experiences being common to other writers.


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