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 Post subject: Re: Elizabeth Edmondson - author of The Selchester Mysteries
PostPosted: 20 Oct 2017, 11:08 
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It's available for free on Kindle Unlimited. These are moments I am happy to subscribe to it! Many of Furrowed Middlebrow's lovely books are/were also there.

ETA I am saving it for tomorrow's long, long drive to the UK. Well, not exactly just tomorrow - nice stopovers with old friends built in.

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 Post subject: Re: Elizabeth Edmondson - author of The Selchester Mysteries
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Curious to know everyone's thoughts on the final Selchester mystery.
I feel disloyal admitting that I didn't enjoy this as much as I had hoped. It took a while to get going, and I struggled to get through the first 2/3 or so (I kept having Just William reading breaks as I couldn't properly get stuck in- it was like wading through treacle at points).
I then wondered if I'd pover-estimated my love for the earlier books in thte series, but am in the middle of re-read and they are as engaging and page-turning as ever.
How did you all find it?

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 Post subject: Re: Elizabeth Edmondson - author of The Selchester Mysteries
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I agree it did get off to a very slow start. All those interviews, which didn't seem to go anywhere, and not enough domestic scenes, and not enough of the small town milieu, which were the aspects I most enjoyed about the others.

But it did all come together very well at the end. I liked the way so many things which had been part of the background from the start turned out to be significant in the end - the Fitzwarins' Catholicism, Hugo's injury, the folklorists.

And I liked that Georgia brought about her own rescue. I must say I was never too worried about her, I believed from the start that she would arrange her own escape and not wait like a damsel in distress to be rescued.

I note that Miranda/Miriam said she'd been sent to a school in the Austrian Alps for her health. Do we take it that EE was a CS fan?

Overall, I'm pleased we have the book, and sad that we won't see the others that Elizabeth Edmondson had planned.


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 Post subject: Re: Elizabeth Edmondson - author of The Selchester Mysteries
PostPosted: 25 Nov 2017, 17:10 
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Overall, I'm pleased we have the book, and sad that we won't see the others that Elizabeth Edmondson had planned.


I quite agree, but I can also see where mrs helston is coming from.

It didn't read quite like the others - how could it, really, when EE's son was the one putting it together? - but there were some lovely bits in it, and it was good to have at least some of the earlier hints/puzzles resolved, even if they all weren't.

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 Post subject: Re: Elizabeth Edmondson - author of The Selchester Mysteries
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I did like having some of the loose ends tied up I was especially glad to see the back of Val!), and I do appreciate having another Selchester novel-! I just missed how EE made her characters real people (if that makes sense) e.g. I just finished my re-read, and I love the scene where Georgia wakes Freya up on Christmas morning- it's a short scene, but really illustrates how close they both are, and the sisterly relatinship they have forged. The last Selechester was more about facts than people.
Did we ever find out who/why wanted to kill Guy in the previous book?

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I read all the novels and the short story in rapid succession Angeles thoroughly enjoyed then. I think her son has done an excellent job with the third story. I believed the characterisations and actually enjoyed the minutiae. I'm sad there won't be any further books.


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 Post subject: Re: Elizabeth Edmondson - author of The Selchester Mysteries
PostPosted: 11 Jan 2018, 19:36 
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Available on Kindle Unlimited (£3.49 to buy) is a newly released Elizabeth Edmondson/Aston/Pewsey - Wild Grapes, originally published under yet another pseudonym (how many did she have, for heaven's sake?), Gally Marchmont.

I am putting this on the Kindle offers thread as well....

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 Post subject: Re: Elizabeth Edmondson - author of The Selchester Mysteries
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Could it be one of her Pewsey novels under another name? She did a lot of that - Divine Comedy was repackaged as The World, the Bishop and The Devil (or something like that).

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