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 Post subject: Re: What We're Reading III
PostPosted: 27 Jan 2018, 21:33 
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I've just finished reading Perception by Terri Fleming. it's a Pride and Prejudice sequel, mainly about Mary and Kitty, though with visits to the Bingley and Darcy families. I'm not usually very keen on this sort of sequel, but I did enjoy this, I think it captures Jane Austen's style very well,


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 Post subject: Re: What We're Reading III
PostPosted: 27 Jan 2018, 22:42 
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I'm currently doing a Georgette Heyer re-read. My local library has a lot of her books as e-books. I haven't read Heyer for years, and I find I'm reading much more critically this time round. When she was at her best she was very, very good, but some I've struggled to get through, or abandoned.
Yes, I can't read Bath Tangle any more, for one - it's written between perpetual exclamation marks!


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 Post subject: Re: What We're Reading III
PostPosted: 27 Jan 2018, 23:27 
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Bath Tangle wasn't a favourite when I first read it. I daresay I've forgotten a lot of it, but all I can remember is Serena and Rotherham constantly bickering, and him being much too overbearing for my taste. GH usually does a better job of showing why her couples are right for each other.


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 Post subject: Re: What We're Reading III
PostPosted: 28 Jan 2018, 10:36 
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JayB wrote:
Bath Tangle wasn't a favourite when I first read it. I daresay I've forgotten a lot of it, but all I can remember is Serena and Rotherham constantly bickering, and him being much too overbearing for my taste. GH usually does a better job of showing why her couples are right for each other.
Exactly. I suppose you could say that they deserve each other, but they're still irritating, at least to this reader. Nothing like Charles Rivenhall and Sophy Stanton-Lacy here! I love Mrs Floore, but I'd like to give most of the rest of the characters in BT a good shake...


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 Post subject: Re: What We're Reading III
PostPosted: 31 Jan 2018, 23:15 
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I have just finished a read through of all of the Dick Francis novels. That occupied January nicely, now to find something for February.


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 Post subject: Re: What We're Reading III
PostPosted: 31 Jan 2018, 23:19 
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Which reminds me, I meant to look and see if there was a new one by Felix Francis out before Christmas.


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 Post subject: Re: What We're Reading III
PostPosted: 31 Jan 2018, 23:23 
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I haven't tried any that are just by Felix - I may just have to do some 'research' :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: What We're Reading III
PostPosted: 31 Jan 2018, 23:30 
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He's improved as he's gone on, I think. Not as good as Dick was at his best, but I get them from the library and they're certainly good enough to pass a few hours with.


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Thank you - I'll see if I can pick any up cheaply when I'm back in the UK.


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I've just finished Sandry's Book, the first Circle of Magic book by Tamora Pierce... it was so good and I will definitely be reading lots of her books in the future. I can't even express how much I loved the character of Tris :heart: :heart: :heart:

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I've just been ploughing my way through all the Charlotte Macleod books on Kindle Unlimited. They are as daft as I remembered them. Max Bittersohn and Sarah Kelling and her batty relations are my favourites I think, closely followed by the Peter Shandy books and the Madoc and Janet Rhys ones.


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 Post subject: Re: What We're Reading III
PostPosted: 06 Feb 2018, 22:23 
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I didn't realise that the Charlotte MacLeod were on Unlimited. I am off to look, I like them a lot....

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 Post subject: Re: What We're Reading III
PostPosted: 15 Feb 2018, 19:33 
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Not sure if this is the best place to post this - and I may put it somewhere else as well, but Lucy Magnan's piece in today's Guardian is well worth reading.
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/ ... SApp_Other

Not strictly GO books, but so many others which I'm sure will have many of us 'oldies' at least, wallowing in nostalgia!!


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 Post subject: Re: What We're Reading III
PostPosted: 15 Feb 2018, 21:35 
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Elder in Ontario wrote:
Not sure if this is the best place to post this - and I may put it somewhere else as well, but Lucy Magnan's piece in today's Guardian is well worth reading.
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/ ... SApp_Other

Not strictly GO books, but so many others which I'm sure will have many of us 'oldies' at least, wallowing in nostalgia!!



Thank you Elder - I thoroughly enjoyed that and agreed wholeheartedly with the sentiments. I love reading childhood and more recent favourites


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PostPosted: 16 Feb 2018, 16:25 
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I'm re-reading the four Adelia Aguilar mediaeval mysteries by Ariana Franklin. Just started the second, The Death Maze. I love these books, they'd make great films/tv. Her Berlin thriller, City of Shadows, is the best Anastasia mystery I've ever read. I liked some of her Diana Norman books too, but not as much.

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 Post subject: Re: What We're Reading III
PostPosted: 16 Mar 2018, 18:50 
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I'm reading Queens Of The Conquest by Alison Weir at the moment. It's about the first queens of England; and though I only started it yesterday I'm about seven chapters in; it's packed full of interesting facts :)

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 Post subject: Re: What We're Reading III
PostPosted: 23 Mar 2018, 00:11 
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Currently enjoying the Shetland Sailing Mysteries series by Marsali Taylor. The heroine is a competent young woman and the mysteries are OK, but what I really like is the descriptions of sailing and of the Shetlands. The author clearly knows her stuff and puts it across without sounding like a guide book. I've learned a lot about the Shetland Islands from these books.


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 Post subject: Re: What We're Reading III
PostPosted: 07 May 2018, 10:46 
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If you are a Dorothy Whipple fan, Persehone Books have just published Young Anne. It ws her first book and is the final one to be published by PB. I had read it as a teenager as my mother had a copy. I went to the shop on Saturday and got a copy for myself aand another for older daughter's birthday. I spent the weekend reading it and can recommend it.


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 Post subject: Re: What We're Reading III
PostPosted: 07 May 2018, 12:22 
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Thanks Jenefer. I am a great fan of Dorothy Whipple and shall look out for this one...

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Goodness, that rang a bell. I knew I'd read at least one Dorothy Whipple when I was a teenager, but couldn't remember which. Young Anne is the one. Must read it again sometime, thanks, Jenefer!

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