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Toffeeapple
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Michelle, in 'I Shall Wear Midnight', the chalk giant referred to is this one.  Just so that you know...

I'll try that again!

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todays sunday times  "I Shall Wear Midnight " is #2 in the best sellers list CHILDRENS SECTION big_laughbig_laughbig_laughbig_laughbig_laugh. MOS they reckon we're childish !big_laughbig_laughbig_laughbig_laugh    runawaytardis

Seed catalogues are responsible for more unfulfilled fantasies than the web and playboy combined . (after Michael Perry)

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Oi,  it might be a book for 'younger readers' but it is still a Discworld novel, so there!tongue

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wave  I have read a lot of books for children and often find that they are better written and a lot more interesting than some of the books written for adults.  Children are so much more critical and demand a lot from favourite authors.

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OK had double sporkspork from long suffering and must confess to being a fan of Edward Monkton's work ,plenty of samples if you google  'the interesting thoughts of Edward Monkton'wave

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seth said:

Edward Monkton


 

Or Purple Ronnie.

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Heather E said:

Michelle - thanks for introducing me to Mercedes Lackey.  I've read up on her online and just ordered a 'nearly new' copy of The Fairy Godmother.  Another one to sit on my Chirstmas Books shelf for the long winter nights.  Thanks, Matey.ok


 

You are very welcome Heather! I can highly recommend The Fairy Godmother, One Good Knight, Fortune's Fool, and The Snow Queen also.  That is the order that they were released, and there are recurring characters in them, not too much that you would get confused if you read them out of order. Enjoy!

I am one of those weird people that read dedications and authors notes, and I thought that the dedication in The Sleeping Beauty was sweet. I won't give it away, check it yourself when you get a copy.smile

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Toffeeapple said:

Michelle, in 'I Shall Wear Midnight', the chalk giant referred to is this one.  Just so that you know...


 

Thank you TA, I wondered about those!

There was a link to the horse too, inside the text for the giant.

I know absolutely nothing about British geography, are they close'ish to London, or the other side of the country?

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Now TA as resident toffeeapple  it's down to you to explain the fertility rites connected with the giant devil

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Michelle, the horse is likely to be the Uffington white horse.         

I think the Giant is in Wiltshire and the horse is in Oxfordshire.

Seth, I think I shall leave it to Michelle's imagination...

I'll try that again!

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The Cerne Abbas Giant is just north of Dorchester (Dorset), and the Uffington White Horse is indeed in Oxfordshire, and about 12 miles east of Swindon (Wilts). However, there are more White Horses - we have one about 5 minutes from us, in a village called Cherhill (Wilts).

See here for other chalk figures.

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wave  Woohoo, BS is back!  Are you all better now my love?  Thanks for the link, I shal investigate that soon.

I'll try that again!

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I've just finished Remnant Population by Elizabeth Moon, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Surprisingly for a sci fi book the main character is a seventy year old woman with a rebellious spirit, who enjoys working in her garden and playing with fabric and beads.smile

 

Thanks for the chalk figures link Brightspark. Every time I travel by train up to London and back I always look out for the two white horses on the way. Westbury first, then Alton Barnes.

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I've just finished Wolf Hall. It's the best book I've read this year, but don't pick it up unless you have lots of spare time! It's long, addictive, and hard work 🙂

 

Is anyone else here on Goodreads? Here I am:

 

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I try to review everything I read there.

 

 

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Toffeeapple said:

wave  Woohoo, BS is back!  Are you all better now my love?  Thanks for the link, I shal investigate that soon.


 

"Ta everso" TA - smile

Still itchy itchy - but hopefully that will fade - also the 'scars'. (It's only been a month, after all!)

Yesterday I suddenly felt really much better - even dressed for the occasion !!!! big_laugh

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