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Thu 6-Jan-11
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brightspark
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Wow,

brightsparklystuffDanuta, look at Charles de Lint on Wiki - I think you could be reading his books for some while .....  laugh

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Thu 6-Jan-11
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Danuta, why don't you start with Moonheart? This was the first novel of Charles deLint that I ever read and that was decades ago. I believe it has been recently issued again. You could probably get it much cheaper in a second hand book store or a website that sells previously loved books. I hope you enjoy his work.

Thu 6-Jan-11
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wave Thanks BS and bluenose.  big_hug   I have ordered a used copy from Amazon.  Will let you know if I enjoy it.  However I have one or two to read before it, so it may be some time.

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Thu 6-Jan-11
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I love Charles DeLint! My fav is the Onion Girl, but I couldn't get into Savaha..... maybe I'll reread later. Be warned..... he did a set of 4 or so books that were dark fantasy. DON"T read 'em if you are home alone, you will be locking up and checking under the beds........ monster

Thu 6-Jan-11
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Josie, which ones are the dark titles? I travel for my job, and reading something scary right before you go to sleep in a hotel isn't a good idea........monster

At least when I am at home I can make Dan check under the bed for me! big_laugh

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Fri 7-Jan-11
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wave Crikey, I don't think there is room for anybody under my bed and I am sure if there was they would be sneezing from the dust!!!!!!   big_laugh

I used to read a lot of scary stuff, but somehow now I don't like it so much.  Don't know why - age perhaps.  Love fantasy though. 

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Fri 7-Jan-11
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I got Keith Floyd's biography for a Christmas present and i can't wait to get stuck into it. Dear old Keith is almost single-handedly responsible for my love of food and cooking. HFW has taken up the reins now, but Floyd started it all off.

I also got Amazon vouchers and am plotting a spending spree.

*rubs hands in delight*

Wed 2-Mar-11
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Had to jump on tonight and put up another title for the Mercedes Lackey fans.

"Harvest Moon".

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(Uh oh, I bet the link is too big!)

3 short stories, the lead one being from Ms Mercedes, really enjoyed it! The second one from Michelle Sagara is shaping up nicely too.

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Wed 2-Mar-11
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wave  Thanks Michelle, but at the moment if I keep spending money on books by Mercedes Lackey  ( all your fault big_laugh  )   there will be no trip for me come October.     whistle      I just love the Valdemar novels.  Am totally hooked and haven't even got onto the Five Hundred Kingdoms yet!!!!

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Wed 2-Mar-11
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For books you didn't know existed let alone wanted try psbooks.co.uk all at large discounts so you can buy even more !  whistle  wave

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

Wed 2-Mar-11
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I'm a wilbur smith fan, and love every book he has done, but do prefer his older ones. Anyone else a fan?

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Terrier said:

I'm a wilbur smith fan, and love every book he has done, but do prefer his older ones. Anyone else a fan?


 

Ooo, he's new to me Janet.

What does Wilbur Smith write?

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danast said:

wave  Thanks Michelle, but at the moment if I keep spending money on books by Mercedes Lackey  ( all your fault big_laugh  )   there will be no trip for me come October.     whistle      I just love the Valdemar novels.  Am totally hooked and haven't even got onto the Five Hundred Kingdoms yet!!!!


 

Well, if you do your trip, I could give you my copy......wink

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Terrier said:

I'm a wilbur smith fan, and love every book he has done, but do prefer his older ones. Anyone else a fan?


 

I used to be but I seem to dislike the genre nowadays, I've no idea why.

I'll try that again!

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Michelle - Wilbur Smith writes historic fiction, his older stuff was based around 19th/early 20th century south africa and Rhodesia. More recently he's been writing very historical fiction, based around Egypt and North Africa, not quite as enjoyable in my eyes, but can't resist when I see a new book out. Many of the books follow on from each other.  Have you read any of the more recent ones TA? - I still enjoy them, but they somehow seem lighter and not as detailed. Ideal holiday reading, I've got his latest one sat on my bedside cabinet and keep putting off starting on it, thinking I'll take it on our next hol - if that ever arrives.

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