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Re: What other author are you reading at the moment?

Postby Kate Mary » 21 Oct 2017, 13:41

I'm reading The Fairy Caravan by Beatrix Potter, her only novel. It is absolutely charming , it starts with Tuppenny the guinea-pig running away to join the circus, a very special circus, invisible to the 'Big Folk', who perform for the animals of farm, field and hedgerow of the north country. Beatrix Potter died more than 70 years ago so her books ( with one or two exceptions) are now out of copyright. The Fairy Caravan is available free from faded page. I highly recommend it.
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Re: What other author are you reading at the moment?

Postby Rob Houghton » 21 Oct 2017, 14:09

I have it as a novel, from the 1970's, the same as the one below - but I don't think I've ever read it!

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I'm currently halfway through 'Wrecker's Bay' by Percy Woodcock. I highly recommend it. His style is quick and easy to read, and he keeps up the action through every chapter. :-)
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Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
through the night.'

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Re: What other author are you reading at the moment?

Postby Kate Mary » 21 Oct 2017, 18:20

You should try The Fairy Caravan Rob. It is delighful and witty and is as much a collection of stories as a novel. Your edition has some beautiful colour plates.
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Re: What other author are you reading at the moment?

Postby pete9012S » 21 Oct 2017, 19:11

Rob Houghton wrote:I'm currently halfway through 'Wrecker's Bay' by Percy Woodcock. I highly recommend it. His style is quick and easy to read, and he keeps up the action through every chapter. :-)


I like the sound of this book Rob - do you have any more info about the author and what order his books were published in?
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Re: What other author are you reading at the moment?

Postby Rob Houghton » 21 Oct 2017, 19:31

Unfortunately I don't know much about him. Doing a search on eBay, I notice that he was obviously an expert on sailing and boats and wrote some factual books about sailing, as well as children's novels. Most seem to be set in Cornwall and involve sailing. The version of Wrecker''s Bay I have is from the 'Abbey Rewards' series, but is also available in other editions on eBay. The style is very similar to an Enid Blyton book, set in the 1950's, about two boys getting involved in adventures.

here's an eBay book search -

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2255925.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.XPercy+Woodcock+books.TRS0&_nkw=Percy+Woodcock+books&_sacat=0
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Re: What other author are you reading at the moment?

Postby pete9012S » 25 Oct 2017, 08:43

Thanks Rob I will order a copy of the book. I do like the sound of it and his others too!

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Currently reading this by our very own Stephen.
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Re: What other author are you reading at the moment?

Postby Eddie Muir » 25 Oct 2017, 23:04

I’m currently reading The Public Confessions of a Middle-Aged Woman by Sue Townsend. It was first published in 2001 and is absolutely hilarious. :lol:
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Re: What other author are you reading at the moment?

Postby floragord » 27 Oct 2017, 15:18

I got Ruth Praver Jhabvalla's ESMOND IN INDIA in Hay-on-Wye recently, an author I haven't read for years, an interesting comedy of manners about affluent Indian society.
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Re: What other author are you reading at the moment?

Postby Rob Houghton » 28 Oct 2017, 13:29

Currently rereading 'The Mystery of the Island' by Isobel Knight. It's my 11th time of reading it - I know this because I started writing my name and the date every time I read it - shows how much I liked it! - starting in 1980 when I was 9, then in 1982, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1994, 2003, 2004, 2009. :lol:
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Re: What other author are you reading at the moment?

Postby floragord » 11 Nov 2017, 11:45

Lloyd C Douglas THE BIG FISHERMAN, like most of his work turned into "a major motion picture"!
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Re: What other author are you reading at the moment?

Postby Machupicchu14 » 14 Nov 2017, 19:35

By the way, has any of you read Rosamunde Pilcher. I have just finished reading her book The Shell Seekers and I loved it. It was easy to read, really interesting and definitely very engaging! :D
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Re: What other author are you reading at the moment?

Postby Daisy » 14 Nov 2017, 19:49

I read it several years ago Maria Esther, and agree it is a good story. I shall have to read it again sometime to refresh my memory more!
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Re: What other author are you reading at the moment?

Postby Rob Houghton » 14 Nov 2017, 20:28

I think I've only seen the TV version. :-D
'Oh voice of Spring of Youth
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Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
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Re: What other author are you reading at the moment?

Postby pete9012S » 23 Nov 2017, 15:25

shadow wrote:Just finished reading Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz. This is only the third book I've read by him and I enjoyed it as much as the other two (both of them were the Sherlock Holmes spin off books). There's also a reference to Enid Blyton in the book!


I'm glad you enjoyed this book shadow,as I have just ordered a copy for myself to read and was wondering if anyone else here had read it!
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