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The Victorian High Country was the setting for the movie THE MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER, if you ever saw that one. Beautiful country.
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Lynette, you have a lovely reading journey in front of you. I love discovering a new-to-me author with a substantial backlist.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Mary Jo Putney's ONCE A SOLDIER at Word Wenches
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Thanks for dropping by, Helen. Yes, so little time, so many good books...
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Anne here, interviewing Mary Jo about her new book, ONCE A SOLDIER, the first in a new series, “Rogues Redeemed” which is a spin-off of her wonderful Lost Lords Series. First a few accolades for the book: Library Journal gave it a starred review, and said, “Exquisitely developed characters, a stunning setting, and the perfect amount of history and engineering detail make this an excellent start to what promises to be another of Putney’s insightful, riveting series.” Romantic Times gave it a Top Pick and said, “Filled with action, danger and passion, her latest engages the readers’ emotions with a... Continue reading
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Mary, that reminds me about a tour I did of some ancient Greek temples and classical sites, and all the guide could talk about was which Christian saint had been there, or had converted people there. That was also Not What I Came For. *g*
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Karen Harper & THE ROYAL NANNY at Word Wenches
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Toasted chess is such a comfort food, isnt it, Molly? I have a friend who travels a lot, and the first meal she has when she gets home -- breakfast, kunch or dinner, is cheese on toast made exactly how she likes it.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on A Quiet Evening In at Word Wenches
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Sounds like a plan, Mary.
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Wonderful blog, Nicola. I'm with MJP on my view of the Bonnie Prince, even though I have a Scottish background and was raised to think him a romantic figure. I gobbled up all the Jacobite stories in those days. Now, and thinking about the long-term tragedy the Stuarts (and the English) brought to Scotland, and then the hideous Highland Clearances . . . not so much.
Toggle Commented Jun 22, 2016 on Jacobites! at Word Wenches
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Possibly not the youngest footman, Kareni -- he could be 16. :) And since this is your fantasy, you are not the scullery maid, so a cup of tea and The Corsair sounds delightful.
Toggle Commented Jun 22, 2016 on A Quiet Evening In at Word Wenches
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Margaret, the must win spirit is amazing, isnt it? It can completely overtake and change a persons personality, so the extent that there are some people I wont play games with, because they become so cut-throat and serious about it that all fun and enjoyment is driven out.
Toggle Commented Jun 22, 2016 on A Quiet Evening In at Word Wenches
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Some things dont change much, do they, Jo? And a quiet night in is always a pleasure.
Toggle Commented Jun 22, 2016 on A Quiet Evening In at Word Wenches
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Reading sounds perfect, Teresa.
Toggle Commented Jun 22, 2016 on A Quiet Evening In at Word Wenches
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Im sure it is probably the same game, Karin -- my research indicated there were many variations of the game. I found it interesting and have downloaded the instructions to teach myself how to play it.
Toggle Commented Jun 21, 2016 on A Quiet Evening In at Word Wenches
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"I remember an instance where a heroine is told she might marry "an earl, or a duke, or even ... a marquess!" " Sorry, but what's wrong with that. A young woman could marry any of those titled men. If you mean the spelling of marquess, that's the English spelling for marquis.
Toggle Commented Jun 21, 2016 on Baronetcy for Sale at Word Wenches
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Ooh, Laura, thanks -- I haven't read The Moonstone.Must look it up. I'm not much of a fan of anyone reading aloud to me, not unless I'm busy with my hands. It always feels a bit slow to me as I read much faster to myself than anyone reading aloud. But give me a job to do, especially a dreary one, and having a book read aloud makes the work fly.
Toggle Commented Jun 21, 2016 on A Quiet Evening In at Word Wenches
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Ginger and lemon biscuits would be yummy. I often have my heroes tucking into ginger biscuits. And I just found a recipe for ginger and lemon biscuits or cookies.http://www.food.com/recipe/ginger-lemon-cookies-34153
Toggle Commented Jun 21, 2016 on A Quiet Evening In at Word Wenches
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Sounds very easy and drinkable, thanks, Karen.
Toggle Commented Jun 21, 2016 on A Quiet Evening In at Word Wenches
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LOL
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Thanks, Janice. Not everyone can be a craft goddess ;) but some of the things people made -- like that tea caddy in the pic -- were amazing. But reading and writing notes sounds just right -- though I don't know about scattering your notes to the winds.
Toggle Commented Jun 21, 2016 on A Quiet Evening In at Word Wenches
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Karen, what a beautiful word-picture. It sounds perfect. I love gazing into fires. Never had alcoholic blueberry tea, so might investigate that. :) Thank you.
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Solitaire is addictive, isn't it, Michele? I have a set (using marbles) and whenever I dust it I end up playing for a bit (distractible? moi? ) and as for solitaire with cards, as a kid I used to play all kinds of games of Patience, even playing Chinese Patience right hand against left.
Toggle Commented Jun 20, 2016 on A Quiet Evening In at Word Wenches
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Well, an early night is always a treat, isn't it. Kristi? ;)
Toggle Commented Jun 20, 2016 on A Quiet Evening In at Word Wenches
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Barbara I think crochet came in from France some time after the Regency. People did tatting and knotting and of course knitting, and I looked up crochet, because it's something I like to do as well. Here is the wikipedia entry for it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crochet
Toggle Commented Jun 20, 2016 on A Quiet Evening In at Word Wenches
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Harra, that sounds very pleasant. And in the right season your nuts could be chestnuts roasting in the fireplace. Lovely.
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Well, what are husbands for unless it's to give you a hand with the puzzles? *G* I think doing crosswords together is a lovely activity.
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