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Enjoyed this post, Nicola. I still think there's a lot to be learned about Henry. He moved from golden prince to ruthless king, who didn't just get rid of his wives, he also turned on old friends and mentors. I wonder, was that a case of absolute power corrupting absolutely, or something else? My favorite actor for Henry was Ray Winstone, who played him as a thug.
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It's winter here, but I'm enjoying the summer images. One of my favorites is The Arbour by Australian artist E. Phillips Fox. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-20/the-arbour-e-phillips-fox/6633306 And another also by him is The Ferry: https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/collection/works/8171/
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ANNE HERE WITH THE ANSWERS: 
 Window 1 is from the Musée de l'Orangerie in Paris, where you can also see the wonderful Monet waterlily murals. Katja gave a very clever response — "I can now take an educated guess about number one. Citrussy is actually a very good description, now that I know what it is ;) Or could one perhaps say "A window in the national colour of the Nederlands"?" Window 2 is from the pub in the village of Hobbiton, in New Zealand, constructed for the movie Lord of the Rings Window 3 is a Matisse painting, Room With a View Window 4 is taken from a hotel on Manhattan Beach in LA. Maryellen, you were right -- it is in California. Window 5 is, as Janet said, a view of the Riverwalk in San Antonio, from the Mokara hotel where I stayed once. Window 6 is the view from my annual writers retreat, on Australia's Gold Coast. Mary Jo recognized it, as it's been featured on this blog before. Window 7 , the collage photo, is from a room I rented in London. The clue was in the cars driving on the left, the enclosed, railed garden, and also a glimpse of tall Victorian terraced houses. Mary Jo got the country. I hope you enjoyed this little piece of whimsy. Thanks to all those who joined in.
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It was a bit too tricky, I think, Maryellen, but you're right in that #4 is California. The full answers are below.
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Thanks Jeanne, you're certainly not alone in your love of windows and doors and entryways. I also love archways.
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Thanks, Annette, I love windows too. It's why I have so many photos of them.
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Well done, Jenny — yes to the Hobbiton and the Gold Coast (though not Burleigh) and #7 is London, and #4 and #5 are indeed in the States. The fukl answers are posted below.
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Brilliant, Katja — yes indeed, and what a clever way to answer, with no spoilers.
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The first is LA, but you're spot on with the second, Janet. It's looking out over the Riverwalk in San Antonio.
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Thanks so much for that Theo — It's been a headache getting access to that blog account, and I hadn't realized I'd have to redo the settings. But I think it's all okay now. As for the windows, I think this might have been a bit too hard, but I've also added in some extra hints.
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Spot on, Katja — and thanks for answering in a sneaky "I know where it is but won't give the obvious answer" way. Very clever of you. Thanks
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You didn't flunk it, Mary — you got one right. And it's not cheating to check. I've added in a few more clues at the bottom of the post.
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Mary Jo, both your bets would win money. Well done. I think it was a bit hard, so I've added in a few more clues. Thanks for trying.
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Anne here, standing in for Mary Jo, who will be blogging on the 26th instead. And because I suspect you've heard quite enough from me in the last week or so, I'll keep this one short and sweet. When I was I rummaging through my old photos for Jo's Ask a Wench post last week, I found quite a lot of views from a window. I do love a room with a view. And that inspired me. So here are several views from windows of my past, and I'm going to make this a little competition — a kind of... Continue reading
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Of these names, Barb, I only know Anne McCaffrey, and a lot of her books I bought second hand after they were out of print. I'm now interested in the others.
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Thanks for checking up, Constance. When I first thought of this topic, there were no Bronwyn Williams books available, but in the interim between thinking of it and writing the post, several have been published. And by the way, the name Bronwyn Williams might not be familiar to some, but it's the name Silhouette romance writer Dixie Browning used to write historicals with her sister.
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Let's hope they get reissued, Marianne. I know what you mean about it being dangerous to reread childhood favorites. I bought a couple of mine for a friend's granddaughter and discovered they were quite racist. Such a shame.
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How lovely for you, Kareni. I bet it would have changed a lot in that time.
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Thanks, Susan. I've never heard of Sheila Walsh or Mira Stables, so I'm off to check them out.
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Hang in there, Mary. I hope it comes to you soon.
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Denise, if I were you, I'd encourage the authors and publishers to republish by writing to them direct, if possible. Often authors think everyone has forgotten them, and many don't know how easy it is to republish as an e-book.
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Mary Jo, I can never decide which I like best — Countess Below Stairs (now reissued as the Secret Countess) or Magic Flutes. I also like that I can take my e-book library with me when travelling, so that I never run out of things to read, which was a common problem in my past.
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That's a fine list there, Mary. I hope someone with the power to republish some of these sees the list and all the comments here.
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How interesting to see the Cadells still in use, Kareni. And good on you for volunteering at your library.
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I did the same with my Baloghs, Jeanette, when her books were out of print. Lots of secondhand or library copies. These days I'm delighted to purchase the e-copies.
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