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Suzanne

Maestra Suzanne de la Ferté
Kingdoms of Calontir and Northshield

*Da ambiente e ospitalità sono la bellezza*
*From ambiance and hospitality come beauty*

*Mangiare! Mangiare! Siete tuttu troppo sotille!*
*Eat! Eat! You're all too thin!*



On Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 1:46 PM, MsTree <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>  So, if I read this right, he’s more of a popularist rather than a
> scholar? That said, are his books actually readable or are they pap?
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> Baine
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> *From:* Historical Recreation in the Kingdom of Calontir [mailto:
> [log in to unmask]] *On Behalf Of *Suzanne Booth
> *Sent:* January 07, 2014 3:33 PM
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> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* Re: [CALONTIR] Book question
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> http://literature.britishcouncil.org/peter-ackroyd
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>  *Novelist, biographer and poet Peter Ackroyd was born in London on 5
> October 1949.*
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>  *In both his fiction and non-fiction writing, Peter Ackroyd places a
> particular emphasis on exploring and chronicling the city of London, its
> history, literature, culture and people. He often does this through
> depicting the city's writers and artists as either fictional characters or
> biographical subjects.  Consequently, Ackroyd is often defined as a 'London
> writer', and in this he follows in the footsteps of other London literary
> figures, many of whom feature in both his fiction and his non-fiction:
> Charles Dickens, William Blake, Thomas More, Thomas Chatterton, John
> Milton, Oscar Wilde and T.S. Eliot. Ackroyd comments: 'London has always
> provided the landscape for my imagination. It becomes a character - a
> living being - within each of my books' (Peter Ackroyd profile,Guardian
> online: guardian.co.uk <http://guardian.co.uk>, 22 July 2008).*
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> Awards:
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> 2003    CBE
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> 2003    British Book Awards Illustrated Book of the Year, Illustrated
> London, shortlist
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> 2001    South Bank Show Annual Award for Literature, London: The Biography
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> 1998    James Tait Black Memorial Prize (for biography), The Life of
> Thomas More
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> 1988    Booker Prize for Fiction, Chatterton, shortlist
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> 1985    Whitbread Novel Award, Hawksmoor
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> 1985    Guardian Fiction Prize, Hawksmoor
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> 1984    Whitbread Biography Award, T. S. Eliot
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> 1984    Somerset Maugham Award, The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde
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> 1984    Heinemann Award, T. S. Eliot, joint winner
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>   Maestra Suzanne de la Ferté
> Kingdoms of Calontir and Northshield
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> *Da ambiente e ospitalità sono la bellezza*
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> *From ambiance and hospitality come beauty*
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> *Mangiare! Mangiare! Siete tuttu troppo sotille!*
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> *Eat! Eat! You're all too thin!*
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> On Tue, Jan 7, 2014 at 1:23 PM, MsTree <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> My problem is I’ve never read anything by Peter Ackroyd. He’s supposed to
> be an “award-winning” author, but is his scholarship sound? So far, there
> are two books in the purported six book series. This one and the second
> one, which covers the Tudors up until the death of Elizabeth. If I spend
> the $3 on this book and can’t read it, that’s $3 less I can spend on a book
> I could read. Such a dilemma. The sale price is only good until next
> Monday, the 13th, according to the email I received. ^_^
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> Baine
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> *From:* Historical Recreation in the Kingdom of Calontir [mailto:
> [log in to unmask]] *On Behalf Of *Deidra Carson
> *Sent:* January 06, 2014 8:02 PM
> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* Re: [CALONTIR] Book question
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> I got all excited and ordered it right away on my nook... I haven't had
> time to read the description yet, so I really only have 2 things to say...
> $3. is nothing for potentially a good book. Most people spend that on a cup
> of coffee a couple of days a week. 2nd: nook lets you download a sample to
> see what you think before you buy.
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> But I'll let you know what I think when I'm done.
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> Deirdre (who loves epic stories, like Edward Rutherford writes)
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> On Mon, Jan 6, 2014 at 1:52 PM, MsTree <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> Has anyone read the Peter Ackroyd book “Foundation: The History of England
> from Its Earliest Beginnings to the Tudors”? The Nook version is on sale
> right now for $2.99, and I thought about downloading it. But I’ll only do
> so if the book is good, since I can’t return Nook books. ^_^
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> Baine
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> **I haven't lost my mind. It's backed up on disk somewhere.**
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