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~Marguerite


 
 
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Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it.  Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before.  
 
~Jacob A. Riis 





 
Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2014 14:21:53 -0600
From: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [CALONTIR] Book question
To: [log in to unmask]

Sorry.  I don't know.
SuzanneMaestra 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?

 

Baine

 









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

To: [log in to unmask]

Subject: Re: [CALONTIR] Book
question




 



http://literature.britishcouncil.org/peter-ackroyd




 





 





Novelist, biographer and
poet Peter Ackroyd was born in London on 5 October 1949.





 





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,
22 July 2008).





 





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Awards:







2003    CBE





2003    British Book Awards
Illustrated Book of the Year, Illustrated London, shortlist





2001    South Bank Show Annual
Award for Literature, London: The Biography





1998    James Tait Black Memorial
Prize (for biography), The Life of Thomas More





1988    Booker Prize for Fiction,
Chatterton, shortlist





1985    Whitbread Novel Award,
Hawksmoor





1985    Guardian Fiction Prize,
Hawksmoor





1984    Whitbread Biography Award,
T. S. Eliot





1984    Somerset Maugham Award,
The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde





1984    Heinemann Award, T. S.
Eliot, joint winner







 





 
















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 Tue, Jan 7, 2014 at 1:23 PM, MsTree <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:





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. ^_^

 

Baine

 









From: Historical Recreation in the Kingdom of Calontir
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On Behalf Of Deidra Carson

Sent: January 06, 2014 8:02 PM

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Subject: Re: [CALONTIR] Book
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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.



 





But I'll let you
know what I think when I'm done.





 





Deirdre (who loves
epic stories, like Edward Rutherford writes)







 



On Mon, Jan 6,
2014 at 1:52 PM, MsTree <[log in to unmask]> wrote:





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. ^_^

 

Baine

 

**I haven't
lost my mind. It's backed up on disk somewhere.**

 














 



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