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Offline Jill

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Hello all
« on: June 07, 2012, 12:42:54 PM »
It's a miracle I'm posting on here at all really, because I keep forgetting my password and the wonderful Jane then has to bail me out again.

So before I forget it again, I'd better introduce myself! I saw the Follyfoot programmes as they came out, and read the books. I often hear Christian Rodska on radio, and every time I do, I still think "Ooh, he was in Follyfoot!"

I'm writing a book about pony books, and Monica Dickens is in there! I'd love to know what you all think of the books.

Offline carolH

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Re: Hello all
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2012, 12:47:32 PM »
Hello welcome, I love any books that involve horses.

Offline Jane

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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2012, 01:12:32 PM »
Hi Jill  >124< glad you finally made it  ;D

Can't wait to read your new book  >39<

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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2012, 02:18:21 PM »
Warm welcome Jill!  :) And looking forward to hearing more about your book, i am a big Monica Dickens fan since my childhood  >44<
Anne

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Re: Hello all
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2012, 05:01:12 PM »
Thank you! It should come out this year. I'm at the polishing stage now. It's a look at pony books from the 1920s to the 1970s. It's been pretty frustrating in quite a lot of ways as there have been so many authors I couldn't include. I picked Monica Dickens out as a particularly memorable author because her books have such a stark realism to them - Cobbler's Dream in particular, and I always loved the World's End books. Believable fantasy!

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Re: Hello all
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2012, 05:09:34 PM »
A warm welcome from me too Jill.   >33<   Good luck with your book - you'll find plenty of readers on here.   >93<   :)


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Re: Hello all
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2012, 06:06:40 PM »
Welcome Jill!  ;)


Thanks Loopy for letting me borrow the caps!

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« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2012, 06:52:36 PM »
Hi welcome Jill   :) Good luck with your book. I am a follyfella and so I was not into ponys back then - spaceships and sci fi etc yes  ::)

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Re: Hello all
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2012, 09:09:34 PM »
Welcome Jill!

I've only discovered the Follyfoot books as an adult but I think they are very well-written and I like Monica's descriptive passages - plus of course her social message in "Cobbler's Dream".

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Offline Jill

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« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2012, 10:56:56 AM »
Thanks for the welcome everyone! I like the social comment element in her books too, and I also liked the great mix of people she had too.

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« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2012, 04:05:07 PM »
Hi Jill,  >33< to the Forum, hope you enjoy yourself here, we are a friendly bunch :)
All you are, and all you mean to me

Offline Jill

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« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2012, 09:00:50 AM »
Thank you Gillian - I'm sure I will. I think I've had more welcomes here than on any other forum I've been on  :)

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« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2012, 10:30:29 PM »
Hi Jill!
Hope you have lots of fun here on the Forum - tons to read!  :) :)
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Offline Jill

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Re: Hello all
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2012, 09:25:24 AM »
Thank you!

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Re: Hello all
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2012, 07:15:42 PM »
Hello Jill.  Welcome.  :)
Best of luck with your new book!