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Re: Chat about Monica Dickens books
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2010, 08:34:51 AM »
And the best part of it is not just the price, one could perhaps get the wanted item more easily in the book stores or internet, but it is the uncertainty of the treasure hunt and the surprise when finally finding something long lost!! And that one was not just lost but also forgotten. The feeling was a bit like the one I had when pressing play with the first episode on FF dvd and hearing for the first time Settlers since I was 5 years old........................!
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Re: Chat about Monica Dickens books
« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2010, 08:57:13 AM »
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Isn't it a great feeling to find a bargain book in charity shops, flea markets etc.  8)

Yes most definately  ;)

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Re: Chat about Monica Dickens books
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2010, 02:27:25 PM »
You are really getting quite a collection, Jane.

Well Done.

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Re: Chat about Monica Dickens books
« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2010, 05:27:44 PM »
Thanks Sue, the World End in Winter was signed, which is always a bonus. But not a bargain like your House at Worlds End for 20p. That really was a good find  8)   :)

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Re: Chat about Monica Dickens books
« Reply #19 on: October 24, 2010, 08:54:51 PM »
I picked up 'The Messenger' yesterday in a charity shop - one of Monica's children's books.   There's an introduction that sounds like it could have come from 'The Dream' episode of Follyfoot.

"Once, as she was struggling up out of a heavy dream of sadness, she heard someone weeping.  Who was it?"

There's also a girl called Hazel in it.


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Re: Chat about Monica Dickens books
« Reply #20 on: October 25, 2010, 05:10:13 AM »
Good find Loopy  ;)

I don't normally like fantasy books but I did enjoy the messenger series.

Have you read her Worlds End series Loopy? There are big similarities to Follyfoot in those books too.  :)

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Re: Chat about Monica Dickens books
« Reply #21 on: October 25, 2010, 11:28:52 AM »
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Good find Loopy  ;)

I don't normally like fantasy books but I did enjoy the messenger series.

Have you read her Worlds End series Loopy? There are big similarities to Follyfoot in those books too.  :)

No I haven't - I'll have to keep my eyes open for them.


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Re: Chat about Monica Dickens books
« Reply #22 on: October 25, 2010, 11:33:34 AM »
Oh you really should Loopy! They were my favorites when child!  :)
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Re: Chat about Monica Dickens books
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2012, 08:36:01 AM »
Starting reading this recently republished edition of One Pair of Hands.  8)

I wonder if Monica got her idea of Sluggers bad cooking skills from her own experiences as a cook/general help. She admits she was an awful a cook when she started her "downstairs" career  :D

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Re: Chat about Monica Dickens books
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2012, 12:22:49 PM »
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She admits she was an awful a cook when she started her "downstairs" career  :D

If she was that bad she'd never have kept her job!!  ;D

But, yes, we all draw on our own experiences don't we.


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« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2012, 11:41:57 AM »
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If she was that bad she'd never have kept her job!! 


I've read a bit more and she was as bad as Slugger and got the sack  ;D

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Re: Chat about Monica Dickens books
« Reply #26 on: January 11, 2012, 01:38:50 PM »

 ;D  ;D


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Re: Chat about Monica Dickens books
« Reply #27 on: January 11, 2012, 02:01:20 PM »
If that got her writing, then good for us  8)

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Re: Chat about Monica Dickens books
« Reply #28 on: January 11, 2012, 02:35:07 PM »
If that got her writing, then good for us  8)

100% better at writing than cooking that's for sure.  >49<  Amazingly she got another job as cook after getting the sack  :o I won't say too much for those who haven't read it, but there are things she does that would have made even Slugger's hair curl  :D

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Re: Chat about Monica Dickens books
« Reply #29 on: January 29, 2012, 12:45:41 AM »
I vaguely remember reading this one as a teenager - must pick up a copy again if only to read about her awful cooking!  ;D ;D
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