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      Important Announcement!   07/28/2018

      Dear BCF members,   This forum has been running now for many years, and over that time we have seen many changes. Generalised forums are nowhere near as popular as they once were, and they have been very much taken over by blogs, vlogs and social media discussions. Running a forum well takes money, and a lot of care and attention, as there is so much which goes on behind the scenes to keep things running smoothly.   With all of this in mind, and after discussion within the current moderator team, the decision has been made to close this forum in its current format. I know that this will disappoint a lot of our long term members, but I want to reassure you that it's not a decision which has been taken lightly.    The remaining moderator team have agreed that we do not want to lose everything which is special about our home, and so we are starting a brand new facebook group, so that people can stay in touch, and discussions can continue. We can use it for free and should be easier for us to run (it won't need to be updated or hosted). We know not everyone has FaceBook, but we hope that those of you who are interested will join the group. We will share the link, and send invites as soon as we are ready to go. Added: We may as well get this going, find us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/195289821332924/   The forum will close to new registrations, but will remain open for some time, to allow people to collect up any information, reading lists etc they need to, and to ensure they have contact details for those they wish to stay in touch with.    The whole team feel sad to say goodbye, but we also feel that it's perhaps time and that it feels like the right choice. We hope we can stay in touch with all of you through our new FaceBook group.   I personally want to thank everyone who has helped me moderate the forum, both in the past and the present, and I also want to thank every single person who has visited, and shared their love of books.. I'm so proud of everything we've achieved, and the home we built.   Please visit the new section in the Lounge section to discuss this further, ask questions etc.

Douglas

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About Douglas

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    Settling In
  • Birthday 06/08/1961

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    Shirley by Charlotte Bronte
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location:
    Australia
  • Interests
    Reading; Walking; Listening to music; Playing the guitar and singing; People in general;

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  1. It's nice to be here.

    Hi vodkafan, and thank you! Well, my favourite Authors are: Charlotte Bronte; Emily Bronte; Wilkie Collins; and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (for the SHERLOCK HOLMES stories).
  2. Favourite Author

    I must admit that I haven't read REQUIEM FOR A WREN, yet; I'll have to try to find the time to read that one soon.
  3. Favourite Author

    Hi poppy, Well, I'd say that THE PIED PIPER is probably my favourite; and isn't he an excellent author!
  4. It's nice to be here.

    Thanks, Athena.
  5. What are your top three classics?

    1. JANE EYRE by Charlotte Bronte 2. THE WOMAN IN WHITE by Wilkie Collins 3. WUTHERING HEIGHTS by Emily Bronte
  6. Favourite Author

    At this stage, I would say that my favourite Authors are: Charlotte Bronte Emily Bronte Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Wilkie Collins Charles Dickens Neville Shute
  7. Your Book Activity - April 2018

    Actually: I've paused my reading on Arthur Conan Doyle's A STUDY IN SCARLET; mainly so that I can concentrate on Charlotte Bronte's SHIRLEY: I've gone back to the start of SHIRLEY, again, having got about a quarter of the way through it, in the first attempt, which in turn was a while ago; I'm finding it a little bit tedious at this stage, but I'm determined to persist with it this time, as I love the writing style of Charlotte Bronte; Has anyone else had this experience with SHIRLEY?!
  8. It's nice to be here.

    Thank you for the warm and lovely welcomes! It really is nice to be here.
  9. Your Book Activity - April 2018

    At the Moment I'm reading A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; and I'm also reading Shirley by Charlotte Bronte.
  10. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

    Rather black; but very good!
  11. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

    A superb story indeed; I loved it!
  12. The Bronte sisters

    The Bronte Sisters were geniuses!
  13. Are there any men who enjoy the Bronte novels?

    I love the novels by the Bronte sisters! I've read JANE EYRE AND WUTHERING HEIGHTS; and now I'm reading SHIRLEY.
  14. It's nice to be here.

    Hello. My name's Douglas, and it's nice to be here on this discussion forum about books and reading.
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