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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.
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Jane Austen

Adriana Trigiani

Sarah Waters

Margaret Atwood

 

It's sheer coincidence that they're all women (in fact I'd not really realised that my favourite authors were all female before now). I go through phases with other authors too - Tracy Chevalier and Philippa Gregory spring to mind.

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I have read everything there is by Jane Austen and The Bronte Sister. I'd read about everything by Rainbow Rowell.

Other than those, I can't think of any authors I would read everything by, without reservation. Even my favorites Terry Pratchett and Steven Brust have written some books that just don't seem all that interesting to me.

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Hi,

It's a quite difficult question :) Because my favorite writers' list has changed a lot depending on my age, life situation, etc.

But I always love the books of

Jane Austen
O. Henry
Brandon Sanderson
Charlotte Bronte
Jack London

Patrick O'Brian

 

However, I will not wonder if my list change soon)

 

Regards,

Sherry

 

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I have just added Ali McNamara to my list of favourites on goodreads. 

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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

 

 

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11 hours ago, Douglas said:

At this stage, I would say that my favourite Authors are:

 

Neville Shute

 

 

 

I managed to get the complete set of Neville Shute books one time for $20, at a book fair. They look like they've never been read. I've read many of his books and really enjoy his writing. Which is your favourite?

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7 hours ago, poppy said:

 

I managed to get the complete set of Neville Shute books one time for $20, at a book fair. They look like they've never been read. I've read many of his books and really enjoy his writing. Which is your favourite?

Hi poppy,

Well, I'd say that THE PIED PIPER is probably my favourite; and isn't he an excellent author! 

 

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9 hours ago, Douglas said:

Hi poppy,

Well, I'd say that THE PIED PIPER is probably my favourite; and isn't he an excellent author! 

 

 

Yes he is! I would have said the same, John Howard is such an endearing character. Also loved Requiem For A Wren.

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14 hours ago, poppy said:

 

Yes he is! I would have said the same, John Howard is such an endearing character. Also loved Requiem For A Wren.

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. 

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I am quite the fan of John Green - his books always make you have to sit back and think for a couple hours after finishing them!

 

E. Lockhart is also quite good with twists, and I love her writing style.

 

Richard Paul Evans has a knack for writing great plots and characters to root for!

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