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Owlswing

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Re: The Shepherd's Crown: Swansong for Discworld.
« Reply #50 on: September 19, 2015, 07:33:04 PM »
Wonderful - Celia Imrie reading Wyrd Sisters!
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Re: The Shepherd's Crown: Swansong for Discworld.
« Reply #51 on: September 26, 2015, 05:50:41 PM »
My reader reached the end of 'Raising Steam' this week. We have both very much enjoyed it. I think, if I had a goblin name, it would be 'of the dancing, the tap'!! :)
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Re: The Shepherd's Crown: Swansong for Discworld.
« Reply #52 on: September 26, 2015, 10:22:13 PM »
My reader reached the end of 'Raising Steam' this week. We have both very much enjoyed it. I think, if I had a goblin name, it would be 'of the dancing, the tap'!! :)

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Re: The Shepherd's Crown: Swansong for Discworld.
« Reply #53 on: September 27, 2015, 10:11:25 AM »
Dear Susan,

Raising Steam, I loved the way Pratchett tapped into that whole age of steam thing, clothe caps and Bradbury's diaries.

Funny but in the news some bright spark was thinking about carriage's just for women, how this old world turns!!

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Re: The Shepherd's Crown: Swansong for Discworld.
« Reply #54 on: October 09, 2015, 06:37:47 AM »
Gonnagle

I have just finished listening to 'The Truth'. Is there another book about the Ankh-Morpork Times? I'm not sure whether the audio version was abridged in any way, but when I read the  book years ago, I clearly remember that the word 'Times' came out as a variety of anagrams - Smite, Items, Mites, Emits - so am I right in thinking that was in 'The Truth', or was it elsewhere?

Hope you can help here. thank you.

I've started 'Interesting Times'; unfortunately it is not Stephen Briggs reading it.
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Re: The Shepherd's Crown: Swansong for Discworld.
« Reply #55 on: October 09, 2015, 08:05:24 AM »
Dunno if this will help, Susan, but
"Monsterous Regiment" has the vampire photographer as a supporting character.
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Re: The Shepherd's Crown: Swansong for Discworld.
« Reply #56 on: October 09, 2015, 08:35:46 AM »
Thank you - I'll get that next. In 'The Truth' the dwarfs and Xacharissa helping Otto sing his temperance songs is very funny, isn't it?!
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Re: The Shepherd's Crown: Swansong for Discworld.
« Reply #57 on: October 09, 2015, 08:57:22 AM »
Thank you - I'll get that next. In 'The Truth' the dwarfs and Xacharissa helping Otto sing his temperance songs is very funny, isn't it?!


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Brilliat - and, as usual, witty, Susan - I wish Terry had developed the "Black ribboners" a bit more, though.
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Re: The Shepherd's Crown: Swansong for Discworld.
« Reply #58 on: October 09, 2015, 10:20:12 AM »
Gonnagle

I have just finished listening to 'The Truth'. Is there another book about the Ankh-Morpork Times? I'm not sure whether the audio version was abridged in any way, but when I read the  book years ago, I clearly remember that the word 'Times' came out as a variety of anagrams - Smite, Items, Mites, Emits - so am I right in thinking that was in 'The Truth', or was it elsewhere?

Hope you can help here. thank you.

I've started 'Interesting Times'; unfortunately it is not Stephen Briggs reading it.

Most of the audio tape versions, particularly those read by Tony Robinson (Baldrick) are abridged.

The ISIS series of CD's are unabridged and read by various people, Stephen Briggs, Celia Imrie, Nigel Planer that I can think of but there may be others.
If there must be trouble let it be in my time that my children may have peace. Thomas Payne

An it harm none, do what you will; an it harm some do what you must!