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DOREENKNIGHT64
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8/11/13 4:10 A

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No - I was kind of busy in the early 80s. I shall have to look on Lovefilm and add it to my rental list if I can.

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8/10/13 8:47 P

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Have you ever seen the version of Ivanhoe with Sam Neill? It was made for TV in the early 80s. I love Sam Neill. I love him in My Brilliant Career, which is an Australian film also from the 80s.

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8/9/13 5:57 A

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I remember Robin Hood on tv, in black and white, with Richard Greene. And Ivanhoe with Roger Moore. And Sir Francis Drake. And The Buccaneer. And William Tell. Ah, those were the days for costume drama. I could still sing you the sigs.

I recommend the book of Captain Blood, by Rafael Sabatini. It's free on Kindle, if I remember rightly. Well, I got it, so it almost certainly must be.

(| have to admit, shame-faced, that my favourite film version of Robin Hood is "Men in Tights".)

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SKOOTEILENE
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8/8/13 8:41 P

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Recommendations welcome.

I'm watching Captain Blood on DVD right now. Errol Flynn. I also have Errol Flynn's version of Robin Hood, both with Olivia de Haviland as the heroine. Have you ever seen Cyrano de Bergerac with Jose Ferrar? Really worth it.

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Ooh, I love Sharpe (books and tv) and Hornblower (ditto - Ioan Gruffudd, mmm). I've seen Master and Commander, and considered the books but - too many books, too little time. I've been getting lots of the Kindle free books, and whereas a lot of them are not particularly memorable, I've come across a few that have been really good. You know, the sort where if you see a new book by that author, you buy it automatically. Want recommendations?

I've been wondering, now I've got a Lovefilm subscription, can anyone recommend any great costume dramas to watch?

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I just read a book from the Elite Force: That Others May Live series by Catherine Mann. When I read modern romance, I often feel it isn't very romantic, so much as erotic. That's why I like a mystery or a military back story to make it palatable. This one was "Under Fire" and the hero is more mature. I enjoyed it.

I am reading Patrick O'Brian's "Post Captain". It isn't, strictly speaking, a romance novel. It's in the series with "Master and Commander", which you might remember as a Russell Crowe movie. I have read all the Horatio Hornblower novels and all the Richard Sharpe novels. All of these are of the Regency-Napoleonic War era.

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