posts on 2/1/2010 10:03:14 PM
Sylvia, this board is strange. You can't post twice in a row from the same IP Address. I don't know that there really is a moderator. Very frustrating, I know. I'm sorry you're having difficulties.
posts on 2/1/2010 6:43:38 PM
Sylvia, please keep trying! I've also had one or two posts rejected for reasons that I couldn't understand. You asked where I am. I'm in Baltimore--the city where Edgar Allan Poe died and is buried. As for selling my poem to be published in an edition of NL's last book, I love the idea! I'm just delighted that so many of you have liked it! And , yes, it's been my understanding for a long time that Baildon is patterned on Bury St. Edmunds.
posts on 2/1/2010 6:21:41 PM
Yes, Silvia please don't leave us. I have had messages rejected also from time to time but this site is the best one, I think so do keep on trying. I would miss you. Right now I am trying to recuperate from a nasty cold and also needing to get ready to move, just a few blocks away to a better place and am being antsy. Somewhere on here I did say I was sure that I was the oldest of us, and I feel sure I have the most children. Can anyone top 7? That is how many I raised. Reared, that is. 3 are biological, Forget which 3 it was. Long time ago.
They are scattered all over the U.S. from Pennsylvania to Virginia to Tennessee. 3 are in Texas but only one nearby, the others are a day's driving away. Yes, Big State. Have 21 grandchildren, 6 in the military, and 23 great grandchildren. So am justifiably proud that I still have most all my marbles. Or at least if I don't, I do not miss the marbles I lost.
posts on 2/1/2010 5:32:04 PM
Oh Sylvia, I know what you mean, it is very strange and it has happened to me to and to others for the same non-reasons. Please don't go, you would be a loss to the discussions . Its some form of gltch on this clunky board, if we all write to the administrator again , maybe it can be fixed
posts on 2/1/2010 5:25:23 PM
I just wrote a message which was rejected, modified it almost to nothing (I never use foul language) and my topic regarded Rita's question. So sorry to say I probably won't be writing here anymore.
posts on 1/31/2010 12:59:35 AM
I am enjoying all your comments. I betcha I'm the oldest of us. I was born in 1932. I live in West Texas, about 100 miles East of the New Mexico line, about 100 miles South of Lubbock, about 100 miles West of Abilene and the same distance North of San Angelo. My first Norah Lofts experience was with Scent of Cloves. I was hooked. I have all her books except 2 or 3. I want to ask y'all
(yes, we really do say that out here)if you know why some of her books were published under other titles. One of them had 3 Titles! It frets me that they changed the title of A Calf for Venus which was a very apt title, to Letty. I wonder if they did it when the book went to paperback.
Mary you must publish that poem. I printed it off and shared with my daughters who also love NL.
posts on 1/31/2010 12:06:20 AM
Hello everybody. Yay, the site lives again - I see Mary and others and everything! It even looks better somehow, a different font and format or something?
Wasn't Baildon based on Bury St Edmunds? I seem to remember being told that here in this site ( or Goodreads)
Someone, - sorry I just forget who, asked about backgrounds, asking if we are about early 60's and either British or American, well for the record I fit right into that demographic, 63 and English, though living in Australia for 30 plus years.
posts on 1/30/2010 3:46:58 PM
Hi from Ohio, USA! Getting to know all of you is a joy. Cassie, you may be the youngest of this group! It's very comforting to know NL's work will carry on.
Susan, I was googling myself till 2 am and discovered a Baildon, England though it was also in the wrong place like your Layer Wood. Maybe these regions took their names from NL. I tried to find a Bywater, thinking that possibly a few of NL's locations were real, like famous people in some of her historical fiction. But a Bywater is not listed in any part of England. I also found that there are sites of fictional maps, but so far it's Narnia, Middle Earth, etc. type places.
Mary, I think it would be fitting, if NL's last book is ever republished (Pargeter's?) for your poem of tribute to be included in that volume. I wonder if the company that printed the Town House trilogy last year would purchase your poem for future reference or if you don't want to sell it, let them know that it exists? I'll look that company up again.
Mary and Rita, where in the world are you? as well as any other NL fans who haven't given out their general locations yet!) Sorry I'm so snoopy! It's just so exciting to know how far ranging we NL fans are.
posts on 1/30/2010 1:03:52 PM
I am 33 and have been reading NL since I was a teenager. I live in Washington state in the US.
posts on 1/30/2010 11:45:26 AM
I just googled "Layer Wood" and it brought up a map in Essex, and there it is! Layer Woodf! I know it is not "The" Layer Wood, but thought you would be interested to know this little bit of trivia!
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