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The Bellinghman
Date: 2007-11-23 09:22
Subject: #197 Patricia Anthony: Cold Allies
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Patricia Anthony: Cold Allies

Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd (20 April 1995)
ISBN-10: 0340618426
ISBN-13: 978-0340618424
Category(ies): SF

The reviewCollapse ) something engaging and uplifting.
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The Bellinghman
Date: 2007-11-23 13:24
Subject: Deeply rural drama coming
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The first place I lived in when I was young was the village of Aynho, just into Northamptonshire. When I was seven, we moved ten miles due east into Buckinghamshire, to the village of Tingewick. (No, not the Tingewick Society, Oxonian medics.)

If you draw a line between those two villages, and put a pin in the halfway point, you'll be disturbing the Oxfordshire hamlet of Juniper Hill.

It has another name - a fictional name, Lark Rise. Next year, the BBC will be releasing a ten part dramatisation of Lark Rise to Candleford, which was a remembering of childhood in late Victorian Oxfordshire by Flora Thompson, written some decades later.

(Candleford is pretty much based on Buckingham, which is another five miles further east.)

So please excuse me if I disappear for a while when it's broadcast. There's very little written about the particular corner where Oxon, Bucks and Northants meet, and for those of us from that small area, the Lark Rise trilogy is really quite famous.

One of these days, I'll read it.
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