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A Royal Achievement  [message #72419] Tue, 10 January 2017 03:01 Go to next message
Rodney is currently offline  Rodney   United States

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This story by Solsticeman has had me anxiously awaiting each new email from IOMFATS.  Fascinating for its historical perspective, and endearing for the coming of age accounts about the young men at the center of the story, I often found myself reflecting on the story line in the weeks that it has been released. I am impressed with the historical setting, but I loved the story of love, heroism, and adventure involving the boys. I bet I'm not the only one.



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Re: A Royal Achievement  [message #72425 is a reply to message #72419] Wed, 11 January 2017 18:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timmy   United Kingdom

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It's what you used to find in things like The Boy's Own Paper, and is a true 'ripping yarn' in the best tradition of the genre.

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Inconsistent use of capital letters is the difference between Bobby helping Uncle Jack off a horse, AND Bobby helping uncle jack off a horse!
Re: A Royal Achievement  [message #72443 is a reply to message #72419] Mon, 16 January 2017 23:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Pedro   United Kingdom

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I am surprised there have not been more comments on this excellent yarn. Set in a period I don't know enough about and not often seen in any sort of fiction. Easy to read but nevertheless making some serious points along the way. 
Thank you  Solsticeman

Homework for 17thC history class: Compare and contrast the characters of David and Jeremy. To be handed it at next lesson!




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Re: A Royal Achievement  [message #72444 is a reply to message #72443] Mon, 16 January 2017 23:44 Go to previous message
timmy   United Kingdom

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"Pedro wrote on Mon, 16 January 2017 23:28"
I am surprised there have not been more comments on this excellent yarn. Set in a period I don't know enough about and not often seen in any sort of fiction. Easy to read but nevertheless making some serious points along the way. 
Thank you  Solsticeman

Homework for 17thC history class: Compare and contrast the characters of David and Jeremy. To be handed it at next lesson!



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I have discussed with many authors the reasons why we get few comments on here and they get few emails from here. It is not lack of readership. Instead it seems to be that the site creates an expectation of excellence. This means that stories here do not stand out as special because they are in an area of excellence. 



Inconsistent use of capital letters is the difference between Bobby helping Uncle Jack off a horse, AND Bobby helping uncle jack off a horse!
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