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    10-18-2017, 05:48 PM
    I am not sure about that. Anne Bronte actually died at Scarborough. I was in Scarborough last year on one of my penitential cycling holidays. I...
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    10-13-2017, 01:18 PM
    kev67 replied to a thread Carmilla in Carmilla
    I am reading Carmilla and quite enjoying it. It reminds me very much of those early 70s Hammer House of Horror films in which the lady vampires wore...
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    10-13-2017, 05:17 AM
    kev67 replied to a thread Sally discusses inflation in Ruth
    One of the wealthier characters talks about buying some silk for Ruth at so much per yard for a better dress. I think they were past the stage of...
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    10-11-2017, 06:10 PM
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    Victorian economics fascinates me. It is so difficult to compare then with now. In one book like Ruth you may read how a servant saves 30 over a...
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    10-11-2017, 10:13 AM
    kev67 started a thread Sally discusses inflation in Ruth
    In chapter 18, Sally the servant talks about money. She says when she was a girl, eggs were thirty for a shilling and butter was sixpence a pound....
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    09-23-2017, 05:55 AM
    John Ormsby's translation seemed pretty good to me.There was no clunkiness. No odd phrase or word choices.
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