The Carpet People

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The Carpet People

Postby DivingBudgie » Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:02 am

I have just read this.

Apart from the fact he co-authored it with himself (which I love the idea of)

This book is amazing, I really loved it.

I marvel at the fact that a 17 year old had the imagination and ability to use a carpet to compare to a roman type of England.

It was a great read and so deep.

Maybe it is because I grew up in Australia and never studied History that I am so taken by it. History in schools in Australia never seemed to cover the roman occupation of the UK for some strange reason. :roll:
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Re: The Carpet People

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:34 am

DivingBudgie wrote:
It was a great read and so deep.
Shag pile? :lol:

I have to say that it's years since I read it. I must get around to reading it again one of these days. :)
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Postby The_Discworldaholic » Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:15 pm

But which version did you read, there is a difference between the two but both are fantastic :)
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Postby DivingBudgie » Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:39 am

Well it could have been shag pile :D

I got to read the version that he co-authored with himself.

And do I love that idea. :lol:

I think the sheer fact he had the idea at 17 when I was still a vacuous dolt interested in getting into a pub (whether I drank or not ) and catching the attention of the cute bloke in the same class as me.

Okay not much has changed but that I can now legally enter a pub.

When it was first published I was not even that vacuous dolt. And there is little chance that a copy of it would of made it to a small isolated mining town in the Norhtern tip of Australia.

Heck our news was three days late!

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