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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:48 pm

In fact Ibbotson and Rowling are splendid examples of convergent evolution! :lol:
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Postby pip » Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:49 pm

Jan Van Quirm wrote:In fact Ibbotson and Rowling are splendid examples of convergent evolution! :lol:


LMAO :lol: :lol:
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Postby raisindot » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:20 am

pip wrote:
Bouncy Castle wrote:Did mine on trains. Really makes me sound like a proper nerd.


Man, that just reminded me of the Robert Rankin book I'm reading, "Raiders of the Lost Car Park," where Prince Charles is a side character. And he sits all day thinking about trains. Even when he's shagging a beautiful personal assistant.

:D

I don't get this thing with trains you Brits have. I don't get it. Why don't you take up a proper American-style obsession, like tweeting, fantasy football, overclocking your PC, and building a meth lab?

:)


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Postby pip » Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:27 am

raisindot wrote:
pip wrote:
Bouncy Castle wrote:Did mine on trains. Really makes me sound like a proper nerd.


Man, that just reminded me of the Robert Rankin book I'm reading, "Raiders of the Lost Car Park," where Prince Charles is a side character. And he sits all day thinking about trains. Even when he's shagging a beautiful personal assistant.

:D

I don't get this thing with trains you Brits have. I don't get it. Why don't you take up a proper American-style obsession, like tweeting, fantasy football, overclocking your PC, and building a meth lab?

:)


J-I-B


Major error Raisindot.
I am most definitely not British.
Like the americans we kicked em out and have been enjoying independence for quite a while. :D
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:24 am

Then you come over here and tarmac our drives whether we want it done or not!!!


God, I haven't seen/heard of that for years. Wonder if it still goes on?
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Postby pip » Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:31 am

Bouncy Castle wrote:Then you come over here and tarmac our drives whether we want it done or not!!!


God, I haven't seen/heard of that for years. Wonder if it still goes on?


I'll take the job and throw in a dog with it. :lol:
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:39 am

You'd throw a dog in hot tarmac.

You beast, you!!
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Postby pip » Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:43 am

Bouncy Castle wrote:You'd throw a dog in hot tarmac.

You beast, you!!


After a eat the hamster though :D
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Postby deldaisy » Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:45 pm

Dotsie wrote:
pip wrote:
Dotsie wrote:Have a look at Eva Ibbotson's The Secret of Platform 11 (it was published first). You'll have deja vu all over again :wink:



The plot is formulaic and is similar in style to a few books i'm sure.


A boy is kidnapped as a baby and grows up in a regular family, who have one other son, and the whole family bullies him & makes him sleep in the basement. He has no idea that he's actually the heir to the throne of a magical kingdom, which can only be accessed though a secret entrance on platform 11 of King's Cross. He is eventually rescued by a witch and a giant (and a third one, I forget who), who have been sent by the King to fetch him.



It's a bit more than similar, but I read an interview with Eva Ibbotson where she said she didn't mind & was quite flattered. So that's alright then.


Oh my Isn't Eva Ibbotson casual about plagarism. Thanks for that Dotsie.
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Postby deldaisy » Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:47 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:Then you come over here and tarmac our drives whether we want it done or not!!!


God, I haven't seen/heard of that for years. Wonder if it still goes on?

Don't panic Bouncy. They are all over here now. Yeah and THIS time I am sticking with my policy: I am NOT dating an Irishman ever again.
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