Posted by Frank on May 23, 2008 at 01:28:44 from 18.104.22.168:
In Reply to: Re: The Broad Highway posted by Stuart on May 20, 2008 at 14:04:57:
Thank you for my official christening as a farnolite, although I'm not so certain I've earned that distinction as of yet since I've only read a dozen of Sir Jeffery's tomes.
As to my restraint, I must confess that my eyes wandered across the bookshelf. I found myself reading the detective stories of a bloke from Halifax, West Yorkshire ... "The South Foreland Murder", "The Charing Cross Mystery", "Cobweb Castle", "The Lost Mr. Linthwaite", "The Missing Chancellor" ... I was on quite a tear as they say. Howsoever, despite my wanderings, I managed to stay in the "F's".
Thank you for pointing out the abridged editions. I had not recalled this. Fortunately, I am reading the full text of The Broad Highway. In fact, I have a copy on the nightstand, a copy at the office and a copy in my car so that I do not miss a moment to discover what adventures Peter will face next.
Earlier this afternoon, Peter had quite an encounter with Black George -- thankfully Charmian was nearby to mend his wounds. This evening, at the present hour, I'm at Chapter 24 ... Peter has just met up again with the Pedler as he's bringing home the newly forged irons and brackets for the cottage door.
I'm anxious to find out what has become of Black George since their "tussle" ... if Prudence will find George, or George will find Prudence ... and what of Maurice and his sneaky, spying Postilion fellow ... imagine the nerve ... 100 guineas ...
I must confess I find Book II much more of a "page turner" than Book I. In my ever-growing curiosity, I've certainly picked up the pace myself.
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