Posted by Michael New on June 20, 2008 at 06:44:15 from 126.96.36.199:
In Reply to: Re: American Farnol appreciators posted by Pat Bryan on June 02, 2008 at 23:05:57:
I have lived in the USA for 37 years, but first read and enjoyed Farnol when I was at boarding school in England. Do I count as an American Farnolite?
Farnol's influence on Heyer is very noticeable in her books. I recently read "The Toll Gate" which is pure Farnol. She has a gentleman slumming as a toll gate keeper, a small orphaned boy, Bow Street runners (not in Shrig's league), a good hearted highwayman, villains straight out of Farnol, an old man trying to mend his ways and do good for the heroine, his daughter. Throw in lot's of good country scenery (not Kent 'though), much dialect and a large dose of early slang.
Interestingly this book was first published in 1954. Was this her tribute to the master?
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