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Ouma Fred posts on 2/17/2012 5:19:34 PM Hi Barbara, You sent my curiosity dancing with your post. I love old books, they've turned me into some sort of a relic hunter scavenging through second hand book stalls in Nairobi. That's how I managed to get Norah Loft's 'The House At Old Vine' & 'The House At Sunset.' I hope I hope I'll get 'The Town House' to complete the trilogy. Sadly, Norah's book are nowhere in Nairobi's book stores. Talking of your find, I am sure it's a great book. You unearthed it from a dwelling that once housed an aristocrat. Those folks had great taste! That book must be having the same. I would'nt mind having it under my custody. Let me know what you decide.
Rod posts on 2/17/2012 9:01:47 AM Hi all Norah Lofts fans, I have found a hard cover copy (1956 printing I think) of Afternoon of an Autocrat in a recently cleaned out basement. Still highly readable, dust jacket is torn and some cover moisture damage. The binding is fine, no real damage to the printed pages. Not a bad read but not an author I want to add to my collection. Any interest out there for a copy or shall I send it to 'goodwill'?
Barbara posts on 1/17/2012 12:53:17 AM Hi Neil, good to hear from you. Yes most of us do know about Alibris and have bought some of Norah Lofts' re- issued ones . Thanks anyway though.



Neil Henderson posts on 1/16/2012 5:27:42 PM I have just finished reading the house trilogy for the 3rd time after being introduced to Nora Lofts' books by my mother in the 1960's. I have read and enjoyed lots of her books and she is still,along with Ken Follet, one of my favourite authors. I have purchased several of her books very cheaply online from a website called 'Alibris' and wonder if this information could be useful to one of your previous message writers.
Isabel Monteith posts on 10/13/2011 10:52:49 PM Hello Can anyone tell me how to contact the Estate of Norah Lofts ?
Barbara Hoyland posts on 10/1/2011 4:22:12 AM Nice to see new/old lovers of Norah Lofts -and men too! We'd love it if you would join us on the Norah Lofts site at Goodreads as well as here
Ouma Fred posts on 9/29/2011 1:56:19 PM I first read Nora Loft's HOUSE AT OLD VINE while I was a junior high school student in 1991. The flow was nostalgic, and it held me in a grip. A very tight grip. The story, a triology was done in three pieces, and I scavanged the other two pieces in Nairobi bookshops fruitlessly. It's only recently that I landed on the last piece; THE HOUSE AT SUNSET from a second hand book seller. And once again, Nora held me in her grip. I am a fineartist, a poet, historian, and a writer. Every element of the arts I practice are scattered all over Nora's works, so it was inevitable that my writings had to lean towards history and social prejudices. I owe it to Nora. I am however frustrated that in my country Kenya, it's hard chancing on Nora Loft's masterpieces. All the same, she achieved one thing, a rare thing: ability to impulse a reader to read a piece of her work over and over for years. I rank her alongside Bessie Head as my literature godmothers.
Robert L. Hughes posts on 12/4/2010 8:56:48 PM I can't believe I found this website. I have been a fan of Norah Lofts since I first read The Town House when I was in high school - we are talking 45 years ago! I have most of her novels and re-read them occasionally. Something I rarely do with any other author. I visit England about once a year and hope to got to Bury St. Edmunds during one of my trips.
BarbaraH posts on 11/18/2010 12:41:13 AM Yes, I second Cassie's comment re Goodreads Gaylaan, I think you would enjoy that very much . There are two threads now , one called Fans of Norah Lofts and a newer , more unstuctured one called Norah Robinson Lofts . I don't think either one has talked very much about LAU, though it was certainly discussed a bit . There is also a Goodreads Neverending quiz with many NL questions on it which is quite fun too.
Cassie posts on 11/17/2010 11:01:16 PM Goodreads is a good place for NL fans to discuss her books. Have you been there Gayalan?
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