Norah Lofts Message Board
barbara posts on 2/9/2010 8:58:46 PM
I just posted, but it got rejected, so am trying briefly again . I wrote to the moderator , who replied ! But it was less than satisfactory , since he gave the reason for no quoting being allowed as for 'security reasons' - whatever that means - and not being allowed to post twice 'to stop spam'. No comment on inability to paragraph. Said he could only answer about the strange censoring if he knew exactly waht was said, and quoted a couple of samples, too stupid to repeat
Sylvia posts on 2/9/2010 8:22:59 PM
Hi All! I have to admit, I do like this larger print. Mary, my SIL lives in Baltimore, and she's got 30 inches of snow, so I guess you do, too! Somewhere, Susan mentioned not having read your poem...would you want to write it out again? I found it at the very bottom of this discussion, but it is no longer posted.
I'm almost finished with Day of the Butterfly and things aren't looking good for Daisy/Hebe. Town House reread is next for me.
We've been mentioning a Norah Lofts Club, but I can't figure out how we would get started. Anybody?
susan posts on 2/2/2010 11:35:36 AM
How nice to read all these messages about Norah Lofts. I was about 19 when I read my first one The Town House. I found it in a mobile library visiting my village. I had never heaqrd of the author but as I liked historical novels I took it out. I think after the first few pages I was hooked and was thrilled to see how many others she had written. I am now 67, retired and cannot think of any other author whose books have given me so much pleasure.
How I wish I had thought to write to her. I think Baildon is based on Bury St |Edmonds. I am british and live in the Midlands, I really must visit Suffolk and Bury some time.
The Devil's Own published under Peter Curtis is one of my favourites. I remember seeing the film version with Joan Fontaine, which was disappoin ting. It would be great to have a NL club.
Karen posts on 2/2/2010 1:01:25 AM
I'm also glad to see this board is active again - how nice to hear from everyone! Marion Langham, I would love to hear more about your correspondence with NL. Lucky you! Could you tell us more? I'd enjoy it very much!
Cassie posts on 2/1/2010 10:03:14 PM
Sylvia, this board is strange. You can't post twice in a row from the same IP Address. I don't know that there really is a moderator. Very frustrating, I know. I'm sorry you're having difficulties.
Mary posts on 2/1/2010 6:43:38 PM
Sylvia, please keep trying! I've also had one or two posts rejected for reasons that I couldn't understand. You asked where I am. I'm in Baltimore--the city where Edgar Allan Poe died and is buried. As for selling my poem to be published in an edition of NL's last book, I love the idea! I'm just delighted that so many of you have liked it! And , yes, it's been my understanding for a long time that Baildon is patterned on Bury St. Edmunds.
Rita posts on 2/1/2010 6:21:41 PM
Yes, Silvia please don't leave us. I have had messages rejected also from time to time but this site is the best one, I think so do keep on trying. I would miss you. Right now I am trying to recuperate from a nasty cold and also needing to get ready to move, just a few blocks away to a better place and am being antsy. Somewhere on here I did say I was sure that I was the oldest of us, and I feel sure I have the most children. Can anyone top 7? That is how many I raised. Reared, that is. 3 are biological, Forget which 3 it was. Long time ago.
They are scattered all over the U.S. from Pennsylvania to Virginia to Tennessee. 3 are in Texas but only one nearby, the others are a day's driving away. Yes, Big State. Have 21 grandchildren, 6 in the military, and 23 great grandchildren. So am justifiably proud that I still have most all my marbles. Or at least if I don't, I do not miss the marbles I lost.
barbara posts on 2/1/2010 5:32:04 PM
Oh Sylvia, I know what you mean, it is very strange and it has happened to me to and to others for the same non-reasons. Please don't go, you would be a loss to the discussions . Its some form of gltch on this clunky board, if we all write to the administrator again , maybe it can be fixed
Sylvia posts on 2/1/2010 5:25:23 PM
I just wrote a message which was rejected, modified it almost to nothing (I never use foul language) and my topic regarded Rita's question. So sorry to say I probably won't be writing here anymore.
Rita posts on 1/31/2010 12:59:35 AM
I am enjoying all your comments. I betcha I'm the oldest of us. I was born in 1932. I live in West Texas, about 100 miles East of the New Mexico line, about 100 miles South of Lubbock, about 100 miles West of Abilene and the same distance North of San Angelo. My first Norah Lofts experience was with Scent of Cloves. I was hooked. I have all her books except 2 or 3. I want to ask y'all
(yes, we really do say that out here)if you know why some of her books were published under other titles. One of them had 3 Titles! It frets me that they changed the title of A Calf for Venus which was a very apt title, to Letty. I wonder if they did it when the book went to paperback.
Mary you must publish that poem. I printed it off and shared with my daughters who also love NL.
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