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Old 11-03-2007, 06:10 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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I'd never heard of Bertie Wooster before. I looked him up on Wiki, but that only goes so far. What is it about this Wooster character that you admire so much?
You'll have to read the books! I don't really admire him as such but his lifestyle sounds about perfect. Endless travel in luxury, a lot of fun , beautiful cars, and with a faithful butler like Jeeves I would never need for anything ! I would certainly like to live in his world where nothing worse even happens than policeman's helmet being stolen in Idyllic English villages.... A very English series of books. I recommend the DVD series with Hugh Laurie ( of "House" fame) and Stephen Fry.
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Old 11-03-2007, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Sheffield, England
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There's this fella from the Bible called God. It'd be pretty neat to be Him.
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Old 11-03-2007, 10:17 AM
 
Location: in the southwest
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Maria in The Little White Horse

Scout in to Kill A Mockingbird

And Elizabeth Bennet.
I just finished this book:Mr. Darcy Takes A Wife
Thus far I had resisted all the sequential add-on Bennet/Darcy novels. But I had picked this one up, looked at a few pages--and bought it. It is an absolute Regency Riot, with some scorching love scenes, breathless rescues, lost sons, and of course some Wickham shenanigans. And everyone still seems pretty much in character.
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Old 11-03-2007, 08:13 PM
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Location: Wisconsin
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You'll have to read the books! I don't really admire him as such but his lifestyle sounds about perfect. Endless travel in luxury, a lot of fun , beautiful cars, and with a faithful butler like Jeeves I would never need for anything ! I would certainly like to live in his world where nothing worse even happens than policeman's helmet being stolen in Idyllic English villages.... A very English series of books. I recommend the DVD series with Hugh Laurie ( of "House" fame) and Stephen Fry.
The DVDs are priceless. Love them.
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Old 11-03-2007, 11:04 PM
 
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Maria in The Little White Horse

Scout in to Kill A Mockingbird

And Elizabeth Bennet.
I just finished this book:Mr. Darcy Takes A Wife
Thus far I had resisted all the sequential add-on Bennet/Darcy novels. But I had picked this one up, looked at a few pages--and bought it. It is an absolute Regency Riot, with some scorching love scenes, breathless rescues, lost sons, and of course some Wickham shenanigans. And everyone still seems pretty much in character.
Who wrote Mr Darcy Takes a Wife? I'd be interested in it myself.
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Old 11-05-2007, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Who wrote Mr Darcy Takes a Wife? I'd be interested in it myself.
Linda Berdoll, right Cil? I read that series too. They seldom leave the bedroom..or the carriage...or any other room in Pemberley... you get the drift.

A more serious take for the P&P fan is a series by Pamela Aidan. It's P&P in three volumes from Darcy's point of view. Rather dry but a must read if you're an addict like me.

Any other recomendations, Cil or Averie-Jay?
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Old 11-05-2007, 07:33 PM
 
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Stu Redman from Stephen King's "The Stand".... Always felt that I'd like to experience the world with just me in it for a time.....
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Old 11-06-2007, 03:06 AM
 
Location: in the southwest
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Who wrote Mr Darcy Takes a Wife? I'd be interested in it myself.
It's in the link, Averie.
Yes, Debsi, it's Linda Berdoll. I have not read her other two books, nor any other author's "sequels." I will check out Aidan's books.

I am definitely an Austen fan, but not a scholar.
However, I always did prefer the 1982 BBC TV version of Pride and Prejudice to the later Colin Firth movie.

Another character I very much like: Henry De Tamble in The Time Traveler's Wife
Henry is tall, skinny, dark, dashing, intelligent, tender and challenging.
Being him or his lover Clare would be a whole lot of trouble, but never boring.
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Old 11-06-2007, 03:59 AM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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I'd like to be Clint Eastwood's Dirty 'Do you feel lucky punk?' Harry.
I fancy myself to be someone who has no patience for criminals and less of such for revolving-door justice as well as politicians who wilt under the pressure of the majority. Like Harry I find it necessary to break societal rules to stop the madmen society allows to roam free.
Too bad Dirty Harry isn’t a character from a book.
So in that case I’d like to be Robin Hood. I always wanted to rob the rich and give to the poor and oppressed. I find nothing wrong with the simple heroics of a man who steps forward to fight for honour and better lives for the dismal.

If only life would be that simple.

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Sheriff of Nottingham: Wait a minute. Robin Hood steals money from my pocket, forcing me to hurt the public, and they love him for it?
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Old 11-06-2007, 06:05 PM
 
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Default For my free spirited imagination:

Alice, of course!

"Alice In Wonderland."
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