#1: The Crown of Success Author: NineLivesBurra, Location: York, North YorksPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:01 pm — If this is in the wrong place, could a prefect please move it to where it belongs...Thanks
I recently acquired a copy of this and it's a fascinating book. I
became interested in this book many years ago, when I first read
whichever book it was in.....lol....sorry I can't actually remember
when EBD used it but I've only now been able to get a copy thanks to
the wonders of the internet.
Has anyone else read it?
#2: Author: Liz K, Location: BedfordshirePosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:09 pm — Is this the book by A.L.O.E that's used in The Sale?
#3: Author: NineLivesBurra, Location: York, North YorksPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:41 pm — Yes, that's the one. I love this book.
#4: Author: KB, Location: Melbourne, AustraliaPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 10:44 pm — Yes, I have a copy. It's a very amusing story, predictable as all get-out, but with gorgeous characters.
#5: Author: Emerence, Location: AustraliaPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:34 am — I've never read it, but the author's name always makes me think instantly of aloe vera. Sorry, that was random
#6: Author: Kathy_S, Location: midwestern USPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:25 am — According to this site, it stands for "A Lady of England." The full text is available here. Just found that! In the past, I'd only seen the one chapter. A brief biography of Charolotte Maria Tucker may be found at answers.com. However, I still haven't found a birthday for her....
#7: Author: Kirsty, Location: Melbourne, AustraliaPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:02 am — I've read it as well, thanks to KB's copy (and our flourishing Melbourne-CBB Lending Library )
Like she said, it's as predictable as anything, but loads of fun to
read. I can seewhy it was "allocated" to the San as reading material,
it wouldn't be very taxing for convalescents...
#8: Author: Pado, Location: Connecticut, USAPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:10 pm — Thanks, KathyS - I've always been curious about
it, but never took the time to search it out. I'll be interested to see
if it does in fact parallel The Phantom Tollbooth, which is what I mentally compared it to as a kid.
#9: Author: NineLivesBurra, Location: York, North YorksPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:49 pm — I've never heard of The Phantom Tollbooth but
i've just googled it and found that there was a movie of it made in
1970. I also looked it up wikipedia and found a good overview of the
#10: Author: Squirrel, Location: St-Andrews or DunfermlinePosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 7:48 pm — I've just finished reading it - it was a nice
story for an evening when my head is incapable of long concentration
stunts! I can see where the parallel to Phantom Tolbooth is - though
they have gone about things in separate ways (this is one of the few
things I know by film and not by novel form!)
#11: Author: Loryat, Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 6:15 pm — The Phantom Tollbooth is
fantastic! I unfortunately never read it when I was a kid but I read it
to one of my wee brothers (who does not, generally, like books), and he
loved it so much he wanted his teacher to read it to the class!
#12: Author: Bess, Location: Cambridge UKPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:10 pm — I have a red hb by ALOE that I got from an old
chapel library, called 'The Triumph over Midian.' I assume it's the
same author with a preface by her; I haven't checked the exact date but
to go by the ancient-ness of the book it must be from the 1800's.
'The Triumph Over Midian' is rather slow going; it's allegorical,
illustrating how Gideon's fight against the Midianites in Biblical days
is relevant to us. It's interspersed by a clergyman in the story giving
chapter-long Bible lectures to drive home the point.
It's actually very interesting from my point of view as a Christian
being taught about the Bible; but it's not exactly a great story! The
heroine is painfully good all the time she's worrying about being