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    name='moonfleet']Well done, Graeme, If you think of Tim Burton !!



    PS: Sorry for late answering.......



    Moon.


    Thanks Moon.



    A clue to a literary work:



    Small bacon?

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    name='GRAEME']Thanks Moon.



    A clue to a literary work:



    Small bacon?


    Little Pig ?? ( by A.M.H.W Porker ??)

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    name='moonfleet']Little Pig ?? ( by A.M.H.W Porker ??)


    Sounds a good read. But not the one I was thinking of.

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    name='GRAEME']Sounds a good read. But not the one I was thinking of.




    The short story by Leonora Carrington : Story of Little Francis ??

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    name='moonfleet']The short story by Leonora Carrington : Story of Little Francis ??


    Nope - one word and it's a play.

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    name='GRAEME']Nope - one word and it's a play.


    Hamlet

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    name='Mr Sloane']Hamlet


    'Tis true 'tis pity and pity 'tis 'tis true

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    name='GRAEME']'Tis true 'tis pity and pity 'tis 'tis true


    Wooooooooooh !! Shakespeare !! ( haven't red it [yet?] except The Sonnets ...)







    mOOn.

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    In French SVP....





    Who wrote this first chapter



    Amour et mort parmi les mollusques



    ....Secret, renferm�, solitaire comme une hu�tre.

    Charles Dickens, Un chant de N�el





    L'hu�tre m�ne une vie terrible, mais palpitante.

    Quand on y songe, ses chances de vivre sont des plus minces, et si elle �chappe aux traits que lui d�coche sa propre outrageuse fortune, et parvient � trouver au cours des deux semaines que dure son insouciante jeunesse un endroit propre et lisse o� se fixer, les ann�es qui suivent regorgent de tensions, de passions et de dangers.

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    name='moonfleet']Wooooooooooh !! Shakespeare !! ( haven't red it [yet?] except The Sonnets ...)







    mOOn.


    See a good film version instead! I recommend Nicol Williamson in Tony Richardson's 60's version with Marianne Faithful as a heart stoppingly lovely Ophelia..

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    name='moonfleet']In French SVP....





    Who wrote this first chapter



    Amour et mort parmi les mollusques



    ....Secret, renferm�, solitaire comme une hu�tre.

    Charles Dickens, Un chant de N�el





    L'hu�tre m�ne une vie terrible, mais palpitante.

    Quand on y songe, ses chances de vivre sont des plus minces, et si elle �chappe aux traits que lui d�coche sa propre outrageuse fortune, et parvient � trouver au cours des deux semaines que dure son insouciante jeunesse un endroit propre et lisse o� se fixer, les ann�es qui suivent regorgent de tensions, de passions et de dangers.


    A little Googling tells me ...



    Biographie sentimentale de l'hu�tre

    de M-K-F Fisher



    Consider the Oyster

    by MFK Fisher



    The life of the oyster is terrible, but exciting



    Steve

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    name='Steve Crook']A little Googling tells me ...



    Biographie sentimentale de l'hu�tre

    de M-K-F Fisher



    Consider the Oyster

    by MFK Fisher



    The life of the oyster is terrible, but exciting



    Steve


    Yes, the life of an oyster is terrible ( remember Disney's Alice ), but it's peanuts considering a SEA HORSE LIFE !!!



    There is just one thing left to say: BRAVO Mr Crook



    It's indeed Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher (1908-1992)

    There is a "frontline" on the first page:



    Il �tait bien hardi, celui qui le premier mangea une hu�tre.



    Jonathan Swift, Polite Conversation






    mOOn.

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    An Island in the Moon



    Chap. 1



    In the Moon is a certain Island near by a mighty continent, which small island seems to have some affinity to England, &, what is more extraordinary, the people are so much alike, & their language so much the same, that you would think you was among your friends. In this Island dwells three Philosophers - Suction the Epicurean, Quid the Cynic, & Sipop the Pythagorean. I call them by the names of these sects, tho the sects are not ever mentioned there, as being quite out of date; however, the things still remain, and the vanities are the same.



    Hi booklovers



    wrote this ??

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    Chapitre premier.



    Il �tait quatre heures du matin, mercredi 14 Juillet � Harlem, U.S.A.

    Dans la Septi�me Avenue, sombre et d�serte comme un cimeti�re, un homme de couleur s'appr�tait � voler un sac plein de pi�ces de monnaie.



    Who's this American writer ??

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    after some detective work worthy of gravedigger johnson(rough translation then google actually) i've come up with chester himes! i haven't read any of his work but the only title i recognise is 'cotton comes to harlem' so surely it must be that?

    (i'm a cheat i admit!)

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    name='jaycad']after some detective work worthy of gravedigger johnson(rough translation then google actually) i've come up with chester himes! i haven't read any of his work but the only title i recognise is 'cotton comes to harlem' so surely it must be that?

    (i'm a cheat i admit!)


    Yeeeeeeees !! jaycad, you've got it

    ( the book is: "A Jealous Man Can't Win" )

    It's indeed the marvelous Chester Himes. you can read any of his book, or short story, you won't be disapointed He didn't write only about HARLEM ( with the two sarcastic detectives ( Fossoyeur & Ed Cercueil in French), he did also very well writen thrillers with characteres from WASP, or "white" intelectuals....

    One of my favourite author ever, too much underated IMO, or seen as only "parodical" ......



    Moon.

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    name='moonfleet']An Island in the Moon



    Chap. 1



    In the Moon is a certain Island near by a mighty continent, which small island seems to have some affinity to England, &, what is more extraordinary, the people are so much alike, & their language so much the same, that you would think you was among your friends. In this Island dwells three Philosophers - Suction the Epicurean, Quid the Cynic, & Sipop the Pythagorean. I call them by the names of these sects, tho the sects are not ever mentioned there, as being quite out of date; however, the things still remain, and the vanities are the same.



    Hi booklovers



    wrote this ??




    Super Clue : He is British.

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    name='moonfleet']Yeeeeeeees !! jaycad, you've got it

    ( the book is: "A Jealous Man Can't Win" )

    It's indeed the marvelous Chester Himes. you can read any of his book, or short story, you won't be disapointed He didn't write only about HARLEM ( with the two sarcastic detectives ( Fossoyeur & Ed Cercueil in French), he did also very well writen thrillers with characteres from WASP, or "white" intelectuals....

    One of my favourite author ever, too much underated IMO, or seen as only "parodical" ......



    Moon.


    well,i'll give him a go in the future on your recommendation!

    i'm going to re-introduce the cryptic clue-no doubt it will be solved pretty fast!!



    'vehicle,parasite,refreshment,moderate'

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    name='moonfleet']Super Clue : He is British.


    Super SUPER CLUE:



    He is aka the name of Johnny Depp's character in Dead Man ()



    Moon.

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    And the real villain in the film where we first met Hannibal Lecter likes one of his paintings







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