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June 21st, 2016


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07:24 pm - Before A Month Goes By, Post #32
Well, jeez. I look up and almost four weeks have gone by since I posted here.

It has been an awful, horrible, no-good month, except that I got to go to Oregon for the first time (for work) and I loved my fleeting visit. Otherwise, awful, horrible, no-good.

Today, however, I had tea with a friend downtown. I enjoyed a very rare cool morning (for June). I started my lists again for the work and home and writing tasks ahead. I played with Master Danger, for values of 'played' which don't involve play.

And I spent a delightful few minutes thinking about the question posed by the Georgette Heyer fan twitter account today, asking about whom one would cast for various Heyer heroes and heroines. Some of the various suggestions from others I would endorse: Tom Hiddleston would be a great Gervase from The Quiet Gentleman, and Richard Armitage would be a cracking good Damerel from Venetia, and although Aidan Turner's too old, he could give us a convincing Vidal from Devil's Cub. I'm feeling B Cumberbatch for Avon in These Old Shades because of The Voice. I will now spend a few moments trying to place dear sweet B Carvel somewhere in the canon...

Who would you cast in your favorite book, Heyer or not?

Cheers, and may it be sooner than July before I post again...

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From:tx_cronopio
Date:June 21st, 2016 11:28 pm (UTC)
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Oh, I have to think on this! I'm especially thinking about Waldo from the Nonesuch and Lord Worth from Regency Buck.

MUST THINK.
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From:laurawise
Date:June 22nd, 2016 09:37 pm (UTC)
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I've been thinking about Sir Waldo too. It's hard to come up with a calm, hunky athletic guy in his 30s... Perhaps I'll go with Rupert Penry-Jones although he's a little too old and too blond.

Hope you have fun thinking, Cronopio!
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From:anne_d
Date:June 22nd, 2016 02:37 am (UTC)
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[hugs] Mr Carvel would fit many of Heyer's steady dependable heroes, I expect.

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From:laurawise
Date:June 22nd, 2016 09:39 pm (UTC)
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He could be! But he could be more brooding and excitable, too. I'm enjoying thinking about whom he might play. :)

Cheers and hugs to you today!
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From:kathyh
Date:June 22nd, 2016 12:07 pm (UTC)
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Mmm...Tom Hiddleston as Gervase. I retread that quite recently and he would be perfect.

I was hugely disappointed when I listened to a sample of the audiobook of These Old Shades and the voice the reader used for Avon was utterly wrong. I'd love to hear Cumberbatch read it as Georgette Heyer works so well on audio.

Hugs for the awful, horrible, no-good month.
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From:laurawise
Date:June 22nd, 2016 09:40 pm (UTC)
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T Hiddleston with his old blond curls as Gervase, and his sweetness covering steel underneath -- I pine for this. :)

Cheers and hugs, and good thoughts for you and yours.
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From:gwynnega
Date:June 22nd, 2016 05:12 pm (UTC)
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I didn't know there was a Georgette Heyer fan Twitter account. Cool!
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From:laurawise
Date:June 22nd, 2016 09:42 pm (UTC)
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Yep! Georgette Heyer Daily. :)

Cheers and hugs!
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From:janus_74
Date:June 23rd, 2016 03:43 pm (UTC)
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I would love to visit Oregon, I picture it very green and lush. Glad you had a good time :)
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From:laurawise
Date:June 25th, 2016 11:23 am (UTC)
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It's been a bit dry, so when I was in Oregon it wasn't quite as lush as it might be -- but there was lovely mountain green all the same. :)

Cheers for your weekend!

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