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Sutcliff Swap!



Signups next Friday! Anyone in?

I am in a Sutcliff mood, for I have finally finished writing Death in Noviomagus Reginorum, (it's for smallfandombang, so posting in couple weeks or so). I struggled with it for ages, but at the end it was lots of fun again. Although the fun was definitely not the whodunnit aspect. I don't think I am well adapted to writing whodunnits, although I love reading them. I sit there with my mouth open looking at the crime, going 'Well! I wonder who did THAT???' Which is not ideal if your detective is supposed to be actually *solving* the crime :-D.

Anyway, I am hoping for some interesting prompts! I think I may request Cottia and Eagle of the Ninth. Having spent ages writing Very Old Cottia it would be interesting to read other takes on her. And perhaps also something Constantinoply? Constantinople is such a great setting, and I could request Blood Feud or The Shining Company...

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thesmallhobbit
3rd Apr, 2016 20:55 (UTC)
I think I read The Eagle of the Ninth at school, but that was years ago. I probably ought to reread it ;)
bunn
3rd Apr, 2016 21:27 (UTC)
I was in the same situation... oh, 2010, I think, having not read it since I was about 12, I think, when I randomly picked up a copy at a book fair, re-read, thought, blimey, I'd forgotten how good this was.... then the Eagle film came out the next year, and before I knew it I was rereading All The Sutcliff, and my goodness, she can WRITE.

Which is to say, I heartily recommend, I hope it has the same impact for you!
thesmallhobbit
3rd Apr, 2016 21:51 (UTC)
I've ordered a copy from Ebay for £2!
bunn
4th Apr, 2016 11:54 (UTC)
Bargain!
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