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Jun 22nd, 2005, 05:53 AM
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Precious Bane, Mary Webb..


...the "unbreathing quiet of the place"...
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Jun 22nd, 2005, 07:50 AM
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okay, please fill me in on the book!
Precious is working on her Portugal info on another thread
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Jun 22nd, 2005, 08:38 AM
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It was written in 1924 and the title comes from Paradise Lost , her father named her so, because she was his Precious Bane..she had Graves Disease. Her stories were brooding tragic love stories.
PBS made it a movie years ago, starring Janet McTeer as Prudence (with a "hair lip") & Clive Owen ( )..it was so well done, a good story.
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Jun 22nd, 2005, 08:41 AM
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Ooops, Hare
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Jun 22nd, 2005, 08:58 AM
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Janet McTeer, AND Clive Owen?
This MUST be watched!
I'll check netflix immediately
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Jun 22nd, 2005, 09:40 AM
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One of my favorite books. I don't often read books again and again because I read so SLOWLY, but this one I have.

Clive Owen, huh, that's yummy casting. But as the brother or the weaver?

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Jun 22nd, 2005, 10:01 AM
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There is a Yiddish word that is close to the meaning we assumed PreciousBane meant: POTCHKA. It means to be busy without purpose, which fits in with the PreciousBane goals of kicking back for five to seven days.

But plotz does seem to sound better, doesn't it?
 
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