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Rodders
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 9:27 am    Post subject: Avengerland Revisited Reply with quote

This 'definitive guide' will be on sale from Amazon tomorrow. It covers just about everything, from the titles, teasers, tags, writers, directors, music, sets and locations, martial arts, cars, fashions, recurring themes, social context and individual essays on Steed, Peel, King, Mother, Purdey, Gambit and eccentric guests. There are insider views from Marshall senior and Austin, plus a lovely homage to Patrick Macnee from Alan Hayes. Eric Cazalot explains the popularity of the show in France. The essays on Steed and Peel are outstanding and offer interesting insights. As do the other chapters.

Feedback, as always, would be much appreciated.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1522846255?keywords=avengerland%20revisited&qid=1450667143&ref_=sr_1_2&s=books&sr=1-2
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a review of the book in La Nouvelle Republique next week. If it's positive, I'll post it in English here. If it isn't....

I would like to thank all the forumists here who have contributed to the five volumes: Darren, Frank H, Frank S, Dan, Lauren, Margo, Richard, James, Sam, Timeless, Denis, Piers. Alan for his homage to Steed, his encouraging words and this great website. Jaz for his colourful covers. It has been a team effort. These volumes only exist because of the individual and collective enthusiasm, not to mention the expertise, of our global band of writers.
Speech over.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now available from Lulu as well, in paperback or hardback.

http://www.lulu.com/shop/rodney-marshall-and-jaz-wiseman-and-piers-johnson-and-frank-hui/avengerland-revisited/hardcover/product-22498046.html

http://www.lulu.com/shop/rodney-marshall-and-jaz-wiseman-and-piers-johnson-and-frank-hui/avengerland-revisited/paperback/product-22498063.html#
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alan informs me that people can save 25% on the Lulu price and get free shipping using the promo code LULURC at checkout.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations! Delighted to see this book issued before the year's out.

Well done to all contributors. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just ordered my copy from Lulu - 14-99 hardback - many thanks for the links and discount code Rodney and Alan.
Merry Christmas everyone Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And thank you, James, for your martial arts essay. A knockout!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've ordered my hardback copy from Lulu.

I only skim read the pre-release chapters so I'm looking forward to doing so properly.

It's been great to be involved in this project.

I've started my Blackman chapters just in case...Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If enough people show an interest, Darren, we can revive the project in 2016! Maybe starting with Season/Series 3 and then working back if that goes well.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks for the PMs from people who have enjoyed the final volume. Lots of praise for Frank Hui's chapters on fashion and Tara King. The fashion chapter is the best piece I have ever read on the subject and the Tara chapter offers a beautifully balanced analysis of her character.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rodders wrote:
Many thanks for the PMs from people who have enjoyed the final volume. Lots of praise for Frank Hui's chapters on fashion and Tara King. The fashion chapter is the best piece I have ever read on the subject and the Tara chapter offers a beautifully balanced analysis of her character.


Oh how nice to find that out. I am pleased people are responding to my chapters.

I wish life had afforded me more time to work on the Fashion chapter. There was a lot more I would have liked to elaborated on. Then again not being to include photos makes it harder to talk about costuming and color theories Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photos would have been great, but then so too would the price!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still waiting on my copy to arrive..
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

me too...that's the problem with Lulu.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hurray, my copy has finally arrived.Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I managed to finish the book earlier this week

quite a mix of perspectives and styles

I did appreciate getting a glimpse of Sunday's dissertation

Between this and the other book coming out on MacNee's birthday, we have quite a final sendoff of Avengers related portfiolo
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2016 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't finished it yet but I want to say how much I enjoyed Lauren's chapter on Steed. It's very insightful and instructive.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks!
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