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Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Minnie, I will do your story tomorrow. Today was hectic I was trying to do three thousand words and I was exhausted when I finished.
Dated:Wed Nov 30 21:24:04 2011  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:I'm delighted that you are going to finish your World War II story, Minnie.
I think it is a very interesting story - and it was a very interesting time.
Dated:Mon Nov 28 23:00:38 2011  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Do you know, Emily, that would make a very good subject for a book. I've often wondered how Edward felt about leaving his big family of brothers and sisters and being handed over to a childless aunt and uncle. There is loads known about him - even a rather cute little silhouette picture of him being handed over. It's funny isn't it that the Austen's kept their first son, James, sent their second son, George, to live with a village family as he was handicapped and then allowed a rich cousin to adopt their third son. Try typing Edward Austen Knight into google and you will find a lot of articles about him - but it would make a good story, wouldn't it?
Dated:Mon Nov 28 22:49:51 2011  

Name: Emily
Message:Dear Cora,
I am absolutely facinated by Jane Austen and the clever way in which you have crafted your novel. One character who has fascinated me is Jane's brother Edward Austen who as you have taught me was adopted by a wealthy relative. But do you have any more infomation about him on the web. Could you possibly educate me and the world more about Edward and his situation?
Thank you,
Emily
Dated:Mon Nov 28 19:51:32 2011  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Minnie: I'd really like you to finish your World War II story before starting another one.
Don't worry; I've got it safe.
Dated:Mon Nov 28 17:41:46 2011  

Name: Minnie
Message:Hi Cora did you get my story about Kids in Care yet its not there?
Dated:Mon Nov 28 16:39:33 2011  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:I think that what you are saying, Taiane, is that you are writing a book about Lizzie's younger sister Mary. That is a great idea. As you say, there is very little about her in 'Pride & Prejudice' and that's good because the character will be your creation.
I felt like that about Jenny in my book 'I Was Jane Austen's Best Friend' - although she was a real person, there was so little known about her that she became mine!
Good luck with the project.
As you going to make Mary as she was seen through the eyes of Lizzie (and sometimes, big sisters don't see the younger members of the family in a fair way) or are you going to stick to the image of her in the book. That will be an interesting question for you.
Dated:Mon Nov 28 15:31:08 2011  

Name: Taiane
Message:Olá, Cora! Tenho boas notícias! Comecei meu livro! Ele fala sobre Mary, irmã de Lizzie de "Orgulho e Preconceito". Ainda não tenho muitas ideias do que escrever, mas estou escrevendo mesmo assim. É porque ela não é muito citada no livro e, por isso, sabemos muito pouco dela. Por outro lado, é bom, pois poderei inventar bastante! O que acha Cora? Tem algumas dicas para mim sobre como desenvolver a história?
Beijos,
Taiane. :)
Dated:Mon Nov 28 14:56:20 2011  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Aoife: I've put your story on - all the separate bits. I copied them into a Microsoft Word document first and then just pasted it in. I didn't have any trouble with it. Perhaps the large spaces you left between chapters didn't work or something. I'm not sure what happened as I have had long stories before and there has been no trouble.
It's very good. I'm looking ofrward to the ending.
Dated:Mon Nov 28 14:37:48 2011  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Dear Minnie,
I don't know what happened. I did put it on (with my little netbook) but it must have failed for some reason.
Anyway, it's on now.
Minnie: It is a good idea to write your story in microsoft word, save it and then copy and paste into the story club word - one neer knows with the Internet and it's awful to lose something.
Aoife: I will do yours tomorrow.
Dated:Sun Nov 27 14:56:59 2011  

Name: Minnie
Message:Cora didn't my last piece of writing "Country Tracks" Come through it took me all night to write it for you, so do you have it?

I'm writing a piece about kids in care, actually. I've submitted it hope you like it!
Dated:Sun Nov 27 11:34:50 2011  

Name: Aoife
Message:Dear Cora, last year I wrote a novel for a competition my teacher entered my class in. I've been trying to send it to you but I can't. Is it because it is too long or something? I'll try sending it in pieces.
Dated:Sun Nov 27 09:40:22 2011  

Name: Minnie
Message:That sounds like a very exciting book! When will it be out in the shops? I'd love to grab a copy as soon as possible!
Dated:Sat Nov 26 15:39:23 2011  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Well, that's interesting, Aoife!
I haven't seen the film.
I revisit the theme in my book 'Treachery at Midnight' which was published about 2003, I think - or thereabouts.
Dated:Sat Nov 26 11:59:24 2011  

Name: Aoife
Message:Have you ever noticed that some of the characters seem to be copied in the film the secret of Kells? For instance Malachy is an orphaned young boy who has been with the monks all his life and is soon to become one, a very skilled copier of books too but so is Brendan from the secret of Kells. And in your story Brother Mark and his cat also come into the secret of Kells as a monk from far away with his unusual cat. They both also want the young boys to finish working on the books that they were copying when they're gone.
Dated:Sat Nov 26 09:20:32 2011  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Goodness, Aoife, that must be a very long time ago - in the last century in fact! It was probably about 1997 0r 1998.

Minnie: I think that there are four of The London Murder Mysteries out now and the fifth will be out in the beginning of January.

Débutantes is French, but it is used in English a lot. Young ladies of aristocratic (and rich) families used to be introduced to the king or queen when they were about eighteen years old and that was their introduction into society. They used to have a wonderful season, then - about six months of balls and house parties.
Début in French means beginning and I suppose a débutante was at the beginning of her life as an adult. Over here in Ireland they have a Debs ball for the school
Dated:Fri Nov 25 09:52:27 2011  

Name: Aoife
Message:Dear Cora, out of curiousity, when did you write 'the secret of the seven crosses'
Dated:Thu Nov 24 20:09:41 2011  

Name: Minnie
Message:Thankyou Cora! I'd really like the London Murder Mysteries, I love mystery stories. How many books are there?
Debutantes, is that in a different language? Sounds French, although I could be wrong! I can't wait to buy it!
Thankyou for saying my next part of my story is good, I really appreciate it. I can't wait to hear your constructive criticism!
Minnie :-) xx
Dated:Thu Nov 24 18:57:52 2011  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Minnie: it gives me a lovely feeling that you are looking forward to my book for Christmas. A great compliment for any author!

I'l put your story on tomorrow - looks good!

As for other books, you might like The London Murder Mysteries - listed on the first page of this website, but I have a feeling that my new book, the Debutantes, which will be out in the spring, might be more your sort of book.

In a couple of days I shall see the proposed cover for the Debutantes and I can't wait. My editor says that she loves it!

I
Dated:Wed Nov 23 21:00:29 2011  

Name: Minnie
Message:I'm so excited Cora because I am getting "Jane Austen Stole my Boyfriend" For CHRISTMAS from my Mum! Yessss!!! Score! I am really excited as you can tell. I might get the mystery series you wrote too. I might sound terribly ignorant, but could you please list all the books you have written for children, so I can add them ALL to my Christmas List (apart from "I was Jane Austens best friend" I have that one it's my favourite book next to The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson-Burnett).
Minnie :) xx
Dated:Wed Nov 23 20:44:25 2011  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:re request to delete all stories from one particular girl, I have to say that this would be a HUGE task and I can't see the point. Who on earth is going to trawl through back years, anyway!
In addition, I must say that I don't want to use private emails on this site.
Dated:Tue Nov 22 22:49:16 2011  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Taiane: Ihope that the Brazil publisher will take up the option of publishing the second book.

Maia: What a lovely idea. I'm afraid it's just a rumour, but you have really inspired me!
Dated:Tue Nov 22 19:01:13 2011  

Name: Maia
Message:Hi Ms Harrison

I really enjoyed your books 'i was Jane Austen's best friend' and 'Jane Austen stole my boyfriend'.
i have heard from other librarians that there is a new book coming out in this series from the point of view of Captain Thomas Williams. I just wondered if this was a rumour or it is actually happening.

Thank you for your time.

Dated:Tue Nov 22 18:58:24 2011  

Name: Taiane
Message:Olá, Cora! Quanto tempo não falo com você! Estou louca para o livro "Jane stole my boyfriend" publique no Brasil!
Dated:Tue Nov 22 18:56:30 2011  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Rebecca: If you read and enjoyed 'I Was Jane Austen's Best Friend', then you will probably like 'Jane Austen Stole My Boyfriend' also as it is a sequel and tells the story of how Jane finds someone to love (she doesn't steal Jenny's boyfriend).
Dated:Sat Nov 19 11:41:14 2011  

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