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Name: katie
Message:hi cora, hows life sorry tat me and ailish wrote in the adult section my fav charector in gorgeous is katie 1 because she has the same name as me and 2 i like sports to sort off but i have asthma so i cant do much stuff k so bye

your sincearlly

katie
Dated:Thu May 14 19:15:06 2009  

Name: ailish
Message:yah i no and was the doll found worth much or was it priceless? Guess what i bought your book gorgeous yesterday and im only starting and its very good. As you read from my friend katie's message she likes it 2 so i'll let her borrowe it when im done.
Dated:Thu May 14 19:10:18 2009  

Name: Coira Harrison
Message:3rd class Wexford; I might be able to visit you in the middle of June as I will be on my way to Rosslare to take the ferry to England. Wolf is my favourite book because I wrote it about my favourite dog, Wolf. I could bring some pictures and show him to you.
Dated:Thu May 14 18:56:32 2009  

Name: cameron
Message:hi cora its been a long time.so hows life?
Dated:Thu May 14 18:47:53 2009  

Name: 3rd class c.b.s wexfod
Message:Hi there!We love your book Wolf & the frozen Mist.My fav part is when mark got the sledge at the end. we learned alot about how to deal with bullying . We are doing some work on it at the moment and we would love to show it to you . Would it be possible for you to visit our school ?????
Dated:Thu May 14 12:41:52 2009  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:It's amazing to think that Loraine Alison, if she had gone in the lifeboat, might have survived for another ninety years like her brother. and the doll might have survived, also!
Dated:Wed May 13 19:44:05 2009  

Name: ailish
Message:hi again, im in 5th class and so is my friend Katie who wrote to you aswell. And i love your book gorgeus. i love Fern in it. But i also like that titanic book and your story about that little girl who was left on the Titanic, i thought it was very interesting hope you write back, Ailish
Dated:Wed May 13 18:36:57 2009  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Sarah Patton: No, I've never been to Ferrycarrig, but I think that Wexford is full of history. I was reading a book about Isabelle de Clare, daughter of Strongbow and of his wife, Aoife, the daughter of an Irish King. Because her father died when she was only 12 she was lodged in the Tower of London so that the English king, King Henry II, could give her as a prize to one of his knights (because she was the heir to all of Leinster). It's terrible, isn't it, to think of a 12 year-old girl lodged in the tower of London waiting for her husband to arrive? Luckily he was a very nice man (and she was 16 before she was 'sold off'). He was William Marshall and they built New Ross and other places together and were very happy.
Dated:Wed May 13 18:17:50 2009  

Name: Sarah Patton
Message:We are going on a history tou tomorrow to Ferrycarrig(I think that's what it is called) in County Wexford, have you ever been there.
Dated:Wed May 13 17:03:36 2009  

Name: Sarah Patton
Message:Gorgeous was the first book I read by you, I was rushing around town and I was drawn to the bright pink colour on the outside so I picked it up and just brought it over to the counter only then reading the title while the librarian was scaning it. I was very glad I had picked it up!!
Dated:Wed May 13 16:59:54 2009  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:I wonder who you will like best when you do read it. One girl said that she really liked Zara in the beginning but then she changed her mind.
I think I like Jessica best.
Dated:Wed May 13 15:57:13 2009  

Name: Katie Clancy
Message:hi cora my friend wrote the message before this and i also really want to read the book gorgeous
Dated:Wed May 13 15:55:41 2009  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:I'm glad you enjoyed it, Ailish. Which class are you in?
Dated:Wed May 13 08:20:08 2009  

Name: Ailish
Message:hi you were at my school today and i found it very interesting and i have to sayi love the book GORGEUS[sorry i cant spell it]
Dated:Wed May 13 08:06:02 2009  

Name: Aoibheann
Message:Cora: Thats is a good idea,
Dated:Sat May 9 22:07:16 2009  

Name: Sarah Patton
Message:Yes , it is like any book, if you give mre the title of a book from a few years ago, i could probably remember what it was about. Ask me what i was learning Friday in History, i could barely tell you.
Dated:Sat May 9 21:40:36 2009  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:I don't think that I would have the time at the moment - I have one children's book, one 'young adult' book and one book for adults - all on the go at the moment.

Why don't you give it a go - perhaps start off with a family where they are very poor and the eldest daughter volunteers to go to America to earn money and send it back to her family. You could write it as a diary if you liked. You'll find the right dates for the days of the Titanic's voyage in my book. I looked them up - and all the factual details of the ship have been carefully researched.
Dated:Sat May 9 09:41:10 2009  

Name: Aoibheann
Message:Cora: I love Titanic. Have you thought of doing a story in diary version of a maid or posh merchants daughter or son and they go on the titanic?
Dated:Fri May 8 20:56:58 2009  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Sarah Patton: I agree with you - the bits of history that I remember the best are those that are connected with a story. I myself think that historical novels are best way of learning history. The worst way is trying to learn dates and things like that off by heart.
Dated:Fri May 8 20:03:21 2009  

Name: Sarah Patton,13
Message:It sounds really good I liked the ides of the ball in the drumshee book, i think it was called the dark days.I really enjoyed readind the Drumshee books like , the titanic, the famine all them books. I don't enjoy History in school, I much prefer reading stories based on that time but with a twist.
Dated:Fri May 8 17:34:59 2009  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Aoibheann: I don't think so - though my book on Titanic was a great best-seller.
Dated:Thu May 7 21:19:57 2009  

Name: Aoibheann
Message:Cora: Are you planning to do any more books about the titanic?
Dated:Thu May 7 20:59:49 2009  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Sarah Patton: That's brilliant - I was so worried about it - I'll never do that again!
'I Was Jane Austen's Best Friend' is finished - it's about 70,000 words - but my editor and I are still talking about it and changing bits. The trouble is that I have to be true to the historical period - I am writing about someone who lived more than two hundred years ago - and at the same time make it interesting to fourteen/fifteen-year-olds nowadays.
It was such a different world then - though I think the balls were very nice and I like the dresses!
Dated:Wed May 6 10:25:06 2009  

Name: Sarah Patton
Message:Cora:the message board is working from my computer again.How is the book going about Jane austen?x
Dated:Tue May 5 21:09:36 2009  

Name: Aoibheann
Message:Cora: Wer're going to Inis Ir tomorrow
Dated:Sun Apr 26 19:47:43 2009  

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