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Colin Brush
Posted on Wednesday, June 18, 2003 - 11:13 am:   

Hi Mr Ford

This week, London's Time Out says of your wonderful book: 'A classic ghostly fable of madness, murder and fine art. Ford combines an effective period piece with fabulously inventive twists on some old horror favourites. This is a dark, erotic book, with real pathos at its core.'

If you didn't already know.

I would add that I thoroughly enjoyed Portrait and everyone I've recommended it to has also devoured the novel in a couple of days. An inspiring blend of Stevenson, Conan Doyle, Wilde and Chandler that has me itching to re-read some of those dark 19th-century stories that send a shiver down your spine.

If I say that I forgot that I was reading a book for much of the story - and generally I'm always very conscious of what I'm reading, partly because I'm trying to work out how the writer did it! - then I hope you understand just what a powerful and successful piece of storytelling I felt it to be.

All the best

Colin Brush
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jeff ford
Posted on Wednesday, June 18, 2003 - 09:01 pm:   

Colin: Thanks for the info on the review, but your own review means even more to me. So glad you liked it.


Best,


Jeff
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Liz Williams
Posted on Friday, July 25, 2003 - 02:48 am:   

Jeff - i've just finished Portrait. Am enormously impressed with it.

Liz
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jeff ford
Posted on Friday, July 25, 2003 - 06:06 am:   

Hey Liz, coming from you, that just made my week. Thanks for taking the time to read the book and write in. Was wondering if I could e-mail you. I have a question or two about something you might know about. Let me know if you see this.

Best,


Jeff
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Rick Klaw
Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2003 - 07:31 pm:   

More British love for Charbuque.. This time from Michael Moorcock in the Guardian.

http://books.guardian.co.uk/reviews/sciencefiction/0,6121,1019538,00.html

Rick

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