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    Quote Originally Posted by seikopath View Post
    If you can guess which author I'm thinking of, I'll stick another twenty into the hat
    Ted Hughes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seikopath View Post
    If you can guess which author I'm thinking of, I'll stick another twenty into the hat
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    No und no. I'll give you a clue. It's not roger Hargreaves either.
    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    I'll give anyone on this thread until midnight tomorrow to come up with the right answer.
    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    In for three Matthew

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    The response to this has totally exceeded our hopes and expectations, and then some. We're now well into triple-figures for tickets in the hat and four-figures for funds raised.

    I'm adding a mystery bespoke third place prize in recognition of the tremendous support.

    We'll aim for Laura to make the draw at noon here on Saturday, which is 6pm in the UK.
    The prizes will be awarded in the following order:

    1. 'Build Your Own' Urban Chronograph
    2. 'Build Your Own' Urban Chronograph
    3. * Mystery Bespoke Third Prize *
    4. 'Harrison' by Jonathan Betts
    5. 'Harrison' by Jonathan Betts
    6. 'Harrison' by Jonathan Betts

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    Another donation!! £30 plus gift aid

    Just done another donation of £30 so put me down for another 6 please!!

    Children and cancer should never have to be said in the same sentence and hopefully one day it won't 👍🏻

    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by seikopath View Post
    I'll give anyone on this thread until midnight tomorrow to come up with the right answer.
    JR Hartley

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    The response to this has totally exceeded our hopes and expectations, and then some. We're now well into triple-figures for tickets in the hat and four-figures for funds raised.

    I'm adding a mystery bespoke third place prize in recognition of the tremendous support.

    We'll aim for Laura to make the draw at noon here on Saturday, which is 6pm in the UK.
    The prizes will be awarded in the following order:

    1. 'Build Your Own' Urban Chronograph
    2. 'Build Your Own' Urban Chronograph
    3. * Mystery Bespoke Third Prize *
    4. 'Harrison' by Jonathan Betts
    5. 'Harrison' by Jonathan Betts
    6. 'Harrison' by Jonathan Betts
    Great effort on your part mate, well done.

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    No und no. I'll give you a clue. It's not roger Hargreaves either.
    JK Rowling

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    I know that's 2 people

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    Quote Originally Posted by seikopath View Post
    If you can guess which author I'm thinking of, I'll stick another twenty into the hat
    Charles Bukowski
    William S. Burroughs
    Edgar Rice Burroughs
    Roald Dahl
    A. A. Milne
    Reijo Mäki
    Mika Waltari
    Arthur Koch
    Douglas or Richard Adams

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    Two for me, thanks.

    I know he wouldn't want anyone to make a fuss, but if you didn't already know what a generous bloke Dave O'S is, well, my goodness.

    Richard Scarry
    Irvine Welsh
    William Boyd
    (all ice-cream connections)

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    Khushwant Singh?

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    Some that others have suggested:

    Henri Charriere
    J.K. Rowling
    Enid Blyton
    Arthur Ransome
    Richmal Crompton
    P.G. Wodehouse
    James Gelsey
    Thomas Adamson


    Last night I dreamed that I wrote Lord of the Rings. When I woke up I realised that I had been Tolkien in my sleep.

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    Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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    Elisabeth Carpenter.

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    Бори́с Пастерна́к
    Беатрис Поттер

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    Бори́с Пастерна́к
    Беатрис Поттер
    I think you've spelt Beatrix wrong
    I don't have Cyrillics on my phone but it should end kc surely
    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seikopath View Post
    I think you've spelt Beatrix wrong
    I don't have Cyrillics on my phone but it should end kc surely
    The 'x' is tricky, depends on how it is considered to be pronounced. Translators seem to have settled on an 's' sound.




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    What do I know. It's all Greek to me.
    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    Although I am a bit non plussed by your two examples. One is Peter rabbit, and the other one is rabbit Peter. Can't they make their minds up?
    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seikopath View Post
    Although I am a bit non plussed by your two examples. One is Peter rabbit, and the other one is rabbit Peter. Can't they make their minds up?
    I noticed that. Eastern name order is common in some countries that use the Cyrillic alphabet so maybe 'Rabbit Peter' was produced for one of those markets.

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    They're the same title arent they? Different languages
    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seikopath View Post
    They're the same title arent they? Different languages
    I think that they are both Russian, similar titles: Peter-Rabbit and Others/Rabbit Peter and His Friends. Both seem to be compilations containing several of Potter's books. Name order seems to be a bit interchangeable in some Russian speaking countries.

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    I've popped a tenner in, sorry it's not more.

    I reckon Seikopath is thinking about Lee child or Clive cussler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    I think that they are both Russian, similar titles: Peter-Rabbit and Others/Rabbit Peter and His Friends. Both seem to be compilations containing several of Potter's books. Name order seems to be a bit interchangeable in some Russian speaking countries.
    Friends is spelt differently, and one uses the possesive pronoun and the other doesn't. The first one is Russian, not sure about the other one though
    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seikopath View Post
    Friends is spelt differently, and one uses the possesive pronoun and the other doesn't. The first one is Russian, not sure about the other one though
    I don't know, it's reaching my linguistic limits. Both images were lifted from Amazon which claims that the books are in Russian!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    I don't know, it's reaching my linguistic limits. Both images were lifted from Amazon which claims that the books are in Russian!
    Well, they've spelt the G funny in the last one, and the next letter I don't recognise at all. It looks like half of the' 61' sign ('oi' sound) and might be a letter that was found in imperial Russian (ie before the language was modernised) but I don't recognise it. Plus the ending is different. For a plural it should be 'ue' like in the first one. That's what I remenber anyway
    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    I've run them through that infallible tool, Google Translate, and it gives me for English-Russian:

    Peter-Rabbit and Others
    Питер-Кролик и другие

    Rabbit Peter and His Friends
    Кролик Питер и его друзья

    That appears to match the book titles, so maybe it indicates that the translators just used Google.

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    My Russian must be wrong then, because I thought the first one 'droogiye' meant friends

    - - - Updated - - -

    It's like 'droog' in clockwork orange
    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    I'm confused now . Might have to ask my stepmum next time I see her.
    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    I'm guessing that it's not Beatrix Potter then?
    George Orwell? John le Carré? Ernest Hemingway? John Steinbeck? Barbara Cartland?

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    There have been a couple of donations by members who have not posted in this thread. Many thanks indeed, I've added you to the list but if you don't wish to be included please drop me a PM.

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    Only a day to go now. Here's a reminder of the prizes.

    1. 'Build Your Own' Urban Chronograph
    2. 'Build Your Own' Urban Chronograph
    3. * Mystery Bespoke Third Prize *
    4. 'Harrison' by Jonathan Betts
    5. 'Harrison' by Jonathan Betts
    6. 'Harrison' by Jonathan Betts


    And only six hours left to guess seikopath's mystery author!

    Cheers, Matthew

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    No one's got it yet . You'll be kicking yourself matthew
    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    Cardinal Newman?

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    Hergé?

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    F*** this, it's easier to donate the bloody £20 myself. Four more, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Possu View Post
    Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez


    F*** this, it's easier to donate the bloody £20 myself. Four more, please.
    You're a star. Who would have thought that there were so many authors?

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    Got it:

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