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    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post
    The Marija Gimbutas "Kurgan" theory?

    "The problem of Indo-European origins" is very tricky, with much evidence on both sides. I go with the Colin Renfrew side, the language of first farmers replacing that of hunter-gatherers, as it has done in so many other parts of the world.
    Hi Richard,

    I just ran across your comment on The Horse, the Wheel and Language ..., by David W. Anthony. Recent DNA studies on ancient remains appear to confirm the Pontic Steppe theory. You may find the article at the link attached below of interest if you haven't already seen it.

    http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/...ine-and-russia
    Last edited by Walkman; 16th February 17 at 01:42 AM.
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    Beowulf the Seamus Heany translation
    Glen McGuire

    A Life Lived in Fear, Is a Life Half Lived.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walkman View Post
    I'm reading Steel Bonnets, The Story of the Anglo-Scottish Border Reivers by George MacDonald Fraser.
    I read this book about 17 years ago. It was a fun read. I'm a big fan of GMF's MacNeil/MacAuslan series of stories. If you are a particular fan of his, I recommend an autobiography he wrote of his time during WWII, "Quartered Safe Out Here". That was sobering.
    Steve "Jack Daw" McIntyre
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    J.R.R. Tolkien's
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    Glen McGuire

    A Life Lived in Fear, Is a Life Half Lived.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    J.R.R. Tolkien's
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    The wife and I have both read this (and the Trilogy) four times. The first time was 1972 for each of us. A well written story never grows old during review.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    The wife and I have both read this (and the Trilogy) four times. The first time was 1972 for each of us. A well written story never grows old during review.
    No it doesn't. Still debating with myself about rereading the Trilogy.
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    I WROTE to JRR Tolkien when I was in school and he wrote back.

    He did make it clear in the letter,- never in his life would he have permitted the L-O-R even to be serialised never mind be turned to some Hollywood rubbish, as he was pretty upset with the BBC when they turned out even the radio version.

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    Thus far in March:

    'The Scottish Pioneers of Upper Canada'. Lucille H Campney.
    'His Bloody Project: Documents Relating to the Case of Roderick Macrae'. Edit: Graeme Macrae Burnet.
    'The North Water'. Ian McGuire.

    Already on the shelf and looking forward to:
    'Back Currents". Alastair Macleod.
    'Blacklight Blue'. Peter May.
    'The Patrol: Seven Days in the Life of a Canadian Soldier on Afghanistan'. Ryan Flavelle.
    'An Unstoppable Force: THe Scottish Exodus to Canada'. Lucille H Campney.
    'After the Hector: The Scottish Pioneers of Nova Scotia'. Lucille H Campney.

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    The Liberators of Willow Run by Marianne Martin
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    John Prebble's Glencoe The Story of the Massacre

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