[LMB] OT: R.A. MacAvoy

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Mon Sep 18 02:14:27 BST 2017


The only MacEvoy I ever read was _The Book of Kells,_ which I picked up
after a very favorable review in _White Dwarf_ magazine (this was when
_White Dwarf_ wasn't just an endless catalog of the latest schemes of Games
Workshop for separating the punters from their money).  I liked it a lot.

On Sun, Sep 17, 2017 at 7:09 PM, Jim Parish <jparish at siue.edu> wrote:

> A. Marina Fournier wrote:
>
>> On Sep 17, 2017, at 2:00 PM, Sylvia McIvers <sylviamcivers at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> I did not know that!  I always wondered why the very excellent Tea with
>>> the
>>> Black Dragon had no sequel.
>>>
>> Ha! I can answer that!
>> Twisting the Rope
>> Name taken from the Irish folk song, Casadh An tSúgáin: twisting the hay
>> rope.
>>
>
> I believe I once read that one, but I remember nothing about it. My
> particular favorite MacAvoy is _Damiano_, first of a trilogy. (The first is
> superb, the second - _Damiano's Lute_ - merely very good, the third
> (_Raphael_)... let's just say I no longer have it. The black dragon makes
> an unnecessary appearance, and there's no more than one scene which I
> remember with fondness.)
>
> Jim Parish
>
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