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Postby Ramon » Thu Mar 15, 2007 10:18 am

Hi, I'm new to the forum (well, I have had the account for some time, but I haven't participated with any replies before).

I'm from Sweden, so obviously English isn't my natural language, but I see myself as fairly good at it anyway.

My father have read Wilbur Smith as long as I can remember, and when I had my 20th birthday I got a big book containing "The burning shore", "Power of the sword" and "Rage". It just stood in my bookshelf for another 6-7 years until I decided to give it a try.

Of course I had to read "When the lion feeds", "The sound of thunder" and "A sparrow falls" before I could read "my" book.

After that I continued to read "A time to die" and "Golden fox"

After that I haven't read any Wilbur´s for a year or two. Last weekend when I was visiting my father, I borrowed The Ballantyne´s series, so right now I'm some 200 pages into "A falcon flies"
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Postby Penitent » Thu Mar 15, 2007 10:22 am

Welcome Ramon,

I lived in Stockholm for a year and I have great memories of Sweden. Interestingly enough I was introduced to Wilbur there "Hungry as the Sea" being my first. I read it on the train ride form Stockholm to Oslo.
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Postby Nefer » Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:54 pm

Hi Ramon!

Glad you took the plunge and decided to participate!

You're into one of WS's finest epics - you'll be hooked till the end :)
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Postby John R » Fri Mar 16, 2007 6:04 am

Hi Ramon and welcome!

The Courtney's is also where i started off with Wilbur. The Ballantynes are next up for me.

Enjoy the forum
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Postby Bee » Sat Mar 17, 2007 1:04 pm

Welcome Ramon!
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