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Originally posted by coughingbear here, I just cut and pasted because LJ doesn't seem to want to let me make other peoples' posts sticky!
I found myself pondering this in between my summer holiday reading. One of the favourite features of the AF books is the references to books the characters are reading / have read; and many people, like myself, seem to have tried new authors simply because Nicola was reading them.
Although the series crept into the eighties most of the books they mention are from previous decades, apart perhaps from Nicola's book token buy in RAH? So, I started to wonder, if AF had kept writing until the present day, what books would the Marlows be reading now?
Would Karen have found escape from her own strained family set-up in the dysfunctional families of Anne Tyler?
Would Ginty have adored the Hunger Games, seen herself as Catniss and enjoyed lots of lovely fantasies about hiding out in a cave with Patrick, nursing his injuries and kissing him as much as possible?
Would Nicola have enjoyed the archeological detective stories of Elizabeth Peters? Presumably she'd have been keen on Patrick O' Brien, as AF was.
I don't suppose Rowan gets much time to read - a page or two of a Dick Francis or one of his successors, before falling asleep at night. What might she take on holiday if she ever gets the chance?
And Rose, having read everything in the Trennels playroom, will be a fan of Jacquelin Wilson. Will Chas like Harry Potter?
I'm stuck on Lawrie. I'm thinking she might be into some of the Youtubers' spin-off books; that's if she ever has time to read any more, what with spending all her time on Youtube watching make-up videos?

I'd be interested to know what other books people think they might be reading now?
hubris
The collection is closed and the authors have been revealed. We had 12 stories this year from seven writers. Thanks very much to everyone who participated! If you haven't yet commented or left kudos on a story you enjoyed, please do so: it means a lot to writers to know that their efforts are appreciated.
souvenir
A Crack in Everything (1671 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Marlows - Antonia Forest
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Rowan Marlow/Janice Scott
Characters: Janice Scott, Lois Sanger, Rowan Marlow
Summary:

Jan considers Rowan's decision to take up farming and her own feelings about it.



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Just a reminder: I'll close and reveal the collection tomorrow (10th Sept) at midday (UTC).
7th-Sep-2016 03:58 pm - Coming early this year!
yuletide
Nominations for Yuletide, the annual small fandoms exchange (What's that?) open on 9th September. Here's a schedule for Yuletide 2016, and here are the eligibility rules. The Marlows books (the Players books count as a separate fandom in AO3 terms) are all eminently eligible, and there's been some great Yuletide fic in years past.

You can make 3 fandom nominations and nominate 4 characters for each fandom. That means a bit of co-ordination is probably desirable to get a good spread of characters. Please feel free to discuss co-ordinating Forest-related nominations below or at the yuletide nominations post here. Nominating doesn't commit you to signing up, so if you're still undecided, think you might only want to write treats &c. you can make nominations. You will need an AO3 account to make nominations, however.
7th-Sep-2016 11:22 am - Prompt meme fic keeps on coming...
hubris
Missives (1242 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Marlows - Antonia Forest
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Rowan Marlow/Janice Scott
Characters: Janice Scott, Rowan Marlow, Pamela Marlow
Summary:

Jan throws a line to Rowan



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If anyone's dashing to finish before the collection closes, some RL stuff means I probably won't be able to close it and do reveals until Saturday morning: so shall we say Saturday 10th Sept, 12pm (UTC)?
5th-Sep-2016 07:17 pm - Fic coming in thick and fast...
hubris
The Corridor of Uncertainty (3921 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Marlows - Antonia Forest
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Nicola Marlow/Miranda West, Nicola Marlow/Patrick Merrick
Characters: Nicola Marlow, Miranda West
Summary:

Nicola comes to stay with Miranda for their last half term weekend in Upper VI (most likely some time in the Forestian 1970s-80s!)



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4th-Sep-2016 02:09 pm - More fic
belshazzar
Uncertain glory of an April day (2048 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Marlows - Antonia Forest
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Anthony Merrick/Helena Merrick
Characters: Anthony Merrick, Helena Merrick, Patrick Merrick
Summary:

Anthony Merrick has been persuaded to stand to become the local MP. He tells his wife and son.



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Please do show your appreciation! Quick reminder that the prompt meme collection will close on Friday 9th September at 8pm (UTC), and authors will be revealed shortly afterwards.
2nd-Sep-2016 03:39 pm - Prompt meme fic still rolling in
hubris
The Apology (1324 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Marlows - Antonia Forest
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Ginty Marlow/Patrick Merrick
Characters: Ginty Marlow, Patrick Merrick
Summary:

Patrick gets the chance to visit Ginty in Ireland.



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There's still a week left to post your fanworks, or even pick up a new prompt. You'll need an AO3 account to claim prompts: you can get one here (it takes about a day on the current waiting list).
31st-Aug-2016 03:04 pm - New fic in the prompt meme
belshazzar
Pearls of Great Price (2246 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Marlows - Antonia Forest
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Peggy Levy, Ann Marlow, Original Characters
Additional Tags: Judaism
Summary:

Always walking the fine line between assimilation and segregation.



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