Tuesday, 5 April 2011

A-Z: D = Daniel Day Lewis!

Today is a special treat for fans of Daniel Day Lewis: the Last of the Mohicans one of my favourite movies!    

 The movie was based on the novel "Last of the Mohicans": A Narrative of 1757 written by James Fenimore Cooper. It was first published in February 1826 - the second book of the "Leatherstocking Tales" pentalogy and the best known. The Pathfinder was published 14 years later in 1840: the sequel.

The story takes place in 1757, during the French and Indian War (the Seven Years' War), when France and Great Britain battled for control of the North American colonies. During this war, the French called on allied Native American tribes to fight against the more numerous British colonists.

Today I'm bowing out of the A-Z challenge, because since day one my present WIP has suffered, and as I have revisions on the go as well, plus the garden is crying out for attention, something has to give. That said,  I'll be slipping back into visiting blogs as normal and posting as and when.  BTW: Clannad are my fav band!

Sorry: this item removed. Better that than have my blog crash!

Before I go: any blogfests going down in May onward let me know and I'll post up your banner.


Margaret James said...

The flowing locks and flashing eyes did it for me!

Francine Howarth said...

Hi Margaret,

Me too, and the era! I just love historical movies and historical novels


Ju Dimello said...

Wish you could stay... but then I know real life calls - esp with loads to do along with writing :)

Take care !!

Giggle, Laugh, Cry said...

I stopped by as part of the A-Z Challenge!

L'Aussie said...

Firstly, I admire you and how you can just pull the plug when something isn't how you want it. I find I'm spending an inordinate amount of time commenting but I keep reminding myself it's only for April. I've hooked up with some new bloggers which is nice, but I totally hear you! Our WIPs can't help but suffer.

You made me think about my blogfest.

I hope you can still visit some of my travels.


L'Aussies Travel Blog A - Z Challenge - D is for Darfur

Donna Hole said...

My heart throb! I'm glad I stopped by today :)

Sorry you're having to leave the A-Z challenge. I know there was no way for me to keep up, so I didn't join. But Its cool watching everyone else post.

I didn't know there was a sequel to the Last of the Mohicans novel. Thanks for the information.


Francine Howarth said...

Hi Ju,

I'll still be dropping by your blog as norm, now that you're back on blogoland. ;)


Thanks for stopping by to comment, shall pop over to your blog pronto! ;)

Hi Denise,

Yeah, that blogfest has been a long time in the planning stage! Don't worry I'll be dropping by as norm! :o

Hi Donna, don't forget the prequel to Last of the Mohicans - all worth a read. ;)


Wendy Tyler Ryan said...

Sjorry to see you leave, Francine, but I understand how you feel. Good luck with the garden, wish I could see mine!

L'Aussie said...

Hi again Francine. Hope your WIP is whippin' along. No, this was not a Blarney Stone post. I just wanted to do things people may not know.

Looking forward to seeing you on F if you have time.


The Red Angel said...

I love the Last of the Mohicans!! :) I took American History (up until 1865) last semester and learned so much. I love watching/reading historical fiction and knowing exactly what they're talking about in terms of location/past culture and ways.

And thanks for stopping by my blog! I hope you'll be joining us for the 'fest? And I tried LinkyTools but for some odd reason, when I put the code in, it didn't show up when I previewed. :/ It was really odd!

And if anyone else is interested, come sign up for my 100-Followers Blogfest, titled "Inanimation," it's going to be great!




Liz Fichera said...

THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS (book and movie) are some of my faves!