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Liz from Cumbria

Jean M Auel...

Has anyone else read her Earth's Children series which began with The Clan of The Cave Bear? I've loved them and see there is a new one due very soon "The Land of the Painted Caves" - can't wait to read it. I realise that these are not to everyone's tastes; I'd raved to my cousin about the first one and she was bored rigid "I don't want to read about pre stone-age people and even if I did, there's too much detail." Naturally, she didn't read the rest of the series. I'd love to hear if anyone else has read any of them and if so, what did you think?

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Gerry

Auel

"Has anyone else read her Earth's Children series which began with The Clan of The Cave Bear?"
1st book was brilliant. Series has become increasingly weaker, devoid of plotting and soft-porn-ish imo.

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Biggles !

Jean Auel

I agree with you Gerry but I will still buy the next book because they are enjoyable to read. The first once was excellent. We are now living not too far away from where prehistoric tribes lived so I have a bit more interest in the geographic information.

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JAMES

Jean A Auel....

" soft-porn-ish imo. "

I shan't bother then......... :)

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Chutney

Jean M Auel...

I read the first 4 avidly but have got a bit bored. The first one was such a different and gripping book and carried me for the next few.

I've moved on now. Too many books, so little time.....

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Liz from Cumbria

Earth's Children

"They call them 'Childrens' Books' but they are jam-packed with excellent pre-historic information and Jean is regarded as a world authority."

Didn't realise they were classed as childrens' books - but so are Harry Potter books and I unashamedly enjoy those too. All of the series, along with the new one, will be going on my kindle too. Another huge advantage I'm discovering with e-readers is that you don't "lose" books through saying "yes" to a friend's request to borrow - said friend then lends to someone else and you never see your book again!

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Lexie

the clan of the cave bears

Yes I have read all of the books by Jean M Auel and like you I have loved them, they were very informative about life so long ago.
If there is a new one in the offing, I will certainly read it.

Regards

Anne Marie

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Claire Jane

Jean M Auel

I'v read all the books so far and have waited impatiently for the next in the series. I prefer my books in hard or paper back. Leqarned a long time ago not to lend books to friends if you treasure your copy!

Do you think Jean will ever manage to finish her series. Wasn't she aiming on seven books in total?

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Smithy

Jean M Auel

I too have read this series with agreat deal of enjoyment. It seems such a long time ago and I wasn't expecting another in the series. Pity is isn't out in time for Christmas as it would certainly be on my wish list.

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nikkilovegrove

Ayla

I love the books - I was born '85 and grew up with them, they were a legacy from my grandmum and mum.

When I was working at Orange last year I spoke to a girl based in the Plymouth office who was called Ayla. When I asked her if she'd ever heard of the Earth's Children series she told me I was the first ever person in her life to know about it! I couldn't believe it. I'm going to call my first daughter Ayla but I prefer the "Isla" pronounciation instead of "Aay-la".

 
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