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Old 12th March 2010, 09:55 PM   #61
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Hi Londoner,

I would like to join in if I can get hold of the book. I've just looked on Amazon and it is £24.95 There is an Easy Reader version for less but I don't know if the text will have been changed and simplified for that version.

If anyone knows where to get it for less I'd be most grateful.

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Old 13th March 2010, 02:50 PM   #62
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It may be possible to search for the book in question on this site if you really want a free copy.
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Old 13th March 2010, 03:22 PM   #63
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When i started to learn Spanish i bought "Spanish verb tenses" by Dorothy Devney Richard this is a brilliant book i would highly recommend it for beginners and intermediate. You can get it on Amazon pretty cheap. You will find lots of great reviews on there to
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Old 14th March 2010, 12:58 PM   #64
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Hi Londoner,

I would like to join in if I can get hold of the book. I've just looked on Amazon and it is £24.95 There is an Easy Reader version for less but I don't know if the text will have been changed and simplified for that version.

If anyone knows where to get it for less I'd be most grateful.

Sam
Hi Sam,

when I last looked I'm pretty sure it was cheaper! However, there's still the 12.99 option: http://www.amazon.co.uk/El-Principe-...8567703&sr=8-4

Or try the site suggested by Grimace. I don't personally like Easy Readers but it's just my personal opinion...

Best of luck with the search, keep us posted.
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Old 14th March 2010, 04:24 PM   #65
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This article in Las Provincias today caught my eye. It pays homage to a gentleman called Miguel Delibes who was a Castillian with a 50 year ouput of literature until he died on 12th March.
Sounds like his work may suit some of us who struggle with the more flowery writers.
Further obituary from El Pais
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Old 14th March 2010, 08:56 PM   #66
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I didn't see that option before, but I have just been able to reserve a copy from my library - for the hefty charge of 25p! So looks like I will be able to join you
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Old 14th March 2010, 09:08 PM   #67
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This article in Las Provincias today caught my eye. It pays homage to a gentleman called Miguel Delibes who was a Castillian with a 50 year ouput of literature until he died on 12th March.
Sounds like his work may suit some of us who struggle with the more flowery writers.
Further obituary from El Pais
Miguel Delibes was one of the best writers of the last decades in Spain, he was from the same city I come from (in fact one of my professors is one of his sons).

If you want to get in touch with the culture of Castilla I recomend you some of his books such as "El Hereje", "La Sombra del Ciprés es alargada" or "Cinco Horas con Mario".
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Old 15th March 2010, 11:48 AM   #68
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Default El príncipe destronado - start this week?

So, everyone happy to start with El príncipe destronado by Miguel Delibes then? If you enjoy it then we can move on to his other works. I absolutely adore Cinco horas con Mario but that one might be a bit trickier for the intermediate reader.

Who's in?
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Old 15th March 2010, 09:33 PM   #69
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Old 19th March 2010, 12:25 AM   #70
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I'll join in as well if it is ok
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Old 20th March 2010, 03:10 AM   #71
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Y yo tambien.
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Muchas Gracia,

Yo también, he empezado leer un libro de Harry Potter en español. Es un reto. Voy a seguir a decir a todos cómo lo encuentro.
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Old 22nd March 2010, 11:20 PM   #73
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Obituary Miguel Delibes in The Guardian
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Old 4th April 2010, 12:04 PM   #74
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Huy!, para me este libro es muy, pero muy, dificil. Sigo leyendolo porque creo que lo me ayudara aprender muchas palabras. (lo siento, no uso mi ordenador en este momento, entonces no puedo escribir acentos espanoles)
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Pues, he recibido ayer mi ejemplo de El Príncipe Destronado. Me parace que Ana es correcto, es muy difícil, pero aprenderé mucho de el. Creo que hay unas palabras groseras en los primeros dos capítulos, pero no los entiendo todavia!

Me he dado cuenta de que hay algunas palabras que parecen estar nombres, pero a menudo han ponido en prefijo con "El" o "La". Por ejemplo, la Vítora. Es un nombre o un título? Pensaba que estaría "Governess" o "Nurse", pero no lo he encontrado en mi diccionario.
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Pues, he recibido ayer mi ejemplo de El Príncipe Destronado. Me parace que Ana es correcto, es muy difícil, pero aprenderé mucho de el. Creo que hay unas palabras groseras en los primeros dos capítulos, pero no los entiendo todavia!

Me he dado cuenta de que hay algunas palabras que parecen estar nombres, pero a menudo han ponido en prefijo con "El" o "La". Por ejemplo, la Vítora. Es un nombre o un título? Pensaba que estaría "Governess" o "Nurse", pero no lo he encontrado en mi diccionario.
No, es un nombre. En algunos lugares, sobre todo en algunos pueblos era frecuente referirse a las personas con un artículo definido delante del nombre: la Pilar, la Carmen, la Vítora
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