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The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle
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Aug 22, 2012

really liked it
Read from August 13 to 22, 2012

I last read this in a kids' version many years ago and I enjoyed many vivid flashbacks to the coloured illustrations accompanying the key scenes. But even as a child I think I knew that Brian Blessed had to be cast as Professor Challenger.

And post-reading I now learn that the character of Lord John Roxton was apparently based on Sir Roger Casement, Amazon explorer, human rights campaigner, Irish republican hero, traitor to the British crown and promiscuous gay gad-about! My, my.

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