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Subject: The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
Date Posted: 7/15/2008 8:43 AM ET
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OK, reading "The Ghost and Mrs. McClure" by Alice Kimberly has me wanting to read "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" by R.A. Dick... can someone pm me and "spoil it"? The movie version is one of my very favorite movies EVER, and if the book ending is less than romantic with the captain and Lucia parting instead of starting eternity together, I don't think I could bare it!!!

BTW, if you did like the movie, you will LOVE "The Ghost and Mrs. McClure" it has all the same elements!

L.

 

Date Posted: 7/21/2008 12:14 PM ET
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Leslie, I am reading a similar book to THE GHOST AND MRS MUIR  that you might enjoy. There are some copies in the system. It is a romance called A GHOSTLY AFFAIR  by Charlotte Maclay (1993)  ISBN # 0373164882. The heroine is a widow with two small children who inherits a large house in New Hampshire and decides to turn it into a Bed & Breakfast. The ghost, Captain Calvert T. Witherspoon, is a British redcoat and has been dead over 200 years. It is an enjoyable read with a dash of humor.



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Date Posted: 7/21/2008 3:30 PM ET
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My mother tracked down a copy of "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" for me as a graduation gift many, MANY years ago. I remember reading it and loving it but...that was many years ago. If you can get your hands on a copy, I don't think you'll be disappointed.
Date Posted: 7/21/2008 5:52 PM ET
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Date Posted: 7/21/2008 8:21 PM ET
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You know, reading about the "The Ghostly Affair" book put me in mind of a really spooky movie with Jane Seymore where she has sex with a ghost!!! It was a early 80's mystery they occasionally replay on Lifetime. Kinda creepy and cool in a paranormal mystery way! The clothing was nice, and the story had a very neat ending. Even though it was kinda 80's cheese. The movie was called "The Haunting Passion".

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085652/plotsummary

Those of you who like paranormal mysteries might should keep a lookout for this one come autumn. I think last time it aired was around October?

They offer "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" with library binding and with the DVD of the same in a package on Amazon. I am majorly hinting to my dh about it!

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Date Posted: 7/21/2008 8:25 PM ET
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  Leslie,  "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" is one of my favorite movies!  I haven't watched it in a while, but now I want to get the book to read, too :)

      I remember that movie with Jane Seymour. It was cheesy, but I really enjoyed it.   

Date Posted: 7/21/2008 9:16 PM ET
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Do you remember the television series with Edward Mulhare as the captain? I used to love that show. I also saw my very first monkey puzzle tree in Victoria, BC last summer. You remember how the captain died, right? :-)
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Date Posted: 7/22/2008 9:48 AM ET
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  I vaguely remember the TV show. I have an image of the front yard and the gate. No idea why!  But  I really enjoyed watching that! 

Date Posted: 7/22/2008 4:45 PM ET
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I never watched the t.v. series... did the Monkey Puzzle tree have to do with the Captain's Death? Now I am wanting to go see the movie again. :-) I think I have a ratty vhs copy somewhere!

Date Posted: 7/22/2008 4:52 PM ET
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***SPOILER ALERT!!!**** DON'T CONTINUE TO READ IF YOU DON'T WANT THE SPOILER!!**************************In the book and the movie (and the TV series, I believe), people believe that the Captain committed suicide and that is why he continues to haunt the house. In fact, the Captain tells Mrs Muir that he was so angry that someone had chopped down his beloved monkey puzzle tree that he "kicked the blasted heater with his blasted foot" causing it to malfunction and fill the room with carbon monoxide. His death was accidental, not suicide...all because of a monkey puzzle tree. :)

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Date Posted: 7/26/2008 9:53 AM ET
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This was both a good book and a good movie.  I would call to people's attention that Josephine Leslie wrote another book that is quite similar titled "The Devil and Mrs. Divn" that I have on my shelf right now.  Anybody interested, let me know.  I have a lot of other mysteries there, too, and would probably offer a 3 for 2 deal to anybody who mentions this post.