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by lindymc
Sat March 26th, 2011, 3:13 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: What Are You Reading? March 2011
Replies: 230
Views: 19553

Under an English Heaven by Robert Radcliffe. This started a little slow and I considered laying it aside, but checked my notes to see why I had ordered it. It had been mentioned and recommended by Elizabeth Chadwick on the WWII thread, so I decided to stay with it. So glad I did - I loved it! Setti...
by lindymc
Mon January 3rd, 2011, 12:05 pm
Forum: Member Reading Logs - 2011
Topic: LoisAnn's Reading List, 2011
Replies: 0
Views: 565

LoisAnn's Reading List, 2011

Holding this space for the first book you finish this year.
by lindymc
Mon January 3rd, 2011, 12:02 pm
Forum: Member Reading Logs - 2011
Topic: Lindymc's Reading Log, 2011
Replies: 0
Views: 1190

Lindymc's Reading Log, 2011

January Outback , Aaron Fletcher Really enjoyed this novel set in Australia, late 1700s. Pat Garrity, bastard son of an English female convict, raised in an orphanage, is rescued by a sheep station owner. Pat takes an Aborigine wife, eventually creates one of the largest stations in the Outback. Th...
by lindymc
Sat September 4th, 2010, 10:29 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: September 2010: What Are You Reading?
Replies: 284
Views: 15398

A year or so ago I read Helen Hollick's novel Harold the King , about King Harold, and today I finished Parke Godwin's novel about him entitled Lord of Sunset . I loved both novels, I love and admire Harold. I'm wondering how history students in England, and the 'common man' feel toward Harold. Is h...
by lindymc
Tue June 22nd, 2010, 4:15 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: June 2010: What Are You Reading?
Replies: 326
Views: 15473

I just finished Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran. About a year ago I read Nefertiti by this author, tho't it was enjoyable but not great. Then I started her next novel, The Heretic Queen, but couldn't get interested in it. But..... I really liked Cleopatra's Daughter, very readable, wonderful ...
by lindymc
Tue May 25th, 2010, 12:24 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: May 2010: What Are You Reading?
Replies: 322
Views: 17355

[quote=""EC2""].
At the moment I am reading The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver. Somewhat different to The Poisonwood Bible and reminds me a lot of Fannie Flagg.[/quote]
I really enjoyed The Bean Trees, and the sequel, Pigs in Heaven.
Plan to read Poisonwood Bible sometime this summer.
by lindymc
Mon April 26th, 2010, 8:24 pm
Forum: Early Medieval (until about 1000 A.D.)
Topic: 10th Century / Viking Age Tales
Replies: 33
Views: 11062

Like you, I have enjoyed the Bernard Cornwall books. Another Dark Ages triligy that I would recommend is by Joan Wolf - Road to Avalon (King Arthur) - Born of the Sun (King Ceawlin) - The Edge of Light (Alfred the Great) Helen Hollick has also written a King Arthur trilogy. So far I have read and re...
by lindymc
Sun April 4th, 2010, 9:55 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: April 2010: What Are You Reading?
Replies: 308
Views: 15601

[quote=""Miss Moppet""]Which William was he maligning - Marshal or Longsword?

Longsword.
by lindymc
Sat April 3rd, 2010, 9:30 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: April 2010: What Are You Reading?
Replies: 308
Views: 15601

I just finished Myself as Witness , a "chronicle" of the last four years of the life and reign of King John, by James Goldman who wrote the screenplay Lion in Winter. It was interesting and I was able to overlook a few inaccuracies such as William Marshal's age, William Longsword's mother, etc. But,...
by lindymc
Thu April 1st, 2010, 12:19 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: March 2010: What are you reading?
Replies: 332
Views: 15909

Just finished Olivia and Jai by Rebecca Ryman. Great love story, strong setting. Recommended.

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