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by Jen Black
Wed January 28th, 2015, 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book Shopping 2015
Replies: 169
Views: 12294

Lamentations

I don't recognise some of these titles and wondered if they are US published? The book I bought myself over Christmas is Lamentations by C J Sansom. I haven't started it yet - I'm saving it, expecting a really good read.
by Jen Black
Wed January 28th, 2015, 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book Shopping 2015
Replies: 169
Views: 12294

Mortimer is good

[quote=""Nefret""]The new local library- The Norman Conquest - The Battle of Hastings and the Fall of Anglo-Saxon England by Marc Morris The First Fossil Hunters - Dinosaurs, Mammoths, and Myth in Greek and Roman Times by Adrienne Mayor The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England - A Handbook for ...
by Jen Black
Wed January 28th, 2015, 11:22 am
Forum: Author Announcements
Topic: Abduction of the Scots Queen
Replies: 1
Views: 5377

Abduction of the Scots Queen

In my new story, Mary Stewart is an infant and under threat of kidnap. If Matho can get her to England he'll be richly rewarded, but Meg Douglas and Mathew Lennox present one difficulty after another. A suspenseful historical! It is self-published on Kindle and in paperback, and has collected severa...
by Jen Black
Mon January 26th, 2015, 10:10 pm
Forum: Historical Mystery
Topic: Death Comes to Pemberley
Replies: 15
Views: 10142

In agreement

[quote=""annis""]It seems vaguely sacrilegious to diss the work of such a renowned author, but I see from the Amazon UK reviews that I'm by no means the only reader to feel that style has taken precedence over substance in Death comes to Pemberley . Obviously there will be others who feel that style...
by Jen Black
Thu January 22nd, 2015, 3:34 pm
Forum: Historical Mystery
Topic: Caroline Dunford
Replies: 1
Views: 1160

Caroline Dunford

Has anyone discovered the Euphemia Martins Mystery series by Caroline Dunsford? I discovered A Death in the Family by accident rather than recommendation, and found I really enjoyed the slightly acerbic yet witty voice of the heroine. Well written, not too long, and with wonderful characterization, ...
by Jen Black
Thu January 22nd, 2015, 3:22 pm
Forum: Historical Mystery
Topic: Wolf Hall
Replies: 3
Views: 1279

[quote=""Madeleine""]Hi Jen, there is actually a thread for TV programmes under the "General/Off topic" section near the bottom of the list of threads, but there's nothing in there either and I'm surprised that no one else has started a discussion, but perhaps not everyone's seen it yet. I did watch...
by Jen Black
Thu January 22nd, 2015, 3:20 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: Wolf Hall
Replies: 17
Views: 2942

Wolf Hall

I watched Wolf Hall last night and wondered if anyone was talking about it on here. Some of my stories are set in the 1540s, so I loved the settings, locations and costumes as well as the acting. So interesting to see people talking by firelight, watching how the light flickers and how dim candlelig...
by Jen Black
Thu January 22nd, 2015, 10:39 am
Forum: Historical Mystery
Topic: Wolf Hall
Replies: 3
Views: 1279

Wolf Hall

I watched Wolf Hall last night and wondered if anyone was talking about it on here. I searched the title but nothing came up. Perhaps there's a rule about discussing TV historicals? Some of my stories are set in the 1540s, so I loved the settings, locations and costumes as well as the acting. So int...
by Jen Black
Sun January 18th, 2015, 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: January 2015 What are you reading?
Replies: 101
Views: 9084

Poldark

I wonder how many of you are reading and re-reading Ross Poldark in anticipation of the new tv series? I'm two thirds of the way through and the writing style doesn't seem dated at all. However, had it been written by a woman today, I feel sure there would have been more emphasis on Demelza and her ...
by Jen Black
Sun January 18th, 2015, 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: January 2015 What are you reading?
Replies: 101
Views: 9084

[quote=""fljustice""]It doesn't get any better! I wince every time Sarah talks about her poor hands. Started A Day of Fire (which is touted as a multi-part novel, but really is an anthology set in a shared world)--enjoying it so far.[/quote] I enjoyed reading Longbourne and thought the concept was a...

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