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by Carla
Sun February 28th, 2016, 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you reading February 2016
Replies: 55
Views: 941

Re: What are you reading February 2016

princess garnet wrote:Lady Macbeth by Susan F. King
Borrowed a library copy of this novel. The story of Lady Macbeth is very different than Shakespeare's play!
Have you tried King Hereafter by Dorothy Dunnett? A very different theory about the historical Macbeth and Gruoch, and one of my all-time favourites.
by Carla
Sun February 28th, 2016, 1:14 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Nube
Replies: 5
Views: 2936

Re: Nube

Hello and welcome!
by Carla
Sun February 28th, 2016, 1:13 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Middle aged newbie
Replies: 7
Views: 94

Re: Middle aged newbie

Hello and welcome! I was going to mention Edward Rutherford's books, but I see Lisa has beaten me to it.
by Carla
Sun February 28th, 2016, 1:11 pm
Forum: By Author's Last Name A-F
Topic: To Defy a King, by Elizabeth Chadwick
Replies: 0
Views: 621

To Defy a King, by Elizabeth Chadwick

US: Sourcebooks 2011, ISBN 978-1-4022-5089-7, 508 pages. UK: Sphere 2010, ISBN 978-1847442369, 550 pages. Uncorrected advance review copy of the US edition kindly supplied by publisher, UK edition sourced independently. Set in England in 1204-1218 during the turbulent reign of King John, To Defy a K...
by Carla
Thu February 11th, 2016, 8:41 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello! What a friendly forum
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: Hello! What a friendly forum

Hello and (belated) welcome!
by Carla
Thu February 11th, 2016, 8:38 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Scotland
Replies: 3
Views: 714

Re: Scotland

Hello Catcarbon and welcome! May is a lovely time of year in Scotland - I think it's my favourite season. For historical fiction about Robert Bruce, Nigel Tranter and Robert Low have both written trilogies. Nigel Tranter's trilogy was written around 1970, and follows Bruce as the central character f...
by Carla
Thu December 3rd, 2015, 7:50 pm
Forum: By Author's Last Name R-Z
Topic: Better Than Gold, by Theresa Tomlinson
Replies: 0
Views: 485

Better Than Gold, by Theresa Tomlinson

A & C Black 2014. ISBN 978-1-4729-0782-0. 124 pages. Better Than Gold is set around 655 AD in Northumbria (in what is now north-east England) and Mercia (in what is now the Midlands). The main character, Egfrid, is a historical figure, and his time as a hostage at the royal court of Mercia is a hist...
by Carla
Sat August 15th, 2015, 5:26 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Devon
Replies: 6
Views: 874

Re: Devon

Thanks, Madeleine - I thought it was. Sounds like you had a lovely holiday!
by Carla
Thu August 13th, 2015, 6:51 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Devon
Replies: 6
Views: 874

Re: Devon

Is it the Cobb in Lyme Regis that features in Jane Austen's Persuasion?
by Carla
Thu August 13th, 2015, 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Am I the only one...?
Replies: 10
Views: 775

Re: Am I the only one...?

You're definitely not the only one. I often look up events and people that have caught my interest. Sometimes it's just a quick look on Wikipedia to see if a character is fictional or historical, sometimes I'll try and find a history book or a biography to read up in more detail. I'm equally happy w...

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