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by stumpy
Sat November 20th, 2010, 8:01 pm
Forum: Jean Plaidy
Topic: Am I the only one?
Replies: 10
Views: 2587

Without being really rude about JP,she didn't have to create original works of fiction, she stuck to the general historical line,no original research,not even like our much loved PG a different interpretation of the facts. I enjoyed reading JP as a teenager but the books are dry and uninspired on re...
by stumpy
Mon November 8th, 2010, 7:51 pm
Forum: By Author's Last Name G-L
Topic: Legacy by Susan Kay
Replies: 36
Views: 5104

[quote=""Michy""] Vainglory and Prince of Foxes are on my library wish list, as well. At this rate, we'll all have to live to at least 100 to read all the books on our lists and piles! :p [/quote] I have now got two more books to hunt down, Vainglory and the Marriage of Meggotta. Thank you, luckily ...
by stumpy
Sun October 17th, 2010, 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: those historical gingers
Replies: 45
Views: 4805

A doctor friend told me that red haired people need a lot more anaesthetic and painkillers than other people,rising to the phrase the ginger whinger.
by stumpy
Fri October 15th, 2010, 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: those historical gingers
Replies: 45
Views: 4805

I believe redhair to be double recessive so if you are marrying in a small gene pool like the English Royal family it will probably increase the likelihood of it being expressed. I have often wondered if the reason Richard 111 had only one son who died was because he had married his cousin.
by stumpy
Fri October 15th, 2010, 5:23 pm
Forum: English Civil War/Restoration
Topic: Engish Civil War
Replies: 137
Views: 14333

The Pamela Belle books are very reasonably priced on Amazon and are much more enjoyable than the Lindsay Davis.
by stumpy
Mon August 23rd, 2010, 6:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Digital downloads exceed hardcover book sales. Your experience?
Replies: 36
Views: 3917

There are an awful lot of 2nd hand books around! I do buy new books but a good 1/2 of my reading is scavenging through 2nd hand book sellers.
by stumpy
Thu August 19th, 2010, 6:26 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Book Shopping Today (2010 edition)
Replies: 1411
Views: 71885

I have just got my copy! I have had to put up with censorious comments about the cover!
by stumpy
Mon August 9th, 2010, 5:33 pm
Forum: Philippa Gregory
Topic: The Red Queen
Replies: 114
Views: 8578

I read the White Queen and was very underwhelmed but I had really enjoyed TOBG and Virgin Lover,(if that is the correct title).I think these were good well crafted novels with a sense of period.I wonder if the War of the Roses books were the idea of her publisher because her sense of period is non-e...
by stumpy
Sat August 7th, 2010, 6:51 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: What's it doing outside your window?
Replies: 1228
Views: 65468

Its not been great in west yorks showery most of the day.
by stumpy
Thu July 22nd, 2010, 5:04 pm
Forum: By Author
Topic: Juliette Benzoni
Replies: 36
Views: 5520

I remember reading some of this series when I was a lot younger, they were good but Angelique was better.

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