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by Melisende
Sun November 15th, 2009, 10:09 am
Forum: Historical Nonfiction/Biography
Topic: The Lady in the Tower by Alison Weir
Replies: 28
Views: 4550

I agree MLE - Weir's fiction is much better than her NF.
by Melisende
Thu October 22nd, 2009, 11:04 am
Forum: Historical Nonfiction/Biography
Topic: Knights Hospitalers
Replies: 10
Views: 3109

Try: "The Great Siege" by Ernle Bradford (Hospitallers defence of Malta)
by Melisende
Thu October 22nd, 2009, 10:59 am
Forum: Historical Nonfiction/Biography
Topic: Biographies of Historical Figures
Replies: 17
Views: 2843

[quote=""Ken""]Mine include: Alain Demurger - 'The Last Templar, (the tragedy of Jacques de Molay) Esther Rowland Clifford - 'A Knight of Great Renown' (The career of Othon de Grandson) John Carmi Parsons - 'Eleanor of Castille' Michael Prestwich - 'Edward 1' Mark Morris - 'A Great and Terrible King...
by Melisende
Sat August 15th, 2009, 10:44 am
Forum: Historical Nonfiction/Biography
Topic: Retha Warnicke
Replies: 7
Views: 2573

Read her Anne Bolyen book a few years ago, when stuck for something to read - and enjoyed it.
by Melisende
Sun June 21st, 2009, 5:55 am
Forum: Links
Topic: Web Gallery of Art
Replies: 1
Views: 803

I agree! :)
by Melisende
Sun June 21st, 2009, 5:34 am
Forum: By Country/Continent
Topic: Irish Historical Fiction
Replies: 42
Views: 22741

"Grania" by Morgan Llywellyn

Kenneth C Flint - wrote on the early mythology of Ireland and Cuchulainn.

Iris Murdoch - wrote more of the later 19th / 20th C Ireland. She wrote an excellent one on the Easter Rising (1916) but can't remember its title; and another set just after the Potato Famine.
by Melisende
Wed May 6th, 2009, 8:52 am
Forum: Member Announcements
Topic: 'Captain Blood's Pirates'
Replies: 2
Views: 1086

This might interest you:
Colonel Blood - and the theft of the crown jewels

For he was certainly an interesting character - and well suited to reside among the characters of Sabatini.
by Melisende
Sat March 21st, 2009, 7:42 am
Forum: Historical Nonfiction/Biography
Topic: "Henry: Virtuous Prince" by David Starkey
Replies: 11
Views: 2068

Susan,

Its quite possible and that sounds much more accurate - to a point.
by Melisende
Thu March 19th, 2009, 10:16 pm
Forum: Historical Mystery
Topic: John Dickson Carr: Author of the First Historical Mystery?
Replies: 10
Views: 3338

I read a lot of his work - thanks to my local library - when I went through my "detective / mystery" phase.

A great writer - though some works are extremely hard to get hold of.
by Melisende
Thu March 19th, 2009, 10:14 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: RIP Natasha Richardson
Replies: 21
Views: 1441

And it was reported that she was up, walking and talking after the accident - then this tragedy..... My heart goes out to the family.

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