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by Frigate
Fri March 29th, 2013, 9:41 pm
Forum: Tudor/Renaissance
Topic: Kathryn In the Court of Six Queens by Anne Merton Abbey
Replies: 70
Views: 10478

I'm intrigued which is a little weird since I thought I was Tudored-out lately but I think I'm ready for this one. By the way - you can find many inexpensive copies on ABE books - the shipping usually costs more than the item!
by Frigate
Sat November 26th, 2011, 7:35 pm
Forum: By Author
Topic: Susan Fraser King
Replies: 0
Views: 577

Susan Fraser King

Has anyone read anything by Susan Fraser King? I just caught an ad for her lates Queen Hereafter in Bookpage and wondered if she was any good - or who she resembles in style.
by Frigate
Sat November 26th, 2011, 7:28 pm
Forum: By Author
Topic: Sarah Waters
Replies: 10
Views: 1960

I absolutely loved The Little Stranger and recommended it for a very picky book discussion group - who all fell in love with it too. On second reading (for the discussion this time) I was impressed anew with all the depth and subtlties of this novel. I haven't tried her others but this one ranks as ...
by Frigate
Sat December 4th, 2010, 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Romans in China??
Replies: 6
Views: 1005

I'm glad some people are writing about this - however loosey-goosey the history may be on the subject. And I've always thought this was a great novel just waiting to happen but hadn't really read anything except Munn's book which was a little disappointing. OK, fess time - I didn't get much past "go...
by Frigate
Sat December 4th, 2010, 5:49 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: What's the best book you've read this year?
Replies: 54
Views: 5211

I have to laugh - I've been a bit AWOL lately (life, ya know) but popped back in, saw this thread and thought "what the hey" only to find the first book mentioned was my all-time favorite book this year as well! Go Perdita! I don't know what it was about that novel but I've been recommending it to e...
by Frigate
Wed December 23rd, 2009, 3:00 pm
Forum: Ancient
Topic: Collen McCullough's Rome Series
Replies: 38
Views: 6855

And I haven't read Song of Troy! :D I'm not sure about accuracy in the Roman novels - there is a daunting amount of historical material with which she had to become very well acquainted and a great deal of complicated human characters that had to be humanized - but she succeeded at least in my mind ...
by Frigate
Fri December 11th, 2009, 8:43 pm
Forum: Later Medieval
Topic: Hugh and Bess
Replies: 17
Views: 3273

The Traitor's Wife is currently in my to-read pile at home (have no idea what I'm saving it for!) so it's good to see there is more from where that came from and it has some good reviews. Maybe I'll get through my current stack soon and get moving on my "stash". By the way, Misfit - I love the titl...
by Frigate
Fri December 11th, 2009, 8:35 pm
Forum: Ancient
Topic: Collen McCullough's Rome Series
Replies: 38
Views: 6855

I adore McCullough's Rome series - in fact it is one of those I restart ever so often and reread the whole thing (probably hoping each time Caesar will not die this time lol) It took me a couple of tries to start it too but once I got past the half-way mark in The First Man in Rome I was well on my ...
by Frigate
Fri December 11th, 2009, 7:56 pm
Forum: Diana Gabaldon
Topic: Outlander series
Replies: 97
Views: 14895

I guess I'll just jump in here - I read Outlander when it first came out and thought - wow - what a cool book! And the story just keeps going, and going, and going - like the energizer bunny (which is all good of course). I guess my big complaint (and this is entirely my fault) is that I can't keep ...
by Frigate
Fri December 11th, 2009, 5:46 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Ahoy y'all
Replies: 15
Views: 1113

Thanks everyone! And yes, Miss Moppet I'm something of a nautical history buff but oddly enough, I seem to read more nonfiction in that area! By the way (and totally off topic!) - I was excited to see the post about The Forgotten Legion from Parthianbow - that's been a fascination of mine for years....

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