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by Perdita
Mon August 8th, 2011, 9:40 am
Forum: Tudor/Renaissance
Topic: Scatterbrain needs help!
Replies: 3
Views: 1359

That's exactly the one, The Ground is Burning. Thank you so much MLE, you're a star! I was asking the shop assistants and they had no idea what I was talking about. Thanks again!
by Perdita
Sun August 7th, 2011, 10:02 pm
Forum: Tudor/Renaissance
Topic: Scatterbrain needs help!
Replies: 3
Views: 1359

Scatterbrain needs help!

I saw a novel in Waterstones about a month ago which looked really good but I've forgotten what it was called and who wrote it. :rolleyes: It was set in Renaissance Italy and was narrated by Machiavelli, Da Vinci and (I think) someone from the Borgia family. I know it's a long shot due to lack of de...
by Perdita
Mon July 11th, 2011, 9:32 pm
Forum: Book Buddies
Topic: "The Wordsmith's Tale" by Stephen Edden
Replies: 19
Views: 4935

I just finished this novel today and thoroughly enjoyed it. One which will stay with me for a long time. I'm already badgering others to read it!
by Perdita
Sun March 20th, 2011, 1:21 am
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: The Crimson Petal & The White by Michel Faber
Replies: 21
Views: 3591

[quote=""sweetpotatoboy""]The adaptation screens next month. Michel Faber wrote an essay in last Saturday's Times that was critical of historical novels, saying his wasn't one etc. (His first two sentences are: "I don't read historical novels. They irritate me....) However, he did have some interest...
by Perdita
Sun March 20th, 2011, 12:47 am
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: The Tudors chat
Replies: 204
Views: 14750

[quote=""Madeleine""]Season 4 has almost finished here, about 3 to go. I think it's the weakest series so far, although it also manages to be the funniest, especially when Henry goes all Oirish - no offence to the Irish, but it just sounds completely out of place, especially as he wasn't like that i...
by Perdita
Sun March 13th, 2011, 1:03 am
Forum: Any Good Books About . . .
Topic: James I
Replies: 24
Views: 2962

[quote=""BrianPK""]Read Nigel Tranter's thoroughly enjoyable "The Wisest Fool". Actually do yourself a favour and start with The "Master of Gray" trilogy which tells of the final days of Elizabeth 1's reign and the scheming to get James on the throne...outstanding read. Then follow up with "The Wise...
by Perdita
Sun March 13th, 2011, 12:57 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: What Are You Reading? March 2011
Replies: 230
Views: 19789

[quote=""Tanzanite""]Catherine of Aragon by Giles Tremlett (non-fiction).[/quote]

That's definitely on my TBR list!

Just started The Gallows Curse by Karen Maitland, set in the reign of King John
by Perdita
Tue March 8th, 2011, 12:52 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: What Are You Reading? March 2011
Replies: 230
Views: 19789

[quote=""cw gortner""]I liked this one a lot. I'm looking forward to the next one, Prophecy.[/quote]

There's a follow up? That's brilliant.
by Perdita
Sat March 5th, 2011, 1:08 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Tower of London
Replies: 10
Views: 1330

[quote=""Madeleine""]The Ceremony was good - our Beefeater was very entertaining and played up the ghost story angle and I'm sure had a few of the small children in our group shivering a bit. What was really creepy was hearing the story of the Princes in the Tower (very abridged version!) and their ...
by Perdita
Sat March 5th, 2011, 1:07 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: What Are You Reading? March 2011
Replies: 230
Views: 19789

Just started Heresy by SJ Parris. It's meant to be a bit like the Shardlake novels but this time set in Elizabethan times with Giordano Bruno as the hero. It's good so far :)

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