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by 4ever Queen
Tue October 13th, 2009, 7:04 pm
Forum: By Author
Topic: Judith Tarr
Replies: 10
Views: 1789

[quote=""EC2""]That's the same reaction I had Ash. Queen of Swords is in my hall of fame, but I've not been able to get on quite so well with other books. I think maybe because QOS is a straight historical and the others have rather strange fantasy elements.[/quote] I know, i know, this is a very ol...
by 4ever Queen
Tue October 13th, 2009, 1:02 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: October 2009: What Are You Reading?
Replies: 206
Views: 11511

Im half the way thru with Michelle's Cleo and im loving it!
by 4ever Queen
Tue October 13th, 2009, 12:36 am
Forum: Historical Nonfiction/Biography
Topic: Biographies of Historical Figures
Replies: 17
Views: 2869

I have The Warrior Queens by Antonia Fraser in by TBR. This book explores 'the legends and the lives of the women who have led their nations in war'. Sounds very interesting but still have to get to it :rolleyes: Some names in it are--Boadicea, Cleopatra, Isabella of Spain, Jinga Mbandi; Modern "iro...
by 4ever Queen
Sat October 10th, 2009, 1:07 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Book shopping today ...
Replies: 1580
Views: 78688

[quote=""robinbird79""]Just picked up Diane Haeger's new novel "The Queen's Mistake" and MCB's "The Tudor Rose" at Borders. So excited! I wanted to get Mercedes Lackey's new book but as it is only in hardcover I couldn't afford it. :( [/quote] im hoping to win one of these 3 novels from a giveaway f...
by 4ever Queen
Fri October 9th, 2009, 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: History Today blogpost on historical fiction
Replies: 14
Views: 1282

[quote=""zsigandr""]I don't read an HF novel expecting it to be 100% historically accurate - it's an impossibility. We will never know the emotions or thoughts of the characters used in HF, however, it is the author's skill of making them human that is appealing. If I want to read History books, I p...
by 4ever Queen
Fri October 9th, 2009, 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: History Today blogpost on historical fiction
Replies: 14
Views: 1282

here is another interesting blog/article about HF being 'back in fashion', which i enjoyed reading :D

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/commen ... 866930.ece
by 4ever Queen
Fri October 9th, 2009, 6:06 am
Forum: Feature of the Month
Topic: October 2009: Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran
Replies: 17
Views: 3168

Reading CD, into the first 100pgs, trying to swallow and not choke on Octavian's Triumph (yuck)! First pages did require me much concentration so i could follow/learn Who was Who...
by 4ever Queen
Wed October 7th, 2009, 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hilary Mantel named Booker Prize Winner--Wolf Hall
Replies: 19
Views: 1449

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]I was a little suprised that IMDB News would mention the win in it's movie/TV/celebrity news section. Maybe it'll be made into a movie! SM[/quote] I'm always hoping for a good HF novel to be made into a movie, it can always help either "restore the genre to the 'respectable' ca...
by 4ever Queen
Tue October 6th, 2009, 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hilary Mantel named Booker Prize Winner--Wolf Hall
Replies: 19
Views: 1449

Hilary Mantel named Booker Prize Winner--Wolf Hall

For those fans of Hilary Mantel , you might be interested to know that she has just won Britain's prestigious Booker Prize for Wolf Hall , her novel about Thomas Cromwell. Mantel beat five other shorlisted authors, including Sarah Water and JM Coetzee. You can find more at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/h...
by 4ever Queen
Fri October 2nd, 2009, 9:39 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: October 2009: What Are You Reading?
Replies: 206
Views: 11511

Just finished The Falcons of Montabard. Will start on Time an Chance right now, and Cleopatra's Daughter on Monday.

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