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by Carla
Sat November 15th, 2014, 4:37 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hallo all ~
Replies: 8
Views: 833

Hello and welcome!
by Carla
Thu October 30th, 2014, 1:40 pm
Forum: Member Writings
Topic: Eva Peron: Fact vs Fiction
Replies: 6
Views: 4191

I generally find author's notes very helpful and interesting, and it's actually one of the first things I look for in a historical novel. I like to know a bit about the underlying history, especially if it's a period I'm not familiar with, and it also gives the author somewhere to mention major thin...
by Carla
Thu October 30th, 2014, 1:12 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi everyone
Replies: 12
Views: 2116

Hello and welcome! I thought it seemed a long time since a new member arrived, and was wondering why that might be - glad to hear that it seems to have been a technical issue and is now fixed. You'll have no shortage of recommendations here :-) Are there any particular time periods you're interested...
by Carla
Thu October 30th, 2014, 1:07 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member
Replies: 5
Views: 616

Hello FredQ and welcome! Thank you for offering technical help, that is very kind and much appreciated. I hope you find time to enjoy the forum as well!
by Carla
Sun September 28th, 2014, 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: September 2014: What are you reading?
Replies: 60
Views: 4712

[quote=""lauragill""] Mistress of the Sun , about Louise de la Valliere. Reading in shock about all the filth in the noble establishments.[/quote] I read that ages ago - can't remember much about it now, but the (in)sanitary arrangements are one of the things that stuck in the mind. About the only o...
by Carla
Sun September 28th, 2014, 1:08 pm
Forum: By Author's Last Name G-L
Topic: The Duke's Agent, by Rebecca Jenkins
Replies: 0
Views: 870

The Duke's Agent, by Rebecca Jenkins

Quercus, 2009. ISBN 978-1-84724-788-9. 296 pages. Review copy kindly supplied by publisher. The Duke’s Agent is a historical mystery set in Northumberland in 1811. All the major characters are fictional. Captain Frederick Raif Jarrett, on medical leave from the British Army, takes on the role of lan...
by Carla
Wed September 10th, 2014, 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you reading? April 2014
Replies: 67
Views: 4957

[quote=""Carla""]Thanks, Annis. I really liked the kindly atmosphere in Swarming of Bees . How that will translate to court politics remains to be seen, though it might be a very welcome contrast to some HF novels where the never-ending spite got me down. I'll come back and comment again when I've r...
by Carla
Wed September 10th, 2014, 5:39 pm
Forum: By Author's Last Name R-Z
Topic: The Tribute Bride, by Theresa Tomlinson
Replies: 0
Views: 698

The Tribute Bride, by Theresa Tomlinson

Acorn Digital Press, 2014. ISBN 978-1-909122-63-5. 261 pages. The Tribute Bride is set at the beginning of the seventh century AD in Deira and Bernicia, the two kingdoms that later became Northumbria in what is now north-east England. The central character, Acha, is a historical figure, as are her h...
by Carla
Thu May 29th, 2014, 6:10 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Mary Stewart dies
Replies: 3
Views: 308

Oh, I missed this - thanks Annis for posting the link. I hope her wonderful books will go on for ever. The Crystal Cave never loses its magic for me.
by Carla
Thu May 29th, 2014, 6:04 pm
Forum: By Author's Last Name M-Q
Topic: Lion of Cairo, by Scott Oden
Replies: 2
Views: 1832

I hadn't made the connection with Stormbringer at all, but reading the Wikipedia article you linked to, I can see what you mean. Indeed, Scott has had some difficult times (and probably more difficult than he lets on in his blog, too). Sometimes life just pushes writing into the background, like it ...

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