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Posted: Fri April 17th, 2009, 7:21 pm
by Madeleine
This sounds like The Scarlet Lion by Elizabeth Chadwick.

What book are you reading, Leyland?

Posted: Sat April 18th, 2009, 7:45 am
by emr
"Leyland" wrote:Having been chased around Victorian London by undead beings in hoods with their mouths and eyes sewn shut - now eating breakfast in a tavern after hiding out overnight in a hospital! Very good stuff so far ...


That sounds like Doctor Who lol

I'm in York 1541 being chased by a bear. Poor Shardlake ;)

Posted: Sat April 18th, 2009, 9:37 am
by Vanessa
I'm in 1946, flitting between Guernsey and London via the postal system!

Posted: Sat April 18th, 2009, 9:52 am
by Mello
I'm on the Yorkshire moors, and it feels like I'm living in an insane asylum.

Posted: Sat April 18th, 2009, 10:26 am
by diamondlil
I am in my house in England, and there is a very strange door. I have been told not to go through it, but you know what us kids are like - we never listen.

Posted: Sat April 18th, 2009, 1:19 pm
by Leyland
"Madeleine" wrote:What book are you reading, Leyland?
Mark Frost's The List of Seven is the novel and is very well written in that I love his complex sentence structure and vocabulary. But Patricia Briggs' Bone Crossed just came in the mail yesterday, so I've bumped Frost til I finish Bone Crossed which is an easy day read. I do have massive spring house cleaning to do this weekend and both novels must be put down for a while!

Posted: Sat April 18th, 2009, 1:54 pm
by MLE (Emily Cotton)
I'm in Paris with Charles VII.

Posted: Sun April 19th, 2009, 12:38 am
by annis
Posted by MLE
I'm in Paris with Charles VII.


Are you reading Dinah Lampitt/Deryn Lake's "The King's Women" by any chance?
It's a sumptous read, which really captures the time and place, despite being thoroughly OTT here and there and full of a liberal re-interpretation of historical figures and their actions. The description of Charles' mother, Isabella, is wonderfully grotesque.

Posted: Sun April 19th, 2009, 1:44 am
by MLE (Emily Cotton)
"annis" wrote:Posted by MLE


Are you reading Dinah Lampitt/Deryn Lake's "The King's Women" by any chance?
It's a sumptous read, which really captures the time and place, despite being thoroughly OTT here and there and full of a liberal re-interpretation of historical figures and their actions. The description of Charles' mother, Isabella, is wonderfully grotesque.


No, I just finished Thomas Costain's the Moneyman, about Jaques Coeur, the commoner who financed France's expulsion of the English a generation after Azincourt. I grew up on Costain, and have always appreciated that he doesn't re-interpret historical figures, but tries to give a realistic feeling of the times.

Posted: Sun April 19th, 2009, 2:03 am
by Anna Elliott
[QUOTE=MLE;25762]No, I just finished Thomas Costain's the Moneyman, about Jaques Coeur, the commoner who financed France's expulsion of the English a generation after Azincourt. I grew up on Costain, and have always appreciated that he doesn't re-interpret historical figures, but tries to give a realistic feeling of the times.[/QUOTE

By coincidence, I'm actually on the fields of Azincourt! Just finishing Bernard Cornwell's latest. It's stunning. I love his authenticity and detail. Although his battle scenes are incredibly brutal. Amazing, compelling--but not for the faint of heart, that's for sure.