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Elysium
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Post by Elysium » Wed April 27th, 2011, 7:11 pm

from Holland:
Helen of Troy by Bettany Hughes
Nobody's Princess by Esther Friesner
Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa
Iron Daughter by julie Kagawa
The Cup of Ghosts by Paul Doherty

from Sweden:
Wings by Aprilynne Pike
Paranormalcy by kiersten White

Wasn't meant to buy so many but oh well... But haven't seen these in our bookstore so that counts for something :p

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Post by Veronica » Sun May 1st, 2011, 2:00 am

Non-fiction: A Romanov fantasy - Frances Welch
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Post by Vanessa » Mon May 2nd, 2011, 9:31 am

I've been out and about a lot this weekend and have had a spree in the 3 for 2s, 3 for £5 and 2 for £7 shops, plus a couple from Amazon:

Farundell by L R Fredericks
The Doctor & the Diva by Adrienne McDonnell
Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes
A Place of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel
A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
Airs Above the Ground by Mary Stewart
The Runaway by Martina Cole
The Death Instinct by Jed Rubenfeld
Mary of Carisbrooke by Margaret Campbell Barnes
The Doll (short stories) by Daphne du Maurier

I've also managed to snag a copy of Gillespie & I by Jane Harris on Librarything.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue May 3rd, 2011, 4:46 am

The First Lady of Hollywood: A Biography of Louella Parsons by Samantha Barbas
The Magnificent Spilsbury and the Case of the Brides in the Bath - Jane Robins
History of the Breast - Marilyn Yalom

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Tue May 3rd, 2011, 2:10 pm

Saw the Creation of Eve by Lynn Cullen at Costco today, and snapped it up -- the book on Sofonisba Anguissola, painter of the court of Philip II. And as to why, I first saw it mentioned on this forum. And also it was about a character/period/place that fascinates me.

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Post by Elysium » Tue May 3rd, 2011, 4:26 pm

Martyr by Rory Clements
The Champion by Elizabeth Chadwick

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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed May 4th, 2011, 3:42 am

Poor Little Rich Girl: The Life and Legend of Barbara Hutton by C. David Heyman, I read this ages ago, so it'll be interesting to read it again and see how much more I understand as an adult.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri May 6th, 2011, 4:42 am

The Story of Archaeology: In 50 Great Discoveries by Justin Pollard

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Post by Misfit » Fri May 6th, 2011, 11:52 am

Didn't buy it (yet), but The Bronze Horseman is $1.99 on kindle right now.
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Post by Vanessa » Fri May 6th, 2011, 5:17 pm

I picked up Sugar Island by Sanjida O'Connell from the library today.
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Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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