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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "A Wedding at the Beach Hut" by Veronica Henry
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Thu May 15th, 2014, 8:57 am

"Airs above the Ground" by Mary Stewart and "Like this for Ever" by S J Bolton.
Currently reading: "A Wedding at the Beach Hut" by Veronica Henry

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fljustice
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Post by fljustice » Thu May 15th, 2014, 3:50 pm

Reading an ARC set during the Trojan War called The Hand of Fire.
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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favourite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Fri May 16th, 2014, 2:10 am

The Real History Behind the Templars by Sharan Newman.

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Fri May 16th, 2014, 12:10 pm

I'm just about to start The Casual Vacancy by J K Rowling.
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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Brenna
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Post by Brenna » Fri May 16th, 2014, 2:18 pm

Peacewaver by Judith Arnopp. Pretty good thus far.
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Lisa
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Favourite HF book: Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman
Preferred HF: Any time period/location. Timeslip, usually prefer female POV. Also love Gothic melodrama.
Location: Northeast Scotland

Post by Lisa » Fri May 16th, 2014, 8:36 pm

I'm reading only in French to try to get my mind back into French mode for my upcoming holiday next week, but since it's a bit more work it's starting to feel like I'm on a diet! I keep eyeing up every other (English, HF) novel in sight and having to drag myself away.

Anyway I'm currently reading Le Voyage d'hiver by Amelie Nothomb, but finding it dull. It's ok though because I downloaded for free a French translation of a Harlequin regency romance about a scandalous duchess or something, so that's next. It'll probably be crap, and silly since it's a translation from English, but at this point I don't care!

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Post by fljustice » Sat May 17th, 2014, 3:25 pm

Finished World of the World: Global Dispatches, edited by Kevin Anderson--an interesting anthology of stories from around the globe, "written" by or about famous late 19th century people, on their experiences during the Martian invasion chronicled by H. G. Wells. It's an interesting writing challenge to produce a compelling story in a famous voice.

Starting a writing project, so back to research books for a while.
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Post by Misfit » Sat May 17th, 2014, 4:10 pm

Pride of Peacock Victoria Holt.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Post by lauragill » Sat May 17th, 2014, 7:37 pm

[quote=""fljustice""]Reading an ARC set during the Trojan War called The Hand of Fire.[/quote]

Is it any good? Can't get enough Bronze Age fiction.

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Susan
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Post by Susan » Sat May 17th, 2014, 7:51 pm

Silent Night by Deanna Raybourn, one of the three novellas (one to be published next month) featuring Lady Julia and Brisbane. I will miss them when I am done!
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