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September 2014: What are you reading?

For discussions of historical fiction. Threads that do not relate to historical fiction should be started in the Chat forum or elsewhere on the forum, depending on the topic.
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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 September 5th, 2014, 7:47 am

[quote=""sweetpotatoboy""]About to start "After Flodden" by Rosemary Goring.[/quote]

I enjoyed After a Flodden - hope you do, too!
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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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "Hidden" by Linda Gillard
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Fri September 5th, 2014, 4:44 pm

I'm planning on reading "After Flodden" as well this month, as it's the anniversary month of the battle.
Currently reading: "Hidden" by Linda Gillard

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Susan
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Location: New Jersey, USA

Post by Susan » Sat September 6th, 2014, 12:51 pm

Back to the Vienna mysteries...Fatal Lies by Frank Tallis
~Susan~
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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Post by Misfit » Sat September 6th, 2014, 8:10 pm

Reading one of Mary Jo Putney's romances, Loving a Lost Lord. Got a bit behind, took way too long to get taken care of at the AT&T store. Talk about sad sack staff and slow computers :mad: :mad:
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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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) » Sat September 6th, 2014, 8:19 pm

Not HF, a book group read, The Goldfinch. 33 hours of audio, lord this thing is a doorstopper. Detail, description, more detail, more description---it's not-awful, but whoever gave it the Pulitzer prize wasn't big on plot.

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Susan
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Post by Susan » Sat September 6th, 2014, 9:42 pm

A friend highly recommended The Goldfinch, so I have it on my Kindle but have hesitated reading it because of the length.
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princess garnet
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Location: Maryland

Post by princess garnet » Mon September 8th, 2014, 1:35 am

Back from my Balkans trip!

While on the road, I read The Winter King by CL Wilson, The Raven King by Marcus Tanner (NF), and part of Paris, Paris by David Downie (NF)

SCW
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Joined: October 2010
Preferred HF: Lately World Two or the time immediately before and after this period
Location: Australia

Post by SCW » Mon September 8th, 2014, 9:23 am

Girl of Shadows by Deborah Challenor. Set in the early 1830s in Penal Australia. Apart from that- I've started with the third book in Philippa Gregory's Wideacre series Meridon.

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EC2
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Post by EC2 » Mon September 8th, 2014, 10:23 am

Having read several non historicals in a row, I am now on The Devil in the Marshalsea by Antonia Hodgson - and it's brilliant! One of those novels where I am going to read my eyes out, and I don't say that very often these days! I bought it on my Kindle, but I know the DH will love it too and he only reads books, so I'm ordering us up a home copy for the book shelf.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "Hidden" by Linda Gillard
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Mon September 8th, 2014, 11:23 am

That one's on my wishlist - glad you're enjoying it EC, thanks for the recommendation!
Currently reading: "Hidden" by Linda Gillard

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