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March 2015: What are you reading?

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March 2015: What are you reading?

Post by Vanessa » Sun March 1st, 2015, 2:09 pm

I've just started Time's Echo by Pamela Hartshorne, a time slip novel set in the present day and 1577.
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Post by Misfit » Sun March 1st, 2015, 2:11 pm

Thanks for starting the new thread. The Long Masquerade by Madeleine Brent.
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Post by fljustice » Sun March 1st, 2015, 4:39 pm

About 3/4 through The Dream Lover and only a few pages into The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb.
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Post by Divia » Sun March 1st, 2015, 4:44 pm

In two days I'm gonna get myself a copy of Rebel Queen :)
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Post by Susan » Sun March 1st, 2015, 6:44 pm

I'm a little more that halfway through The Accidental Empress by Allison Pataki, a novel about the wife of Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria, Elisabeth of Bavaria (Sisi).
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Post by Madeleine » Mon March 2nd, 2015, 9:56 am

I've just started "The Devil in Amber" by Mark Gatiss.
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Post by Ash » Mon March 2nd, 2015, 12:24 pm

The Millstone by Margaret Drabble. Not a HF when it was written in the early 60s but is now - about a single woman deciding to keep her baby in the 1950s. Liking it very much so far.

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Post by Divia » Mon March 2nd, 2015, 3:17 pm

[quote=""Susan""]I'm a little more that halfway through The Accidental Empress by Allison Pataki, a novel about the wife of Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria, Elisabeth of Bavaria (Sisi).[/quote]

How is that? I saw it and was interested. Would you recommend?
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Post by Nefret » Mon March 2nd, 2015, 11:34 pm

The Price of Blood by Patricia Bracewell
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
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Post by Susan » Tue March 3rd, 2015, 12:17 am

[quote=""Divia""]How is that? I saw it and was interested. Would you recommend?[/quote]

So far, I do like The Accidental Empress. I've been interested in Empress Elisabeth's family, so seeing them portrayed as characters in a novel humanizes them for me. The facts in the novel seem fairly accurate. I've been to Vienna, so I have visited the palaces and churches there and the Imperial Crypt where the Habsburgs are buried. That always helps with the settings.
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