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peterdoxley
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Hi!

Postby peterdoxley » Mon June 12th, 2017, 5:39 pm

Hi everyone - thanks for accepting me...!

My name's Pete and I'm pretty eclectic in my reading tastes - I'm a bit of an escapist reader, so my tastes range from Bernard Cornwell, through Conn Iggulden, Ken Follett, CJ Sansom, George MacDonald Fraser, Patrick O'Brian and the like - but also alternative histories (especially Victorian gothic/steampunk-esque stuff - favourites include Drood by Dan Simmons)

I've also started dipping back into Conan Doyle, HG Wells and Jules Verne - not sure whether that qualifies for these boards, but as I say, I'm nothing if not eclectic in my tastes!

Anyway, looking forward to meeting you all!

Pete

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
Bibliomaniac
Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite 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

Re: Hi!

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon June 12th, 2017, 11:57 pm

Welcome to the forum, Peter! Looking at your list of favorites, you might also like Ben Kane's Roman novels.
my facebook posts https://www.facebook.com/emilylaurencotton are public, generally things I find amusing.
my passions: fair trade, ending slavery, and justice.
"Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects." Will Rogers
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Lisa
Bibliophile
Currently reading: The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff
Favorite 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

Re: Hi!

Postby Lisa » Tue June 13th, 2017, 8:46 am

Hi and welcome to the forum!

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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith & The Seeker by S G McLean
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: Hi!

Postby Madeleine » Tue June 13th, 2017, 9:08 am

Hi and welcome. I like CJ Sansom too.
Currently reading "The Silkworm" by Robert Galbraith & "The Seeker" by S G McLean

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Misfit
Bibliomaniac
Location: Seattle, WA

Re: Hi!

Postby Misfit » Wed June 21st, 2017, 12:44 am

Hi Peter, welcome aboard.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be


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