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Currently reading: God of Vengeance, by Giles Kristian & Warrior in Bronze, by George Shipway
Interest in HF: growing up watching movies like Ben-Hur, Quo Vadis, & The Vikings; there weren't enough of them to satisfy me, so turned to books as my personal time machine
Favorite HF book: The Earth is the Lord's, by Taylor Caldwell - fascinating account of the youth of Chingis Khan
Preferred HF: Like the whole breadth of history, but am partial to the ancient Mediterranean and Feudal Japan
Location: Toronto


Postby Rubrius » Fri September 1st, 2017, 5:24 pm

I am from Toronto and am thrilled to discover an online forum to discuss historical fiction and history in general with fellow enthusiasts. My friends - who are not into the subject at all - will be glad to know I have a new outlet, and won't be bending their ears as much anymore!

Growing up on movies like Ben-Hur and The Vikings fueled my passion for history and inspired me to enter the film industry myself. In those far-gone, primitive days before DVDs, we were all slaves to the whims of local tv schedulers, so in the long cold months between showings of my favourite movies, I turned to books. Taylor Caldwell, Rosemary Sutcliff, Ernest Gann, Robert Shea - they were my gateways to the past.

The film business demands a lot of one's time, so I am probably not as widely read as I would like to be, but I have a fondness for the obscure and the forgotten which I hope might bring to light a few items not commonly known. In that vein, I'd like to post a thread about a medium overlooked by many these days - radio drama. For years I ran a website about old radio shows, and in the process came across many historical dramas (the BBC make the best!) - that is, unless such a discussion already exists somewhere here...?

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Location: Seattle, WA

Re: Ave!

Postby Misfit » Sat September 2nd, 2017, 12:22 am

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

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Currently reading: Christmas Lights by Karen Swan
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: Ave!

Postby Madeleine » Sat September 2nd, 2017, 11:48 am

Hi and welcome.
Currently reading "Christmas Lights" by Karen Swan

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