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Post by donroc » Wed March 18th, 2009, 10:11 pm

Welcome Erzibetta and enjoy your moments here.

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Post by Divia » Wed March 18th, 2009, 10:50 pm

welcome aboard. new people always welcome! And dont be shy. Just post! :)
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Post by chuck » Thu March 19th, 2009, 2:38 am

Welcome....... looking forward to you posts and recommendations......

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Post by annis » Thu March 19th, 2009, 3:59 am

Hello, Erzibetta, good to hear from you. "Wolf and the Dove" was my first excursion into historical romance as well, at quite an early age! I suspect it may have contributed to my lasting fascination with the Saxons and Normans, first nurtured by Rosemary Sutcliff's books.

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Post by juleswatson » Thu March 19th, 2009, 7:20 am

Hi Erzibetta, and welcome. You sound like you are in exactly the right place, so I am sure you will enjoy it here. I always read stuff set much earlier in history, but I read Wideacre a few years ago - interesting to see what Philippa Gregory did first. Those grandmothers' bookshelves have a lot to answer for!
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Post by Richard » Thu March 19th, 2009, 12:42 pm

Welcome! I look forward to reading your blog, and good luck with your writing!
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Post by Carla » Thu March 19th, 2009, 4:21 pm

Hello and welcome, and thanks for sharing your blog! I find Philippa Gregory a bit hit and miss too. The Boleyn Inheritance is the one I like best so far, of the ones I've read. Which of her books do you like (and not like)?
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Post by michellemoran » Thu March 19th, 2009, 5:19 pm

Welcome Erzibetta!!!!!!
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Post by erzibetta » Sun March 22nd, 2009, 1:39 pm

Thanks everyone!

With regard to Philippa Gregory, I really liked 'Wideacre' but have found everything since a bit hit or miss. 'The Boleyn Inheritance' was superb but her other Tudor books have been a bit dreary, I think. I am looking forward to her novel about Elizabeth Woodville though as I love reading about the Wars of the Roses. :)
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Post by Madeleine » Sun March 22nd, 2009, 4:27 pm

Hi Erzibetta and welcome, you live in a nice part of the UK!

Good luck with both your babies (book and real baby!).

Why did your grandparents not let you read children's books, if you don't mind me asking? Although you read some great books instead! My first grown-up books were sneaky peeks at Jackie Collins....and then Catherine Cookson's Mallen trilogy, apart from the books we had to read at school.
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