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Post by sisterofthemoon » Fri July 31st, 2009, 5:17 pm

Hi everyone,

Just thought I would say hello and introduce myself; I am Sophia, 21. I love reading historical fiction and non- fiction (obviously lol), and my favourite writers are Philippa Gregory, Jean Plaidy, Alison Weir, Norah Lofts and David Starkey. I suppose my love of this genre started when I was thirteen when I first read Anya Seaton's 'Katherine'. I am currently reading 'Innocent Traitor', which I am enjoying. Next on my list to read is 'Forever Amber', which has been very highly reccomend by a friend. I am an aspiring writer and am currently writing a novel about Catherine of Arragon, who is my favourite of Henry VIII wives. I also love historical/costume dramas and films. Anyway, enough of my ramblings and I would love to hear reccomendations from other members and I look forward to talking to you about my fave genre of books! :)

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Post by boswellbaxter » Fri July 31st, 2009, 5:20 pm

Welcome! I'm fond of Catherine of Aragon myself.
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Post by sisterofthemoon » Fri July 31st, 2009, 5:24 pm

Thanks for the welcome. Well, she was amazing lol.

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Post by Misfit » Fri July 31st, 2009, 5:28 pm

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

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Post by donroc » Fri July 31st, 2009, 6:24 pm

Welcome, and you are off to a great start with your reading.

Bodo the Apostate, a novel set during the reign of Louis the Pious and end of the Carolingian Empire.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXZthhY6 ... annel_page

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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.
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Post by Vanessa » Fri July 31st, 2009, 7:16 pm

Hi Sisterofthemoon

Hello and welcome - hope you enjoy it here.
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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Post by zsigandr » Fri July 31st, 2009, 7:27 pm

Hello and welcome! You'll find lots of great recommendations here. :)

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Post by EC2 » Fri July 31st, 2009, 7:45 pm

Welcome to the list :) . I'm sure you'll find tons of books to add to your reading pile!
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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Post by Madeleine » Fri July 31st, 2009, 7:47 pm

Hi and welcome, what a lovely name.
"All of a Winter's Night" by Phil Rickman & "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens

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Post by diamondlil » Fri July 31st, 2009, 10:06 pm

Hi there Sophia!

Welcome to the boards!
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