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rockygirl
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Post by rockygirl » Thu February 3rd, 2011, 10:58 pm

I am sorry to report that this precious little boy passed away yesterday afternoon. As you can imagine, his family's grief is overwhelming.

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Post by Elizabeth » Thu February 3rd, 2011, 11:00 pm

I'm so sorry. Condolences and more prayers for his family.
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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favourite 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.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Fri February 4th, 2011, 1:03 am

Sorry to hear that, Rowan.

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Vanessa
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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.
Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Fri February 4th, 2011, 8:29 am

So sorry, Rockgirl. Very sad news. Hugs.
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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "Date With Malice" by Julia Chapman & "Water Proof" by Chris Crowther
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
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Post by Madeleine » Fri February 4th, 2011, 12:28 pm

That's so sad Rockygirl, condolences to you and your friend's family.
Currently reading "Date with Malice" by Julia Chapman & "Water Proof" by Chris Crowther

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Post by SarahWoodbury » Fri February 4th, 2011, 4:56 pm

I'm so sorry.

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Post by LoveHistory » Fri February 4th, 2011, 5:34 pm

I'm so sorry to hear that, rockygirl. I'll keep the family in my prayers.

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Post by LoobyG » Fri February 4th, 2011, 6:07 pm

What a tragedy Rockygirl, he'll be in my prayers tonight x

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