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August 2010, what are you reading

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JoshuaKaitlyn
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Post by JoshuaKaitlyn » Mon August 9th, 2010, 9:26 pm

[quote=""annis""]The People's Queen is another take on Alice Perrers, isn't it? Funny how she's suddenly become of interest- it's not long since Emma Campion's The King's Mistress came out to mixed reviews.[/quote]

Alice Perrers was mentioned several times in the Swynford book by Lucraft. She seemed more interesting than Swynford. Have to look out for both these books. :)
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Post by Susan » Mon August 9th, 2010, 11:46 pm

After a disappointing journey to 15th century England during the Wars of the Roses, it's back to France during the Napoleonic era for Tales of Passion, Tales of Woe by Sandra Gulland.
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Post by cw gortner » Tue August 10th, 2010, 4:12 am

[quote=""Susan""]After a disappointing journey to 15th century England during the Wars of the Roses, it's back to France during the Napoleonic era for Tales of Passion, Tales of Woe by Sandra Gulland.[/quote]

Oh, I loved those books! Sandra Gulland is such a lovely lady in person, too. I had the good fortune to have lunch with her in SF two years ago and she's as gracious as her writing. Mistress of the Sun is one of my favorites, too. Hope you enjoy her Josephine trilogy.
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Post by Berengaria » Tue August 10th, 2010, 5:24 am

I'm reading Elizabeth Chadwick's To Defy a King I just finished Faithful Placeby Tana French as well as the second book in the Stieg Larsson trilogy. I was going to go on to the third, but I'm waiting so I don't gobble up the enjoyment all at once! Oh, yes, also reading Prince of Darkness by Jean Plaidy to complement the EC book.
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Post by Nefret » Tue August 10th, 2010, 5:25 am

Finished Dracula. Now... Frakenstein by Mary Shelley
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We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
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Post by enelya » Tue August 10th, 2010, 8:38 am

Currently reading Avalon by Anya Seton and loving it

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Post by LoobyG » Tue August 10th, 2010, 9:40 am

I loved the Josephine trilogy too Susan, I envy you for not having read it :) I've got 'Mistress of the Sun' on Mt. TBR but haven't got to it yet. Currently reading 'Anna' by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles and liking it, particularly the depictions of Russian family life and society.

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Post by Susan » Tue August 10th, 2010, 1:06 pm

[quote=""cw gortner""]Oh, I loved those books! Sandra Gulland is such a lovely lady in person, too. I had the good fortune to have lunch with her in SF two years ago and she's as gracious as her writing. Mistress of the Sun is one of my favorites, too. Hope you enjoy her Josephine trilogy.[/quote]

You know what, CW...relating this to the discussion on The Red Queen...after reading the intro to the novel where the spirit of Marie Antoinette is observing Josephine, I knew what Josephine's room looked like, what it smelled like, etc. Even though the trilogy is written in first person from Josephine's point of view, it is not the eternal stream of consciousness of The Red Queen.
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Post by Susan » Tue August 10th, 2010, 1:07 pm

[quote=""LoobyG""]I loved the Josephine trilogy too Susan, I envy you for not having read it :) I've got 'Mistress of the Sun' on Mt. TBR but haven't got to it yet.[/quote]

Mistress of the Sun was my first Gulland book and I loved it! Move it up closer to the summit of Mt. TBR!!!
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Post by Brenna » Tue August 10th, 2010, 1:17 pm

[quote=""Tanzanite""]
Brenna;66875 wrote:
So far I haven't seen any mention of it being released in the US. Her previous book was released in the US about a year after the UK.
Thanks Tanzanite! Good to know.
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