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What are you reading May 2019?

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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!
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Location: North Yorkshire, UK

What are you reading May 2019?

Post by Vanessa » Tue May 7th, 2019, 5:33 pm

I’ve just finished The Anarchists’ Club by Alex Reeve, the second in the Leo Stanhope series. It’s about a transgender amateur detective set in Victorian London. It’s a great series so far.

I’m reading The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell. A contemporary, multi timeline family drama set in the Cotswolds.
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Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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red805
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Re: What are you reading May 2019?

Post by red805 » Wed May 8th, 2019, 8:47 pm

I am re-listening to Paris by Edward Rutherfurd. I am enjoying it, but have been having a little problem with the jumps between years going forward & backward. If I remember from the first time, the end of the book was what I liked best, so I'm looking forward to that WWII section. Nice narration with proper French pronunciation.

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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

Re: What are you reading May 2019?

Post by Vanessa » Fri May 10th, 2019, 5:06 pm

I read the first stave of The Disappeared by Amy Lord on Pigeonhole today. It’s a dystopian story set in Britain post Brexit. Makes quite scary reading!
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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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

Re: What are you reading May 2019?

Post by Vanessa » Tue May 14th, 2019, 10:27 am

I’m just about to start The Ghost of Hollow House by Linda Stratmann, a Victorian ghost story. It’s the fourth in the Mina Scarletti series. I haven’t read the previous three books, but apparently it can be read as a stand-alone. I’m reviewing it for Sapere Books.
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Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Dark is Rising" by Susan Cooper & "A Christmas Railway Mystery" by Edward Marston
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: What are you reading May 2019?

Post by Madeleine » Tue May 14th, 2019, 10:48 am

I like the look of these books, didn't know there was a new one coming out!
Currently reading "The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper & "A Christmas Railway Mystery" by Edward Marston

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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

Re: What are you reading May 2019?

Post by Vanessa » Tue May 14th, 2019, 2:58 pm

Madeleine wrote:
Tue May 14th, 2019, 10:48 am
I like the look of these books, didn't know there was a new one coming out!
Yes, it’s out on the 24th of this month. I’ve bought the kindle copy of the first book as it’s 99p at the moment. The second one is available via the library. So just need the third one to become available at 99p or the library to get it in.

I’ve only read the prologue but am liking the writing style.
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Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Madeleine
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Re: What are you reading May 2019?

Post by Madeleine » Wed May 15th, 2019, 8:47 am

I've just ordered the first book from Amazon, I also have her Victorian crime series.
Currently reading "The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper & "A Christmas Railway Mystery" by Edward Marston

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Re: What are you reading May 2019?

Post by princess garnet » Mon May 20th, 2019, 10:06 pm

Scottish Queens 1034-1714 by Rosalind K. Marshall (NF)
As the title indicates, a collective biography of Scotland's Queens. This book is among my trove of books that I bought while my (just completed) vacation in Edinburgh and London!

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