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Telynor
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Post by Telynor » Sun February 22nd, 2009, 10:51 pm

"Kasthu" wrote:Two books came into my house this evening, both nonfiction:

What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew, by Daniel Pool
The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal, and Trial by Combat in Medieval France, by Eric Jager.


Both of those books are very good, especially the first one. All sorts of neat tidbits about life in the nineteenth century, and very useful if you're reading either Austen or Dickens. The second is just a damn good story, and unputdownable.

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Nefret
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Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
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Post by Nefret » Mon February 23rd, 2009, 3:32 am

"Kasthu" wrote:The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal, and Trial by Combat in Medieval France, by Eric Jager.


I read that a short while ago. A good story. :)

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: An Abiding Fire by M L Logue & The Flower Girls by Alice Clark Platts
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Post by Vanessa » Tue February 24th, 2009, 6:45 pm

I received the Josephine Bonaparte Trilogy by Sandra Gulland today comprising of:

The Many Lives and Secret Sorrow of Josephine B
Tales of Passion, Tales of Woe
The Last Great Dance on Earth

I got them on Ebay for £1.99 plus p&p. I thought they were a bargain!
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 SonjaMarie » Tue February 24th, 2009, 7:37 pm

"Vanessa" wrote:I received the Josephine Bonaparte Trilogy by Sandra Gulland today comprising of:

The Many Lives and Secret Sorrow of Josephine B
Tales of Passion, Tales of Woe
The Last Great Dance on Earth

I got them on Ebay for £1.99 plus p&p. I thought they were a bargain!


Oh great bargain! Those are really good books, I enjoyed them immensely!

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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue February 24th, 2009, 7:41 pm

DeepDiscount is shipping out the newest J.D Robb book to me today, "Promises In Death".

Can't wait to read it, usually takes me a few days, 3 or less if it's really good!

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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Wed February 25th, 2009, 11:44 am

Just ordered "The Secret River" from play.com, and "The Marais Assassin" from CD-Wow.

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Post by Leo62 » Wed February 25th, 2009, 3:40 pm

I just bought a copy of Barbara Erskine's Daughter of Fire for 20p at a sale in my local library! It's in good nick, too :D

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Wed February 25th, 2009, 3:49 pm

"Madeleine" wrote:Just ordered "The Secret River" from play.com, and "The Marais Assassin" from CD-Wow.


CD-Wow are doing books again? Oh, I see they are. They offered them for a short time a year or so ago and then stopped. They must only have just started doing them again.
So this is another option for non-UK customers to order UK books at UK prices with free shipping worldwide. Though I think the stock is quite spotty and the search function is poor.

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Wed February 25th, 2009, 3:57 pm

"sweetpotatoboy" wrote:So this is another option for non-UK customers to order UK books at UK prices with free shipping worldwide.


Ignore that: CD-Wow do charge shipping (quite a lot) for books, which makes them quite expensive compared to competitors.

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Post by annis » Wed February 25th, 2009, 4:41 pm

Book Depository are a hard act to beat as far as buying from the UK goes.

Just picked up a copy from an online auction of George Herman's "Carnival of Saints", a mystery set in Italy during the Renaissance, and featuring the Commedia dell'arte.

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