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Post by EC2 » Tue April 21st, 2009, 9:38 am

I don't mind it, but it's not immediately WOW! I do think it will look better in the flesh in a bookshop though. Notice 'Queen' in the title again!
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.'

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Post by Chatterbox » Fri April 24th, 2009, 10:06 pm

Well, I've got Michelle's book on pre-order from Amazon UK, as I've decided I don't want to wait until September. (And there's the allure of a cover with a woman with a head on her...) Grrr, an extra 7 quid in shipping costs....

Could it be that when they say paperback, they are thinking of those export paperback editions, which sometimes appear simultaneous with HC, but only in airports and for mail order?

I'm really looking forward to Wolf Hall (Hilary Mantel), which should be coming soon from the UK. Also on order from there is Vanora Bennet's latest, about Catherine de Valois.

In the category of headless women, I notice something by Emma Campion about Alice Perrers, the mistress of Edward III. Anyone heard any buzz about this?

I'm looking forward to Robert Harris's latest; was very disappointed when it didn't appear when originally scheduled last year. There are some historical mysteries I'm looking forward to, as well.

Lisa See's latest is very good, got an ARC via Amazon.

I think the round robin novel idea is absolutely brilliant!

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Post by diamondlil » Fri April 24th, 2009, 10:19 pm

Chatterbox do you know about The Book Depository? It is a UK bookstore, so you can get those UK editions, but they have free postage to quite a few countries around the world, including the US.
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Post by annis » Fri April 24th, 2009, 10:34 pm

Posted by Chatterbox
In the category of headless women, I notice something by Emma Campion about Alice Perrers, the mistress of Edward III. Anyone heard any buzz about this?
There was a thread earlier about this novel:
http://www.historicalfictiononline.com/ ... ma+campion

Emma Campion is a pseudonym for Candace Robb, who has written medieval historical mysteries featuring characters Owen Archer and Margaret Kerr

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Post by Chatterbox » Sat April 25th, 2009, 1:43 am

Annis, thanks! Then I will definitely seek it out as I've enjoyed much of Candace Robb's work. And will do so directly via the Book Depository... Misfit had mentioned that to me, but I have been using up my Xmas/b-day gift certificates. (Let's just say I have everyone very well trained on that by now...)

A rather offbeat entrant into the HF arena is Maeve Haran, who had previously written chick lit, but now has a HF paperback out. It's on order from the UK right now.

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Post by Vanessa » Sat April 25th, 2009, 4:38 pm

Is the Maeve Haran one called The Lady and the Poet? If so, I bought it fairly recently so it's on my TBR pile!
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Post by michellemoran » Sat April 25th, 2009, 5:11 pm

Chatterbox: Could it be that when they say paperback, they are thinking of those export paperback editions, which sometimes appear simultaneous with HC, but only in airports and for mail order?
That's possible. I can never keep up with all of their different editions in the UK! Airport editions, bookstore editions (in trade, paperback, hardcover), editions just for libraries...
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Post by Chatterbox » Sat April 25th, 2009, 5:52 pm

Vanessa, yup, that's the one. (No headless ladies, AND John Donne; great combo)

Just placed an entire series of orders on Book Depository, saving me scads of money that I can now spend on more books. Stay tuned for news of my bankruptcy filing...

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Post by annis » Sat April 25th, 2009, 6:11 pm

Posted by Chatterbox
Just placed an entire series of orders on Book Depository, saving me scads of money that I can now spend on more books. Stay tuned for news of my bankruptcy filing...
LOL! When I first discovered BD Ithought "wow, this is going to save me heaps of money!", but you guessed it- I just spend all the saved money on yet more books -sigh--

* Edit- I was a bit surprised to discover that Maeve Haran has written a historical novel- a definite departure in genre for her. You might be interested in this article Ariadne posted. in which Maeve Haran discusses the difficulties of writing good sex scenes; a must in any novel about John Donne :)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/book ... words.html
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Post by Ariadne » Sat April 25th, 2009, 9:03 pm

My copy of The Lady and the Poet arrived yesterday, after ordering it via BD on Monday. (Yep, before I found that article about the sex scenes, why do you ask? :D )

I'm amazed I can get books from overseas within four days. I live in a pretty small town, and sometimes mail from the next town over takes longer than that.

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