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Elizabeth Peters

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Rowan
Bibliophile
Interest in HF: I love history, but it's boring in school. Historical fiction brings it alive for me.
Preferred HF: Iron-Age Britain, Roman Britain, Medieval Britain
Location: New Orleans
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Elizabeth Peters

Postby Rowan » Wed August 27th, 2008, 6:46 pm

I adore Elizabeth Peters ever since my aunt introduced me to her many years ago. With her incorigible son Ramses and hot-tempered husband Emerson, the stories "written by" Amelia Peabody are truly an adventure into the world of Egyptology and archaeology in general.

Anyone else a fan?

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pat
Avid Reader
Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Postby pat » Thu August 28th, 2008, 4:33 am

Rowan, I agree! They are a delightful easy read, where you do have to think a bit as there is sometimes a twist in the tale!
A good book and a good coffee, what more can anyone want? xx

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diamondlil
Bibliomaniac

Postby diamondlil » Thu August 28th, 2008, 10:16 am

I am working my way through the Amelia Peabody series at the moment and I love them!

I also am enjoying her Vicky Bliss series, and am glad to hear that she has just released a new book in that series. Not bad for an author who is in her mid-80s!

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Melisende
Reader
Location: Australia

Postby Melisende » Thu August 28th, 2008, 10:28 am

I agree - Amelia Peabody stories are great!
"For my part, I adhere to the maxim of antiquity: The throne is a glorious sepulchre."

Women of History

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diamondlil
Bibliomaniac

Postby diamondlil » Thu August 28th, 2008, 10:31 am

Oh, and if you ever get a chance to listen to either series on audio take it. The narrator, Barbara Rosenblat is awesome!

mta91423@bigpond.net.au
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Location: Burrum Heads Queensland Australia
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Amelia peabody

Postby mta91423@bigpond.net.au » Fri August 29th, 2008, 1:59 am

I started reading these books some years back, and never tire of them.
Have recently ordered a few from the Bookmooch site, as I would like to try and get the collection.
The characters are great, and you almost feel part of the "family" as you follow them through all their escapades.

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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: Heavenfield by L J Ross & Lost for Words by Stephanie Butland
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Thu September 18th, 2008, 4:37 pm

I have all the Amelia books (although I've only read a couple so far) and have recently bought the Vicky Bliss books too, as they were re-issued over here last year with new covers, both series are great fun, easy reads with likeable characters.

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Rowan
Bibliophile
Interest in HF: I love history, but it's boring in school. Historical fiction brings it alive for me.
Preferred HF: Iron-Age Britain, Roman Britain, Medieval Britain
Location: New Orleans
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Postby Rowan » Thu September 18th, 2008, 6:23 pm

"mta91423@bigpond.net.au" wrote:The characters are great, and you almost feel part of the "family" as you follow them through all their escapades.



That's it exactly! You feel like you're part of the family. I also like the way it's written as if the stories are taken from a real person's journal.

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Carine
Compulsive Reader
Currently reading: Jonkvrouw - Jean-Claude Van Ryckeghem
Interest in HF: I love history
Favorite HF book: Can't pin that down to only 1 :-)
Preferred HF: Medieval, Tudor and Ancient Egyptian
Location: Ghent, Belgium
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Postby Carine » Fri September 19th, 2008, 5:56 am

The Amelia Peabody books sound good ! I have 2 of them on my TBR pile and looking forward to reading them.

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Ellie
Reader
Location: Tasmania, Australia

Postby Ellie » Fri April 3rd, 2009, 12:24 am

I love the Amelia Peabody series, undoubtly some of the greatest characters I have ever read about.


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