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Carine
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Currently reading: Jonkvrouw - Jean-Claude Van Ryckeghem
Interest in HF: I love history
Favourite HF book: Can't pin that down to only 1 :-)
Preferred HF: Medieval, Tudor and Ancient Egyptian
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Post by Carine » Wed January 7th, 2009, 6:08 pm

Hello Belili, welcome here !

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favourite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Wed January 7th, 2009, 6:59 pm

Hi Belilli. If you are interested in asian HF, have you read the James Clavell books, Shogun and Tai-Pan?

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Post by diamondlil » Wed January 7th, 2009, 7:50 pm

Glad to see that you are active on the boards already!

Welcome to the group!
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Post by EC2 » Wed January 7th, 2009, 8:48 pm

Welcome Belili! I would love to see a revisionist novel on Henry VII. Tudor or York, I don't mind, just as long as its plausible and not gooey Richard III fanfic.
Not sure that I've read much good crusade fiction, although Graham Shelby's Knights of Dark Renown was very readable 30 years ago and I recently devoured the tongue in cheek Pagan's Crusade YA book by Catherine Jinks.
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Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by Julianne Douglas » Wed January 7th, 2009, 10:46 pm

Welcome, Belilli! The Renaissance is one of my favorite time periods, too.
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Writing the Renaissance

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Post by Leyland » Wed January 7th, 2009, 11:05 pm

[quote=""Belili""]Obviously, I love HF, particularly medieval, Renaissance.[/quote]

Hi Belili. Nice to meet you. Your particulars also work for me!
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Post by donroc » Wed January 7th, 2009, 11:39 pm

Welcome, Belili, and enjoy.
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Bodo the Apostate, a novel set during the reign of Louis the Pious and end of the Carolingian Empire.

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Post by Belili » Thu January 8th, 2009, 12:11 am

Thanks, y'all!

[quote=""MLE""]Hi Belilli. If you are interested in asian HF, have you read the James Clavell books, Shogun and Tai-Pan?[/quote]

No, I haven't! I'll put those on my to-buy list for next month though.

[quote=""EC2""]Welcome Belili! I would love to see a revisionist novel on Henry VII. Tudor or York, I don't mind, just as long as its plausible and not gooey Richard III fanfic.[/quote]

There's no such thing. :D
Not sure that I've read much good crusade fiction, although Graham Shelby's Knights of Dark Renown was very readable 30 years ago and I recently devoured the tongue in cheek Pagan's Crusade YA book by Catherine Jinks.
Nice, I'll have to check those out. So far I have never seen 2nd Crusade-era fiction that focuses on the court of Jerusalem, which is every bit as scandal-ridden, sexy, and effed up as the Tudor court. Well, far fewer people were executed for treason and most of the monarchs were not total douchewaffles, but outside of those facts, there's just as much drama to be had. I can't believe no one's written on that yet.

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