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Post by Oriana » Tue January 20th, 2009, 3:07 pm


My name's Alex and like everyone here I'm a huge fan of historical fiction. :) I have a preference for Medieval, Victorian, Edwardian and WWII periods and I could never resist an historical novel set in India. I also enjoy paranormals, fantasy, sci-fi and many, many other things. :)
I've been living in Paris/France for some years now but I'm originally from Portugal.
I just finished Daughters of the Grail by Elizabeth Chadwick (one of my favorite writers) and it was excellent, as always.

That's all! ;)

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Post by Aneca » Tue January 20th, 2009, 3:08 pm

Hi Alex!!

Glad to see you here :-)

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Post by Misfit » Tue January 20th, 2009, 3:17 pm

Hi Alex welcome aboard. I love novels set in 19C India too.

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Post by boswellbaxter » Tue January 20th, 2009, 3:28 pm

Welcome to the board!
Susan Higginbotham
Coming in October: The Woodvilles


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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
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Post by Rowan » Tue January 20th, 2009, 3:34 pm

Welcome to the group Alex! :)

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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
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Post by Vanessa » Tue January 20th, 2009, 3:35 pm

Hi Alex

Hello and welcome to the board. Hope you enjoy it here!
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 sweetpotatoboy » Tue January 20th, 2009, 3:40 pm

Hi Alex...

Bem-vinda ao fórum!

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Post by Carla » Tue January 20th, 2009, 4:15 pm

Hello and welcome!
PATHS OF EXILE - love, war, honour and betrayal in Anglo-Saxon Northumbria
Editor's Choice, Historical Novels Review, August 2009
Now available as e-book on Amazon Kindleand in Kindle, Epub (Nook, Sony Reader), Palm and other formats on Smashwords
Website: http://www.carlanayland.org
Blog: http://carlanayland.blogspot.com

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Post by EC2 » Tue January 20th, 2009, 5:04 pm

Welcome to the board Alex - glad you enjoyed Daughters of the Grail!
I write as Elizabeth Chadwick, but I'm here mostly as a reader. There are some great reccommendations on the forum and lots of interesting and eclectic discussion :D
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.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal


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Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Tue January 20th, 2009, 7:06 pm

Welcome, Oriana!

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