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hi from bonny Scotland

Post by juleswatson » Mon February 2nd, 2009, 8:35 am

Hi everyone, I just joined. I'm an Australian of British parents, now in the highlands of Scotland. We get around! Always obsessed with historical fiction, particularly anything about the Celts, early Britons, Romans, and Saxons. I'm a Celtophile! I started writing novels about my fav topic, ooh, years ago, and since then my reading has tailed off dreadfully. Which is very embarrassing for an author. So, I seek to remedy that, and look forward to reading about your suggestions. :)

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Post by Vanessa » Mon February 2nd, 2009, 10:57 am

Hi Jules

Hello and welcome. Hope you enjoy it here! I'm sure you will find plenty of ideas for what to read on here. Have a look at the 'By Era' thread.
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 Madeleine » Mon February 2nd, 2009, 11:43 am

Hi Jules and welcome.

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Post by Carine » Mon February 2nd, 2009, 12:31 pm

Hello Jules, welcome here !
My partner is also Scottish and has read your books, I haven't yet but they are on my list to be read !

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Post by donroc » Mon February 2nd, 2009, 12:55 pm

Welcome, Jules, and enjoy.

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXZthhY6 ... annel_page

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Post by Alaric » Mon February 2nd, 2009, 1:15 pm

Welcome to the forum. :)

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Post by Misfit » Mon February 2nd, 2009, 1:35 pm

Hi Jules, welcome aboard.

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Post by Rowan » Mon February 2nd, 2009, 2:02 pm

Hooray! You joined!! I look forward to reading another spectacular story in The Swan Maiden. :D

As for reading suggestions, you might consider scanning through the reviews already listed for something that piques your interest. :) That's what I did when I first joined and have a huge TBR pile. :)

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Post by boswellbaxter » Mon February 2nd, 2009, 3:00 pm

Welcome! Glad to have you here.
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Coming in October: The Woodvilles


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Post by EC2 » Mon February 2nd, 2009, 3:20 pm

Welcome Jules from another author who loves to read historical fiction! I grew up in Scotland, but more the lowlands - Glasgow. I'm sure you'll find loads of useful reccommendations and interesting discussions here! :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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