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March 2009 - What are you reading?

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
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 » Thu March 12th, 2009, 12:15 pm

[quote=""diamondlil""]Today I am starting Angelique and the Sultan by Sergeanne Golon. The cover is quite interesting on this one! Maybe it should have been called Angelique looking sultry!

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I think I'd have to put some brown paper round it or take a cover from another book and wrap that round it, if I were taking it anywhere public!!! :eek: ;) :D
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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
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
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Thu March 12th, 2009, 12:15 pm

I'm just about to start The Seduction of Water by Carol Goodman.
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Post by diamondlil » Thu March 12th, 2009, 12:19 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]I think I'd have to put some brown paper round it or take a cover from another book and wrap that round it, if I were taking it anywhere public!!! :eek: ;) :D [/quote]

I did get a couple of looks on the train!
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Post by LCW » Thu March 12th, 2009, 7:47 pm

I'm about 50 pages into The Dress Lodger by Sheri Homan. It took me a few pages to get used to the prose style and I almost put it aside once. I think I'm into it now though. We'll see! And is it just me or is this book written in some weird sort of present tense? I've never come across writing like this so I have nothing to compare to.
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Post by EC2 » Thu March 12th, 2009, 8:21 pm

Started The Lady Elizabeth by Alison Weir and wall-banged it very fast. A three year old who can embroider and think emotionally like an adult and put timescale into context? I think not! IMO the writing needs a good edit too. Couldn't be doing with it.
Instead I have picked up The Mysteries of Glass by Sue Gee - 19thC Herefordshire, and already I'm loving it. What beautiful, writing, delicate as crystal, but muscular too.
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 Susan » Thu March 12th, 2009, 9:51 pm

[quote=""EC2""]Started The Lady Elizabeth by Alison Weir and wall-banged it very fast. A three year old who can embroider and think emotionally like an adult and put timescale into context? I think not! IMO the writing needs a good edit too. Couldn't be doing with it.[/quote]

A friend gave me her copy of this book and said I could keep it. I said thank you although I had already decided I did not want to read it. Please, enough of baby Elizabeth, young Elizabeth, middle-aged Elizabeth, old Elizabeth!
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Favourite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
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Post by Nefret » Fri March 13th, 2009, 3:23 am

Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters. Have decided to read this series in order. :D

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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri March 13th, 2009, 3:56 am

I've finished "Faberge's Eggs: The Extraordinary Story of the Masterpieces That Outlived An Empire" by Toby Faber. This is a very interesting and fascinating book. It discusses how Faberge got started, how he started creating the eggs for Empress Marie and then Empress Alexandra, and their "life" after the murders of the Romanovs. I really enjoyed this book.

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Post by annis » Fri March 13th, 2009, 5:53 am

Vanessa, you asked me earlier what i thought of Martin Davies' "Unicorn Road". i found it a haunting medieval tale, and I'll definitely be hunting out the "Conjuror's Bird"
I've posted a review of "Unicorn Road" at Margaret's HNI site. I'll add the link if you're interested.
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Currently reading: Jonkvrouw - Jean-Claude Van Ryckeghem
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Post by Carine » Fri March 13th, 2009, 8:09 am

[quote=""Nefret""]Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters. Have decided to read this series in order. :D [/quote]

I read it a few months ago and enjoyed it. I'm certainly going to read the rest of the series.
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