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Postby Carla » Thu March 11th, 2010, 10:41 am

"annis" wrote:I haven't read any, but he was a contemporary of Dickens and Bulwer-Lytton, and wrote in the romantic adventure style of Sir Walter Scott, so "romance" here is meant in the original sense. I suspect they might be a bit OTT in style.
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Is he the Harrison Ainsworth who wrote a novel about the Pendle Witches? If so, I think Annis is probably right about the style :-)
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Secrets of the Tudor Court by D.L. Bogdan

Postby Jemidar » Sat March 13th, 2010, 5:46 pm

Okay I'll admit it, the title sucked me in :p .

And to cut a long story short, I saw this book while browsing on Amazon but cant find a blurb for it anywhere so was wondering if anyone had heard anything about it? It's available for pre-order and is released at the end of April 2010.

What makes me ask is that one bookseller listed it in the gay erotica section (:eek :) which is not my normal area of interest...lol.
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Postby Misfit » Sat March 13th, 2010, 6:30 pm

"Jemidar" wrote:Okay I'll admit it, the title sucked me in :p .

And to cut a long story short, I saw this book while browsing on Amazon but cant find a blurb for it anywhere so was wondering if anyone had heard anything about it? It's available for pre-order and is released at the end of April 2010.

What makes me ask is that one bookseller listed it in the gay erotica section (:eek :) which is not my normal area of interest...lol.


I'm waiting for reviews and/or if the library gets it. My track record with this publishing house (the volcano of honey comes to mind) is very very poor, but that is just my humble opinion.

At the very least, I recommend waiting until the Search Inside feature is turned on and check it out that way.
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Postby boswellbaxter » Sat March 13th, 2010, 7:05 pm

"Misfit" wrote:I'm waiting for reviews and/or if the library gets it. My track record with this publishing house (the volcano of honey comes to mind) is very very poor, but that is just my humble opinion.

At the very least, I recommend waiting until the Search Inside feature is turned on and check it out that way.


I believe it's about Mary Howard, who married Henry VIII's son Henry Fitzroy. The Search Inside feature has been activated--it looked interesting from what I could tell.
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Postby annis » Sat March 13th, 2010, 7:16 pm

Posted by Carla
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s he the Harrison Ainsworth who wrote a novel about the Pendle Witches?


Yep, that's the one. "The Lancashire Witches: A Romance of Pendle Forest" You can get a taste of it here:
http://books.google.co.nz/books?id=9r2Nf8_7RosC&printsec=frontcover&dq=lancashire+witches+ainsworth&source=bl&ots=pK743lNpmD&sig=Z-qbkYifBAnAqPJ8QbPNtsl3zVI&hl=en&ei=4-ObS-LBGYrkswPC3NCdAg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CAYQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=&f=false

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Postby Misfit » Sat March 13th, 2010, 8:04 pm

"boswellbaxter" wrote:I believe it's about Mary Howard, who married Henry VIII's son Henry Fitzroy. The Search Inside feature has been activated--it looked interesting from what I could tell.


Thanks, I'll check it out.
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Secrets of the Tudor Court by D.L. Bogdan

Postby Jemidar » Sat March 13th, 2010, 8:40 pm

"Misfit" wrote:I'm waiting for reviews and/or if the library gets it. My track record with this publishing house (the volcano of honey comes to mind) is very very poor, but that is just my humble opinion.

At the very least, I recommend waiting until the Search Inside feature is turned on and check it out that way.


"boswellbaxter" wrote:I believe it's about Mary Howard, who married Henry VIII's son Henry Fitzroy. The Search Inside feature has been activated--it looked interesting from what I could tell.



Thanks guys :) . I didn't think to use the "look inside" thingy...duh :rolleyes: .

BTW, does the volcano of honey reference have anything to do with Anne of Cleves and Katherine Howard? And if it does, can you please tell me the name of the book? :D
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Postby Misfit » Sat March 13th, 2010, 9:13 pm

"Jemidar" wrote:Thanks guys :) . I didn't think to use the "look inside" thingy...duh :rolleyes: .

BTW, does the volcano of honey reference have anything to do with Anne of Cleves and Katherine Howard? And if it does, can you please tell me the name of the book? :D


:D :D :D

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Postby diamondlil » Sun March 21st, 2010, 11:00 am

"Jemidar" wrote:Okay I'll admit it, the title sucked me in :p .

And to cut a long story short, I saw this book while browsing on Amazon but cant find a blurb for it anywhere so was wondering if anyone had heard anything about it? It's available for pre-order and is released at the end of April 2010.

What makes me ask is that one bookseller listed it in the gay erotica section (:eek :) which is not my normal area of interest...lol.


I've heard of it. I was offered an ARC but I am drowning at the moment, so turned it down.

There is a blurb on Barnes and Noble and going on that it would be a bit of a surprise if it was gay erotica!

When young Mary Howard receives the news that she will be leaving her home for the grand court of King Henry VIII, to attend his mistress Anne Boleyn, she is ecstatic. Everything Anne touches seems to turn to gold, and Mary is certain Anne will one day become Queen. But Mary has also seen the King's fickle nature and how easily he discards those who were once close to him...

Discovering that she is a pawn in a carefully orchestrated plot devised by her father, the duke of Norfolk, Mary dare not disobey him. Yet despite all of her efforts to please him, she too falls prey to his cold wrath. Not until she becomes betrothed to Harry Fitzroy, the Duke of Richmond and son to King Henry VIII, does Mary finds the love and approval she's been seeking. But just when Mary believes she is finally free of her father, the tides turn. Now Mary must learn to play her part well in a dangerous chess game that could change her life-and the course of history.
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Postby Jemidar » Sun March 21st, 2010, 2:15 pm

"diamondlil" wrote:There is a blurb on Barnes and Noble and going on that it would be a bit of a surprise if it was gay erotica!


Thanks a lot :) .

Yes, I thought it unlikely but I just wanted to make sure, as I've been caught out with books not being what I thought before :o . It's amazing what's out there some days!
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