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SonjaMarie
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Location: Vashon, WA
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Postby SonjaMarie » Sat August 1st, 2009, 4:28 am

Ok, I've ordered two books (so far) with my survey/ebay money, and 1 from my mom:
Birthday Present: "London Cemetaries: An Illustrated Guide & Gazetteer" by Hugh Meller & Brian Parsons

"Pompeii: The History, Life and Art of the Buried City" by Marisa Ranieri Panetta
"Jack the Ripper: His Life and Crimes in Popular Entertainment" by Gary Coville & Patrick Lucanio

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emr
Compulsive Reader
Location: Castilla

Postby emr » Sat August 1st, 2009, 7:28 am

This week's "champagne truffles" ;)

Master of Verona by David Blixt
The Face of a Stranger by Anne Perry
Death of a Duchess by Elizabeth Eyre

Interesting that they already have in stock The King's Mistress (within 24 hours) or so they say.
In general I've noticed small diferences in price between the 2 bookdepository sites. I think its because of the bp/dollar/euro exchange rates.

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drspoon
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Location: Pittsburgh Steeler Country

Postby drspoon » Sat August 1st, 2009, 2:31 pm

I'm waiting delivery of The Sunne in Splendor, Shadowbrook, and The Help.
Where is human nature so weak as in a bookstore?" - Henry Ward Beecher

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Kasthu
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Location: Radnor, PA
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Postby Kasthu » Sat August 1st, 2009, 5:29 pm

"emr" wrote:This week's "champagne truffles" ;)

Master of Verona by David Blixt
The Face of a Stranger by Anne Perry
Death of a Duchess by Elizabeth Eyre

Interesting that they already have in stock The King's Mistress (within 24 hours) or so they say.
In general I've noticed small diferences in price between the 2 bookdepository sites. I think its because of the bp/dollar/euro exchange rates.


Speaking of The King's Mistress, I just bought it (from Book Depository through Amazon).

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robinbird79
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Location: Georgia

Postby robinbird79 » Sat August 1st, 2009, 7:48 pm

I bought Alison Weir's The War of the Roses and The Children of Henry VIII today. Looking forward to getting into those. :)
Currently Reading: Crown in Candlelight, R. H. Jarmen

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TLee
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Location: Westchester, NY

Postby TLee » Sun August 2nd, 2009, 5:05 pm

Hit the jackpot at the library today - they were for some odd reason discarding all of their Cecelia Holland and Helen Hollick books. I think I brought home 8 of Holland's including The Great Maria and The Earl and 3 Hollick's including the Kingmaking and Shadow of the King. Also got 3 Georgette Heyer's including My Lord John and the Conqueror. Their loss is my gain!
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EC2
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Postby EC2 » Sun August 2nd, 2009, 5:32 pm

"TLee" wrote:Hit the jackpot at the library today - they were for some odd reason discarding all of their Cecelia Holland and Helen Hollick books. I think I brought home 8 of Holland's including The Great Maria and The Earl and 3 Hollick's including the Kingmaking and Shadow of the King. Also got 3 Georgette Heyer's including My Lord John and the Conqueror. There loss is my gain!


Some haul! :D
Perhaps it was the day to ditch all authors beginning with 'H' ?
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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Chatterbox
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Location: New York

Postby Chatterbox » Sun August 2nd, 2009, 9:00 pm

BD sent me an e-mail last week (v. late Tuesday night) that they had received stock of The King's Mistress and would send it out promptly. But it's still showing as "processing" on the order history site, meaning that it hasn't been sent. Grrr.

I've got a DVD and a Spooks TV series book coming soon from Amazon; I got Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon from US Amazon, just got the second WW2 mystery by Laura Wilson from BD, but my only biggish order went to Amazon.fr:
2nd volume in La cour des dames series -- Les fils de France
Philippe Claudel -- Les ames grises
Andre Malraux -- L'espoir
Gilbert Sinoue -- L'enfant de Bruges
Jean Diwo -- La fontaniere du roy
And the Bordonove biography of Talleyrand.

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Amanda
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Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Amanda » Sun August 2nd, 2009, 10:24 pm

"Chatterbox" wrote:BD sent me an e-mail last week (v. late Tuesday night) that they had received stock of The King's Mistress and would send it out promptly. But it's still showing as "processing" on the order history site, meaning that it hasn't been sent. Grrr.



Previously I have had books that I have received, still showing up as being processed. Wait and see. Though I did order The King's Mistress too, and if I go into the order and select the book, an error comes up. Will wait and see.

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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.
Favorite 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

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sun August 2nd, 2009, 11:15 pm

I bought Hugh and Bess from Amazon, and even though I had serious issues with the last series from the teaching company, when they offered me a 24-lecture series on Henry VIII at half-price, I sprung for it. After checking the credentials of the course lecturer and discovering that he was a well-known Tudor specialist.

The first series I bought (different teacher), Renaissance, Reformation and the Rise of Nations, where the professor in question didn't have his kings or popes straight all the time (grr!) appears to have been focused mostly on the macro-economics of Europe, 1350-1700, and that part was useful.


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