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LoveHistory
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Location: Wisconsin, USA
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Postby LoveHistory » Mon August 3rd, 2009, 1:13 am

I got some great books today. Which is good cause it'll take my knees a while to recover from walking/standing on cement floors all afternoon. I don't need knees to read. Picked up The Vicar of Wakefield (a copy published in 1900); Mistress Anne by Carolly Erickson; Marie Antoinette by Antonia Fraser; Outlander by Diana Gabaldon; and Tokien's Silmarillion. A few others too but those are my highlights.

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Tue August 4th, 2009, 12:27 pm

Today I received Henrietta's War by Joyce Dennys and The King's Favourite by Susan Holloway Scott.
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Vanessa
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Currently reading: A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee & The Blue by Nancy Bilyeau (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Wed August 5th, 2009, 10:31 am

Recently acquired:

Heart and Soul by Maeve Binchy
Restoration by Rose Tremain
The French Mistress by Susan Holloway Scott
London Belongs to Me by Norman Collins
Wildfire by Sarah Micklem
The Clematis Tree by Ann Widdecombe
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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Veronica
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Location: NT, Australia

Postby Veronica » Wed August 5th, 2009, 11:36 am

Two weeks ago I found I new ( to me it was) second hand bookshop. It was brilliant! And it might be a good thing it is 3 hours drive from me so I can save my money! It had so many HF, both books I had and books I've been looking for for ages.
I limited myself and got:
Tulip Fever - Deborah Moggach
Portrait of an unkown woman - Vanora Bennett
Elizabeth the queen - Alison Weir
The queen of subtleties - Suzannah Dunn
In the company of the courtesan - Sarah Dunant

Best of all? I'm going back this saturday!
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Telynor
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Location: On the Banks of the Hudson

Postby Telynor » Thu August 6th, 2009, 5:29 am

Yesterday was book shopping day. The online catalog at http://www.boydellandbrewer.com is a dangerous, dangerous place...

The Medieval Cook by Bridget Ann Henisch -- nonfiction
Victorian Gardens, Edwardian Gardens, Tudor and Stuart Gardens by Anne Jennings (nonfiction)
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters Wolf Hall: A Novel by Hilary Martel
Samguk Yusa: Legends And History Of The Three Kingdoms Of Ancient Korea (nonfiction)
An Introduction to Korean Culture (nonfiction)
Dancing to the Precipice: The Life of Lucie de la Tour du Pin, Eyewitness to an Era (nonfiction)
The Queen Mother: The Official Biography (nonfiction)
Meresamun: The Life of a Temple Singer (nonfiction)

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Fri August 7th, 2009, 2:15 pm

Wintercombe by Pamella Belle, it's set during the English Civil War (the second one). The US prices are a bit high but I found one for $8 at Thriftbooks. Abe has several sellers in the UK listing it for around $1.

Book description at Goodreads,

Civil war has raged across England for two years while a beautiful Puritan lady guards her husband’s ancestral home, Wintercombe. When enemy troops invade the house and a maniacal Lieutenant terrorizes the family, Silence St. Barbe begins a hopeless love affair with the Royalist captain who defends her honor and protects her children.
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Kasthu
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Location: Radnor, PA
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Postby Kasthu » Sat August 8th, 2009, 9:31 pm

Today I went to the Chester County Book and Music Company again, and basically cleaned out their inventory of Mary Stewart:

The Moonspinners
The Gabriel Hounds
My Brother Michael
Madam, Will You Talk?
Wildfire at Midnight


I also bought No Dark Place, by Joan Wolf, a 12th-century mystery set in England.

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Sat August 8th, 2009, 9:52 pm

"Kasthu" wrote:Today I went to the Chester County Book and Music Company again, and basically cleaned out their inventory of Mary Stewart:

The Moonspinners
The Gabriel Hounds
My Brother Michael
Madam, Will You Talk?
Wildfire at Midnight


I also bought No Dark Place, by Joan Wolf, a 12th-century mystery set in England.


Oooh, nice haul. The Moonspinners and My Brother Michael will make you want to jump a plane and go to Greece.

I'll be looking for your thoughts on the Joan Wolf one. One of my friends at Goodreads tried it and it didn't fare so well.
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boswellbaxter
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Location: North Carolina
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Postby boswellbaxter » Sun August 9th, 2009, 3:26 am

My sharp-eyed husband spotted these in the dollar shelf at Borders:

Sarah Gristwood, Elizabeth and Leicester (NF)

Danny Danzinger and John Gillingham, 1215: The Year of Magna Carta (NF)

And since I had Borders Bucks, I ended up paying a total of $1.06 for these, including a magazine for my daughter!
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Madeleine
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Currently reading: Christmas Lights by Karen Swan
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Mon August 10th, 2009, 11:42 am

Just ordered from Green Metropolis:

The Keeper by Natasha Mostert
the Behaviour of Moths by Poppy Adams
Currently reading "Christmas Lights" by Karen Swan


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