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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Wed August 26th, 2009, 8:44 pm

"Miss Moppet" wrote:The autumn is usually my favourite season too, but this year I feel depressed at the idea of the days drawing in, etc. Rainy and windy today - seems like that's it for the British summer this year.

Anyway, scary books. What about Barbara Erskine's Midnight Is A Lonely Place - I can't read that at night, it keeps me awake. About a writer who moves to a cottage by the sea in the middle of winter and it turns out to be haunted, big time.

Or Bram Stoker, Dracula.


I liked that one of Erskine. Lots of things that go bump in the night if I recall. Dumas wrote a book of ghost stories but I've not yet got my hands on it. I think Wharton wrote some ghost stories as well, I'll have to look up the title when I'm home. It's in the big pile somewhere.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Nefret
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Favorite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Postby Nefret » Thu August 27th, 2009, 2:06 am

Found used copies of the books I just ordered. :o So, canceled that.

Then decided to order Here was a Man by Norah Lofts. I liked her other reissues very much.

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Veronica
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Location: NT, Australia

Postby Veronica » Thu August 27th, 2009, 7:31 am

"Nefret" wrote:Then decided to order Here was a Man by Norah Lofts. I liked her other reissues very much.


Wonder if you'll like this one (personally I didn't but wanna try her other books) :o
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Veronica
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Location: NT, Australia

Postby Veronica » Thu August 27th, 2009, 8:01 am

Arrived from Ebay today:

Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles Margaret George
The Colour - Rose Tremain
The glass of time - Michael Cox
The house of Allerbrook - Valerie Anand

Anyone read these?

This is my last buys for this year!! (fingers crossed)
Joining the challenge at this forum and thought I might as well stick to it for the rest of the year.. really I don't need more books. really...
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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & And So It Begins by Rachel Abbott (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 » Thu August 27th, 2009, 9:01 am

I enjoyed The Colour, it's an interesting read - it's not pacey, though. I have The Glass of Time and House of Allerbrook on my TBR pile. I've read The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox and loved it.
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Veronica
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Location: NT, Australia

Postby Veronica » Thu August 27th, 2009, 9:14 am

"Vanessa" wrote:I enjoyed The Colour, it's an interesting read - it's not pacey, though. I have The Glass of Time and House of Allerbrook on my TBR pile. I've read The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox and loved it.


Thought The colour could be interesting living so "close" to NZ, mayb elearn something.
I do wonder if I should read The meaning of the night first since I got the sequal...
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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & And So It Begins by Rachel Abbott (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 » Thu August 27th, 2009, 10:28 am

Glass of Time is supposed to be a sequel to The Meaning of Night, but I do believe you can read them as separate books.
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 » Thu August 27th, 2009, 10:52 am

"Vanessa" wrote:Glass of Time is supposed to be a sequel to The Meaning of Night, but I do believe you can read them as separate books.


Thank you :)
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Madeleine
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Currently reading: A Trail through Time by Jodi Taylor & Angel by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Thu August 27th, 2009, 1:23 pm

"Miss Moppet" wrote:The autumn is usually my favourite season too, but this year I feel depressed at the idea of the days drawing in, etc. Rainy and windy today - seems like that's it for the British summer this year.

Anyway, scary books. What about Barbara Erskine's Midnight Is A Lonely Place - I can't read that at night, it keeps me awake. About a writer who moves to a cottage by the sea in the middle of winter and it turns out to be haunted, big time.

Or Bram Stoker, Dracula.


Agree about the dreary British summer :(

Re Erskine's books - I found Midnight a good read buta bit OTT, now House of Echoes is really creepy (similar plot to Midnight) with a bit of history thrown in, also Hiding from the Light is pretty spooky - set around Halloween and all about witches and the ghost of the Witchfinder General coming after a modern-day witch.
Currently reading "A Trail through Time" by Jodi Taylor & "Angel" by L J Ross

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Nefret
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Favorite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Postby Nefret » Fri August 28th, 2009, 5:24 am

"Veronica" wrote:Wonder if you'll like this one (personally I didn't but wanna try her other books) :o


And why didn't you like it? Just curious.


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