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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Tue September 15th, 2009, 7:26 pm

Now that the 2 weeks are over I've ordered:
"Casanova: Actor Lover Priest Spy" by Ian Kelly
"Becoming Cleopatra: The Shifting Image of an Icon" by Francesca T. Royster
"The Fabrication of Louis XIV" by Peter Burke
"Bloody Business: An Anecdotal History of Scotland Yard" by H. P. Jeffers

SM
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Chatterbox
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Location: New York

Postby Chatterbox » Tue September 15th, 2009, 7:32 pm

"Madeleine" wrote:
Have just ordered "A Rare Interest in Corpses" by Ann Granger, the first in a historical series (1864 or thereabouts if I remember rightly).


The first one is very good; the sequel not quite as strong.

Chatterbox
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Location: New York

Postby Chatterbox » Tue September 15th, 2009, 7:33 pm

Just ordered some replacements for my AWOL Cadfael mysteries via PBS. I had more than 20 credits, which is ridiculous, so used some. Also ordered some mysteries/thrillers & some books by Jane Aiken Hodge that I haven't read in more than 20 years.

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boswellbaxter
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Postby boswellbaxter » Thu September 17th, 2009, 3:43 am

Thanks to Tanzanite's blog, I went to Barnes and Noble to pick up my reserved copy of Eamon Duffy's Fires of Faith (NF), and what should I see but Robert Hutchison's Thomas Cromwell (NF) on the shelf too! So I bought 'em both. I felt a little guilty about buying two books instead of just one, but then I congratulated myself in not having given way to the hype and purchased Dan Brown's latest. So I left feeling highly virtuous for not having bought three books.
Susan Higginbotham
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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 September 17th, 2009, 3:51 am

Went and bought new copies of Margaret Campbell Barnes' reissued Tudor novels.
(Don't ask... I like having two copies of some things.) :o :o :o
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Veronica
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Location: NT, Australia

Postby Veronica » Thu September 17th, 2009, 6:05 am

"Nefret" wrote:Here are some titles for you to look for...

Crossed (A Tale of the Fourth Crusade)
The Fool's Tale
Revenge of the Rose


Thank you for that. :)

Put an order in today for following books:

The time of my life - Patrick Swayze
Darkly dreaming Dexter - Jeff Lindsay (tv-show really good so curious about the book)
Have a little faith - Mitch Albom (he is great!)
The fires of Vesuvius: Pompeii lost and found - Mary Beard (can't wait for this one!)

And I'm waiting for following to arrive:

The last queen - CW Gortner !!!!
Mozart's women - Jane Glover
Helen of Troy - Margaret George
[SIZE="3"]"Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted"[/SIZE]

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Thu September 17th, 2009, 6:08 am

The Mary Beard book is excellent and I'm glad others are reading it even if it's not fiction.

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Veronica
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Location: NT, Australia

Postby Veronica » Thu September 17th, 2009, 6:15 am

"SonjaMarie" wrote:The Mary Beard book is excellent and I'm glad others are reading it even if it's not fiction.

SM


Oh I'm happy to hear that! I had my eye on it for a while and thought I might as well get it now. Interest sparked after being in Pompeii this year. Wanna go back and see more! :)
[SIZE="3"]"Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted"[/SIZE]

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Thu September 17th, 2009, 6:20 am

Our Tely is going to Pompeii on her upcoming trip. I wish I could visit it some day but right now it's just a distant dream, sigh. But at least I can visit there vicariously through the books!

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Amanda
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Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Amanda » Thu September 17th, 2009, 8:53 am

"Veronica" wrote:Oh I'm happy to hear that! I had my eye on it for a while and thought I might as well get it now. Interest sparked after being in Pompeii this year. Wanna go back and see more! :)


There is an exhibition on in Melbourne atm. If only it was coming to Sydney! Mind you...it would be a bit of a stretch to go to Katherine!

I read the book a couple of months ago, and enjoyed it.

Here is something for you to listen to in the meantime:

http://www.abc.net.au/rn/bookshow/stories/2009/2521484.htm


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