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Miss Moppet
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Location: North London
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Postby Miss Moppet » Mon September 21st, 2009, 6:46 pm

"sweetpotatoboy" wrote:
Historical Figures in Fiction - Hartman/Sapp

Someone asked about this last book. Well, now that I have received it, I can comment on it. It's very basic, but I can see that it will be a helpful resource. All it does is list historical characters in alphabetical order and give novels in which they appear with publication details. There's also a cross-reference index by author. I've not seen a comprehensive reference like this online and what there is is normally by period/geography than by character.
The book does date from 1994, so of course anything after that is obviously not included.
I'm happy to look anything up for anyone!


That sounds useful - I had no idea such a book existed.

But, as you say it doesn't include the last 15 years which have produced so many new HF titles. An online resource organised by character would be such a good idea, especially if it included a brief description of how the character was portrayed and if the book stuck to the known facts or made up stuff for them to do.

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: The Body in the Ice by A J Mackenzie & A Death in the Dales by Julia Chapman
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Tue September 22nd, 2009, 4:31 pm

Just ordered the 2nd of the Nicholas Le floch books: "The Man with the Lead Stomach" from Green Metropolis.
Currently reading "The Body in the Ice" by A J Mackenzie & "A Death in the Dales" by Julia Chapman

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Tue September 22nd, 2009, 8:02 pm

It took forever but I finally have my hands on a hardback copy of Susan Howatch's Wheel of Fortune. Waited months for the library's one copy only to discover they lost it. Ordered one from PBS and the guy mailed it to someone else. Found another at PBS and it just arrived safe and sound. :)
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SonjaMarie
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Location: Vashon, WA
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Postby SonjaMarie » Tue September 22nd, 2009, 8:25 pm

"Misfit" wrote:It took forever but I finally have my hands on a hardback copy of Susan Howatch's Wheel of Fortune. Waited months for the library's one copy only to discover they lost it. Ordered one from PBS and the guy mailed it to someone else. Found another at PBS and it just arrived safe and sound. :)


Hope it's a good book for all that trouble!

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Tue September 22nd, 2009, 8:42 pm

"SonjaMarie" wrote:Hope it's a good book for all that trouble!

SM


If its anything like Cashelmara and Penmarric its worth it. Miss Moppet should be just about finished with it, I'll wait for her report.
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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Tue September 22nd, 2009, 10:12 pm

I haven't been buying much lately, but I do have some Borders vouchers to spend soon!! I know what one of the books will be but not sure on the others yet.

Recently I bought The Camomile Lawn by Mary Wesley, and I received Pendragon's Banner by Helen Hollick.
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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Year That Changed Everything by Cathy Kelly
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 September 23rd, 2009, 8:25 am

I have The Camomile Lawn on my TBR pile - I loved the TV series years ago with Jennifer Ehle as Calypso.
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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Amanda
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Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Amanda » Wed September 23rd, 2009, 8:47 am

Today the postman delivered:

Vainglory - Geraldine McCreaghrean

And thanks to a recent giveaway on readingthepast (thanks Sarah!):
East of the Sun by Julia gregson
The Widow's War by Mary Mackey

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nona
Bibliophile
Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Wed September 23rd, 2009, 7:50 pm

I picked up from the library The Last of The Amazons by Steven Pressfield and my Library Friends tote bag, rather then keep carrying stacks well high enough to block my visiob out the dorr they talked me into buying their tote. What can I say I'm a sucker :D

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Kasthu
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Location: Radnor, PA
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Postby Kasthu » Wed September 23rd, 2009, 9:45 pm

Last night I picked up a used copy of The Garden of Persephone, by Cesar Rotondi; and also bought four more books in the Morland Dynasty series.
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