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Miss Moppet
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Post by Miss Moppet » Mon September 21st, 2009, 6:46 pm

[quote=""sweetpotatoboy""]

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![/quote]

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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Post by 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 "In the Woods" by Tana French & "The Winter Crown" by Elizabeth Chadwick

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Post by 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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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue September 22nd, 2009, 8:25 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]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. :) [/quote]

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

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

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]Hope it's a good book for all that trouble!

SM[/quote]

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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Post by 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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Post by 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.
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Post by 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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Post by 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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Post by 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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