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

Postby Nefret » Sun October 4th, 2009, 2:16 am

The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir.

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princess garnet
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Location: Maryland

Postby princess garnet » Mon October 5th, 2009, 1:18 am

"Nefret" wrote:The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir.

I have that book on my shelf. I like the old cover design than the new one.

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

Postby Nefret » Mon October 5th, 2009, 2:17 am

"princess garnet" wrote:I have that book on my shelf. I like the old cover design than the new one.


I have the 1991 US edition. Though I prefer the 2008 UK edition.

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: The Dark Angel by Elly Griffiths
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Mon October 5th, 2009, 11:38 am

Have ordered:

The Private Patient by P D James
The Cemetery of Secrets by David Hewson
Lord John and the Private Matter by Diana Gabaldon
A Way through the Woods by Katharine McMahon

and have just received The Book of Unholy Mischief in the post.
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Currently reading "The Dark Angel" by Elly Griffiths

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Road To Newgate by Kate Braithwaite & Darling Blue by Tracy Rees (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 » Mon October 5th, 2009, 9:07 pm

The Night Villa by Carol Goodman
Dewey: A Small Town, a Library and the World's Most Beloved Cat by Vicki Myron
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

Chatterbox
Bibliophile
Location: New York

Postby Chatterbox » Tue October 6th, 2009, 5:34 pm

I am about to undertake a massive splurge and buy Duncan Wu's biography of William Hazlitt. Hazlitt is such a fascinating & unknown character, but a superb literary stylist, friend of all the Romantic poets, a curmudgeon and a fascinating and unconventional thinker.

Just arrived from Amazon.co.uk is the third Stieg Larsson thriller, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. I'm going to save that as a treat for a day when I'm down in the dumps and need something amazing to bounce back.

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: The Dark Angel by Elly Griffiths
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Tue October 6th, 2009, 6:45 pm

Have just ordered The Night Villa by Carol Goodman.
Currently reading "The Dark Angel" by Elly Griffiths

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Amanda
Compulsive Reader
Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Amanda » Wed October 7th, 2009, 1:30 am

My copy of Alison Weir's new book The Lady in the Tower just arrived!

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SonjaMarie
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Location: Vashon, WA
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Postby SonjaMarie » Wed October 7th, 2009, 1:31 am

"Amanda" wrote:My copy of Alison Weir's new book The Lady in the Tower just arrived!


Ooh, lucky you! I'm looking forward to hearing what you think of it.

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Chatterbox
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Location: New York

Postby Chatterbox » Wed October 7th, 2009, 5:13 pm

Just arrived: Lustrum, by Robert Harris. It's his sequel to Imperium, and also about Cicero and Tiro. Covers similar ground to that of McCullough's Rome books, but Harris has a better sense of pacing.


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