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Ash
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Location: Arizona, USA

Post by Ash » Sat October 10th, 2009, 3:08 am

I bought the new Terry Pratchett, so will take a few day off reading HF. And I will do so with a big smile on my face.

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "3 Things about Elsie" by Joanna Cannon & "Water Proof" by Chris Crowther
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Sat October 10th, 2009, 11:28 am

Have ordered Darkness Rising by Frank Tallis.
Currently reading "Three Things about Elsie" by Joanna Cannon & "Water Proof" by Chris Crowther

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Nefret
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Joined: February 2009
Favourite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Post by Nefret » Sun October 11th, 2009, 12:37 am

The Duchess by Amanda Foreman

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Susan
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Location: New Jersey, USA

Post by Susan » Mon October 12th, 2009, 10:51 pm

I just ordered Wolf Hall and the new biography of the Queen Mother.
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LoveHistory
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Post by LoveHistory » Mon October 12th, 2009, 11:10 pm

Picking up a Christmas present for my dad I was drawn to the paperback section and got The Once and Future King.

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Vanessa
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Joined: August 2008
Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Tue October 13th, 2009, 7:36 am

Sunflowers by Sheramy Bundrick
Some Other Eden by Natasha Farrant
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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emr
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Joined: January 2009
Location: Castilla

Post by emr » Tue October 13th, 2009, 8:16 am

Just got Fire and Shadow by David Hillier in the mail :D

And it smells strongly of tobacco... oh well
"So many books, so little time."
— Frank Zappa

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Madeleine
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Joined: August 2008
Currently reading: "3 Things about Elsie" by Joanna Cannon & "Water Proof" by Chris Crowther
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Wed October 14th, 2009, 3:51 pm

Yuk, emr, that sounds horrible.

Just ordered "Pride and Prejudice & Zombies" from Amazon (they now have free delivery on everything, yay - perhaps this should go under the "excuses to buy a book" thread!); too good to resist for someone who has an Austen aversion (thank you A Level English); I can now rebel, although I have to admit that I did actually enjoy P & P when I finally brought myself to read it several years ago.
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Post by TLee » Thu October 15th, 2009, 9:30 pm

Bought 3 books by Barbara Erskine in a used bookstore on vacation to Canada. I got Lady of Hay, Kingdom of Shadows and Child of the Phoenix. I have never read anything by her before, but these looked really good. Has anyone read anything by her?

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Vanessa
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Joined: August 2008
Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Thu October 15th, 2009, 9:33 pm

Yes, I've read most of Barbara Erskine's novel and have always enjoyed them. She's one of my favourite authors. They do have a touch of the supernatural about them, as well as some historical fiction.
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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