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annis
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Postby annis » Sat November 28th, 2009, 2:55 am

Posted by Chatterbox
Scored a copy of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo from Amazon for $6. It's going to my mother for Xmas...


I gave a copy of this to my oldest son a while back, so he is getting "The Girl Who Played With Fire" for his birthday next week and "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" for Xmas. Great series- we have similar tastes in fiction, so wanted to share the pleasure--

Just bought for myself a couple of Margaret Irwin's from an online auction, both about James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose- "The Proud Servant" and "The Bride". Has anyone read these? I hadn't heard of his friendship with Louise Hollandine, sister of Prince Rupert of the Rhine, so not sure if it's based on fact or not.

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EC2
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Postby EC2 » Sat November 28th, 2009, 10:05 am

Thanks Nona :-)

I recently bought Medieval Dress and Fashion by Margaret Scott (non fiction).

Christmas books bought for rellies (only 1 historical)

Unseen Academicals - Terry Pratchett (son)
Ruso and the Demented Doctor - Ruth Downie (husband)
Murder at the Laurels - Lesley Cookman (mum)
Adventures of a 21st Century Dowser - John Baker (dad)
Dead Tomorrow - Peter James (son's g/friend)
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

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nona
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Location: Oklahoma

just for laughs

Postby nona » Sat November 28th, 2009, 2:20 pm

hehe, a few days ago I recieved The Wild Hunt and The Running Vixen from book depository and my husband just chuckled. Later he saw them on the shelf and did a double take, he laughed and asked me why I had two copies of the same book (the Wild Hunt) then I had to explain that one was a 1st edition (I can't get rid of it!!) and the recent was re-release because I was buying all three and wanted them to match. He laughed and said good thing I love you.

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Sat November 28th, 2009, 3:16 pm

"nona" wrote:hehe, a few days ago I recieved The Wild Hunt and The Running Vixen from book depository and my husband just chuckled. Later he saw them on the shelf and did a double take, he laughed and asked me why I had two copies of the same book (the Wild Hunt) then I had to explain that one was a 1st edition (I can't get rid of it!!) and the recent was re-release because I was buying all three and wanted them to match. He laughed and said good thing I love you.


Get read of the first edition? Is he freaking crazy? Last time I looked it was selling for a pretty penny.
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nona
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Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Sat November 28th, 2009, 3:31 pm

lol, he is not into books but cars so I explained in car lingo so now I find him looking at them like their some rare '67 Chevelle or something.

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Sat November 28th, 2009, 7:00 pm

"nona" wrote:lol, he is not into books but cars so I explained in car lingo so now I find him looking at them like their some rare '67 Chevelle or something.


Heh, don't tell him what Kathryn in the Court of Six Queens is going for ;)
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boswellbaxter
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Postby boswellbaxter » Sat November 28th, 2009, 7:29 pm

I've had to be sparing in my book shopping lately (car needed major surgery), but I did find a copy of Nicholas Orme's From Childhood to Chivalry: The Education of English Kings and Aristocracy 1066-1530 on Amazon a week or so ago. The price was so low (under $10) I had to bite. It arrived in almost perfect condition except for two highlighted spots of text.
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Madeleine
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Currently reading: The Wildflowers by Harriet Evans & The Loving Cup by Winston Graham
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Sat November 28th, 2009, 8:53 pm

After a quiet non book-buying period I bought 4 today:

Dead Tomorrow by Peter James
and 3 Bernard Knight Crowner John mysteries:
Fear in the Forest
figure of Hate
The Awful Secret
Currently reading "The Wildflowers" by Harriet Evans & "The Loving Cup" by Winston Graham

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Sat November 28th, 2009, 9:29 pm

I received a copy of The Secret of the Glass by Donna Russo Morin this week.
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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Sat November 28th, 2009, 9:53 pm

"diamondlil" wrote:I received a copy of The Secret of the Glass by Donna Russo Morin this week.


I'll be curious to see what you think of that. I read her first book (The Courtier's Secret). The purple prose and a few other things landed it on The List.
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