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Postby diamondlil » Thu August 28th, 2008, 9:52 am

"Virgulina" wrote:I recently read and loved "The House at Riverton", if you've liked "The Thirteenth Tale" then I'm almost sure you'll enjoy this one, it has the same gothic ambiance about it.


I loved The Thirteenth Tale, so hopefully this will be good too!

I also really love the Black Jewels Trilogy by Anne Bishop - such a great series

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Postby Divia » Thu August 28th, 2008, 1:42 pm

I found two good books about mourning in the Victorian Era.

Death in the Victorian Family
Sentimental Collaborations: Mourning and Middle-Class Identity in Nineteenth Cent.

Then I got a dull Teaching Library Skills for elementary kids since I"m being forced into an elementary school :(
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Postby Virgulina » Thu August 28th, 2008, 5:34 pm

"diamondlil" wrote:I also really love the Black Jewels Trilogy by Anne Bishop - such a great series

That's what I'm hoping for! :) And I've heard the trilogy doesn't end with a cliffhanger as the author seems to have decided that the trilogy needed more books! :p


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Postby SonjaMarie » Fri August 29th, 2008, 2:37 am

Went to Half Price Books today and picked up:
"Jack Knife" by Virginia Baker, about people from the future going to the past to try to stop Jack the Ripper, supposed to be good, we'll see.


"Ghosts of Old Europe" by Hans Holzer.

There were two other books I wanted but they were relatively new and still a little much for me at over $12.

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Postby Amanda » Fri August 29th, 2008, 4:26 am

Yesterday I got:

Red River by Lalita Tademy (I already have Cane River to read too)
Auschwitz by Laurence Rees (NF)

These were on sale, and I just managed to resist buying a couple of Jules Watson books too. I know someone here must of read some of her books! What are they like, and will I have to go back to the shop and buy them (I think they were only $7).

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Postby diamondlil » Sat August 30th, 2008, 5:18 am

I've read those books by Jules Watson and really liked them.

I will try to find my reviews of them and post them in the review section.

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Postby princess garnet » Sat August 30th, 2008, 2:09 pm

Went to Borders on my day off yesterday and got My Lady of Cleves by Margaret Campbell Barnes. I'm glad it's been reissued! I'd like to read her take on Anne of Cleves.

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Postby Amanda » Mon September 1st, 2008, 5:28 am

Went shopping....again! At least they were all on sale

Lady of Hay - Barbara Erskine
Kingdom of Shadows - Barbara Erskine (haven't read anything of hers yet)
The Widow of the South - Robert Hicks
The Last Witchfinder - James Morrow
The Ruby in Her Navel - Barry Unsworth

And when I got home the postie delivered an ARC of a book by an Australian author Michael Meehan. Its called Deception and the blurb sounds interesting:

From the blood-soaked streets of the 1870 siege of Paris, to the tear-gas and chaos of its student riots of 1968; from the desolate, windswept Australian desert to the appalling dank prisons of 19th Century New Caledonia, Deception tells an epic, dramatic story of a search for truth, spanning continents and generations.

A young Australian man arrives in riot-ravaged Paris, armed with an ancient manuscript written in French and an obsessive desire to piece together the fragments of a mystery that has haunted him since childhood. His journey takes him back and forth in time, over the ruins of desert and city, and through the wrecks and mirages of history and memory.

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Postby diamondlil » Mon September 1st, 2008, 6:52 am

That sounds like it could be interesting.
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Postby Judith » Mon September 1st, 2008, 11:42 pm

Haven't been book shopping as of late, but there is a book I'm thinking of getting. Lady Elizabeth: A Novel, by Alison Weir. It will be out in paperback on the 4th of November.

Have any of you read this one?

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