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nona
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Post by nona » Tue December 2nd, 2008, 3:14 pm

I got We Speak No Treason(Rosemary Jarman) and Secret Life of Josephine(Caarrolly Erickson) in the mail yesterday, it took two sellers and almost three months but I finally got SLofJ I can't wait to steal a day or so and indulge myself.

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Post by nona » Wed December 3rd, 2008, 1:58 pm

received We Speak No Treason II by Rosemary Jarman and Great Harry by Carolly Erickson, it doesn't seem like a HF and it has Potraits of all the important people in his life like Ann B, Katherine, Wosley, Anne of Cleves and his mother and so forth. looks interesting at least.

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Post by boswellbaxter » Wed December 3rd, 2008, 2:04 pm

received We Speak No Treason II by Rosemary Jarman and Great Harry by Carolly Erickson, it doesn't seem like a HF and it has Potraits of all the important people in his life like Ann B, Katherine, Wosley, Anne of Cleves and his mother and so forth. looks interesting at least.
I think Great Harry is a biography. I don't think Erickson took up writing HF until relatively recently.
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Vanessa
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Currently reading: An Abiding Fire by M L Logue & The Flower Girls by Alice Clark Platts
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Post by Vanessa » Wed December 3rd, 2008, 2:49 pm

The King's Daughter by Sandra Worth
The Wild Hunt by Elizabeth Chadwick
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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Post by TLee » Wed December 3rd, 2008, 9:34 pm

The King's Daughter by Sandra Worth
The Greatest Knight by Elizabeth Chadwick
The Scarlett Lion by Elizabeth Chadwick
Lords of the White Castle by Elizabeth Chadwick
The Conquest by Elizabeth Chadwick
A Place Beyond Courage by Elizabeth Chadwick

I went a bit crazy on bookdepository.com. Now I just need the time to sit and read them all - but oh what treasures to look forward to!

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Post by Susan » Thu December 4th, 2008, 1:36 am

I was ordering a Christmas present for my daughter from Amazon, so of course I had to buy something for me.

Murder of a Medici Princess" by Caroline P. Murphy
(Our Telynor's excellent review was the first review listed!)

"Girl with a Pearl Earring" by Tracy Chevalier
(I don't know why I haven't yet read this.)

"Four Queens: The Provencal Sisters Who Ruled Europe" by Nancy Goldstone
(I got this in hardcover for $6.99.)
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Post by nona » Thu December 4th, 2008, 4:11 am

I got The Thistle and the Rose today by Jean Plaidy, really short but sounds good.

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Post by Telynor » Thu December 4th, 2008, 6:47 am

I spend far too much money on books... Today's goodies:

The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the "Belles Heures" of Jean de France, Duc de Berry ? I had ordered this one some time ago, and it finally arrived yesterday. Not cheap, but filled with gorgeous images, and a lot of data on how illuminated manuscripts were created.
The Wild Hunt by Elizabeth Chadwick
Henry: Virtuous Prince by David Starkey
The Decadent Duke - Virginia Henley (I had to have some fluff in here)
Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid - Dr. Denis Leary
The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope - Jonathan Alter
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln - Doris Kearns Goodwin
Mortal Danger (Ann Rule's Crime Files) - Ann Rule
The White Tiger: A Novel (Man Booker Prize) - Aravind Adiga
Celia Garth - Gwen Bristow
Afternoon Tea Parties - Susannah Blake

(I know I know, they say that the route to curing a problem is to recognize that you have one, but honestly, is book shopping truly a vice?)

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Post by Amanda » Thu December 4th, 2008, 8:00 am

[quote=""Telynor""]......... is book shopping truly a vice?)[/quote]


Short answer - absolutely not!!!!

But then again......we really are the wrong group of people to ask!

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Post by Ash » Thu December 4th, 2008, 1:50 pm

I'm in trouble. Borders is having a special Teacher's Appreciation Day today only! 25% everything - I think I will go and be appreciated....

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