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pat
Avid Reader
Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Postby pat » Wed January 14th, 2009, 4:03 am

As you know I normally use the library, but today as I walked past the local bookstore, there was The Camomile Lawn on the $5.99 each $20 for 5 stand. I looked for another 4 to take my fancy but there was nothing that took my fancy. But $6 for a book I thought was good!
A good book and a good coffee, what more can anyone want? xx

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Amanda
Compulsive Reader
Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Amanda » Wed January 14th, 2009, 5:26 am

The House of Allerbrook by Valeria Anand. Still have to read the first one though!

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Story Keeper by Anna Mazzola & Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager(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 » Wed January 14th, 2009, 8:30 am

"pat" wrote:As you know I normally use the library, but today as I walked past the local bookstore, there was The Camomile Lawn on the $5.99 each $20 for 5 stand. I looked for another 4 to take my fancy but there was nothing that took my fancy. But $6 for a book I thought was good!


I remember watching the TV adaptation of that a few years ago with Jennifer Ehle as Calypso. I really enjoyed it, which led me to buying the book! I'm ashamed to say I haven't read it yet, though! :o
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Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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pat
Avid Reader
Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Postby pat » Wed January 14th, 2009, 10:19 am

"Vanessa" wrote:I remember watching the TV adaptation of that a few years ago with Jennifer Ehle as Calypso. I really enjoyed it, which led me to buying the book! I'm ashamed to say I haven't read it yet, though! :o


I might not read it for a while, but it will be here for when I need it!
A good book and a good coffee, what more can anyone want? xx

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sweetpotatoboy
Bibliophile
Location: London, UK

Postby sweetpotatoboy » Wed January 14th, 2009, 11:41 am

"Vanessa" wrote:I remember watching the TV adaptation of that a few years ago with Jennifer Ehle as Calypso. I really enjoyed it, which led me to buying the book! I'm ashamed to say I haven't read it yet, though! :o


Oh yes, the adaptation was great. Watching it prompted me to read several other Mary Wesley novels at the time, most of which were good, though I don't think I ever read The Camomile Lawn itself.

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Story Keeper by Anna Mazzola & Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager(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 » Thu January 15th, 2009, 12:02 pm

Today:

The Telling by Jo Baker
Cane River by Lalita Tademy
Scales of Gold by Dorothy Dunnett
Caprice and Rondo by Dorothy Dunnett
The Unicorn Road by Martin Davis
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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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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Story Keeper by Anna Mazzola & Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager(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 » Sun January 18th, 2009, 11:27 am

I was out on a reading group meet-up yesterday in York, which took in some lunch and then a browse around the book shops. We visited Borders and a book clearance shop and I came home with:

Portrait in Sepia by Isabelle Allende
Diana by R F Delderfield
The Last Wife of Henry VIII by Carolly Ericson
The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff
The First Princess of Wales by Karen Harper
Footsteps by Katharine McMahon
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Schaffer
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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nona
Bibliophile
Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Sun January 18th, 2009, 8:43 pm

Charity Girl by Georgett Heyer
My Lady of Cleves by Margaret Barnes

I'm delighted that B&N carries Heyers so I'll be stocking up every time I go.

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SonjaMarie
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Location: Vashon, WA
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Postby SonjaMarie » Wed January 21st, 2009, 1:11 am

I got my copy of "The Complete Pompeii" today, YEA! I was afraid it might not show up cause the seller has gotten a lot of bad feedback, but they sell thousands of books. I need to remember to check feedback before I buy, but it came and I'm happy!

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Carine
Compulsive Reader
Currently reading: Jonkvrouw - Jean-Claude Van Ryckeghem
Interest in HF: I love history
Favorite HF book: Can't pin that down to only 1 :-)
Preferred HF: Medieval, Tudor and Ancient Egyptian
Location: Ghent, Belgium
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Postby Carine » Fri January 23rd, 2009, 9:38 am

On a Belgian book site there is a sale : when you buy 4 or more english books you get a discount of 25 %. So I ordered the first 8 books in the Morland Dynastie series.


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