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MissMarplestein
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Location: Ormond Beach, Florida USA

Postby MissMarplestein » Fri February 6th, 2009, 2:35 pm

Let's see...I recently bought:

The Children of Henry VIII - Alison Weir
Eleanor of Aquitaine - Alison Weir
The Independece of Miss Mary Bennet - Colleen McCollough
Antony and Cleopatra - Colleen McCullough (hope I like this moreso than The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet!)

I also just finished my collection of Kathleen Woodiwiss' novels - now have all of hers...and today I will purchase The Reckoning and Time and Chance - to finish those series in my library. Can't wait!

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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & The Travelling Bag by Susan Hill
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Fri February 6th, 2009, 5:06 pm

Just ordered "The Discovery of Chocolate" by James Runcie.

MissMarplestein
Reader
Location: Ormond Beach, Florida USA

Postby MissMarplestein » Fri February 6th, 2009, 7:32 pm

Well, disappointed! I went to the book store, all ready to purchase The Reckoning and Time and Chance, but The Reckoning was not available. I believe it's going to be re-released in April. Then I thought I would buy The Greatest Knight and The Scarlet Lion because I've heard to so much about them on this site. No such luck.
I was most tempted to purchase a book that contained all of Jane Austen's novels...but i was good and held back.
Guess I'll just wait for my delivery of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings to come in the mail!

"I have dreamed thee too long,
never seen thee or touched thee
but known thee with all of my heart.
Half a prayer, half a song,
thou hast always been with me,
though we have been always apart." Man of LaMancha

MissMarplestein

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Misfit
Bibliomaniac
Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Fri February 6th, 2009, 8:24 pm

"MissMarplestein" wrote:Then I thought I would buy The Greatest Knight and The Scarlet Lion because I've heard to so much about them on this site. No such luck.



MissM, EC's books are very very hard to find in the US even used and oftentimes quite expensive. Try The Book Depository in the UK they have free shipping. Or if you have someone who goes to and from Canada they might find them at Chapters (or another bookstore) for you.

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nona
Bibliophile
Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Fri February 6th, 2009, 8:25 pm

yeah I agree, you can't find Chadwick in the US unless it's online, I bought all mine from amazon and book depository.

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emr
Compulsive Reader
Location: Castilla

Postby emr » Fri February 6th, 2009, 8:27 pm

This is entirely Jamie Fraser's influence.
I just bought Bare-arsed Banditti: The Men of the '45 by Maggie Craig.

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EC2
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Location: Nottingham UK
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Postby EC2 » Fri February 6th, 2009, 8:58 pm

"MissMarplestein" wrote:Well, disappointed! I went to the book store, all ready to purchase The Reckoning and Time and Chance, but The Reckoning was not available. I believe it's going to be re-released in April. Then I thought I would buy The Greatest Knight and The Scarlet Lion because I've heard to so much about them on this site. No such luck.
I was most tempted to purchase a book that contained all of Jane Austen's novels...but i was good and held back.
Guess I'll just wait for my delivery of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings to come in the mail!


Hi Miss Marplestein. The good news is that Source books will be bringing out The Greatest Knight this Fall in the USA. With any luck others will follow. There are things afoot!
I've got all of SKP's books in original hardcovers from first time around. It's great that they're going to be re-issuing them and keeping them in print.
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.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

www.elizabethchadwick.com

MissMarplestein
Reader
Location: Ormond Beach, Florida USA

Postby MissMarplestein » Fri February 6th, 2009, 9:23 pm

"EC2" wrote:Hi Miss Marplestein. The good news is that Source books will be bringing out The Greatest Knight this Fall in the USA. With any luck others will follow. There are things afoot!
I've got all of SKP's books in original hardcovers from first time around. It's great that they're going to be re-issuing them and keeping them in print.


That is great news...I'll look forward to reading them in the fall. I have most of SKP's books - not the mysteries, but the Welsh triology and the Henry II triology, and Sunne in Splendor. I've read them all, but need to find The Reckoning. Thanks for the update! :)

"I have dreamed thee too long,
never seen thee or touched thee
but known thee with all of my heart.
Half a prayer, half a song,
thou hast always been with me,
though we have been always apart." Man of LaMancha

MissMarplestein

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Misfit
Bibliomaniac
Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Fri February 6th, 2009, 9:31 pm

"nona" wrote:yeah I agree, you can't find Chadwick in the US unless it's online, I bought all mine from amazon and book depository.


MissM, try your library as well - and don't forget an interlibrary loan request. I know there are libraries out there with EC's books including mine. Worth a shot...

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SonjaMarie
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Location: Vashon, WA
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Postby SonjaMarie » Sat February 7th, 2009, 2:39 am

Even though I already have a few books here from BF and ones I already bought and one I'm waiting for in the mail, after finishing "The Complete Pompeii", I went and ordered a used copy of "Pompeii: The Living City" by Alex Butterworth, Ray Laurence. It'll be awhile before I get to it, but I just like having the books here so I don't run out.

SM
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