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Margaret
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Interest in HF: I can't answer this in 100 characters. Sorry.
Favorite HF book: Checkmate, the final novel in the Lymond series
Preferred HF: Literary novels. Late medieval and Renaissance.
Location: Catskill, New York, USA
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Postby Margaret » Wed September 10th, 2008, 10:06 pm

I've just picked up a couple of Gillian Bradshaw novels from the library: The Sand-Reckoner (about Archimedes) and The Sun's Bride (about ancient pirates). Bradshaw picks interesting topics to write about, and I've never read any of her books before. Also a Bryher novel, The Player's Boy, about an apprentice actor in Renaissance England. I was very impressed with her novel Ruan, set in 6th century Celtic Britain, and want to read more of her.
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Lady Kippen
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Postby Lady Kippen » Mon September 15th, 2008, 1:56 pm

So I received my order from bookcloseouts:
The Tailor's Daughter by Janice Graham
The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly ( I had it in Mass Market but it was falling apart so now I have the pretty trade size to enjoy)
The Rosetti Letter by Christi Phillips
A Likeness by Sonia Overall
Duchess of Aquitaine by Margaret Ball
Royal Harlot by Susan Holloway Scott

And on order from Amazon:
The Other Queen by Phillipa Gregory
The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran

I don't think I realized just how much I bought until I wrote this list. But, I did move on the same number of books that I bought. So, I guess I can justify it to myself :)

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Leyland
Bibliophile
Location: Travelers Rest SC

Postby Leyland » Mon September 15th, 2008, 4:22 pm

"Margaret" wrote:I've just picked up a couple of Gillian Bradshaw novels from the library: The Sand-Reckoner (about Archimedes) and The Sun's Bride (about ancient pirates). Bradshaw picks interesting topics to write about, and I've never read any of her books before.


I highly recommend Bradshaw's Island of Ghosts set in Roman Britain and featuring a Sarmatian lead character during Boudica's uprising.

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Alaric
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Location: Adelaide, Australia.
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Postby Alaric » Tue September 16th, 2008, 8:06 am

Hooray, Lords of the Bow arrived today! I'll start that when I finish this essay at the end of the week.

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce & The Poison Bed by E C Fremantle (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 September 18th, 2008, 12:14 pm

Bought recently:

The Glass of Time by Michael Cox (sequel to the Meaning of Night)
The Secret Years by Judith Lennox
Back Trouble by Clare Chambers
The Evil Seed by Joanne Harris
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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amyb
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Location: Atlanta, GA
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Postby amyb » Thu September 18th, 2008, 2:05 pm

On Tuesday I was at Borders when it opened to purchase The Other Queen and The Heretic Queen.

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boswellbaxter
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Location: North Carolina
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Postby boswellbaxter » Thu September 18th, 2008, 11:33 pm

Charlotte and Leopold: The True Story of the Original People's Princess by James Chambers

Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer by James Swanson

(My day for buying books by guys named James.)
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Telynor
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Location: On the Banks of the Hudson

Postby Telynor » Fri September 19th, 2008, 5:48 am

Lessee, recent purchases:

The Glass of Time by Michael Cox (thank you very much for whoever it was that posted the title here, I've been wanting to know what happens next!)
Casanova's Women by Judith Summers (nonfiction)
Travels with a Medieval Queen by Mary Taylor Simeti (nonfiction)
Hand Stitched Boxes by Meg Evans
The Knights of the Crown: The Monarchial Orders of Knighthood in the Later Middle Ages by D'A. J.D. Boulton (nonfiction)

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce & The Poison Bed by E C Fremantle (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 » Fri September 19th, 2008, 3:56 pm

"Telynor" wrote:Lessee, recent purchases:

The Glass of Time by Michael Cox (thank you very much for whoever it was that posted the title here, I've been wanting to know what happens next!)
Casanova's Women by Judith Summers (nonfiction)
Travels with a Medieval Queen by Mary Taylor Simeti (nonfiction)
Hand Stitched Boxes by Meg Evans
The Knights of the Crown: The Monarchial Orders of Knighthood in the Later Middle Ages by D'A. J.D. Boulton (nonfiction)


That was me! :D I loved The Meaning of Night, which I got as a free proof copy. I want to know what happens next, too.
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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Spitfire
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Location: Canada

Postby Spitfire » Fri September 19th, 2008, 4:00 pm

I found The Key To Rebecca by Ken Follett in a bargain bin for $5. I thought I saw some good reviews about this book, so picked it up. Sounds like an interresting read. Anybody else read it?
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