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Amanda
Compulsive Reader
Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Amanda » Thu April 2nd, 2009, 8:58 pm

"gyrehead" wrote:Lucked out and found a complete set of Maurcie Druon's series on the last direct line Capet kings. In english. In a Leipzig bookstore no less.



That is very lucky!

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nona
Bibliophile
Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Fri April 3rd, 2009, 2:44 pm

Bride Finder by Susan Carroll, thanx to Misfit.

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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: A Trail through Time by Jodi Taylor & Angel by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Fri April 3rd, 2009, 7:50 pm

I haven't bought many books in the last few weeks (!), not too much about, however with the advent of spring there are now loads of new releases so I let myself loose in a couple of bookshops today and got:

The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory (yeah I know most of you didn't like it but it was in a BOGOF offer so couldn't resist, and I would still have bought it even if it wasn't)
The Blackstone Key by Rose Mellikan (my other BOGOF book)

The Death Maze by Ariana Franklin
THe Casebook of Victor Frankenstein by Peter Ackroyd
The Glass Painter's Daughter by Rachel Hore (not HF)

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
Bibliomaniac
Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sat April 4th, 2009, 7:44 pm

Just received in the mail, a used copy of a research book I've been lusting after. Francisco de los Cobos, Secretary of the Emperor Charles V.
Hard to find, crammed with authentic letters, and for once, in English.

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Amanda
Compulsive Reader
Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Amanda » Sun April 5th, 2009, 9:46 am

Visited my favourite secondhand seller today:

The Glass-Blowers by Daphne du Maurier
The Child from the Sea by Elizabeth Goudge (Lucy Walters and Charles II)

And the following Sharan Newman books which I just had to grab as I don't see her books often:

Death Comes as Epiphany
The Devils Door
The Wandering Arm
Cursed in the Blood
The Difficult Saint

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & And So It Begins by Rachel Abbott (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 April 5th, 2009, 10:25 am

We've just been on a short break to Northumberland and whilst we were there, we visited Britain's largest second-hand bookshop, Barter Books. It's huge - I was like a child in a sweetie shop! I could've stayed all day browsing but it wouldn't have been fair to the others!

Here're what I came home with:

The Journal of Dora Damage by Belinda Starling
Music & Silence by Rose Tremain
Mademoiselle Boleyn by Robin Maxwell
Mrs de winter by Susan Hill
Serving Crazy with Curry by Amulya Malladi
The Other Side of the Story by Marian Keyes

I also came home with a freebie via Book Army, which is a little like Librarything, and they have giveaways - The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry
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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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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: A Trail through Time by Jodi Taylor & Angel by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Sun April 5th, 2009, 11:33 am

Well done on getting The Lace Reader, Vanessa, I tried that one but think I was a bit too late.

Have just ordered from various websites:

2 x Bernard Knight: The Sanctuary Seeker and The Manor of Death
Reay Tannahill: The Seventh Son
L M Jackson: A Most Dangerous Woman

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EC2
Bibliomaniac
Location: Nottingham UK
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Postby EC2 » Sun April 5th, 2009, 11:39 am

"Vanessa" wrote:
I also came with a freebie via Book Army, which is a little like Librarything, and they have giveaways - The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry


I had that one from Amazon Vine but couldn't get into it. I've put it aside in case it was just my mood at the time and I needed something faster. Will try again in a while.
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

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diamondlil
Bibliomaniac

Postby diamondlil » Sun April 5th, 2009, 12:07 pm

I was a little disappointed in The Lace Reader. I was just expecting more I guess.
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There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

Edith Wharton

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Misfit
Bibliomaniac
Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Sun April 5th, 2009, 1:41 pm

Library Loot as Diamondlil calls it,

House on the Strand and Hungry Hill by D du M
by Alisa M. Libby
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be


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