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Post by diamondlil » Tue May 5th, 2009, 12:15 pm

Today I received To My Senses by Alexandrea Weis, The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie by Jennifer Ashley and The Sins of Lord Easterbrook by Madeline Hunter.
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Post by Leo62 » Tue May 5th, 2009, 1:11 pm

[quote=""diamondlil""]...The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie by Jennifer Ashley and The Sins of Lord Easterbrook by Madeline Hunter.[/quote]
That's a whole lotta mad bad lords. ;)

Grabbed a coupla secondhand bargains this week:
An Instance of the Fingerpost by Ian Pears for 30p in my local library sale and The Quincunx by Charles Palliser for 50p from a very atmospheric railway station bookshop in Pitlochry (Scottish Highlands).

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Post by Telynor » Tue May 5th, 2009, 5:48 pm

Today I got my monthly indulgence of books:

The Last Queen by CW Gortner -- HF
The Devious Book of Cats: a parody
Patterns of Fashion 4 -- nonfiction book on Elizabethan and Jacobean underclothing. (rubs paws in glee)
Panther in the Sky by James Alexander Thom -- HF
Victorian Gardens by Anne Jennings -- NF

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Post by Madeleine » Tue May 5th, 2009, 7:53 pm

I was in Pitlochry about 18 months ago and remember that railway bookshop!

today I got (in the much less atmospheric supermarket)

Revelation by C J Sansom
the Information Officer by Mark Mills

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Post by Leo62 » Tue May 5th, 2009, 7:56 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]I was in Pitlochry about 18 months ago and remember that railway bookshop!
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Wow small world! :D I could have spent all day in there...

Revelation is great, btw. ;)

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Post by boswellbaxter » Wed May 6th, 2009, 4:19 am

Got Henry and Clara by Thomas Mallon (HF about the couple who shared the Lincolns' box at Ford's Theatre) and Versailles: A Biography of a Palace by Tony Spawforth. And my husband assures me that a Royal Air Mail package is coming for Mother's Day, which means that my none-too-subtle tactic of sending an Amazon UK wish list to him was duly noted.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed May 6th, 2009, 4:32 am

I want to read "Versailles" some day but it's still over 16 on Amazon, that's 20 something with tax and s/h, so I'm still putting it off.

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Post by Telynor » Wed May 6th, 2009, 5:52 am

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]Got Henry and Clara by Thomas Mallon (HF about the couple who shared the Lincolns' box at Ford's Theatre) and Versailles: A Biography of a Palace by Tony Spawforth. And my husband assures me that a Royal Air Mail package is coming for Mother's Day, which means that my none-too-subtle tactic of sending an Amazon UK wish list to him was duly noted.[/quote]


I'm looking forward to what you have to say about Spawforth's book -- I found it very enjoyable. Very clever about giving the husband the wishlist! I should warn you -- the last few book orders from the UK arrived in these huge bags that are marked Royal Mail, and work very very well for hauling home the groceries as long as you don't overweigh them. You should see the looks we get in the market...

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Post by Amanda » Wed May 6th, 2009, 6:23 am

Today I wandered into a secondhand store and walked out with:

Ruthless Yeomen by Valerie Anand (I just have one more to find in the series now).
The House on the Strand
Jamaica Inn
My Cousin Rachel all by Daphne du Maurier

Last week I got;

Relics by Pip Vaughnan-Hughes
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh (it was on the clearance table at Borders - $2.45!)

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Post by Carine » Wed May 6th, 2009, 6:32 am

[quote=""Madeleine""]I was in Pitlochry about 18 months ago and remember that railway bookshop!

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[quote=""Leo62""]Wow small world! :D I could have spent all day in there...

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Small world indeed !! I was there too in the summer of 2007 ! :D

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