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Leo62
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Location: London
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Postby Leo62 » Wed May 6th, 2009, 9:33 am

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

I wonder if they know they're famous... ;)

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: Sycamore Gap by L J Ross & The Furthest Station by Ben Aaronovitch
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Wed May 6th, 2009, 10:30 am

I was there autumn 2007! Did you go on the wobbly bridge?

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Wed May 6th, 2009, 11:59 am

"Amanda" wrote: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!)


Another Du Maurier fan? My Cousin Rachel is my fav so far.

You just reminded me to try for an ILL on the last in Anand's series. Last time I looked the selling price for The Dowerless Sisters was way over the top.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Leo62
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Postby Leo62 » Wed May 6th, 2009, 2:10 pm

"Madeleine" wrote:I was there autumn 2007! Did you go on the wobbly bridge?


My goodness, it seems like everyone has been to this shop! :D

Do you mean the bridge across the railway line? If so, then yes I did teeter across it. ;)

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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 » Wed May 6th, 2009, 4:29 pm

"Leo62" wrote:My goodness, it seems like everyone has been to this shop! :D

Do you mean the bridge across the railway line? If so, then yes I did teeter across it. ;)


Hahaha ! This is great !
yes I've been on that bridge too ! :D

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: Sycamore Gap by L J Ross & The Furthest Station by Ben Aaronovitch
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Wed May 6th, 2009, 4:37 pm

The bridge was fun wasn't it, I didn't realise til I was about halfway across how much it swayed, and if you stop walking, it's even worse!

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Nefret
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Favorite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Postby Nefret » Thu May 7th, 2009, 4:41 am

Bought Duchess of Aquitaine by Margaret Ball while on holiday.

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Leyland
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Location: Travelers Rest SC

Postby Leyland » Thu May 7th, 2009, 6:06 pm

Just ordered a $4.05 'readable' copy of Legacy by Susan Kay from Amazon, thanks to the high praise currently posted on the "May 2009 What are You Reading" thread!

And Misfit, your review was helpful to me. :)
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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Thu May 7th, 2009, 6:19 pm

"Leyland" wrote:Just ordered a $4.05 'readable' copy of Legacy by Susan Kay from Amazon, thanks to the high praise currently posted on the "May 2009 What are You Reading" thread!

And Misfit, your review was helpful to me. :)


Leyland, I'd be scared to look at it, its from my early days of writing reviews :o :o

Guess you're probably not a "fan" so the vote might stick for once? Usually only my trollette's negatives are the ones with staying power :mad: :mad:
At home with a good book and the cat...

...is the only place I want to be

annis
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Postby annis » Thu May 7th, 2009, 7:30 pm

Posted by Amanda
Last week I got;
Relics by Pip Vaughnan-Hughes


I really enjoyed this series, though the stories get progressively darker as you go along. The last one, "Painted in Blood" features the siege of Montségur during the Cathar wars, and I did have to get out the box of tissues :)

I started a thread about the books last year if you're interested:
http://www.historicalfictiononline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=645&highlight=vaughan-hughes


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