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Telynor
Bibliophile
Location: On the Banks of the Hudson

Postby Telynor » Sun September 21st, 2008, 7:37 pm

"SonjaMarie" wrote:It's A novel based on the life of George III's sister, Princess Caroline-Matilda.

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/l/norah-lofts/lost-queen.htm

I read this decades ago, ok maybe 2 or so decades ago.

SM


There's a very good book about her that was published recently (so to speak). Written by Stella Tillyard -- author of Aristocrats -- A Royal Affair: George III and his Troublesome Siblings is pretty good, and very insightful for the time and place. Here's the review I scribbled up over at Epinions if anyone wants to read it:

http://www.epinions.com/content_29333294656

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Melisende
Reader
Location: Australia

Postby Melisende » Mon September 22nd, 2008, 5:23 am

Picked up three books yesterday - 2 HF and 1 NF - saved a total of OZ$70.00


I do so love a bargain!
"For my part, I adhere to the maxim of antiquity: The throne is a glorious sepulchre."

Women of History

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Stranger by Kate Riordan & Did You See Melody by Sophie Hannah (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 » Mon September 22nd, 2008, 7:40 am

What were they, Melisende?
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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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Blood Card by Elly Griffiths & The Loving Cup by Winston Graham
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Mon September 22nd, 2008, 10:46 am

On Friday I got:

"Fermey" by James Long (£1.99 in The Works, a discount chain)

In 3 for 2 in Waterstone's:

"Garden of Evil" by David Hewson
"Sophia's Secret" by Susanna Kearlsey
"The Constant Princess" by Philippa Gregory - the only Tudor novel I hadn't got.

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Melisende
Reader
Location: Australia

Postby Melisende » Tue September 23rd, 2008, 3:07 am

I picked up a bio of Lucrezia Borgia (hardback) - $20.00

HF - "Rivals for the Crown" and "Revenge of the Rose" - both PB & $5.00 each


And to think - all I went out shopping for was a new pair of boots (which I also got - for half price!).
"For my part, I adhere to the maxim of antiquity: The throne is a glorious sepulchre."

Women of History

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nona
Bibliophile
Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Tue September 23rd, 2008, 1:03 pm

Rivals for the Crown is a really good, I bought the Witching Hour after reading up on it on the forum. cannot wait to read it.

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Melisende
Reader
Location: Australia

Postby Melisende » Tue September 23rd, 2008, 2:07 pm

Thanks Nona!

I was originally going to get it through my book club but kept it on my "wish list" as other books kept coming up. Glad I waited - saved over $25!
"For my part, I adhere to the maxim of antiquity: The throne is a glorious sepulchre."

Women of History

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nona
Bibliophile
Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Tue September 23rd, 2008, 2:33 pm

didn't buy aynthing as of yet but I just realized I had a current libaray card so I requested the Other Queen, The Love Knot, Shadows and Strongholds and Shields of Pride. Woohoo! I feel like I won the lottery I thought it would take forever before I would get to read the three Chadwicks, course I'll read them now and buy at a later date.

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Leyland
Bibliophile
Location: Travelers Rest SC

Postby Leyland » Tue September 23rd, 2008, 7:53 pm

I just ordered The White Mare by Jules Watson and Tamburlaine Must Die by Louise Welsh based on the revews posted here by Marg and Melisende.
We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams ~ Arthur O'Shaughnessy, Ode

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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 September 24th, 2008, 6:40 am

"Leyland" wrote:I just ordered The White Mare by Jules Watson and [I].


My partner just finished this and loved it ! He started the second one in the trilogy right away !


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