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princess garnet
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Post by princess garnet » Fri May 8th, 2009, 3:00 pm

Princess of the Sword by Lynn Kurland. Final installment of her "Nine Kingdoms" trilogy

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Fri May 8th, 2009, 3:13 pm

Today I bought Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier as that will be one of my book group's June read. Never read it or her before but am looking forward to it (won't read it till June, though).
(My Mum says she has read it several times and thought she had a copy, but she couldn't find it so I've bought it.)

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Post by Kasthu » Fri May 8th, 2009, 11:49 pm

Today I preordered the paperback edition of EC's The Time of Singing from Amazon UK...

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Post by Misfit » Fri May 8th, 2009, 11:53 pm

[quote=""Kasthu""]Today I preordered the paperback edition of EC's The Time of Singing from Amazon UK...[/quote]

Probably much cheaper than that seller on Amazon US is asking for it as well :) :)
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Post by EC2 » Sat May 9th, 2009, 1:55 pm

Dh's birthday. Bought him The Forgotten Legion by Ben Kane (waving) and Revelation by C J Sansom.
For self, C.W. Gortner's The Last Queen arrived with them.

Currently reading Half of a Yellow Sun by - forgotten name and enjoying it. (1960's Nigeria)
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.'

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Post by Misfit » Sat May 9th, 2009, 2:06 pm

Picking up at the library today,

Three Du Mauriers (Julius, The Loving Spirit and Flight of the Falcon)
Galway Bay (forget who the author is, I have been on the wait list forever), there are 15 more holds on ten copies after mine. Popular book.
The Swan Maiden by our own Jules Watson
Below the Salt, Thomas Costain
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Post by Nefret » Sun May 10th, 2009, 5:11 am

Bought The Quality of Mercy by Faye Kellerman this morning. Could not find The Last Queen. :o

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Post by Vanessa » Sun May 10th, 2009, 10:27 am

[quote=""EC2""]
Currently reading Half of a Yellow Sun by - forgotten name and enjoying it. (1960's Nigeria)[/quote]


I loved this one, EC. I can't even pronounce the author's name, never mind remember it! LOL.
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Post by Vanessa » Sun May 10th, 2009, 10:28 am

I was at a book group meet-up in Durham yesterday and came home with:

The Great Lover by Jill Dawson
The Piano Teacher by Janice Y K Lee
Past Imperfect by Julian Fellowes
The Madonna of the Almonds by Marina Fiorato
Gypsy by Lesley Pearse
The Senator's Wife by Sue Miller
The Believers by Zoe Heller
Be Careful What You Wish For by Alexandra Potter
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Post by diamondlil » Mon May 11th, 2009, 11:39 am

Today I received To Beguile a Beast by Elizabeth Hoyt, and I picked up The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton, City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, Shields of Pride by Elizabeth Chadwick and Betrayed by PC Cast and Kristin Cast.
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