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boswellbaxter
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Postby boswellbaxter » Mon June 8th, 2009, 6:46 pm

"Mattigan" wrote:I bought a first edition copy of The Winthorp Woman by Anya Seton. It's in excellent condition. It was a splurge but the two cats and Mattigan (the dog) got it for me for my birthday. That's how I justify the spending anyway.


It's nice that your animals are so thoughtful. :D
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Postby Mattigan » Mon June 8th, 2009, 8:44 pm

"boswellbaxter" wrote:It's nice that your animals are so thoughtful. :D


They are the greatest. They always come through for me. They buy me things for Halloween (my fave holiday),Christmas and Valentine's Day ,too.

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Postby annis » Mon June 8th, 2009, 9:39 pm

Posted by Chuck
Anybody heard of.... or read lliya Troynov's "Collector of Worlds" a novel about Sir Richard Burton, travels to India, his pilgrimage to Mecca and his search for the source of the Nile....Saw the film "Mountains of the Moon in the 90's....really enjoyed the film and Burton was very interesting and definitely marched to a different beat.....considering buying or checking out my Library....Thanks


I haven't read that one, Chuck, but the movie was based on a novel by William Harrison called "Mountains of the Moon" ( originally titled "Burton and Speke")

*Edit - There's a review of "Collector of Worlds" here - sounds interesting:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2008/jun/28/saturdayreviewsfeatres.guardianreview30
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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Tue June 9th, 2009, 3:30 am

NF: "Permanent Londoners: An Illustrated Guide to the Cemeteries of London" by Judi Culbertson and Tom Randall
NF: "Diamonds Famous & Fatal : The History, Mystery and Lore of the World's Most Famous Gem" by Leo P. Kendall

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Leyland
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Postby Leyland » Wed June 10th, 2009, 12:49 am

Got the following hardbacks for the staggering total of $8.92 at a Goodwill store today:

Nethergate by Norah Lofts
The Bannaman Legacy by Catherine Cookson
The Time of the Hunter’s Moon by Victoria Holt
The Child from the Sea by Elizabeth Goudge
Mary, Queen of Scots by Antonia Fraser
A Lady at Bay by Edgar Maass (about Marquise Marie-Madeleine d’Aubray de Brinvilliers)

and ….

wait for it ….

a fairly good condition 1969 Fawcett Crest paperback copy of Katherine by Anya Seton. I love it. She is depicted with flowing red hair like the link to Amazon below, but the title Katherine is printed in black and there are three tiny figures of men just above the left side of her head. One man is wielding a vertically positioned sword. So deliciously campy!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/B000RO6CYM/sr=1-4/qid=1244594233/ref=dp_image_0?ie=UTF8&n=283155&s=books&qid=1244594233&sr=1-4
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Chatterbox
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Postby Chatterbox » Wed June 10th, 2009, 2:10 am

Wow Leyland, you've got a great Goodwill store where you are!!!! Even Strand in NYC doesn't have titles like that...

I must train my felines to buy gifts from Amazon for me....

Got copy of Okerlund's bio of Elizabeth Woodville in the mail today. Yummy, just what I needed.

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Leyland
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Postby Leyland » Wed June 10th, 2009, 4:24 am

"Chatterbox" wrote:Wow Leyland, you've got a great Goodwill store where you are!!!! Even Strand in NYC doesn't have titles like that...

That's one of the best hauls I've ever made at a Goodwill - but finding titles like these is why it's so hard not to stop at every Goodwill that I see! I always go in looking for the good 70s or older books like the ones I found today. There were several Phyllis Whitneys and Dorothy Edens, but I passed them by.

I also bought another copy of Avalon by Anya Seton for my collection just because it's hard to leave any Seton in a thrift store!
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Postby diamondlil » Thu June 11th, 2009, 10:02 am

In the last couple of days I have received a couple of ARCs - The French Mistress by Susan Holloway Scott and The Tudor Rose by Margaret Campbell Barnes. I can't really remember what I have checked out of the library so will have to start again going forward.
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Amanda
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Postby Amanda » Thu June 11th, 2009, 10:19 am

"diamondlil" wrote:In the last couple of days I have received a couple of ARCs - The French Mistress by Susan Holloway Scott and The Tudor Rose by Margaret Campbell Barnes. I can't really remember what I have checked out of the library so will have to start again going forward.


I'll be looking forward to The French Mistress! I loved Duchess.....though mind you I still have to read SHS's other books, they are on my shelves. I really like that she has chosen to write about a mistress of Charles II other than Barbara Castlemain and Nell Gwynn.

ETA: Welcome back Marg! I'll be you have a lot of internetting to catch up on!

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Postby SonjaMarie » Thu June 11th, 2009, 5:19 pm

Amanda: She's already written about Nell and Barbara, I've read them both already.

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