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Susan
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Post by Susan » Tue December 30th, 2008, 3:51 pm

"Ash" wrote:Finally getting around to reading The Four Queens, the non fiction about the four sisters of Provence who became major movers in Europe of the 1200s. Very well written, and a very fast read. Along with learning about them, I'm also learning about early French history, which I've never picked up.


I'm glad to hear that you like this book because it is in my TBR pile. I am also looking forward to learning more about French history because my knowledge of it is severely lacking.
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nona
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Post by nona » Tue December 30th, 2008, 5:01 pm

Sand of the Arena by James Duffy, I'm starting it later today.

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Leo62
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Post by Leo62 » Tue December 30th, 2008, 9:16 pm

Catching up with my library pile...

Just finished "Bleeding Heart Square" by Andrew Taylor, now onto "Azincourt" by that Cornwell bloke ;)

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Kasthu
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Post by Kasthu » Tue December 30th, 2008, 9:49 pm

Leo62, what did you think of Bleeding Heart Square?

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Melisende
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Post by Melisende » Tue December 30th, 2008, 11:00 pm

Just finished "British Food" by Colin Spencer (a history of food in England from Anglo-Saxons times to today).

About to start "The Man in the Iron Mask" by Roger MacDonald (a study of who, what, when, where & how)
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Post by Leo62 » Tue December 30th, 2008, 11:04 pm

"Kasthu" wrote:Leo62, what did you think of Bleeding Heart Square?


I liked it. Very atmospheric in a Patrick Hamilton-ish sort of way. Compelling and well-written - could have done with being longer (and it wasn't a short book!). Good twist, though perhaps needed more of a knockout ending. All in all, I'd recommend if you like the period (London in the '30s). Lots of stuff about Oswald Mosely and the fascists. :)

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Carine
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Currently reading: Jonkvrouw - Jean-Claude Van Ryckeghem
Interest in HF: I love history
Favourite HF book: Can't pin that down to only 1 :-)
Preferred HF: Medieval, Tudor and Ancient Egyptian
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Post by Carine » Wed December 31st, 2008, 2:36 pm

I just started World without End by Ken Follett.

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: An Abiding Fire by M L Logue & The Flower Girls by Alice Clark Platts
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Wed December 31st, 2008, 4:21 pm

I'm just about to start The King's Daughter by Sandra Worth.
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Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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