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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Mon September 8th, 2008, 3:10 am

"nona" wrote:oh how neat do you know the author? I loved Weir's (least I think it was Alison Weir) book on Jane Grey I felt so sorry for her to be a pawn like that.


Oops my bad! It's "A Crown In Darkness" by Margaret Mullally from 1976:
http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tplclick?lid=41000000024289215&pubid=21000000000162907&cm_ven=PFX&cm_cat=affiliates&cm_pla=dlt&cm_ite=21000000000162907&redirect=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.abebooks.com%2Fservlet%2FSearchResults%3Fan%3DMargaret%2BMullally%26bi%3D0%26bx%3Doff%26ds%3D30%26sortby%3D2%26tn%3DCrown%2BIn%2BDarkness%26x%3D71%26y%3D7

There's a book by P.C Doherty with the same name as the Mullally one, I was mistaking Candlelight for it.

Sorry!

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Kailana
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Postby Kailana » Mon September 8th, 2008, 3:29 am

I don't know what to read... I have a little pile here and I am trying to decide. I finished The Ladies of Grace Adieu yesterday and really liked it, so it is hard to follow it up...

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Mon September 8th, 2008, 9:35 am

I am reading My Lady of Cleves by Margaret Campbell Barnes, and so far I am totally enjoying it!
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Telynor
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Postby Telynor » Mon September 8th, 2008, 12:48 pm

Following the "I need a Chadwick" I've started Daughters of the Grail. Not too sure about this one -- I've read so much about the Cathars over the years, but as it _is_ a Chadwick, I'm going to try and give it my best try.

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Postby diamondlil » Tue September 9th, 2008, 3:40 am

Diamond Dove by Adrian Hyland
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Julianne Douglas
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Postby Julianne Douglas » Tue September 9th, 2008, 5:31 am

I have about 60 pages of Michelle Moran's The Heretic Queen left and I just love it! I can't wait to see what happens, but will be so sad when it ends.
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Postby cw gortner » Tue September 9th, 2008, 5:48 am

I'm reading an ARC of C.C. Humphrey's "Vlad: The Last Confession" about the historical Dracula. It's intense and very atmospheric; pub date for Canada is 9/10 and 2/09 in the UK. Not sure about a US pub date. He wrote a book called "The French Executioner" about the man who beheaded Anne Boleyn. "Vlad" is sublime; Dracula isn't an easy character to make empathetic but C.C. manages it beautifully. Next on my list is Michelle's "The Heretic Queen" (it's pre-ordered) and "Mistress of the Revolution" by Catherine Delors (on my nightstand). And TBR pile continues to grow! I just got Elizabeth Chadwick's "The Greatest Knight", "Fool's Gold," the new Alatriste novel by Perez Reverte (love 'em!) and "Immortal" by Traci Slatton. Now that I've turned in my Catherine de Medici manuscript, I'm catching up on reading like a fiend.

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Tue September 9th, 2008, 7:35 am

I will definitely be interested in hearing what you think of the CC Humphreys books. I have had his books on my TBR pile for ages, but never actually managed to read one.
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Postby EC2 » Tue September 9th, 2008, 7:43 am

CW, Diamondlil, I've got CC Humphreys Jack Absolute on my TBR shelf - or my dh has. I obtained a signed copy at the HNS conference a few years ago. Neither of us has read it yet, but it's waiting its turn. I've also just borrowed The King's Gold - Alatriste from the library. I was going to start it yesterday but the dh has grabbed it, so I'll have to wait my turn!
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Vanessa
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Postby Vanessa » Tue September 9th, 2008, 9:25 am

I'm just about to start Precious Bane by Mary Webb, a story set in the England of Waterloo, a love story centring around a girl with a harelip.
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