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JaneConsumer
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Postby JaneConsumer » Sun September 21st, 2008, 10:01 pm

I've just been reading another book about Charles II, Jane, Georgette Heyer's "Royal Escape", which is set in the period when the young Charles, having suffered defeat at the 1651 Battle of Worcester, is hunted by Parliamentary forces while on a desperate race to reach the coast and a ship heading to the safety of France.

Now that sounds like a Charles II book worth reading. And I actually have a copy. :)

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nona
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Postby nona » Mon September 22nd, 2008, 1:42 am

The Last Wife of Henry VIII, I wonder exactly how much of this is true, such as the sister in law in a work camp? and thhe St Agatha's bodies, is this true?

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pat
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Postby pat » Mon September 22nd, 2008, 3:52 am

I have just started The Other Queen....might not finish it! The characters are not coming to life for me, unlike EC's that just spring off the page into my head!
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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Survivors by Kate Furnivall & The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton (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, 9:03 am

Having enjoyed To Kill a Mockingbird, I'm now reading the Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M Auel.
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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Postby diamondlil » Mon September 22nd, 2008, 11:05 am

Flashman and the Dragon by George Macdonald Fraser. I must confess that I was a bit surprised by a few of the things that have happened so far, but I think I am getting used to the tone now.
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Ash
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Location: Arizona, USA

Postby Ash » Mon September 22nd, 2008, 1:40 pm

Finishing A Bookshelf of Our Own by Deborah Felder. An excellent summary of books written by women over the centuries, starting with what many people consider the first novel, the Japanese The Tale of Genji, written in the 11th century, through more famous writings such as Emma and Anne Frank. Very very interesting look at the lives of the author's themselves, the times they lived in, and the influence of their writing.

http://www.amazon.com/Bookshelf-Our-Own-Must-Reads-Women/dp/0806527420/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1222090381&sr=1-1

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Alaric
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Postby Alaric » Mon September 22nd, 2008, 3:32 pm

"Wellington: The Iron Duke," by Richard Holmes

Decided to read this before I start Lords of the Bow which I got last week.

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Postby michellemoran » Mon September 22nd, 2008, 4:02 pm

Pat, I've just started The Other Queen as well. I don't like to badmouth other authors' works, but let's just say I'm finished half way through. I should have read the Amazon reviews!
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Postby EC2 » Mon September 22nd, 2008, 4:04 pm

"Vanessa" wrote:Having enjoyed To Kill a Mockingbird, I'm now reading the Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M Auel.


Oh I loved The Clan of the Cave Bear. It's one of my 'read more than once' books! Hope you like it Vanessa.
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.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Survivors by Kate Furnivall & The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton (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, 4:22 pm

I'm enjoying it so far! :) I'm finding it quite fascinating.
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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