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Ash
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Location: Arizona, USA

Postby Ash » Wed October 15th, 2008, 4:32 am

Finishing up Devil's Brood. Next on tap is Ace in the Hole by Annie Proulx, for a book group next month. Also will be starting Partisan's Daughter by Louis de Benares and A Crack in the Earth by Simon Winchester (really cool cover, opens up into a newspaper front page from the SF earthquake coverage!)

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Telynor
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Location: On the Banks of the Hudson

Postby Telynor » Wed October 15th, 2008, 4:42 am

Finished up The Devil's Brood -- wow. All I am going to say right now is, wow. Now have started The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, and enjoying it very much. Both books I am certain are going to end up on my top ten list for the year.

leehow
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Location: birmingham,england

Postby leehow » Wed October 15th, 2008, 11:59 am

Richard Bolitho – Midshipman by Alexander Kent

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EC2
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Location: Nottingham UK
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Postby EC2 » Wed October 15th, 2008, 12:04 pm

"leehow" wrote:Richard Bolitho – Midshipman by Alexander Kent


My mum used to love the Bolitho books. I've never read one, but only because I've never got around to it. Let us know how you go on with it.
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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MLS859
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Location: Georgia, USA
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Postby MLS859 » Wed October 15th, 2008, 6:24 pm

To Hold the Crown -- Jean Plaidy

leehow
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Location: birmingham,england

Postby leehow » Thu October 16th, 2008, 8:09 pm

"EC2" wrote:My mum used to love the Bolitho books. I've never read one, but only because I've never got around to it. Let us know how you go on with it.


I am half way through and can fully understand why your mum loved them,It one of the more realistic naval novels i have read.Very good

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Divia
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Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Postby Divia » Thu October 16th, 2008, 8:23 pm

I gave up on Spirit and now I'm looking to read something else. A Quiet Adjustment just came in from the Lib. Its Victorian Era, so hopefully its good.
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chuck
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Location: Ciinaminson NJ

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Postby chuck » Thu October 16th, 2008, 10:38 pm

;) [QUOTE=leehow;8320]I am half way through and can fully understand why your mum loved them,It one of the more realistic naval novels i have read.Very good[/Q

I have read all but two of the Kent Bolitho series....I liked that he was a contemporary of Nelson and they do cross paths a couple of times....Same kind of vain as the Hornblower series....Be aware Kent in many Critic's circles is not appreciated....I for one really enjoyed the series.....

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Leyland
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Location: Travelers Rest SC

Postby Leyland » Fri October 17th, 2008, 1:08 pm

I'm halfway through Katherine Neville's The Fire, which is the sequel to The Eight, that came by mail a couple days ago. I'm not as fascinated by the characters and adventure/action in Fire as I was in Eight, but will finish reading Fire without doing too much skimming through details about historical characters that just doesn't to add anything useful to the story.

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boswellbaxter
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Postby boswellbaxter » Fri October 17th, 2008, 1:25 pm

The Passionate Queen, a 1966 historical novel by Barnaby Ross about Margaret of Anjou. I'm also reading The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England by Ian Mortimer, a great nonfiction book about day-to-day life in the 14th century.
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