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pixiedust
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Location: Louisiana

Postby pixiedust » Mon October 20th, 2008, 12:16 pm

The Wise Woman - Philippa Gregory

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EC2
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Location: Nottingham UK
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Postby EC2 » Mon October 20th, 2008, 12:32 pm

Paths of Exile by our own Carla Nayland - and loving 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

www.elizabethchadwick.com

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Mon October 20th, 2008, 8:04 pm

Mudbound by Hillary Jordan
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There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

Edith Wharton

Carla
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Postby Carla » Tue October 21st, 2008, 5:08 pm

Just finished The Blood of Flowers, by Anita Amirrezvani. I really enjoyed it - I didn't know anything much about 17th century Iran before reading it, and the author did a great job of bringing the culture to life. I'll post a detailed review soon.
PATHS OF EXILE - love, war, honour and betrayal in Anglo-Saxon Northumbria
Editor's Choice, Historical Novels Review, August 2009
Now available as e-book on Amazon Kindleand in Kindle, Epub (Nook, Sony Reader), Palm and other formats on Smashwords
Website: http://www.carlanayland.org
Blog: http://carlanayland.blogspot.com

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Postby Carla » Tue October 21st, 2008, 5:09 pm

"EC2" wrote:Paths of Exile by our own Carla Nayland - and loving it!


Hey, thank you! I hope you enjoy the rest of it!
PATHS OF EXILE - love, war, honour and betrayal in Anglo-Saxon Northumbria

Editor's Choice, Historical Novels Review, August 2009

Now available as e-book on Amazon Kindleand in Kindle, Epub (Nook, Sony Reader), Palm and other formats on Smashwords

Website: http://www.carlanayland.org

Blog: http://carlanayland.blogspot.com

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LCW
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Location: Southern California

Postby LCW » Tue October 21st, 2008, 5:47 pm

"Carla" wrote:Just finished The Blood of Flowers, by Anita Amirrezvani. I really enjoyed it - I didn't know anything much about 17th century Iran before reading it, and the author did a great job of bringing the culture to life. I'll post a detailed review soon.


I purchased this book on the recommendation of a friend of mine we don't always agree on every book choice (she raved about The Red Tent and I hated it) and I read some so so reviews on it. That's made me shove it to the bottom of the pile for now. Your comment is making me think again about that. I'm looking forward to the review!
Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them. --Arnold Lobel

annis
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Postby annis » Tue October 21st, 2008, 7:34 pm

"Of the Ring of Earls" by Juliet Dymoke, pub. 1970. I hadn't realised that anyone apart from EC had written about Waltheof until I discovered this book on an online auction site. And that famous bearskin appears almost first thing!

I've added this title to the "historical fiction" section of the Wiki article (I added EC's "Winter Mantle" some time ago).

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EC2
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Postby EC2 » Tue October 21st, 2008, 7:57 pm

"annis" wrote:"Of the Ring of Earls" by Juliet Dymoke, pub. 1970. I hadn't realised that anyone apart from EC had written about Waltheof until I discovered this book on an online auction site. And that famous bearskin appears almost first thing!

I've added this title to the "historical fiction" section of the Wiki article (I added EC's "Winter Mantle" some time ago).


I read that one many moons ago. A good follow up if you can get hold of it is Henry of the High Rock. There aren't that many novels about Henry I.
Yes re the bearskin cloak. Waltheof was supposedly descended from a polar bear! Not sure about the genetics involved but there you go....
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



www.elizabethchadwick.com

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Tue October 21st, 2008, 8:04 pm

"Carla" wrote:Just finished The Blood of Flowers, by Anita Amirrezvani. I really enjoyed it - I didn't know anything much about 17th century Iran before reading it, and the author did a great job of bringing the culture to life. I'll post a detailed review soon.



I really enjoyed this book when I read it last year!
My Blog - Reading Adventures



All things Historical Fiction - Historical Tapestry





There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.



Edith Wharton

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Road To Newgate by Kate Braithwaite & Darling Blue by Tracy Rees (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 » Tue October 21st, 2008, 9:16 pm

"Carla" wrote:Just finished The Blood of Flowers, by Anita Amirrezvani. I really enjoyed it - I didn't know anything much about 17th century Iran before reading it, and the author did a great job of bringing the culture to life. I'll post a detailed review soon.


I really enjoyed this one, too, Carla.
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