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MLS859
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Postby MLS859 » Sun November 9th, 2008, 10:50 pm

"EC2" wrote:I've got and read that one. Makes for deliciously gruesome reading at times! I don't always agree with his conclusions, but in general it's an entertaining and erudite but fun read!


Yes, the foreward (by Sir Reginald Murley) in this edition states that "the inevitably shaky nature of some of the source material means that there must be unavoidable errors in certain parts of such a work".

It really has been very entertaining so far -- I'm about to start on the Edward I chapter.

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Postby SonjaMarie » Mon November 10th, 2008, 2:15 am

I want to read that "Death" book but I'm waiting for it to come down in price on the used copies.

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Postby Perdita » Mon November 10th, 2008, 9:58 pm

I'm reading a fab book called 'Godiva' by Nerys Jones.

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princess garnet
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Postby princess garnet » Tue November 11th, 2008, 1:05 am

The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chavelier

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Misfit
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Postby Misfit » Tue November 11th, 2008, 1:16 am

Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

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Postby SonjaMarie » Tue November 11th, 2008, 3:31 am

I've finished "A Question of Guilt: A Novel of Mary, Queen of Scots and the Death of Henry Darnley" by Julianne Lee.

I've reviewed it here:
http://www.historicalfictiononline.com/forums/showthread.php?p=11773#post11773

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Postby diamondlil » Tue November 11th, 2008, 7:52 am

"Misfit" wrote:Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay


I will be interested to hear what you think of this one!
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Postby Alaric » Tue November 11th, 2008, 8:03 am

"Master and Commaner," by Patrick O'Brian.

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Postby Carla » Tue November 11th, 2008, 9:46 am

"EC2" wrote:I've got and read that one. Makes for deliciously gruesome reading at times! I don't always agree with his conclusions, but in general it's an entertaining and erudite but fun read!


I agree :-) Did you read it through in one go? I tended to read it in bits and pieces, one or a few monarchs at a time, in between other things. I imagine it could feel a bit dry if read straight through.
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Postby Misfit » Tue November 11th, 2008, 2:34 pm

"diamondlil" wrote:I will be interested to hear what you think of this one!


So far so good, especially the parts that tell Sarah's story -- it's quite chilling the way they were rounded up, not by the Nazi's but their own police.


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