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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Thu November 27th, 2008, 3:30 pm

I'm starting The Fires of Winter by Roberta Gellis, as sequel to her A Tapestry of Dreams. ROFL, I have to share the covers of these two books, they very much deserve to be on Tanzanite's book cover blog :D :) :eek:

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Thu November 27th, 2008, 3:36 pm

I am re-reading Winston Graham's Poldark, having been reminded of it here recently. I wonder if I'll like it as much now as I did 20 years ago?

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce & The Poison Bed by E C Fremantle (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 » Thu November 27th, 2008, 5:10 pm

OOoooh, I treated myself the the newly republished set of the Poldark novels not long ago. I loved the TV series years ago. Please let me know how you get on, MLE.

Edited to say I was probably the person who was chatting about it! LOL.

Love those covers, Misfit!!!! :eek:
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Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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sweetpotatoboy
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Location: London, UK

Postby sweetpotatoboy » Thu November 27th, 2008, 5:40 pm

I keep meaning to read the Poldark novels. The reissues look very nice.

annis
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Postby annis » Thu November 27th, 2008, 6:10 pm

I had a passion for the Poldark series back in the day- I collected and read all the books and couldn't be persuaded to leave the house when there was an episode of the TV series showing! I have seen the TV series around as a DVD collection, but haven't given into temptation and bought it - too much water under the bridge, maybe? Sometimes it's better to leave things as a pleasant memory --revisiting old favourites can be a mixed blessing.

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Telynor
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Location: On the Banks of the Hudson

Postby Telynor » Fri November 28th, 2008, 12:17 am

O, how I loved watching Poldark as a teen, and the books as well -- quite different in many ways to the series. Robin Ellis, now there was a nicely tormented hunk to slaver over. And who can possibly forget Angharad Rees?

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: Falling Creatures by Katherine Stansfield
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Fri November 28th, 2008, 11:19 am

"Telynor" wrote:O, how I loved watching Poldark as a teen, and the books as well -- quite different in many ways to the series. Robin Ellis, now there was a nicely tormented hunk to slaver over. And who can possibly forget Angharad Rees?


I know a couple of grown women (of a certain age) who are reduced to mush at the mention of these names :p although I never saw the series myself, too young :)

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Tanzanite
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Location: Northern Virginia
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Postby Tanzanite » Fri November 28th, 2008, 3:33 pm

"Misfit" wrote:I'm starting The Fires of Winter by Roberta Gellis, as sequel to her A Tapestry of Dreams. ROFL, I have to share the covers of these two books, they very much deserve to be on Tanzanite's book cover blog :D :) :eek:



Oh my, those are something! Do you consider these historical fiction or more towards historical romance?

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Fri November 28th, 2008, 4:11 pm

"Tanzanite" wrote:Oh my, those are something! Do you consider these historical fiction or more towards historical romance?


Definitely romance (see posting with quote from book in the sex scenes thread :p ), although Gellis does pack a lot of history into her books - I've seen comenters on the Amazon romance boards complain her books are boring because of it. To each his own...

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Margaret
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Interest in HF: I can't answer this in 100 characters. Sorry.
Favorite HF book: Checkmate, the final novel in the Lymond series
Preferred HF: Literary novels. Late medieval and Renaissance.
Location: Catskill, New York, USA
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Postby Margaret » Sat November 29th, 2008, 12:16 am

Just finished reading our own C.W. Gortner's The Last Queen and enjoyed it very much (review here). Juana's story is very compelling! I was riveted, from beginning to end.
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