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annis
Bibliomaniac

Postby annis » Mon May 6th, 2013, 7:15 pm

Posted by Lady of Bennachie
Agreed. Can anyone recommend any good non-timeslip Pictish fiction?


I rather liked Jack Dixon's The Pict, though I felt he could have done a bit more with it - it's quite short and fairly romanticised. The hero Calach is clearly based on the Pictish leader named by Tacitus as Calgacus.

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Lisa
Bibliophile
Favorite HF book: Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman
Preferred HF: Any time period/location. Timeslip, usually prefer female POV. Also love Gothic melodrama.
Location: Northeast Scotland

Postby Lisa » Mon May 6th, 2013, 7:47 pm

"annis" wrote:Posted by Lady of Bennachie


I rather liked Jack Dixon's The Pict, though I felt he could have done a bit more with it - it's quite short and fairly romanticised. The hero Calach is clearly based on the Pictish leader named by Tacitus as Calgacus.


Thanks! It's cheap-ish on Kindle so worth a try. And it features the Battle of Mons Graupius, which probably isn't unusual for a novel about the Picts, but one of the proposed sites where the battle may have taken place is the hill in the background of my avatar. That's near my house, so I always find that subject interesting.

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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: A Trail through Time by Jodi Taylor & Angel by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Tue May 14th, 2013, 9:18 am

I'm now alternating between the village of Steeple Martin in Kent, and Victorian London.
Currently reading "A Trail through Time" by Jodi Taylor & "Angel" by L J Ross

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Lisa
Bibliophile
Favorite HF book: Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman
Preferred HF: Any time period/location. Timeslip, usually prefer female POV. Also love Gothic melodrama.
Location: Northeast Scotland

Postby Lisa » Tue May 14th, 2013, 1:19 pm

I'm stuck in a kind of limbo, which looks like a castle bedchamber and is populated with ranting, high-profile Tudor women. I just want to get out of here (both in the book and IRL)!

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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: A Trail through Time by Jodi Taylor & Angel by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Tue May 28th, 2013, 8:42 am

I'm now alternating between Edwardian London, where I've just started a new job, and Victorian London, where there have been appalling goings-on in a brothel and an asylum.
Currently reading "A Trail through Time" by Jodi Taylor & "Angel" by L J Ross

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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: A Trail through Time by Jodi Taylor & Angel by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Tue June 4th, 2013, 9:58 am

I'm alternating between Leh, in India, trying to find out about some family history, and Trenton, New Jersey.
Currently reading "A Trail through Time" by Jodi Taylor & "Angel" by L J Ross

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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: A Trail through Time by Jodi Taylor & Angel by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Fri June 14th, 2013, 8:50 am

I'm now on a houseboat on Lake Srinigar, and have just inherited a house in Wiltshire.
Currently reading "A Trail through Time" by Jodi Taylor & "Angel" by L J Ross

DanielAWillis
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In 1942

Postby DanielAWillis » Sat June 15th, 2013, 1:04 pm

I'm in a small English village, plotting an incursion deep into German endeavoring to learn the goings on at a particular concentration camp. An uprising at said camp will be the climax of this book.
Daniel A. Willis
Author: Chronicle of the Mages series
www.DanielAWillis.com

Kat
Scribbler

Postby Kat » Wed June 26th, 2013, 10:29 am

"LadyB" wrote:Thanks! It's cheap-ish on Kindle so worth a try. And it features the Battle of Mons Graupius, which probably isn't unusual for a novel about the Picts, but one of the proposed sites where the battle may have taken place is the hill in the background of my avatar. That's near my house, so I always find that subject interesting.


Re The Pict by Jack Dixon, I note a used paperback is cheaper than the Kindle version on Amazon UK. I may go for it as it sounds interesting.

Kat
Scribbler

Postby Kat » Wed June 26th, 2013, 10:30 am

"Madeleine" wrote:I'm now alternating between the village of Steeple Martin in Kent, and Victorian London.


I'm looking forward to getting back to Victorian London after I finish a holiday in Fantasy land. More specifically, Dickensian London. I can never seem to get enough.


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