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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Bear and the Nightingale" by Katherine Arden & The Winter Secret by Lulu Taylor
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Mon October 7th, 2013, 8:40 am

Alternating between the Catskills, and Dorset.
Currently reading "The Bear and the Nightingale" by Katherine Arden & "The Winter Secret" by Lulu Taylor

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: An Abiding Fire by M L Logue & The Flower Girls by Alice Clark Platts
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Mon October 7th, 2013, 8:58 am

I'm in 1867 in Norfolk where I am a governess to two spooky children in a very spooky old house!
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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SonjaMarie
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Location: Vashon, WA
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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon October 7th, 2013, 8:59 am

Fontainebleau June 1661 France

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Bear and the Nightingale" by Katherine Arden & The Winter Secret by Lulu Taylor
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Mon October 7th, 2013, 10:33 am

[quote=""Vanessa""]I'm in 1867 in Norfolk where I am a governess to two spooky children in a very spooky old house![/quote]

This sounds very like "The Turn of the Screw".
Currently reading "The Bear and the Nightingale" by Katherine Arden & "The Winter Secret" by Lulu Taylor

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Nefret
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Joined: February 2009
Favourite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Post by Nefret » Thu October 10th, 2013, 3:34 pm

England, during the reign of Henry II. (In two different novels.)
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Vanessa
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Posts: 4149
Joined: August 2008
Currently reading: An Abiding Fire by M L Logue & The Flower Girls by Alice Clark Platts
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Thu October 10th, 2013, 4:46 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]This sounds very like "The Turn of the Screw".[/quote]

There are definite references to Henry James, Charlotte Bronte and Jane Austen with a splash of Charles Dickens!
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Madeleine
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Posts: 5621
Joined: August 2008
Currently reading: "The Bear and the Nightingale" by Katherine Arden & The Winter Secret by Lulu Taylor
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Tue October 22nd, 2013, 12:50 pm

Alternating between the Isle of Skye, and London.
Currently reading "The Bear and the Nightingale" by Katherine Arden & "The Winter Secret" by Lulu Taylor

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Post by Misfit » Tue October 22nd, 2013, 2:04 pm

Shanghai, 1903.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Lisa
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Joined: August 2012
Favourite 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

Post by Lisa » Tue October 22nd, 2013, 5:29 pm

The east coast of Australia, north of Brisbane. Alternating between the years 1901 and 2011.

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emr
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Location: Castilla

Post by emr » Wed October 23rd, 2013, 7:41 pm

I had an inspiration while in the loo in the windy Scottish castle so now I'm in London 1932.
"So many books, so little time."
— Frank Zappa

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