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Postby Carla » Thu October 16th, 2008, 3:36 pm

"chuck" wrote:Please Carla....The name of the novel....Really sounds interesting.....

It isn't a novel, though it's as gripping as many and more so than some :-) It's an account of the discovery and the investigations by one of the members of the archaeological team. Citation details: Brothwell D. The bog man and the archaeology of people. British Museum Press, 1986, ISBN 0-7141-1384-0.

There's also a bit about it in the current post on my blog (see sig file) - I was reading the book as part of researching the possibility of human sacrifice in early Anglo-Saxon England.

By the way, does anyone know if Lindow Man has been done in fiction? Surely by now.... Bernard Cornwell borrowed some of the details, like the fox fur armband, for the sacrifice to protect the magical cauldron in his Arthur trilogy (Book 2 or Book 3, can't remember which), and no doubt others have done the same, but I wonder if anyone has tried to do Lindow Man himself?
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Postby MLS859 » Thu October 16th, 2008, 3:41 pm

1486, England.

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Postby Ariadne » Thu October 16th, 2008, 5:14 pm

I'm still in 12th-century Castile with the daughter and son-in-law of Eleanor of Aquitaine. Eleanor herself just made an appearance.

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Postby SonjaMarie » Thu October 16th, 2008, 9:38 pm

London Oct 1888, yup Jack the Ripper is on the loose.

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Postby Catherine Delors » Thu October 16th, 2008, 9:49 pm

18th century Virginia (non fiction, the Hemingses, great read.)

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Postby Vanessa » Fri October 17th, 2008, 12:06 pm

In the middle of a menage a trois with Sir William Hamilton, Lady Emma Hamilton and Lord Nelson, in Palermo, in The Volcano's Lover by Susan Sontag. This book waffles on a bit, but also has some interesting parts including facts which I never knew about Emma Hamilton! It's a challenge but I'm persevering.
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Postby nona » Fri October 17th, 2008, 12:13 pm

1335 BCE, Nefertiti is Pharaoh, her daughter is Queen of Egypt. Riverside Palace was destroyed by Plague then was abandoned for Thebes.

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Postby pat » Sat October 18th, 2008, 11:03 am

Hobart, Tassie in the late 70's early 80's!
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Postby nona » Sat October 18th, 2008, 1:05 pm

New York having beakfast with Aron Lightner of the Talamasca, talking about the real ghost stories of New Orleans.

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Postby diamondlil » Sat October 18th, 2008, 9:21 pm

"pat" wrote:Hobart, Tassie in the late 70's early 80's!

Which book is this Pat?
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