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Madeleine
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Joined: August 2008
Currently reading: "In the woods" by Tana French & The Winter Crown by Elizabeth Chadwick
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Thu January 16th, 2014, 7:40 pm

Shetland and Louisiana.
Currently reading "In the Woods" by Tana French & "The Winter Crown" by Elizabeth Chadwick

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Vanessa
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Joined: August 2008
Currently reading: The Catherine Howard Conspiracy by Alexandra Walsh
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 » Fri January 17th, 2014, 11:20 am

I'm in the 14thC gallivanting around London and Oxford on the hunt for a book of prophecies predicting the death of 13 kings. Unlucky for some!
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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Nefret
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Posts: 2964
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 » Fri January 24th, 2014, 6:28 am

England, early 12th century.
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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EC2
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Location: Nottingham UK
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Post by EC2 » Fri January 24th, 2014, 12:05 pm

I'm reading modern day at the moment, The Hired Man by Aminatta Forna, so I'm in 2007 Croatia.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

www.elizabethchadwick.com

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Lisa
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Posts: 1153
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 » Fri January 24th, 2014, 12:23 pm

I'm in London, 1016. King Edmund Ironside just died :(

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Vanessa
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Posts: 4155
Joined: August 2008
Currently reading: The Catherine Howard Conspiracy by Alexandra Walsh
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 » Fri January 24th, 2014, 1:32 pm

Peak District in the 1980s, having a swim in a lake on a boiling hot day.
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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emr
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Joined: January 2009
Location: Castilla

Post by emr » Fri January 24th, 2014, 8:54 pm

London around 1890 and I'm considering a career as a comedian :D
"So many books, so little time."
— Frank Zappa

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Post by Misfit » Sat January 25th, 2014, 4:51 pm

I'm in Germany, a *cough* guest *cough* of the Emperor. Love this song he wrote during his stay.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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EC2
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Post by EC2 » Sat January 25th, 2014, 9:17 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]I'm in Germany, a *cough* guest *cough* of the Emperor. Love this song he wrote during his stay.[/quote]

I love that song - it sounds very beautiful doesn't it? Basically what it's saying in translation is 'Get me out of here you ungrateful gits.'
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

www.elizabethchadwick.com

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Misfit
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Post by Misfit » Sat January 25th, 2014, 9:32 pm

[quote=""EC2""]I love that song - it sounds very beautiful doesn't it? Basically what it's saying in translation is 'Get me out of here you ungrateful gits.'[/quote]

I wish I had a full translation. I downloaded it from Amazon.

Currently with Philippe Caper, who is not happy that at Leicester get the better of him at Rouen.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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