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Madeleine
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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 » Fri March 28th, 2014, 9:35 am

Now in a spooky old house in Cornwall.
Currently reading "The Bear and the Nightingale" by Katherine Arden & "The Winter Secret" by Lulu Taylor

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emr
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Joined: January 2009
Location: Castilla

Post by emr » Fri March 28th, 2014, 10:27 am

From Cornwall to Kent in 1910 :)
"So many books, so little time."
— Frank Zappa

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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 » Thu April 3rd, 2014, 11:40 am

I'm alternating between Cornwall (Victorian times I think) where I'm enjoying Christmas, and 16th century Italy.
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 April 3rd, 2014, 8:35 pm

12th- 13th century England.
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 » Fri April 4th, 2014, 9:32 am

I'm in 17th C Amsterdam, painting a lecherous man's portrait, so that I can take up an apprenticeship with Johannes Vermeer, the master of Delft! The things we have to do to make our way in life. At least there's Pieter, grower of all things tulip............ ;) ;) say no more! :D
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 April 8th, 2014, 8:26 am

I'm still in 16th century Italy, but also now in modern-day Cambridge, at the university.
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 April 8th, 2014, 2:28 pm

1878. I'm on a train to St Petersburg with a bunch of British diplomats and such. Mysterious things are starting to happen...
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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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 » Wed April 16th, 2014, 8:33 am

London in the 1850s.
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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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 » Wed April 16th, 2014, 9:16 am

I'm sailing the ocean waves in the middle of the Atlantic in 1766.
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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Ludmilla
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Location: Georgia USA

Post by Ludmilla » Tue April 22nd, 2014, 3:11 pm

It's 1777. I'm in upstate NY embroiled in the Saratoga Campaign. (I rarely read more than one book at a time, but I have a few going that include this setting. It's an interesting experiment to see how the authors handle the subject matter and historical figures.)

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