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DianeL
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Location: Midatlantic east coast, United States
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Postby DianeL » Sun May 4th, 2014, 8:09 pm

When I'm not doing some cleanup work in Late Antiquity Gaul, I'm spending a little time in Anne Rice's New Orleans and San Francisco, getting to know a certain family of witches (again/for the first time in about twenty years).
"To be the queen, she agreed to be the widow!"

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The pre-modern world was willing to attribute charisma to women well before it was willing to attribute sustained rationality to them.
---Medieval Kingship, Henry A. Myers

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: The Wildflowers by Harriet Evans & The Loving Cup by Winston Graham
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Mon May 5th, 2014, 10:34 am

I loved that trilogy Diane!
Currently reading "The Wildflowers" by Harriet Evans & "The Loving Cup" by Winston Graham

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DianeL
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Postby DianeL » Mon May 5th, 2014, 10:34 pm

I loved "The Witching Hour" (and am impressed by it now, anew), but I seem to remember at least one of the other two feeling to me like Anne fulfilling a marketing contract while she got to more good writing in some other novel ... Maybe I just felt there was only so much incest it was enjoyable to wade through. Gracious, even the first sixty pages of Witching is loaded with it.
"To be the queen, she agreed to be the widow!"



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The pre-modern world was willing to attribute charisma to women well before it was willing to attribute sustained rationality to them.

---Medieval Kingship, Henry A. Myers



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http://dianelmajor.blogspot.com/

I'm a Twit: @DianeLMajor

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Ludmilla
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Location: Georgia USA

Postby Ludmilla » Wed May 7th, 2014, 4:22 pm

In one book, the shot heard round the world (in Corcord, MA) has just woken me up. In another, I'm lost in the Dismal Swamp of Virginia.

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: The Wildflowers by Harriet Evans & The Loving Cup by Winston Graham
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Fri May 9th, 2014, 8:27 am

The Cotswolds.
Currently reading "The Wildflowers" by Harriet Evans & "The Loving Cup" by Winston Graham

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: The Wildflowers by Harriet Evans & The Loving Cup by Winston Graham
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Thu May 15th, 2014, 8:57 am

Alternating between Vienna and South-East London.
Currently reading "The Wildflowers" by Harriet Evans & "The Loving Cup" by Winston Graham

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Ludmilla
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Location: Georgia USA

Postby Ludmilla » Thu May 15th, 2014, 1:22 pm

I'm on Corregidor Island. The Japanese are closing in.

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: The Wildflowers by Harriet Evans & The Loving Cup by Winston Graham
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Sun June 1st, 2014, 5:01 pm

Now on the isle of Lewis.
Currently reading "The Wildflowers" by Harriet Evans & "The Loving Cup" by Winston Graham

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: The Wildflowers by Harriet Evans & The Loving Cup by Winston Graham
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Thu June 5th, 2014, 10:41 am

Upstate New York.
Currently reading "The Wildflowers" by Harriet Evans & "The Loving Cup" by Winston Graham

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: The Wildflowers by Harriet Evans & The Loving Cup by Winston Graham
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Tue June 10th, 2014, 8:20 am

Now also in early 17th century Denmark and late 18thC Cornwall.
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Currently reading "The Wildflowers" by Harriet Evans & "The Loving Cup" by Winston Graham


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