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diamondlil
Bibliomaniac

Postby diamondlil » Tue October 28th, 2008, 9:50 am

I am in suburban London having just run away from my life in Australia.
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There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

Edith Wharton

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pat
Avid Reader
Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Postby pat » Wed October 29th, 2008, 1:31 am

"diamondlil" wrote:I am in suburban London having just run away from my life in Australia.



Title and author please! (and if it is good!!!)



I am in ancient Egypt.
A good book and a good coffee, what more can anyone want? xx

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diamondlil
Bibliomaniac

Postby diamondlil » Wed October 29th, 2008, 7:42 am

Marshmallows for Breakfast by Dorothy Koomson.

I can not begin to tell you the ways this book echoes certain scenes from my own life.
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There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.



Edith Wharton

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pat
Avid Reader
Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Postby pat » Wed October 29th, 2008, 10:18 am

Library has it, but it is checked out so I will have to wait!
A good book and a good coffee, what more can anyone want? xx

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Road To Newgate by Kate Braithwaite & Darling Blue by Tracy Rees (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Wed October 29th, 2008, 10:28 am

I've read and enjoyed Dorothy Koomson's My Best Friend's Girl and do have the Marshmallow one on my TBR pile.
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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diamondlil
Bibliomaniac

Postby diamondlil » Wed October 29th, 2008, 10:44 am

I loved My Best Friend's Girl. It was a mistake to read it on the train, because I had to try very hard to control my crying, but such a good read!
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All things Historical Fiction - Historical Tapestry





There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.



Edith Wharton

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Carine
Compulsive Reader
Currently reading: Jonkvrouw - Jean-Claude Van Ryckeghem
Interest in HF: I love history
Favorite HF book: Can't pin that down to only 1 :-)
Preferred HF: Medieval, Tudor and Ancient Egyptian
Location: Ghent, Belgium
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Postby Carine » Wed October 29th, 2008, 12:25 pm

My Best Friend's Girl is another one that's on my TBR pile ! Glad to hear from you all that it's a good read though.

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diamondlil
Bibliomaniac

Postby diamondlil » Thu November 6th, 2008, 9:40 am

At the moment I am on a boat journeying between the UK and my new life in India. I am travelling as a paid chaperone to a couple of girls and a very strange young man.
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There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.



Edith Wharton

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sweetpotatoboy
Bibliophile
Location: London, UK

Postby sweetpotatoboy » Thu November 6th, 2008, 9:47 am

I'm currently on a hospital ship travelling from France to South Africa in the middle of the First World War.

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Alaric
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Location: Adelaide, Australia.
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Postby Alaric » Thu November 6th, 2008, 11:09 am

1144 as Maude and Stephen's war pointlessly rumbles on.


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