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Carine
Compulsive Reader
Posts: 675
Joined: September 2008
Currently reading: Jonkvrouw - Jean-Claude Van Ryckeghem
Interest in HF: I love history
Favourite HF book: Can't pin that down to only 1 :-)
Preferred HF: Medieval, Tudor and Ancient Egyptian
Location: Ghent, Belgium
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Post by Carine » Fri November 14th, 2008, 6:40 am

Wales in 1206

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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Posts: 5716
Joined: August 2008
Currently reading: "The Lantern Men" by Elly Griffiths
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Fri November 14th, 2008, 4:08 pm

Alternating between England and France in the 12th century ("A Place Beyond Courage").

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Margaret
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Posts: 2440
Joined: August 2008
Interest in HF: I can't answer this in 100 characters. Sorry.
Favourite HF book: Checkmate, the final novel in the Lymond series
Preferred HF: Literary novels. Late medieval and Renaissance.
Location: Catskill, New York, USA
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Post by Margaret » Fri November 14th, 2008, 9:26 pm

In Constantinople during the misconceived and misbegotten Fourth Crusade.
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Vanessa
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Posts: 4233
Joined: August 2008
Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
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 » Sat November 15th, 2008, 4:18 pm

In London - I've just slipped on a chip, found myself face down in some overflowing rubbish, and ended up in bed recovering from a back injury. I've now decided to write my life story as I don't know quite what else to do with myself.
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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EC2
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Location: Nottingham UK
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Post by EC2 » Sat November 15th, 2008, 4:22 pm

My Hurricane fighter plane has just crash landed in the sea after being hit in a dog fight and I am in a lot of trouble and I may drown....
http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/b/pat ... od-war.htm
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

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Ellie
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Location: Tasmania, Australia

Post by Ellie » Sun November 16th, 2008, 12:03 am

In London in the 2000's somehere.

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Ellie
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Location: Tasmania, Australia

Post by Ellie » Sun November 16th, 2008, 9:21 pm

Now I'm time travelling between modern Wales and Rome and ancient Wales and Rome.

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Ellie
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Location: Tasmania, Australia

Post by Ellie » Thu November 20th, 2008, 2:32 am

Now I'm in Norman occupied England in 1066.

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diamondlil
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Post by diamondlil » Thu November 20th, 2008, 7:59 am

I have been spending most of my time at the court of the Sun King, Louis XIV.

Now I have moved back in time to the medieval Welsh courts
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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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Post by Helen_Davis » Thu November 20th, 2008, 10:01 pm

Not HF, but just finished "Running out of Time" a book about a girl who lives on a historical preserve and gets sent out into the real world when a plague of diphtheria strikes her village.

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