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Vanessa
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Currently reading: Monsoon Summer by Julia Gregson & Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager(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 » Fri November 21st, 2008, 8:15 am

In 1831, flitting backwards and forwards between York and Manchester with the Morlands.
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

Caveowl
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1860, Just left Japan

Postby Caveowl » Sun November 23rd, 2008, 1:20 am

In "Harpoon," C. Nicol informed me much about 1860s Japan's civil war, and I enjoyed his characters.* Concur with Amazon reviews.* From a list of perhaps a dozen novels I've read set in historical Japan, "Harpoon"* would rate a distant second to "Shogun."Just started Shellabarger's "Captain from Castile," but, I'm feeling squimish about taking on the Aztecs.* Also, just read the introductory scene in Elmer Kelton's "Stand Proud."* West Texas from 1860s until past turn of century.* The trial of a tough old cattle baron.
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boswellbaxter
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Location: North Carolina
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Postby boswellbaxter » Sun November 23rd, 2008, 1:28 am

Nice to have you here, Caveowl!
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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Sun November 23rd, 2008, 1:32 am

"boswellbaxter" wrote:Nice to have you here, Caveowl!


Ditto. Are you the same Caveowl that I've seen on the HF discussions at Amazon?

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Divia
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Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Postby Divia » Sun November 23rd, 2008, 1:38 am

Ms. Monroe is finally becoming a big time star. I'm reading My Story by Marilyn Monroe. Its so interesting! And so sad!
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Caveowl
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Postby Caveowl » Sun November 23rd, 2008, 6:51 am

Thanks for the welcome BoswellBaxter, and yes, Misfit, I'm grateful someone at Amazon HF suggested this much richer site.

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SonjaMarie
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Location: Vashon, WA
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Postby SonjaMarie » Sun November 23rd, 2008, 6:53 am

Victorian London 1888.

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Sun November 23rd, 2008, 7:54 am

"Caveowl" wrote:Thanks for the welcome BoswellBaxter, and yes, Misfit, I'm grateful someone at Amazon HF suggested this much richer site.


Welcome Caveowl. Glad to have you here.
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Edith Wharton

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Divia
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Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Postby Divia » Sun November 23rd, 2008, 8:06 pm

"SonjaMarie" wrote:Victorian London 1888.

SM


Oh! What are you reading?
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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Sun November 23rd, 2008, 8:23 pm

"Divia" wrote:Oh! What are you reading?

A nonfiction book on Jack the Ripper, sorry to get you excited! :(

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