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chuck
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Location: Ciinaminson NJ

Postby chuck » Mon March 16th, 2009, 7:26 pm

Pierre, young orphan lad of 10, watching in horror the execution of Jean D' Arc May 30Th, 1431, Rouen France....

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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 » Wed March 25th, 2009, 8:33 am

I was in France in 1939, but I'm now in Yorkshire in 1986. I shall be going back in time to the 1940s soon, I think - I'm training to be a famous ballerina in Hester's Story by Adele Geras.
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Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Tue March 31st, 2009, 10:35 am

I am in 17th century India. I have to say that so far the events described make all those European royals look very tame!
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EC2
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Location: Nottingham UK
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Postby EC2 » Tue March 31st, 2009, 10:38 am

"diamondlil" wrote:I am in 17th century India. I have to say that so far the events described make all those European royals look very tame!


What are you reading?!!!

I am watching and worrying about my mentor and master Cardinal Wolsely's downfall at the Tudor court, but I am very canny and I am learning a lot.
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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diamondlil
Bibliomaniac

Postby diamondlil » Tue March 31st, 2009, 10:55 am

Tiger Claws by John Speed. I can't tell you how many people have died so far, and I know that there is at least one scene later in the book where 10 people die at one go.
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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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EC2
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Postby EC2 » Tue March 31st, 2009, 10:56 am

"diamondlil" wrote:Tiger Claws by John Speed. I can't tell you how many people have died so far, and I know that there is at least one scene later in the book where 10 people die at one go.


An ordinary tale of everyday folk then :D
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



www.elizabethchadwick.com

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diamondlil
Bibliomaniac

Postby diamondlil » Tue March 31st, 2009, 10:57 am

Yep...pretty much. Although the ordinary folk seem to be quite dispensible in this world.
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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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Madeleine
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Currently reading: A Suitable Vengeance by Elizabeth George & Force of Nature by Jane Harper
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Tue March 31st, 2009, 4:47 pm

In early 16th century Ireland, in "My Lady Judge" by Cora Harrison.

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SonjaMarie
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Location: Vashon, WA
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Postby SonjaMarie » Tue March 31st, 2009, 5:26 pm

Book 1: Fiction: Currently 1667 England, watching as Nell Gwyn learns the craft of being an actress, but always wanting more.
Book 2: Nonfiction: Watching the stupidity and hubris of the weather bureau when it comes to knowing nothing about the hurricane that will destroy Gavelstan, TX in 1900.
Book 3: Nonfiction: Learning about late 18th to early 20th century English courtesans.
Book 4: Nonfiction: Learning about the murder of Cora Crippen (aka Belle Elmore) by her husband, supposedly, Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen. The author is very sure of himself when it comes to the guilt of Crippen but I'm not so sure myself.

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Caveowl
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In the Winding Stair Moutains of Eastern Oklahoma

Postby Caveowl » Tue March 31st, 2009, 11:32 pm

in the era, and near where my grandfather was in grade school. With Eben Pay, Joe Mountain, Oscar Schiller and some Choctaw Tribal Police ... tracking a gang of drunken rapists. (Douglas Jones, "Winding Stair" one of his better books
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