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Nefret
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Post by Nefret » Thu August 27th, 2009, 2:36 am

Wales. Henry III is now king of England.

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Post by diamondlil » Sun August 30th, 2009, 3:05 am

I am alternating between present day and plague stricken England during the reign of Charles II.
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Post by Miss Moppet » Sun August 30th, 2009, 10:40 pm

I am in Massachusetts (is that even spelt right?) in the 1950s, attending an inquest.

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Post by Susanna Kearsley » Wed September 2nd, 2009, 5:23 pm

I just got off a yacht where I was watching Callas and Onassis start their great affair, and am now back in a damp Cornish cave in the summer of 1715, trying to decide whether to alter history by stopping someone getting killed.

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Post by Leyland » Thu September 3rd, 2009, 12:52 am

It's 1348 and in an inn at Thornfalcon where Camelot has just met Jofre and Rodrigo.
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Post by ruth » Tue September 8th, 2009, 4:33 pm

Currently in Stalinist Russia, where the devil is running rampage! (Reading The Master and Margarita, by Mikhail Bulgakov, and can highly recommend it so far)!

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Post by Vanessa » Tue September 8th, 2009, 5:16 pm

I'm in Oxford in 2055 and 1348, amidst an epidemic of flu and the Black Plague, respectively.
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Post by robinbird79 » Tue September 8th, 2009, 5:37 pm

I just watched Henry II discover that his wife Eleanor helped his sons in their rebellion against him.
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Post by Miss Moppet » Tue September 8th, 2009, 7:58 pm

[quote=""robinbird79""]I just watched Henry II discover that his wife Eleanor helped his sons in their rebellion against him.[/quote]

A few weeks after reading Susan Howatch's Penmarric, which was inspired by Henry II and his family, I had to wonder if the Devil's Brood didn't also inspire a TV show. That is, Dynasty.

Henry II = Blake Carrington - patriarch struggling to control unruly offspring and deal with machinations of...

Eleanor of Aquitaine = Alexis Carrington Colby, beautiful and scheming ex-wife. Secretly still in love with Blake, will stop at nothing to get him back and oust...

Rosamund de Clifford = Krystle Carrington. Blake's new wife, blonde, beautiful, sweet-natured

I am really convincing myself! Just substitute 'Denver Carrington' for 'Angevin Empire' and you'll see what I mean.

I am about to start another SH, The Wheel of Fortune. Looks like a long read.

Edited to say: So nowhere at the moment. In that strange limbo-like place between book and book...

Real Life, in other words.
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Nefret
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Post by Nefret » Wed September 9th, 2009, 5:03 am

[quote=""Leyland""]It's 1348 and in an inn at Thornfalcon where Camelot has just met Jofre and Rodrigo.[/quote]

I was there last week.

Am now in France with a newly widowed Mary Tudor.

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