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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Survivors by Kate Furnivall & The Corset by Laura Purcell (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 » Tue February 16th, 2010, 11:52 am

I'm having a bit of deja vu with My Sister's Keeper. I'm sure I've been here before in a similar book ............ two attorneys who had affairs with each other years ago, meet up again......
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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Jemidar
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Location: Adelaide, Australia

Postby Jemidar » Wed February 17th, 2010, 11:45 pm

England, 1950s

I'm currently bed bound in a London hospital intrigued by a portrait of Richard lll.
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annis
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Postby annis » Wed February 17th, 2010, 11:54 pm

Out hunting at Woodstock with King John and his retinue. I can't take my eyes off his gorgeous queen. Isabelle has chosen to wear thigh-high boots, black tights, a short tunic and a feathered hat. Sanctus Deus!

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Gabriele Campbell
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Location: Germany
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Postby Gabriele Campbell » Thu February 18th, 2010, 12:21 am

Ehrlitan, in the house of a Tanu Spiritwalker who's just warned me to cross the Raraku desert because of the Whirlwind. But being a stubborn Bridgeburner, I'll do it anyway. :p

Since I'm always reading more than one book, I'm also laying siege to Mont Ségur.

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EC2
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Location: Nottingham UK
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Postby EC2 » Thu February 18th, 2010, 1:00 am

"annis" wrote:Out hunting at Woodstock with King John and his retinue. I can't take my eyes off his gorgeous queen. Isabelle has chosen to wear thigh-high boots, black tights, a short tunic and a feathered hat. Sanctus Deus!

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Oh my stars - what ARE you reading Annis? :eek: :eek:
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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Gabriele Campbell
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Location: Germany
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Postby Gabriele Campbell » Thu February 18th, 2010, 1:15 am

Must be some Urban Fantasy version of Isabelle. :D

annis
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Postby annis » Thu February 18th, 2010, 1:27 am

Lol! It's James Goldman's "Myself As Witness", a novel about King John as written by Giraldus Cambrensis (Gerald of Wales). It's quite entertaining, but though it's meant to be about KJ , slyly witty Gerald steals the show :) It was written in 1979, so there is the odd error due to information not being available at that stage- for example, Goldman makes William Longspee's mother Rosamund Clifford instead of, as we now know thanks to EC, Ida de Tosney.

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Nefret
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Favorite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Postby Nefret » Thu February 18th, 2010, 1:31 am

In France. (The year keeps changing though.) :o
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Divia
Bibliomaniac
Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Postby Divia » Thu February 18th, 2010, 2:20 am

I'm dead. And I'm telling everyone that I killed myself because its their fault and not mine own. :rolleyes:
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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Survivors by Kate Furnivall & The Corset by Laura Purcell (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 » Thu February 18th, 2010, 8:37 am

I'm somewhere on the coast of England, in the future I think. I'm in a children' psychiatric hospital treating a girl who murdered her mother, who seems to be able to predict the future too.
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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