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Vanessa
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Post by Vanessa » Mon February 22nd, 2010, 8:25 am

I'm in the near future and it would appear the end of the world is nigh. Global warming has a lot to answer for.
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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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Catherine Howard Conspiracy by Alexandra Walsh
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 » Wed February 24th, 2010, 8:24 am

I'm in 1973 in Sri Lanka, just about to leave for England.
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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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Post by princess » Wed February 24th, 2010, 11:03 pm

I'm currently in the Belgian Congo during 1959.

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Post by EC2 » Wed February 24th, 2010, 11:09 pm

[quote=""princess""]I'm currently in the Belgian Congo during 1959.[/quote]

The Poisonwood Bible - yes?
I loved that book.
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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Post by EC2 » Wed February 24th, 2010, 11:11 pm

I'm being taught to sing and swordfight. I have just heard that the sheriff of Nottingham has killed my mother and raided my village.
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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Post by Gabriele Campbell » Wed February 24th, 2010, 11:21 pm

[quote=""EC2""]I'm being taught to sing and swordfight. I have just heard that the sheriff of Nottingham has killed my mother and raided my village.[/quote]

Angus Donald, Outlaw ?

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Post by EC2 » Wed February 24th, 2010, 11:25 pm

[quote=""Gabriele Campbell""]Angus Donald, Outlaw ?[/quote]

Yes. Carla very kindly sent me her copy.
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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Post by Jemidar » Thu February 25th, 2010, 7:53 am

London, 1533

I'm a guest at Queen Anne's Coronation Banquet where I got a little tipsy, and was raped by Thomas Seymour :eek: :confused: :eek: .
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Post by princess » Thu February 25th, 2010, 8:12 am

[quote=""EC2""]The Poisonwood Bible - yes?
I loved that book.[/quote]

That's the one :) So far I'm loving it!!!

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Catherine Howard Conspiracy by Alexandra Walsh
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 » Thu February 25th, 2010, 9:30 am

I loved The Poisonwood Bible, 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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