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annis
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Post by annis » Sun June 6th, 2010, 6:29 pm

In the middle of a ferocious naval battle between Roman forces and the Carthiginians in the Mediterranean off Cape Ecnomus. No quarter given!

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Currently reading: Captain of Rome by John Stack.

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Post by Misfit » Sun June 6th, 2010, 6:30 pm

[quote=""Susan""]Misfit, I like your picture of Moscow!

Martinique, 1777 with Josephine. This is actually where she was born.
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I like hunting down images like this to put in my book progress updates at Goodreads. This painting was a very lucky find.
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Post by EC2 » Sun June 6th, 2010, 6:41 pm

Misfit, it looks more like a photo than a painting!
Annis, I read the first of these and I know you did too. I'll be interested in your overall impression when you're done.

Me - Having just survived a swordfight and a hand to hand battle with a giant, I've now sat down to wager my life on which one of the two cups I'nm sharing with an enemy is the poisoned one. Great fun!

The Princess Bride - William Goldman.
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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Post by Misfit » Sun June 6th, 2010, 6:54 pm

[quote=""EC2""]Misfit, it looks more like a photo than a painting!
Annis, I read the first of these and I know you did too. I'll be interested in your overall impression when you're done.

Me - Having just survived a swordfight and a hand to hand battle with a giant, I've now sat down to wager my life on which one of the two cups I'nm sharing with an enemy is the poisoned one. Great fun!

The Princess Bride - William Goldman.[/quote]

Amazing what artists can capture isn't it?
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Post by annis » Mon June 7th, 2010, 12:03 am

Posted by EC
Annis, I read the first of these and I know you did too. I'll be interested in your overall impression when you're done.
EC, I've just posted some thoughts about "Captain of Rome" on the Reviews thread.

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Post by Divia » Mon June 7th, 2010, 12:31 am

My son just died...from an ear infection? I'm in control now baby! grrrrrr
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Post by Jemidar » Mon June 7th, 2010, 10:10 am

[quote=""Divia""]My son just died...from an ear infection? I'm in control now baby! grrrrrr[/quote]

Catherine de Medici?
Jenny

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Post by Misfit » Mon June 7th, 2010, 4:09 pm

Watching Napoleon's army flee Russia

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Post by Madeleine » Mon June 21st, 2010, 11:51 am

I'm now in modern-day Bath, England.
Currently reading "In the Woods" by Tana French & "The Winter Crown" by Elizabeth Chadwick

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Post by Nefret » Mon June 21st, 2010, 3:23 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]Watching Napoleon's army flee Russia

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In Russia. Napoleon's army is still invading though.
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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