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fljustice
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Postby fljustice » Mon June 28th, 2010, 4:47 pm

"Michy" wrote:That sounds very interesting. What's the name of the book?


Euripides' play Medea. I'm trying to work my way through some of the classics. Next up Hippolytus and Helen!
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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & And So It Begins by Rachel Abbott (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 » Mon June 28th, 2010, 6:14 pm

I'm in 1959 in Jamaica. I've just learnt that my scallywag of a father, Errol Flynn, has died on a heart attack aged 50. Apparently all the ladies used to swoon at the sight of him, he was so handsome! :rolleyes:
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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Michy
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Postby Michy » Mon June 28th, 2010, 7:28 pm

I'm in Hawaii, June 1941.

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andrewoberg
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Postby andrewoberg » Wed June 30th, 2010, 5:54 am

Northeast India, ca. 3000 BCE
Teacher and writer living in rural Japan--very adept with chopsticks! Humorous serial shorts and historical fiction graphic novel at: http://drugstorebooks.com/

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fljustice
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Postby fljustice » Wed June 30th, 2010, 5:17 pm

"andrewoberg" wrote:Northeast India, ca. 3000 BCE


Fiction or non-fiction? Which ever, it sounds interesting. What's the title?
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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 » Wed June 30th, 2010, 6:01 pm

Russia. It's about 1812 now.
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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andrewoberg
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Postby andrewoberg » Thu July 1st, 2010, 8:35 am

"fljustice" wrote:Fiction or non-fiction? Which ever, it sounds interesting. What's the title?


That's up to you! ;) It's "The Bhagavad Gita" from the wider "Mahabharata" and in the context of the Kurukshetra war. But as I'm on a bit of a philosophy bend, I'm just reading the Gita now. :rolleyes:
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donroc
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Postby donroc » Thu July 1st, 2010, 12:06 pm

I have about 90% completed the research for my novel set in the 9th century Carolingian empire. I have also completed a rough list of chapters for my first draft, which I should be starting in a week or two. The extra fun will begin when my characters take over and continually surprise me.
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Bodo the Apostate, a novel set during the reign of Louis the Pious and end of the Carolingian Empire.

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fljustice
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Postby fljustice » Thu July 1st, 2010, 4:09 pm

"donroc" wrote:The extra fun will begin when my characters take over and continually surprise me.


Oooo, I love that phase. Enjoy!
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annis
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Postby annis » Sat July 10th, 2010, 11:23 pm

I'm holed up in the Church Tower at the Templar's complex in Garway, on the Anglo-Welsh border. I'm seeking sanctuary after being falsely accused of murdering my brother. It's 1282, and a very sad time for Welshmen like me- our prince, Llywelyn, was ambushed and killed not long ago.

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In one of those strange coincidences, I've just been reading about the Templar complex at Garway in Simon Brighton's book In Search of the Templars: a Guide to the Sites in Britain.

Currently reading: King Arthur's Bones, a collection by the Medieval Murderers.
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