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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Sat April 9th, 2011, 7:13 pm

Western Canada 1816 in the land beyond the shining mountains

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At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sat April 9th, 2011, 10:18 pm

Is that a shot of Jasper or Banff? A girlfriend and I bicycled through Banff and some local hunks took us hiking up in Jasper. Jawdropping scenery.

annis
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Postby annis » Sat April 9th, 2011, 10:50 pm

Magnificent mountains, Misfit :)

I'm in 13th century Scotland, out with a hunting party near the Douglas castle. There's a dark, nervy undercurrent as the leading nobles, the Earls of Buchan and Carrick, detest each other and may each have murder and mayhem in mind.

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They swung off the road, the carts lurching and the caged dogs whining eagerly. Dog Boy saw the forest, dark and musked, pearled with dawn rain. The trees so darkly green they looked black, sprawled over hills alive with hidden life, tangled with bracken and scrub. The trees closed in and the road vanished behind them as the sun turned faint, staining the woods with dapple...


Currently reading:
The Lion Wakes, by Robert Low
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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Sat April 9th, 2011, 11:02 pm

"MLE" wrote:Is that a shot of Jasper or Banff? A girlfriend and I bicycled through Banff and some local hunks took us hiking up in Jasper. Jawdropping scenery.


Gorgeous aren't they? I took the image from the Wik page for the Coast Mountains of BC.

My parents took us through Banff and Jasper when we were kids. Yes it is gorgeous up there.
At home with a good book and the cat...

...is the only place I want to be

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Sun April 10th, 2011, 1:53 am

I'm currently in Ferrara in one novel and in another I'm at the moment in Rome, but will be leaving for Ferrara soon. Ferrara seems to be the destination of choice at the moment!

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EC2
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Location: Nottingham UK
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Postby EC2 » Sun April 10th, 2011, 10:04 am

"annis" wrote:Magnificent mountains, Misfit :)

I'm in 13th century Scotland, out with a hunting party near the Douglas castle. There's a dark, nervy undercurrent as the leading nobles, the Earls of Buchan and Carrick, detest each other and may each have murder and mayhem in mind.

Image

They swung off the road, the carts lurching and the caged dogs whining eagerly. Dog Boy saw the forest, dark and musked, pearled with dawn rain. The trees so darkly green they looked black, sprawled over hills alive with hidden life, tangled with bracken and scrub. The trees closed in and the road vanished behind them as the sun turned faint, staining the woods with dapple...


Currently reading:
The Lion Wakes, by Robert Low


That's a wonderful bit of writing, but sadly I DNF the novel and set it aside.
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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Madeleine
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Currently reading: Sycamore Gap by L J Ross & The Furthest Station by Ben Aaronovitch
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Tue April 12th, 2011, 11:10 am

I'm in London, towards the end of the WW2 in one book, and in the other I'm in modern-day Devon.
Currently reading "Sycamore Gap" by L J Ross & "The Furthest Station" by Ben Aaronovitch

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: Sycamore Gap by L J Ross & The Furthest Station by Ben Aaronovitch
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Fri April 15th, 2011, 8:41 am

Still in London during WW2, and now also in the 18th century, alternating between London and Sussex.
Currently reading "Sycamore Gap" by L J Ross & "The Furthest Station" by Ben Aaronovitch

annis
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Postby annis » Fri April 15th, 2011, 9:50 am

Posted by EC
That's a wonderful bit of writing, but sadly I DNF the novel and set it aside.


Lion's Wake gets off to a rather choppy start and it took me a little while to get into as it's quite different in style to Low's Oathsworn books, but I did find it compelling once it picked up momentum. I enjoyed the use of Scottish dialect, but others may not- I thought it added to the atmosphere. I found Robyn Young's Insurrection more straightforward and she gives a wider picture of events, but the two novels complement each other nicely.

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Elysium
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Postby Elysium » Fri April 15th, 2011, 8:20 pm

I'm at Belgium in 1944


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