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SonjaMarie
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Location: Vashon, WA
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Postby SonjaMarie » Fri April 15th, 2011, 8:21 pm

I'm in Ferrara, Lucrezia Borgia d'Este has just miscarried a stillborn daughter.

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BrianPK
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Location: Ireland

Postby BrianPK » Fri April 15th, 2011, 10:45 pm

I'm in Tewkesbury ,Gloucestershire, England and it's May the 4th, 1471. The House of York and Lancaster are about to engage in battle in the War of the Roses, as depicted by Sharon Penman in the Sunne in Splendour.

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: Heavenfield by L J Ross & Lost for Words by Stephanie Butland
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Mon May 2nd, 2011, 10:42 am

Florence, Italy (I wish).
Currently reading "Heavenfield" by L J Ross & "Lost for Words" by Stephanie Butland

BrianPK
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Location: Ireland

Postby BrianPK » Tue May 10th, 2011, 9:47 pm

It's approx. 1625 and I'm in the bowels of Fast Castle which is perched precariously half way down a cliff on the south east coast of Scotland. I'm with David Gray who is, on the instructions of his uncle Andrew, Lord Gray Sheriff of Angus, searching for the infamous Casket Letters of Mary Queen of Scots. King James has previously threatened to remove Lord Gray from the very lucrative position of sheriff and,on discovering the Casket Letters, Lord Gray, in turn, threatens to blackmail King James. The King fears that amongst the love letters which his mother Queen Mary wrote to her lover Bothwell, is a possible admission that the father of king James is not her former murdered husband Lord Darnley but her Italian secretary David Rizzio. The King has previously been successfully blackmailed over the possible existence of this letter which nobody has actually seen and is in dread of it surfacing as it would mean that he is illegitimate and would be removed from the throne.
Nigel Tranter knows how to tell an exciting,enjoyable tale as in "Mail Royal" :)

DebB
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Postby DebB » Tue May 10th, 2011, 10:06 pm

In my car, I'm in late 19th c. Egypt with Amelia Peabody when she first encounters Emerson (Peters' Crocodile on the Sandbank).

At home, I'm on the Welsh/English border with Harry Talvace in the early 13th c. (Pargeter's Heaven Tree Trilogy).

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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: Heavenfield by L J Ross & Lost for Words by Stephanie Butland
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Wed May 11th, 2011, 8:42 am

I'm in 17th century England (in the BOTM) and in my commuting read I'm in the Cotswolds, in the present day but with an interest in the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
Currently reading "Heavenfield" by L J Ross & "Lost for Words" by Stephanie Butland

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Steve Anderson
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Location: Portland, Oregon USA
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Postby Steve Anderson » Fri May 13th, 2011, 10:55 pm

A shoddy apartment in 1950s Berlin. Bernie Gunther's CIA handlers just got duped by Soviet agents, and they're whisking Bernie into East Berlin through an underground passage. Caught between two rocks again!
http://www.stephenfanderson.com | Novelist, writer, literary translator

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Survivors by Kate Furnivall & The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton (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 » Fri May 20th, 2011, 8:55 am

I'm on a sugar and cotton plantation in 1859 on St Simons Island in Georgia.
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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Madeleine
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Currently reading: Heavenfield by L J Ross & Lost for Words by Stephanie Butland
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Fri May 20th, 2011, 8:58 am

I've just arrived in London, by train from Scotland.
Currently reading "Heavenfield" by L J Ross & "Lost for Words" by Stephanie Butland

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Fri May 20th, 2011, 12:35 pm

Watching Warwick and Margaret of Anjou making whoopee and Edward of Lancaster and laughing my arse off.

Wouldn't you just love to know what i'm reading? :D
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be


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