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The Czar
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Location: Nashville TN

Postby The Czar » Wed May 25th, 2011, 10:50 pm

19th century Russia. Right now, life is just a series of fabulous balls and soirees... but the French Grand Armee is coming...
Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results.
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Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli

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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: A Trail through Time by Jodi Taylor & Angel by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Thu June 2nd, 2011, 10:17 am

Modern day Whitby, North Yorkshire, running a B & B.
Currently reading "A Trail through Time" by Jodi Taylor & "Angel" by L J Ross

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fljustice
Bibliophile
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Postby fljustice » Thu June 2nd, 2011, 3:30 pm

Kabul, Afghanistan trying to survive the civil war.
Faith L. Justice, Author Website
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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
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 » Thu June 2nd, 2011, 4:26 pm

I'm in India in 1947 and 1856.
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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EC2
Bibliomaniac
Location: Nottingham UK
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Postby EC2 » Thu June 2nd, 2011, 10:30 pm

A kitchen in a London home in 1910, eating bubble and squeak.
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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Wulfric of Mercia
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Postby Wulfric of Mercia » Tue June 7th, 2011, 8:38 pm

Somewhere in 9th century France (Frankia). King Louis just died and looks like its going to be a rough road to a successor.

BrianPK
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Location: Ireland

Postby BrianPK » Tue June 7th, 2011, 9:57 pm

North west Scotland circa 1500AD with James IV, trying to sort out troublesome Highlanders (as usual) and finally deny their leaders the coveted title of Lord of the Isles.

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EC2
Bibliomaniac
Location: Nottingham UK
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Postby EC2 » Wed June 8th, 2011, 5:23 pm

All over the place - I'm reading 3 books at once!

1. I'm in a 17thC haunted field in which an apparition is searching for his eyeballs.

2. I'm a 70 year old woman hiding in a house in Cape Cod with a baby.

3. I'm Eleanor of Aquitaine and I'm 15 years old (although acting like a rather mature woman of the world) forsooth so I am!
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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donroc
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Location: Winter Haven, Florida
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Postby donroc » Wed June 8th, 2011, 5:59 pm

"Wulfric of Mercia" wrote:Somewhere in 9th century France (Frankia). King Louis just died and looks like its going to be a rough road to a successor.


I am there too. Should complete the first draft of my WIP set during years 819-847 in the Carolingian Empire and Emirate of Cordoba in a few days.

Best of luck with your efforts.
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Bodo the Apostate, a novel set during the reign of Louis the Pious and end of the Carolingian Empire.

http://www.donaldmichaelplatt.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXZthhY6OtI&feature=channel_page

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
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 » Thu June 9th, 2011, 11:24 am

It's 1189 and I, Lady Alix of Wanthwaite, am on my way to London disguised as a boy. Soothly, I am accompanied by a cunning Scot, none other than Lord Enoch Angus Boggs of Dingle-Boggs, and being chased by a knight by the name of Magnus Barefoot who wants my head on a spike! Oh woe is me!!
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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