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Jemidar
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Postby Jemidar » Thu June 9th, 2011, 5:00 pm

"Vanessa" wrote: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!!


Really? Lord Boggs of Dingle-Boggs?? And Magnus Barefoot?? :eek: :p :D
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Postby Vanessa » Thu June 9th, 2011, 5:06 pm

Yep! I did snigger. :D
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Postby noodles » Thu June 9th, 2011, 5:55 pm

I'm in an Italian convent in 1570. It's very cold. And very pious.

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Misfit
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Postby Misfit » Thu June 9th, 2011, 6:32 pm

"Vanessa" wrote:Yep! I did snigger. :D


Sometimes I wonder who dreams up these names :confused:
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Postby SonjaMarie » Thu June 9th, 2011, 6:54 pm

Richmond Palace, Oct. 1513, and Bess Blount has just seen Henry VIII for the first time.

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Vanessa
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Postby Vanessa » Thu June 9th, 2011, 7:14 pm

"Misfit" wrote:Sometimes I wonder who dreams up these names :confused:


It must be the author's imagination which leads to wonder what's going in there!! LOL.
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Postby Jemidar » Thu June 9th, 2011, 11:10 pm

"Vanessa" wrote:It must be the author's imagination which leads to wonder what's going in there!! LOL.


Which begs the question, what on earth was she thinking?!
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Postby emr » Fri June 10th, 2011, 6:38 am

Hm why? ;)
If you are Mrs Barefoot and you are having a little Barefoot you dont call him Pip or Bill or Jack... You call him something big like Alexander or Constantin... or Magnus :) :D
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Vanessa
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Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
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Postby Vanessa » Fri June 10th, 2011, 8:33 am

I don't think the book is a particularly serious one, it's more of a romp, although it does start off so with rape and pillage! Richard the Lionheart is portrayed as a paedophile as well as gay (the rumours were that he was bi-sexual, I think). The boy is actually a girl dressed up as a boy (Richard has more than his eye on her) so they haven't got down to the nitty gritty yet and she's getting a bit worried! I'm sure Enoch Boggs will turn out to be her knight in shining armour! :) I'm not sure I'd want to marry him, though, with a surname like that - Lady Alix Boggs!!! LOL. She'll be keeping her own, I'm guessing.
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Postby Misfit » Sat June 11th, 2011, 12:47 pm

Virginia City, Nevada

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