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EC2
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Post by EC2 » Thu August 11th, 2011, 10:31 am

Escaping down a latrine shaft in Elizabethan London.
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

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emr
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Location: Castilla

Post by emr » Wed August 17th, 2011, 10:17 am

Ithaka, sitting on the beach, looking at the sky for a good omen, but there are no birds, only a light wind from the north. Perfect for sailing. "I'll miss you" he says. He hauls himself on board the old ship and waves. And I keep to myself the bad omens in my dreams. Be safe Odysseus my love.
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Misfit
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Post by Misfit » Tue August 23rd, 2011, 10:33 am

Just failed at a lame plot to kidnap traitor Benedict Arnold by knocking him out with chloroform... :confused:
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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.
Favourite 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

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Tue August 23rd, 2011, 2:55 pm

I'm in Rome, seething with fury at the imperious Octavian.

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Black Friar" by S G MacLean & "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Tue August 30th, 2011, 8:45 am

I'm now in London in the mid-19th century, preparing to go to Cornwall, in one book; and in the other I'm in Kent and WW2 has just started.
Currently reading "The Black Friar" by S G MacLean, "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott & "The Seagull" by Ann Cleeves

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: An Abiding Fire by M L Logue & The Flower Girls by Alice Clark Platts
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Tue August 30th, 2011, 9:19 am

I'm in the coastal town of Port St Pierre in France, in the 1970s, being haunted by the ghost of Joan of Arc! I'm quite enjoying the stay in a chateau, though.
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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Post by Misfit » Wed September 28th, 2011, 12:20 am

Just met a very young Oscar Wilde, Princess Louise and a second meeting with James Whistler and Frank Miles. I'm still waiting for the first meeting with Bertie...

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Black Friar" by S G MacLean & "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Mon October 10th, 2011, 9:19 am

Currently alternating between Louisiana and the Norfolk coast.
Currently reading "The Black Friar" by S G MacLean, "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott & "The Seagull" by Ann Cleeves

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Post by Susan » Mon October 10th, 2011, 11:56 am

I've just left Stockholm and I preparing to make a return journey to Westeros.
~Susan~
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Post by Misfit » Mon October 10th, 2011, 12:34 pm

On the very remote island of St. Helena with an exiled Napoleon.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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