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Vanessa
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Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
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Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Wed October 24th, 2012, 8:51 am

I'm in Warwickshire in the late 1940s and I've just been to a party.
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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 Antoine Vanner » Wed October 24th, 2012, 2:59 pm

And I'm in Thrace, in the savage winter of 1877/78, as the Russo/Turkish War reaches its climax. Victorious in Bulgaria, Russian forces are now thrusting towards Constantinople/Istanbul, refugees clog the roads, murderous Bashi Bazooks run riot and the Cossack patrols know no mercy. And that's without the intrigue at court...
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Post by Antoine Vanner » Wed October 24th, 2012, 6:16 pm

For a hilarious (but poignant) take on Victorian children's parties try Edmund Gosse's "Father and Son"

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "In the woods" by Tana French & The Winter Crown by Elizabeth Chadwick
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Thu October 25th, 2012, 10:04 am

Victorian London, 1888.
Currently reading "In the Woods" by Tana French & "The Winter Crown" by Elizabeth Chadwick

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Post by fljustice » Thu October 25th, 2012, 3:27 pm

Languishing in a fictional 19C British gaol serving time for a murder I didn't commit.
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Post by J.D. Oswald » Sat October 27th, 2012, 2:59 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]Hi JD, apologies, I've only just seen this post :o

The book is called "The Haunting" by Alan Titchmarsh.[/quote]

Thank you :) At the moment, I'm writing about Winchester in 1919 so I'll be interested to see how Alan Titchmarsh describes it.

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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Mon October 29th, 2012, 9:42 am

[quote=""J.D. Oswald""]Thank you :) At the moment, I'm writing about Winchester in 1919 so I'll be interested to see how Alan Titchmarsh describes it.[/quote]

He doesn't mention the city much, but there is one bit where the main character goes into the cathedral and sees the famous Bible.
Currently reading "In the Woods" by Tana French & "The Winter Crown" by Elizabeth Chadwick

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Post by Madeleine » Tue October 30th, 2012, 9:33 am

I'm still in Victorian London, and now also in Forks, Washington.
Currently reading "In the Woods" by Tana French & "The Winter Crown" by Elizabeth Chadwick

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Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
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Post by Nefret » Wed October 31st, 2012, 1:51 am

A fantasy world of the fae.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Catherine Howard Conspiracy by Alexandra Walsh
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 » Wed October 31st, 2012, 9:46 am

I've gone to stay with my aunt in Iyot House in an unnamed hamlet. I've just met my cousin for the very first time and I'm finding her quite disturbing.
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Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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