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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Survivors by Kate Furnivall & The Corset by Laura Purcell (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 » Wed October 24th, 2012, 8:51 am

I'm in Warwickshire in the late 1940s and I've just been to a party.
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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Antoine Vanner
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Location: South-East England

Postby 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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Antoine Vanner
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Location: South-East England

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

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

Victorian London, 1888.
Currently reading "Heavenfield" by L J Ross & "Lost for Words" by Stephanie Butland

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fljustice
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Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Postby fljustice » Thu October 25th, 2012, 3:27 pm

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

"Madeleine" wrote:Hi JD, apologies, I've only just seen this post :o

The book is called "The Haunting" by Alan Titchmarsh.


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

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

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


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 "Heavenfield" by L J Ross & "Lost for Words" by Stephanie Butland

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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 » Tue October 30th, 2012, 9:33 am

I'm still in Victorian London, and now also in Forks, Washington.
Currently reading "Heavenfield" by L J Ross & "Lost for Words" by Stephanie Butland

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Nefret
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Favorite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Postby 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
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Survivors by Kate Furnivall & The Corset by Laura Purcell (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 » 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.
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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