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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed October 19th, 2011, 8:30 pm

[quote=""Tanzanite""]Empress Josephine’s Crown by Michelle Moran. UK release March 1, 2012.
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I miss Michelle, she has been missing from the forum for many months now :(

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Post by Divia » Thu October 20th, 2011, 11:05 pm

[quote=""Tanzanite""]One of what?[/quote]
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[quote=""Tanzanite""]Empress Josephine’s Crown by Michelle Moran. UK release March 1, 2012.


Empress Josephine's family has been called to Napoleon's court for the terrible news that he intends to divorce his barren wife of thirteen years and take a younger bride, the Austrian Princess Marie-Louise. For Josephine's daughter, Hortense, this means she is free to leave her husband, Napoleon's brother, having given the Bonapartes three heirs. As she looks for love, she must support her mother through the terrible grief of Napoleon's betrayal. For his new wife, it is a terrible duty she must take on in her father's name. She has nothing in common with the strange, older man she has married and can find little in her life to enjoy. But an unlikely friendship with Hortense will bring her much comfort, especially as she must fight for her own happiness. For Napoleon's sister, Pauline Bonaparte, it is yet another woman stealing her brother's attention and affection. Having spent years attempting to control his power and his influence, she must fight harder and dirtier if she is to win...[/quote]

hmmmm interesting indeed! I know nothing about Hortense.
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Post by Veronica » Fri October 21st, 2011, 12:34 am

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]I miss Michelle, she has been missing from the forum for many months now :(

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Yeah would be nice to have her back.
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Post by SGM » Fri October 21st, 2011, 7:04 pm

[quote=""Tanzanite""] that they happen not because of some titanic clash of systems (the bourgeoisie versus the landed aristocracy or the oligarchy versus the gentry) but because of accident [/quote]

The academics call it "the law of unintended consequences" and it has been a popular theme with regard to the English Civil War for some time now, notably with Anne Hughes, so as usual McLynn as usual is not being particularly original. But he does stand out as having one of the best opening paragraphs of any NF I have read over the past couple of years in relation the lack of a state police system in the British Isles until the 19th century. I will have to dig it out at some point.
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Post by annis » Fri October 21st, 2011, 8:00 pm

Posted by Tanzanite
Rebel by Jack Whyte. UK release April 26, 2012.

In the pre-dawn hours of August 24, 1305 A.D., in London's Smithfield Prison, the outlaw William Wallace waits to be executed at dawn. He is visited by a Scottish priest who has come to hear his last Confession. So begins Rebel, the first epic in Jack Whyte's blazing, brilliant new historical-adventure trilogy. Packed with action, heroism, and vibrant historical detail, this is the Braveheart story as never told before -- the thrilling history of a man who was outlaw and fugitive, hero and patriot, rebel and kingmaker.
This must be a reissue- this book has already been published under the title The Forest Laird

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Post by Tanzanite » Sat October 22nd, 2011, 1:46 am

I think so far it's only been released in Canada. Amazon UK shows The Forest Laird (hardcover) with a release date in February and then this one is a paperback. They are the same publisher but different imprints - seems a little weird that they would change the title for the paperback, doesn't it? I didn't read the summary that carefully so missed the "first" book part.

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Post by Tanzanite » Sat October 22nd, 2011, 1:48 am

[quote=""Divia""]Updates :)

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Post by EC2 » Sat October 22nd, 2011, 10:22 am

Some readers are not going to be happy at the change of title. Now markets are global it gets terribly confusing and readers feel really cheated when they have the double disappointment of losing money by paying for something they've read before. I speak whereof I know, having had a title change for one of my novels from the UK to USA and having come in for some flak.
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Post by SGM » Sun October 23rd, 2011, 3:19 am

[quote=""EC2""]Some readers are not going to be happy at the change of title. Now markets are global it gets terribly confusing and readers feel really cheated when they have the double disappointment of losing money by paying for something they've read before. I speak whereof I know, having had a title change for one of my novels from the UK to USA and having come in for some flak.[/quote]

I can understand that. I picked up Fiona Mountains Lady of the Butterflies for 50p in a charity shop but hadn't got round to reading it. Then I spotted Rebel Lady in Waterstones quite a while later and bought it (full price) only to discover it was the same book. Now that is frustrating and probably one of the reasons why when I do read fiction now (a rarity), I am finding the consortium my local library belongs to so useful because I can find most books without buying them, including some quite rare ones.
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Post by rebecca » Sun October 23rd, 2011, 4:43 am

[quote=""EC2""]Some readers are not going to be happy at the change of title. Now markets are global it gets terribly confusing and readers feel really cheated when they have the double disappointment of losing money by paying for something they've read before. I speak whereof I know, having had a title change for one of my novels from the UK to USA and having come in for some flak.[/quote]

I have to admit the first Elizabeth Chadwick book I bought was, 'To Defy a King'(I know I'm a late-comer)and then I saw 'For the Kings Favour' and almost bought that too until I read the reviews and it was stated that they were the same book. So to stop anymore confusion I simply went to EC's website and followed the books in their right order and now I have read almost the entire lot :D 'Daughters of the Grail' is my latest and it is on my TBR list.

But perhaps Amazon on both sides of the ocean need to clarify the titles in their blurb? That way the reader's will know.

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