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Forthcoming Books: 2012 edition

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Mon March 5th, 2012, 1:36 am

"Susan" wrote:I read Needle in the Blood several years ago and had to order it through the Book Depository because it was not available in the US. It was the book of the month at this site in February, 2009. Back then I wrote: "I did like the exposition of the plot, but I thought the book got weaker as it went on. I did like the Bayeux Tapestry part, but the romance (actually the lust) of Odo and Gytha bored me. I wanted to know more about the embroiderers and was upset when their stories were put on the back burner. There was way too much of Odo and Gytha rolling around in bed and not enough substance to their romance. I didn't dislike the book, but I was somewhat disappointed."


I got a copy from the library a couple of years ago. I didn't get very far.
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Tanzanite
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Postby Tanzanite » Mon March 5th, 2012, 2:20 am

"cw gortner" wrote:I checked in with my UK publisher on this, as I had no idea it had been scheduled. I just turned in the revised ms. to St Martin's Press here in the US, so it looks as though Tudor Deception will most likely not be published on this date. Both houses are aiming for early 2013, as St Martin's Press still has to approve the revised version; cover art has to be done; etc.

Meanwhile, I'm writing the Borgia book . . . :)


Boo, for the delay! It seems dates change all the time - I have a hard time keeping up with them sometimes...

annis
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Postby annis » Mon March 5th, 2012, 4:45 am

Yes, Needle in the Blood is a reissue - a couple of years ago it was the Book of the Month on this forum. I much preferred the small but beautifully written Odo's Hanging by Peter Benson.

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TiciaRoma
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Postby TiciaRoma » Tue March 6th, 2012, 2:20 am

"annis" wrote:Yes, Needle in the Blood is a reissue - a couple of years ago it was the Book of the Month on this forum. I much preferred the small but beautifully written Odo's Hanging by Peter Benson.


I just ordered Odo's Hanging. Thanks for the recommendation. I read NitB and liked it for the Bayeux Tapestry story line. I am quite interested in the BT for its value as primary source material for so many facets of life in those times.
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Misfit
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Postby Misfit » Wed March 7th, 2012, 12:36 am

No worries over Needle in The Blood. Harriet just gave it a thumbs up. See if you can spot her typo :confused:
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TiciaRoma
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Postby TiciaRoma » Wed March 7th, 2012, 2:34 am

"Misfit" wrote:No worries over Needle in The Blood. Harriet just gave it a thumbs up. See if you can spot her typo :confused:


Well, I've been know to make a typo or two, but Bayou?? Sounds like she's talking about Louisiana. And repeating Odo in the first sentence. Etc.
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"If you would tell me the heart of a man, tell me not what he reads but what he rereads." Nobel Laureate Francois Mauriac

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Misfit
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Postby Misfit » Wed March 7th, 2012, 3:11 am

"TiciaRoma" wrote:Well, I've been know to make a typo or two, but Bayou?? Sounds like she's talking about Louisiana. And repeating Odo in the first sentence. Etc.


I know what you mean about a typo or two, but Harriet belongs to another world. Unintentionally hilarious as always :) ;)
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Postby James Long » Mon March 12th, 2012, 6:22 pm

"Ariadne" wrote:Thanks for the update, Annis! I'm still eagerly anticipating it and hope it will be worth the wait.

I'm happy to tell you that 'The Lives She Left Behind' which is the sequel to 'Ferney' will be published by Quercus in October 2012. I hope you enjoy it. James Long.

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & And So It Begins by Rachel Abbott (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!
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Postby Vanessa » Mon March 12th, 2012, 6:34 pm

That's good news! Look forward to getting my mitts on it. :D
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annis
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Postby annis » Mon March 12th, 2012, 7:13 pm

Posted by James Long
I'm happy to tell you that 'The Lives She Left Behind' which is the sequel to 'Ferney' will be published by Quercus in October 2012. I hope you enjoy it. James Long.


I'm happy to hear that :) Have been looking forward to this for ages...


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