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Post by laktor » Thu September 30th, 2010, 5:59 am

Hi, I'm Mark from Toronto, Canada, but I lived many years in L.A. I've always loved historical fiction. It's definitely by favourite read. Some of my favourite authors are John Jakes, Edward Rutherfurd, Ken Follett, Gary Jennings, James Michener, and I've recently discovered Steven Saylor. I just finished my first book of Mr. Saylor's, Roma, which I loved and am now engossed in the first of his sub-Roma series, Roman Blood. His new book, Empire, along with Ken Follett's new one, Fall of Giants, just arrived from Amazon.ca so I've got lots of reading to do!

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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
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 » Thu September 30th, 2010, 8:40 am

Welcome, Mark! Hope you enjoy it here.
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 LoobyG » Thu September 30th, 2010, 8:44 am

Hello and welcome Mark! :)

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Thu September 30th, 2010, 8:59 am

Welcome. Great to have you here.

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Currently reading: "Destroying Angel" by S G MacLean
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime, dual time-frame
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Thu September 30th, 2010, 10:35 am

Hi Mark and welcome.
Currently reading "Destroying Angel" by S G MacLean

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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) » Thu September 30th, 2010, 11:32 am

Welcome to the forum, Mark. Have you tried Bernard Cornwell?

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Post by donroc » Thu September 30th, 2010, 12:10 pm

Welcome and enjoy.

Bodo the Apostate, a novel set during the reign of Louis the Pious and end of the Carolingian Empire.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXZthhY6 ... annel_page


Post by Minnie » Thu September 30th, 2010, 1:06 pm

Welcome, Mark - and greetings from another new member, based in what was once Cemelenum ;) !

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Post by boswellbaxter » Thu September 30th, 2010, 1:15 pm

Nice to have you here, Mark!
Susan Higginbotham
Coming in October: The Woodvilles


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Post by LoveHistory » Thu September 30th, 2010, 1:34 pm

Hi Mark! I'm a John Jakes enthusiast too.

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