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Verilees
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Post by Verilees » Fri October 8th, 2010, 11:19 pm

I finally joined after stopping by a few times to obtain books recommendations. Everyone's expertise is much appreciated.

My tastes run from ancient history to the far future, but right now I have been reading The Academician - Southern Swallow - Book I by Edward Patterson set in 12th century China. I'm not sure what I think about it yet. I picked it up on Amazon because I enjoyed the Judge Dee mysteries by Robert van Gulik.

Next on my TBR list are Barbara Cleverly's Inspector Joe Sandilands books which I first read about here.

I am looking forward to adding more and more titles to my list.

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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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) » Fri October 8th, 2010, 11:38 pm

Welcome to the forum, Verilees!

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Post by Misfit » Fri October 8th, 2010, 11:39 pm

hi and welcome. Don't worry, you will find plenty of new reading material here. We are trouble with a capital "T" ;)
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Post by boswellbaxter » Fri October 8th, 2010, 11:48 pm

Welcome! Glad to have you.
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Post by LoveHistory » Sat October 9th, 2010, 12:38 am

Welcome, Verilees! That's a lovely avatar you have.

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Post by donroc » Sat October 9th, 2010, 1:05 am

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

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Post by LoobyG » Sat October 9th, 2010, 8:20 am

Hello and welcome Verilees! Hope you find many more book recommendations :)

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Vanessa
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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 » Sat October 9th, 2010, 9:34 am

Welcome, Verilees! I 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 Madeleine » Sat October 9th, 2010, 11:35 am

Welcome to the boards, have fun!
Currently reading: "The Darkest Evening" by Ann Cleeves

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Post by Elizabeth » Sat October 9th, 2010, 3:35 pm

Yea, verily... welcome to the forum, Verilees!
THE RED LILY CROWN: A Novel of Medici Florence.
THE FLOWER READER.
THE SECOND DUCHESS.

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