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SCW
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Preferred HF: Lately World Two or the time immediately before and after this period
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Hello from Australia

Post by SCW » Thu October 28th, 2010, 11:15 am

Hello Everyone,
My name is Teresa and I have just joined this website. I've been reading historical fiction since I was 11. A relative gave me some Jean Plaidy books and since then I've been hooked.
My favourite historical time periods are the Tudor Era, Georgian Era, Ancient Rome and now WW2. I'm currently reading Paullina Simons 'The Road to Holy Cross' (Ahh Alexander). I just finished the Guernsey Literary Potato...etc

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Thu October 28th, 2010, 11:24 am

Hi Teresa and welcome, have fun here!
Currently reading: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston.

SCW
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Post by SCW » Thu October 28th, 2010, 11:45 am

Thanks, I'm glad I found this site

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Post by parthianbow » Thu October 28th, 2010, 12:32 pm

Hi Teresa, and welcome to the best HF site on the web!

You'll find plenty to add to your TBR pile here - and a few Ancient Rome authors too - there's me ( :o ), Jules Watson (who writes about Scotland at the time of the Romans), Michelle Moran (who writes about Egypt/Rome), Faith Justice (who has written about the Alexandrian Library). I hope that I haven't forgotten anyone in the Roman sphere.

Where in Oz are you from/do you live? I spent 6 months working there in 2000, in Sydney, but I then travelled to Qld., NT, Vic. and Tas. I've been back twice, the last time to WA for 2 weeks. A great great country, which only escaped having me living in it by a whisker! :cool:
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Ben Kane
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Spartacus - UK release 19 Jan. 2012. US release June 2012.

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sweetpotatoboy
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Thu October 28th, 2010, 1:04 pm

Hi there Teresa. I also think I started with a Plaidy at a similar age and haven't looked back since...

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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) » Thu October 28th, 2010, 2:11 pm

Hi Teresa! I love it that our forum had members all over the globe, it means that when I get to my computer in my AM there are posts to peruse from the middle of the night.

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Post by Michy » Thu October 28th, 2010, 2:19 pm

Hello and welcome! What did you think of Guernsey Literary and Potato, etc. etc. etc.? I just read that one this summer.

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Post by Misfit » Thu October 28th, 2010, 2:21 pm

[quote=""MLE""]Hi Teresa! I love it that our forum had members all over the globe, it means that when I get to my computer in my AM there are posts to peruse from the middle of the night.[/quote]

Isn't that the truth?

Hi Teresa, glad you found us.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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LoobyG
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Post by LoobyG » Thu October 28th, 2010, 5:45 pm

Hello and welcome Teresa :)

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Vanessa
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Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
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Post by Vanessa » Thu October 28th, 2010, 5:45 pm

Welcome, Teresa! 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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