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November 2010: What Are You Reading?

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Post by Susanna Kearsley » Wed November 17th, 2010, 9:21 pm

I've just started Thomas B Costain's High Towers.

I have a soft spot for Costain, since we share not only a nationality but a birthplace (we even went to the same High School), but wow, does this book ever start off with a whole lot of "As you know, Bob..." preamble!

Still, the characters show promise, so I'm sticking with them :) .

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Post by Berengaria » Thu November 18th, 2010, 4:58 am

I just received the annotated Persuasion, so I'm going to read it along with EC's The Scarlet Lion...so enjoying it!
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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri November 19th, 2010, 1:36 am

I've finished "The Scourging Angel: The Black Death In The British Isles" by Benedict Gummer (438pgs, 2010)*. A very interesting book, but sometimes I found my mind wandering now and then. I think this book is more for those people really interested in this subject, then the general public.

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Post by Amanda » Fri November 19th, 2010, 2:07 am

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]I've finished "The Scourging Angel: The Black Death In The British Isles" by Benedict Gummer (438pgs, 2010)*. A very interesting book, but sometimes I found my mind wandering now and then. I think this book is more for those people really interested in this subject, then the general public.

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I'm off to check that one out then! I love medical history...its the nerdy pathology scientist in me!

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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri November 19th, 2010, 2:20 am

[quote=""Amanda""]I'm off to check that one out then! I love medical history...its the nerdy pathology scientist in me![/quote]

It wasn't that it was so much medical history more about when and where the plague arrived in various parts of the British Isles, how it effected the people and the economy, and the repercussions of it as the years went by.

It hardly ever talks about what the plague did to the body or even the kinds of things they did to stop it.

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Post by Susan » Fri November 19th, 2010, 2:36 am

The Bells by Richard Harvell...heard some good things about this book, so I am really looking forward to it.
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Post by chuck » Fri November 19th, 2010, 3:33 am

Looking forward to reading Cecilia Holland's "The High City"....and then to follow with the sequel "Kings of the North".....

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Post by Vanessa » Fri November 19th, 2010, 11:38 am

I shall be starting Hostage Queen by Freda Lightfoot tonight.
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Post by Misfit » Fri November 19th, 2010, 1:28 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]I shall be starting Hostage Queen by Freda Lightfoot tonight.[/quote]

I really liked that one, and can't wait for the second book. Kudos to Freda for not sexing up Margot like everyone else seems to be doing with Eleanor this year.

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Post by Ash » Fri November 19th, 2010, 2:10 pm

"As you know, Bob..."

As much as I love Costains non fiction (esp the Plantagenet Chronicles), this is why I cannot read his fiction. And I've tried, several times.

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