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Beau Castlebard
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Post by Beau Castlebard » Sat December 11th, 2010, 7:50 am


My name is Geo but you can call me Beau. My grandma did when i was little. :rolleyes:

Anyways, I love historical fiction and grew up loving and reading Norah Lofts and Jean Plaidy among others. Some of my favorites are Pillars Of The Earth by Ken Follett, the Kings Pleasure and Knights Acre trilogy plus The Town house trilogy by Norah Lofts.

I read The Great Maria by Cecilia Holland in 1987 and that was it. i have read just about everything there is historical and thought I would register here to get my 2 cents in and see what others think about their favorites and also see what is new in Historical fiction. :)

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Post by Misfit » Sat December 11th, 2010, 1:18 pm

Hi Beau, welcome aboard. Glad you found us.
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Post by boswellbaxter » Sat December 11th, 2010, 2:44 pm

Welcome, Beau, glad to have you here!
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Currently reading: "The Winter Garden" by Heidi Swain
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime, dual time-frame
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Post by Madeleine » Sat December 11th, 2010, 3:27 pm

HI Beau and welcome!
Currently reading "The Winter Garden" by Heidi Swain

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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) » Sat December 11th, 2010, 3:47 pm

Hi Beau! You wish is already granted -- somewhere deep in the pile there is a thread with 'top 10 Historical Fiction reads' or something like it. Maybe one of the mods can dig it up.

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Post by fljustice » Sat December 11th, 2010, 4:57 pm

Hi, Beau! Welcome to the list. Lots of friendly folks with great recommendations here. Looking forward to "meeting" you in the threads.
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Post by LoobyG » Sat December 11th, 2010, 8:03 pm

Hello and welcome Beau! :)

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Post by parthianbow » Sat December 11th, 2010, 8:09 pm

Hello Beau, and welcome to a great HF site!
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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 » Sat December 11th, 2010, 9:24 pm

Welcome, Beau! I hope you enjoy it here. I loved Pillars of the Earth, too. Have you read the sequel, World Without End?
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Post by Alisha Marie Klapheke » Wed December 15th, 2010, 4:47 am

Pillars is one of my faves as well. Welcome!

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