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Post by Brenna » Wed February 16th, 2011, 2:21 pm

I received a little birthday money from my grandmother (no matter how old we all get, we can always count on the same amount of birthday money from grandma :-) ) and couldn't resist buying Kate Morton's The Distant Hours on my Kindle. I absolutely love her books. Does anyone else know of books similar to hers that I might enjoy?
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Post by Vanessa » Wed February 16th, 2011, 2:47 pm

Susanna Kearsley writes dual time frame novels, as does Rachel Hore. Rachel is the wife of D J Taylor who wrote Kept, A Victorian Mystery. I'm not sure whether she's published in the US, though. I really enjoyed the two books I've read by her - The Glass Painter's Daughter and The Memory Garden. Barbara Erskine is another author who writes dual time frame novels. Her newest book, Time's Legacy, is supposed to be very good. I've loved all the books that I have read by her.
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Post by boswellbaxter » Wed February 16th, 2011, 11:59 pm

Did volunteer work at the library sale today--the perk is first dibs on the books I unpacked. Here is today's haul (I'll be back tomorrow):

Westminster Abbey and the Plantagenets by Paul Binski ($2; it's being sold on Amazon for $300)

Medieval Warfare by H. W. Koch

The Courts of Europe, ed. A. G. Dickens

The Hollow Crown by John Barton and Joy Law

The Last Lincolns by Charles Lachman

Schulz and Peanuts: A Biography by David Michaelis

Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings by Amy Kelly

Chant Royal by James Cleugh (biography of France's Louis XI)

European Costumes of the Sixteenth Through Eighteenth Centuries by Edmond Lechavallier-Chevignard

I, Elizabeth by Rosalind Miles

Catherine de Medici and the Lost Revolution by Ralph Roeder

Cathedral, Forge, and Waterwheel by Frances and Joseph Gies

Dark Quartet: The Story of the Brontes by Lynne Reid Barnes

The Medieval Machine by Jean Gimpel

Great Harry by Carolly Erickson

The Virgin's Lover by Philippa Gregory

The Elizabethan Renaissance by A. L. Rowse

The Life of Elizabeth I by Alison Weir
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Post by SonjaMarie » Thu February 17th, 2011, 3:11 am

Wow, majorly envious and that book for $2 that goes for 300, wow!

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[quote=""boswellbaxter""]Did volunteer work at the library sale today--the perk is first dibs on the books I unpacked. Here is today's haul (I'll be back tomorrow):

Westminster Abbey and the Plantagenets by Paul Binski ($2; it's being sold on Amazon for $300)

Medieval Warfare by H. W. Koch

The Courts of Europe, ed. A. G. Dickens

The Hollow Crown by John Barton and Joy Law

The Last Lincolns by Charles Lachman

Schulz and Peanuts: A Biography by David Michaelis

Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings by Amy Kelly

Chant Royal by James Cleugh (biography of France's Louis XI)

European Costumes of the Sixteenth Through Eighteenth Centuries by Edmond Lechavallier-Chevignard

I, Elizabeth by Rosalind Miles

Catherine de Medici and the Lost Revolution by Ralph Roeder

Cathedral, Forge, and Waterwheel by Frances and Joseph Gies

Dark Quartet: The Story of the Brontes by Lynne Reid Barnes

The Medieval Machine by Jean Gimpel

Great Harry by Carolly Erickson

The Virgin's Lover by Philippa Gregory

The Elizabethan Renaissance by A. L. Rowse

The Life of Elizabeth I by Alison Weir[/quote]
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Post by LoveHistory » Thu February 17th, 2011, 3:56 pm

BB, if you get sick of any of those, let me know and I'll take them off your hands. ;)

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Post by LoobyG » Thu February 17th, 2011, 5:59 pm

Do you mean 'Dark Quartet' by Lynne Reid Banks BB? I loved, loved that book when I last read it but it has been quite a few years, the ending nearly made me cry. There's a sequel to it too, 'Path to the silent country' about Charlotte and her writing career after her siblings' death which is worth looking up if you enjoy Dark Quartet. Sounds like a fantastic haul, library sales are the best - I've actually booked time off to go to a big one in April! :)

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Post by princess garnet » Fri February 18th, 2011, 2:51 am

Lily of the Nile by Stephanie Dray.

If the name looks familiar, she's a member here.

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Post by boswellbaxter » Fri February 18th, 2011, 3:03 am

[quote=""LoobyG""]Do you mean 'Dark Quartet' by Lynne Reid Banks BB? I loved, loved that book when I last read it but it has been quite a few years, the ending nearly made me cry. There's a sequel to it too, 'Path to the silent country' about Charlotte and her writing career after her siblings' death which is worth looking up if you enjoy Dark Quartet. Sounds like a fantastic haul, library sales are the best - I've actually booked time off to go to a big one in April! :) [/quote]

That probably is the author. Looking forward to it!
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Post by rockygirl » Fri February 18th, 2011, 3:14 am

My copy of Madame Tussaud arrived yesterday!

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Post by LoobyG » Fri February 18th, 2011, 4:51 pm

[quote=""rockygirl""]My copy of Madame Tussaud arrived yesterday![/quote]

*Envious*! I'm really looking forward to Madame Tussaud being released here in a couple of weeks :)

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