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emr
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Post by emr » Mon March 7th, 2011, 1:39 pm

Queen of Lightning by Herbert Kathleen
Children of Hachiman by Lynn Guest
Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt
Magic Flutes by Eva Ibbotson
"So many books, so little time."
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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Comforts of Home" by Susan Hill
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
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Post by Madeleine » Mon March 7th, 2011, 5:23 pm

Heresy by S J Parris
A Trick of the Dark by Val McDermid (non HF, crime)
Currently reading: "The Comforts of Home" by Susan Hill

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Mon March 7th, 2011, 5:38 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]Heresy by S J Parris[/quote]

I almost bought Heresy in the supermarket yesterday but then thought I had it already. When I got home, I realised it was Rory Clements' Martyr that I already had.
Difficult to keep track of these Tudor mystery series...

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Post by LoobyG » Mon March 7th, 2011, 8:33 pm

[quote=""emr""]Queen of Lightning by Herbert Kathleen
Children of Hachiman by Lynn Guest
Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt
Magic Flutes by Eva Ibbotson[/quote]

I've got Magic Flutes by Eva Ibbotson on Mt. Tbr, I do enjoy her YA fiction :)

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Post by Kasthu » Mon March 7th, 2011, 11:05 pm

Splurged on some NYRB Classics today during lunch:

Don't Look Now and Other Stories by Daphne Du Maurier
Tun-Huang, by Yasushi Inoue (which IS historical fiction, 11th c. China)
The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne, by Brian Moore (I'm on a spinster-lit kick right now, "there but for the grace of God I go...")
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Post by Ludmilla » Tue March 8th, 2011, 12:14 am

I just bought "Legacy" which is the ebook/omnibus edition of all of Mary Stewart's Arthurian books.

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Post by boswellbaxter » Tue March 8th, 2011, 3:24 am

Unnatural Murder: Poison at the Court of James I by Anne Somerset (per SonjaMarie's suggestion) (NF)

Pour the Dark Wine by Dinah Lampitt (HF about the Seymour siblings)

Towton: The Battle of Palm Sunday Field by John Sadler (NF)

Anne Boleyn by Joanna Denny (NF) (I have grave reservations about this one, but it was cheap at the local going-out-of-business Borders)

As the Tree Falls by Doris Leslie (Tudor HFhttp://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0028FXBJC; tacky cover shown here)
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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue March 8th, 2011, 3:26 am

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]Unnatural Murder: Poison at the Court of James I by Anne Somerset (per SonjaMarie's suggestion) (NF)
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I'm interested in what you think of this, I've read two of her books already and enjoyed them.

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Post by Amanda » Tue March 8th, 2011, 6:45 am

[quote=""boswellbaxter""](I have grave reservations about this one, but it was cheap at the local going-out-of-business Borders)
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We are losing our Borders store too. Planning on making a trip there tomorrow. You never know what you might find!

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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 » Tue March 8th, 2011, 12:52 pm

When God Was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman
Bleed for Me by Michael Robotham
The Gallows Curse by Karen Maitland
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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