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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Mon March 21st, 2011, 5:03 pm

Pre-ordered "Dead in the Family" by Charlaine Harris.
Currently reading: "The Infirmary" by L J Ross

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Post by Kasthu » Thu March 24th, 2011, 11:22 pm

With a Borders gift card (those "everything must go" signs behind the counter are so sad!) I bought the movie tie-in edition or Jane Eyre, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell, and Wish Her Safe at Home, by Stephen Benatar.

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Post by Veronica » Fri March 25th, 2011, 11:12 am

Push not the river - James Conroys Martin
The ruby ring - Diane Haeger
Plain Jane; a novel of Jane Seymour - Laurien Gardiner
The kitchen boy; a novel of the last Tsar - Robert Alexander
Rasputin's daughter - Robert Alexander
Anne, the rose of Hever - Maureen Peters

Last month I bought:

Madame Tussaud - Michelle Moran

And of some NF books about exercise which I think most people here wouldn't be too interested in.(?) :) After all, this is a historical forum.
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Post by Veronica » Sat March 26th, 2011, 6:28 am

The Tudor wife - Emily Purdy (or The Boleyn wife - Brandy Purdy as I've read it goes under in the states.)

It has not received good reviews at all. But I came over it cheap and thought I'd give it a go. Has anyone read it?
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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Sat March 26th, 2011, 5:51 pm

Quite a haul today, all from discount bookshops:

Grave Concerns, and The Sting of Death, both by Rebecca Tope - modern "country" crime.
Broken Silence by Danielle Ramsay - modern crime.
A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick - period drama, about a man who advertises for a "reliable wife" and gets more than he bargained for! Quite Gothic from what I've heard.
A Feast of Crows by George R R Martin - 4th in the Songs of Ice and Fire series.
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Post by Elysium » Sat March 26th, 2011, 9:06 pm

Catherine of Aragon by Giles Tremlett
Time's Legacy by Barbara Erskine
Angelologyby Danielle Trussoni
Daughter of Troy by Sarah B. Franklin
Royal Exile by Fiona McIntosh
A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun March 27th, 2011, 2:11 am

Victorian London - Liza Picard
Elizabeth's London: Everyday Life in Elizabethan London - Liza Picard

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Post by boswellbaxter » Sun March 27th, 2011, 11:37 pm

Bought today at our going-out-of-business Borders:

The Reformation by Diarmaid MacCulloch (NF)
Caesar's Wives: Sex, Power, and Politics in the Roman Empire by Annelise Freisenbruch (NF)
My Thoughts Be Bloody: The Bitter Rivalry Between Edwin and John Wilkes Booth that Led to an American Tragedy (after the subtitle, who needs a Chapter 1?) (NF)
By Royal Decree by Kate Emerson
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Post by Veronica » Mon March 28th, 2011, 1:17 am

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]Westminster Abbey and the Plantagenets by Paul Binski ($2; it's being sold on Amazon for $300)

I, Elizabeth by Rosalind Miles[/quote]

What a bargain! $2. :)

I really enjoyed "I, Elizabeth"; have you read it yet?
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Post by boswellbaxter » Mon March 28th, 2011, 1:46 am

[quote=""Veronica""]What a bargain! $2. :)

I really enjoyed "I, Elizabeth"; have you read it yet?[/quote]

Haven't had a chance yet! It's on the pile.

On the first day the book sale was open to the public, the used booksellers who had been waiting in line, scanners aloft, all rushed in, most of them headed toward the area where I had found the Westminster Abbey book! I felt quite smug to have nabbed it for myself.
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