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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
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Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Thu January 6th, 2011, 9:08 pm

a stack of p-books just arrived, among them this month's choice: Catherine de Medici, Renaissance Queen of France. Already started in and enjoying it very much.
Also bought I Serve on the Kindle. I've looked at it before, but was wary as it was an indie. One last recommendation on this forum put it over the top.

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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 » Thu January 6th, 2011, 10:15 pm

I've downloaded a few books onto my Kindle recently:

Room by Emma Donoghue
The Railway Detective bny Edward Marston (£1)
Snobbery with Violence by M C Beaton (£1)
The Passage by Justin Cronin
The Best of Men by Claire Letemendia
India Black by Carol K Carr
Tiger Hills by Sarita Mandanna

I've also picked up from the library:

The Poison Tree by Erin Kelly (which has lovely green pages!)
Reluctant Queen by Freda Lightfoot
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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Berengaria
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Post by Berengaria » Sun January 9th, 2011, 9:46 pm

Y eeeees! Queen of Last Hopes has just started its travel to my home! Can't wait!! :D
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Berengaria
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Post by Berengaria » Sun January 9th, 2011, 9:49 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]I've downloaded a few books onto my Kindle recently:

Room by Emma Donoghue
The Railway Detective bny Edward Marston (£1)
Snobbery with Violence by M C Beaton (£1)
The Passage by Justin Cronin
The Best of Men by Claire Letemendia
India Black by Carol K Carr
Tiger Hills by Sarita Mandanna

I've also picked up from the library:

The Poison Tree by Erin Kelly (which has lovely green pages!)
Reluctant Queen by Freda Lightfoot[/quote]
I quite enjoyed The Poison Tree The suspense of reading the two time eras was great! I quite like this process in a book....as long as I don't peek at the end!
Image My 4 girls!


“No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting. She will not want new fashions nor regret the loss of expensive diversions or variety of company if she can be amused with an author in her closet.” ~Lady Montagu

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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon January 10th, 2011, 5:39 am

The Making of Victorian Values: Decency and Dissent in Britain: 1789-1837 - Ben Wilson

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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 » Mon January 10th, 2011, 8:14 am

[quote=""Berengaria""]I quite enjoyed The Poison Tree The suspense of reading the two time eras was great! I quite like this process in a book....as long as I don't peek at the end![/quote]

I'm finding it an intriguing and compelling read. I like dual time frame books and this one is very suspenseful - I'm dying to know what happened.... well, I know that something happened but I don't know who and why. I can hazard a guess, though.
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Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Post by Ash » Mon January 10th, 2011, 1:31 pm

Catherine de Medici by CW Gortner
Memoirs of Little K by Adrienne Sharp
The Hare with Amber Eyes Edmund de Waal
THe Secret Lives of W. Somerset Maugham by Adrienne Hastings

(this last was a bday present, and I am loving it!)

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Brenna
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Post by Brenna » Wed January 12th, 2011, 3:03 am

Barnes and Noble had The Heretic's Daughterby Kathleen Kent on the Bargain Book section. As it was on my shopping list, I couldn't resist.
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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 » Wed January 12th, 2011, 8:26 am

I've just got The Traitor's Wife by Kathleen Kent - I really enjoyed The Heretic's Daughter.
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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Post by Brenna » Thu January 13th, 2011, 12:42 am

[quote=""Vanessa""]I've just got The Traitor's Wife by Kathleen Kent - I really enjoyed The Heretic's Daughter.[/quote]

Ohhhh good I'm glad to hear someone liked it! I couldn't remember how I had even heard about it!
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