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Post by LoveHistory » Mon March 28th, 2011, 3:33 am

Bought a whole bunch of things between Goodwill and the Library. Bookstore is closed on Sundays. I've got classics and art books and children's books, and history books. Got one that I thought was a picture book of stained glass windows; turns out it's a book of patterns with instructions on how to make them.

Highlights include:

The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
Walden by Henry David Thoreau (a small, red bound, gilt edged edition)
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (a lovely blue hardcover with illustrations)
The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner


European Background of American History 1300-1600 by Edward Potts Cheyney
The Middle East: a history by Sidney Nettleton
Reader's Digest's History of Man series: The Last Two Million Years
And two books from a series about the rise and fall of empires, one dealing with Royal France and Britain, the other exclusively with the Habsburgs.

Had a lovely time already skimming through the official guide to Mount Vernon. Whoever donated it to the Library left their ticket tucked inside.

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Post by emr » Mon March 28th, 2011, 7:52 am

Evil Eye by Jason Goodwin

Daughters of Rome by Kate Quinn
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Post by Brenna » Mon March 28th, 2011, 2:19 pm

[quote=""LoveHistory""]
The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner[/quote]

I loved the Boxcar Children growing up!!
Brenna

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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon March 28th, 2011, 5:29 pm

[quote=""Brenna""]I loved the Boxcar Children growing up!![/quote]

So did I!

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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon March 28th, 2011, 5:31 pm

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]Bought today at our going-out-of-business Borders:


Caesar's Wives: Sex, Power, and Politics in the Roman Empire by Annelise Freisenbruch (NF)
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I've been eyeing that, let me know how it is.

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Post by Brenna » Mon March 28th, 2011, 6:29 pm

So because I had 2 amazon reward cards burning a hole in my pocket (even after the nice shopping spree my momma took me on :o ) I had to buy:

The Autobiography of Henry VIII: With Notes by His Fool, Will Somers
by Margaret George
The Second Duchess by Elizabeth Loupas
Storyteller by G. R. Grove
Katherine by Anya Seton
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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon March 28th, 2011, 7:10 pm

I'm reading "Second Duchess" so far so good.

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Post by LoobyG » Mon March 28th, 2011, 9:11 pm

[quote=""emr""]Daughters of Rome by Kate Quinn[/quote]

This book is one my wants list, I loved 'Mistress of Rome' :) I think Kate Quinn's next title is released in April on Amazon UK. Do post how you get on!

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Post by emr » Mon March 28th, 2011, 10:34 pm

[quote=""LoobyG""]This book is one my wants list, I loved 'Mistress of Rome' :) I think Kate Quinn's next title is released in April on Amazon UK. Do post how you get on![/quote]

I loved Mistress of Rome. Very in the line of Quo Vadis or The Last Days of Pompeii. So I've been waiting for this one too :) Still no shipping confirmed from BD. This free shipping of theirs is sloooow so I'm guessing still 15 days waiting for the book...
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Post by annis » Tue March 29th, 2011, 3:53 am

Ordered from Abebooks - Philip Lindsay's London Bridge is Falling, an older novel (1934) about Jack Cade's Rebellion of 1450, a precursor to the War of the Roses. I really enjoy Lindsey's writing style and wish some of his novels could be reissued.

Just added another oldie- Jeremy Potter's Death in the Forest (1977). Couldn't resist - it's a murder mystery set in the period following the Norman Conquest and features Edith of Scotland, the Rose of Romsey. Edith later married Henry I of England, and took the name Matilda. In a shrewd move Henry united Norman blood with that of the old English royal line. And I enjoyed Potter's Tudor mystery Trail of Blood very much.
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