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Misfit
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Post by Misfit » Wed March 30th, 2011, 11:51 am

[quote=""Mythica""]You can also get public domain stuff from http://www.gutenberg.org for free, though it does require a few extra steps to download instead of Amazon's one-click system. Here's Mary Stuart (in English), though I don't know what the formatting is like: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2744[/quote]

Thanks for that. I feel I've got a Mary Stuart/Dumas mystery on my hands. There's the MS from his Celebrated Crimes series which as I understand it are short novels, but I also thought he wrote a full length novel based on Mary. It is mentioned at the end of The Two Dianas and that's the one I want to read. Every trial I downloaded yesterday is the same as the one from Celebrated Crimes. I'm going over to goodreads and put the Dumas sleuths on this mystery.
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Post by Madeleine » Thu March 31st, 2011, 3:31 pm

From our book box at work I've purloined "Gothic Tales" by Elizabeth Gaskell. I didn't know she did a bit of Gothic too!
Currently reading: "Dreaming of Italy" by T A Williams

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Post by princess garnet » Thu March 31st, 2011, 8:55 pm

Clue in the Castle Tower
Even though American Girls Collection retired Samantha Parkington, her stories seem to keep coming in their Mystery series. This one has Samantha and Nellie traveling to England and solve a mystery while staying at a family friend's castle.

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Post by boswellbaxter » Sat April 2nd, 2011, 3:45 am

From my fast-emptying Borders:

The Queen's Lover by Vanora Bennett
The Romanov Bride by Robert Alexander

Downloaded on Mr. Kindle:

Threads by Nell Gavin

The Daisy and the Bear by K. L. Clark (this is the expanded version of a spoof on bad Wars of the Roses novels that a friend of mine did on her blog. If you enjoyed Brian Wainwright's The Adventures of Alianore Audley, you'll love this!)
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Coming in October: The Woodvilles


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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat April 2nd, 2011, 3:59 am

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]
Downloaded on Mr. Kindle:

Threads by Nell Gavin
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Definitely an interesting take on Anne Boleyn's story for sure!

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat April 2nd, 2011, 4:09 am

King Stephen - R.H.C. Davis
Perdita: The Literary, Theatrical, Scandalous Life of Mary Robinson - Paula Byrne
Lascivious Bodies: A Sexual History of the Eighteenth Century - Julie Peakman

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Post by Misfit » Sat April 2nd, 2011, 11:49 am

Have The Daughter of Siena by Marina Fiorato from Amazon Vine (lol, and I just won a copy off of LT!), plus two OOP's that finally had a good price drop, Sest her on a Throne by Jan Westcott (Anne Neville) and Lady Kate by Pamela Hill (Katherine Gordon).
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Post by Veronica » Sat April 2nd, 2011, 11:34 pm

The Founding - Cynthia Harrod Eagles
This book will jump on top of my TBR pile so can't wait to get it.
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Post by princess garnet » Sun April 3rd, 2011, 8:48 pm

Elizabeth and the Prince of Spain by Margaret Irwin (reissue)
Mary of Carisbrooke by Margaret Campbell Barnes (reissue)

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Post by Ariadne » Mon April 4th, 2011, 2:18 am

[quote=""Misfit""]Have The Daughter of Siena by Marina Fiorato from Amazon Vine (lol, and I just won a copy off of LT!), plus two OOP's that finally had a good price drop, Set her on a Throne by Jan Westcott (Anne Neville) and Lady Kate by Pamela Hill (Katherine Gordon).[/quote]

Let us know how you get on with Lady Kate. Glad you got it cheaply as I paid full price for mine and didn't make it far (sigh). I'll say more later. It's a collector's item of sorts, so I should be able to unload it on a Wars of the Roses fanatic easily enough :D Jan Westcott is good, though - rather rose-tinted and romanticized, but I've enjoyed what I read of hers.

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