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Post by emr » Mon April 11th, 2011, 6:10 pm

The Princess Bride by William Goldman

And at last I've received a book I bought from bookdepository 1 month ago. The original label says it comes from UK but successive labels say that my book has been in Singapore and Sweden :D :D Now I've seen everything. :D
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Post by boswellbaxter » Mon April 11th, 2011, 6:27 pm

I got Elizabeth Loupas's The Second Duchess today as a bonus for donating to the Red Cross, and I got Margaret George's Elizabeth I yesterday as an anniversary present. And I have Christy English's and D. L. Bogdan's latest novels to read as well. I believe I may have actually reached the point where I have too many novels I want to read at once--can I make a reading clone of myself?
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Post by Vanessa » Mon April 11th, 2011, 7:11 pm

Yes, I've just got a copy of Margaret George's Elizabeth I, too. It looks a lovely book.

Also recently:

At Home with the Templetons by Monica McInerney
Blue-eyed Boy by Joanne Harris
The Unseen by Katherine Webb
The Debutante by Kathleen Tessaro
Delilah by Eleanor de Jong
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Post by Madeleine » Tue April 12th, 2011, 11:11 am

I've just ordered "The Best of Men" by V C Letemendia from Amazon - it's set during the English Civil War.

And I've also ordered "The Moor" by Laurie R King, a re-visit to the Hound of Baskervilles, this time accompanied by Mrs Holmes!
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Post by LoobyG » Thu April 14th, 2011, 4:31 pm

Whilst visiting my sister in Surrey yesterday, we went to a mahoosive book sale at the local methodist church, and came away with a fab haul which I wanted to share with you all :)

I got: Sweet Robin - a biography of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester by Derek Wilson
The screen greats - Elizabeth Taylor by Tom Hutchinson
She-Wolves - the women who ruled England before Elizabeth by Helen Castor
Agatha Christie - an English mystery by Laura Thompson
Our dearest Emma by Lozania Prole
The foreign field by Cynthia Harrod Eagles, no. 31 in the Dynasty series
The rose both red and white by Betty King, about Margaret Tudor
The Borgias by Sarah Bradford, based on scripts from the old TV series.
Marianne and the Rebels by Juliette Benzoni
Warleggan by Winston Graham, the third Poldark
A life in secrets by Sarah Helm, about Vera Atkins
The Black Madonna by Stella Riley
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
The lady of Monkton by Elizabeth Byrd
The twisted sword by Winston Graham, another Poldark
The Grove of Eagles by Winston Graham
Knight's Acre by Norah Lofts
The Homecoming by Norah Lofts
Here was a man by Norah Lofts, about Sir Walter Raleigh
Madselin by Norah Lofts
The Lost Queen by Norah Lofts
The gleam in the north by D K Broster
Bella Poldark by Winston Graham
Vivien Leigh - a biography by Anne Edwards
The secret lion by C W Gortner
Samsara by Alexandra Jones
One love is enough by Juliette Benzoni - to replace my old copy which was ruined with a diet coke spillage! :rolleyes:
Marianne and the privateer by Juliette Benzoni
The Winter Journey by Cynthia Harrod Eagles, no. 20 in the Dynasty series
The far pavilions by M M Kaye

And that's it! Now just to find a place to store them all... :D

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Thu April 14th, 2011, 4:47 pm

[quote=""LoobyG""]
And that's it! Now just to find a place to store them all... :D [/quote]

What did you have with you? A wheelbarrow? ;)

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Post by LoobyG » Thu April 14th, 2011, 4:56 pm

Believe it or not, they all fit in a large box :) My mum could have done with a wheelbarrow though, she made my haul look modest!

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Post by Vanessa » Thu April 14th, 2011, 5:10 pm

Wow! Blummin' heck!!!! I don't know about a wheelbarrow, more like a trailer!!!! LOL. A fantastic haul. Have you got the rest of the Poldark series, Looby? It was a book of the month on here last year sometime. I love the 1970s series, too!!
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Post by SonjaMarie » Thu April 14th, 2011, 5:21 pm

[quote=""LoobyG""]Believe it or not, they all fit in a large box :) My mum could have done with a wheelbarrow though, she made my haul look modest![/quote]

Oh envious of some of those that would be interesting to read!

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Post by SGM » Thu April 14th, 2011, 6:05 pm

[quote=""LoobyG""]Whilst visiting my sister in Surrey yesterday, we went to a mahoosive book sale at the local methodist church, and came away with a fab haul which I wanted to share with you all :)

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I picked up quite a few Winston Graham's second hand a little while ago -- a bit daft really because I had them all once but gave them away.

I had forgotten about the Twisted Sword though. I am not sure I read that one.
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