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sweetpotatoboy
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Wed May 11th, 2011, 4:00 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]Just picked up free (!!!) on kindle,
  • Dawn of Avalon by Anna Elliott
  • The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  • The Graduate by Charles Webb
  • A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
When I can get to reading them is another story... ;) [/quote]

Yeah I picked up the Hoover book and another of his - both free on the UK site too.

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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 May 11th, 2011, 5:22 pm

Do you subscribe to the email which lets you know about free Kindle books? I do but most of them look rubbish, although the other day Life of Pi and Kane and Abel were free.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

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Post by Misfit » Wed May 11th, 2011, 5:44 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]Do you subscribe to the email which lets you know about free Kindle books? I do but most of them look rubbish, although the other day Life of Pi and Kane and Abel were free.[/quote]

I don't do that, but I put the top kindle free list in my reader, as well as this excellent site.
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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
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Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Wed May 11th, 2011, 5:59 pm

Thanks for that, Misfit - very useful!
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Wed May 11th, 2011, 6:45 pm

Misfit beat me to it! The History on Kindle blog is a must!
I get a feed from that and from the Free Books on Kindle UK blog too (I read them on Google Reader).
I figure I should grab books while they're free or drastically dropped as they won't be at that price for long, even if I don't get round to reading them for ages.

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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Wed May 11th, 2011, 7:08 pm

Just ordered from Book Dep "Anatomy of Murder" by Imogen Robertson, the second in a historical crime series featuring an anatomist and a lady from a country estate; I've just finished the first one and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Currently reading: "The Lantern Men" by Elly Griffiths

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Post by Kasthu » Wed May 11th, 2011, 9:40 pm

Today I bought a copy of The Valley of Decision, by Marcia Davenport; Pittsburgh in the late 19th/early 20th century. It overlaps with my family's history, so it looked interesting.

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Might reconsider Better World Books

Post by Veronica » Fri May 13th, 2011, 2:30 am

In the mail today:

Star of the north - Helene Lehr
The secret wife of king George IV - Diane Haeger
Dark angels - Karleen Koen
Duchess - Susan Holloway Scott
My Theodosia - Anya Seton
Jahanara (The royal diaries YA) - Kathryn Lasky
Nzingha (The royal diaries YA) - Patricia McKissak


However I am not too happy with BWB as the first 2 are hardcovers without a dustjacket. Which means I will have to buy the same copies again as I really don't like books without dustjackets. :( Call me strange if you like. :p
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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri May 13th, 2011, 4:29 am

Wonderful and Surprising History of Sweeney Todd: The Life and Times of an Urban Legend - Robert L. Mack
Katherine the Queen: The Remarkable Life of Katherine Parr, the Last Wife of Henry VIII - Linda Porter

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
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Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Fri May 13th, 2011, 8:42 am

[quote=""Veronica""]In the mail today:

Star of the north - Helene Lehr
The secret wife of king George IV - Diane Haeger
Dark angels - Karleen Koen
Duchess - Susan Holloway Scott
My Theodosia - Anya Seton
Jahanara (The royal diaries YA) - Kathryn Lasky
Nzingha (The royal diaries YA) - Patricia McKissak


However I am not too happy with BWB as the first 2 are hardcovers without a dustjacket. Which means I will have to buy the same copies again as I really don't like books without dustjackets. :( Call me strange if you like. :p [/quote]

Were they advertised with dustjackets? Could you send them back?
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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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