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Book Shopping Today (2011 edition)

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Post by annis » Fri June 3rd, 2011, 8:19 pm

Picked up secondhand an older trilogy set around the War of Roses and featuring the Percy and Neville families, as recommended by Madame Guillotine. They sound like fun- plenty of blood and passion - has anyone read them? Lion of Alnwick, Lion Dormant and Lion Invincible, by Carol Wensby Scott.

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Post by Misfit » Fri June 3rd, 2011, 8:43 pm

[quote=""annis""]Picked up secondhand an older trilogy set around the War of Roses and featuring the Percy and Neville families, as recommended by Madame Guillotine. They sound like fun- plenty of blood and passion - has anyone read them? Lion of Alnwick, Lion Dormant and Lion Invincible, by Carol Wensby Scott.[/quote]

You too? I ordered all three and two of them have arrived already and waiting on the third. Tanzanite caved as well if I'm not mistaken ;)

ETA, my copy of book two just landed and it is a hardback. If you have the paperback Annis, would you mind sending me the blurb so I can put it up at Goodreads?
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Post by Ludmilla » Sat June 4th, 2011, 2:40 pm

Bought the following bargain kindles on Amazon (not sure how long the promotional prices will last for these):

God is an Englishman by Delderfield
Brothers of Gwynedd by Pargeter
Ross Poldark by Graham
Hawk of May by Bradshaw

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Post by ejays17 » Sun June 5th, 2011, 12:49 am

Sadly the Borders stores here are shutting, so they're having big sales to get rid of stock. Not that I need a sale to buy more books... :rolleyes:

Anyway, yesterday I got a couple of non-fictions, and some novels I'd been thinking about. I probably could have bought more, but the queues for the registers were horrible!
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Post by Misfit » Tue June 7th, 2011, 11:18 am

Bought Georgette Heyer's Cotillion whilst the price was right - free (short time only offer).
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Post by Brenna » Tue June 7th, 2011, 1:06 pm

Finally bought Elizabeth Chadwicks The Running Vixen and Leopard's Unleashed so I can get further into my challenge!
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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed June 8th, 2011, 3:55 am

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King John (English Monarchs) - W. L. Warren

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Post by Vanessa » Wed June 8th, 2011, 8:31 am

Pale as the Dead by Fiona Mountain from the library. It's the large print edition so it's going to take some getting used to! Not sure I'll take it out and about with me, though. LOL.
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Post by Madeleine » Wed June 8th, 2011, 11:44 am

I remember large print editions, they used to have stripey covers and were enormous!

That trilogy sounds very good.
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Post by Vanessa » Wed June 8th, 2011, 11:56 am

I was trying to work out what you meant by the 'trilogy', Madeleine. I think you must mean the book I'm reading now. Yes, unfortunately I only have book one. So it will probably mean more expense for me as there aren't any copies at the library. :rolleyes:
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