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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Wed June 8th, 2011, 1:26 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]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: [/quote]

sorry I meant the Alnwick trilogy discussed above your post about the large print book! :o Apologies for the confusion.

I've just ordered the first book - The Lion of Alnwick - from playtrade. There seem to be a few copies of the first two floating around very cheaply (for the UK anyway) but the 3rd one looks quite elusive!
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Post by Misfit » Wed June 8th, 2011, 1:52 pm

I've just ordered the first book - The Lion of Alnwick - from playtrade. There seem to be a few copies of the first two floating around very cheaply (for the UK anyway) but the 3rd one looks quite elusive!
;) Copies seem to be going fast. I found the best deals on Abe, as the shipping costs from the UK seem to be more reasonable, but I think most of the best bargains are long gone. She's also written a book on the Conqueror and I've ordered that one. I've finished the first two of the Percy trilogy and definitely would recommend them. Reviews are up on my blog and Amazon (US and UK).
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Post by Madeleine » Wed June 8th, 2011, 3:53 pm

I saw your Ammy review, Misfit, very good!

It looks like you may have started a rush for these books!
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Post by Misfit » Wed June 8th, 2011, 3:56 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]I saw your Ammy review, Misfit, very good!

It looks like you may have started a rush for these books![/quote]

Heh, not as bad a rush as when Karla discovered Lily Cigar, we both read it around the same time and pimped it all over Goodreads and Amazon. Within about 1-2 weeks all the under $1 copies were gone. Last time I looked that 1980's MMPB couldn't be had for under $50 US :eek:
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Post by Madeleine » Wed June 8th, 2011, 8:26 pm

And I've just ordered the other 2 books in the Alnwick trilogy from Green Metropolis.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Thu June 9th, 2011, 4:44 am

The Man Who Outshone the Sun King: A Life of Gleaming Opulence and Wretched Reversal in the Reign of Louis XIV by Charles Drazin
Capetian France, 987-1328 by E.M. Hallam

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Post by Amanda » Thu June 9th, 2011, 8:59 am

I got the 2 Kate Quinn books Mistress of Rome and Daughters of Rome yesterday.

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Post by LoobyG » Thu June 9th, 2011, 11:09 am

[quote=""Amanda""]I got the 2 Kate Quinn books Mistress of Rome and Daughters of Rome yesterday.[/quote]

I really enjoyed Kate Quinn's two books Amanda, hope you like them as much as I do! :)

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Post by emr » Thu June 9th, 2011, 12:23 pm

[quote=""Amanda""]I got the 2 Kate Quinn books Mistress of Rome and Daughters of Rome yesterday.[/quote]

Oh I loved them. Although Daughters sounds like a prequel to Mistress I recommend you to read Mistress first or you'll miss the meaning of some background characters in Daughters ;)
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Post by Madeleine » Thu June 9th, 2011, 1:12 pm

Afterward by Rosamund Lupton - modern mystery/crime.
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