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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "Longstone" by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Sun June 26th, 2011, 1:36 pm

bought at the airport last week - could have bought 12 books but restrained myself to these two:

1222 by Anne Holt
God of the Hive by Laurie R King

and from a Solstice Santa from my other book forum:

The Dream House by Rachel Hore
Spider Light by Sara Rayne
Bloodline by Fiona Mountain
Currently reading: "Longstone" by L J Ross

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "Longstone" by L J Ross
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Post by Madeleine » Sun June 26th, 2011, 5:34 pm

Just ordered from amazon marketplace, two more Anne Easter Smith books:

Daughter of York
The King's Grace
Currently reading: "Longstone" by L J Ross

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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 » Mon June 27th, 2011, 8:17 am

Two books via BookHopper

The Excursion Train by Edward Marston
The Railway Viaduct by Edward Marston
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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LoobyG
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Post by LoobyG » Mon June 27th, 2011, 9:27 am

Kissing Kin by Elswyth Thane for a reasonable price from ABE and I shall wear midnight by Terry Pratchett from the supermarket :)

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Brenna
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Post by Brenna » Mon June 27th, 2011, 5:21 pm

Picked up Christi Phillip's The Devlin Diary. Awesome so far!
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Misfit
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Makers of History series

Post by Misfit » Wed June 29th, 2011, 12:29 pm

Erm, don't ask me how I got there last night, but I spotted this series on Ammy last night and quite a lot are free. I certainly don't have high hopes, but I was too curious not to pop for a couple. Link here. I got one on Margaret of Anjou, R3 and Alfred the Great. Time will tell...

ETA, I didn't get a chance to look closer at these until this morning. Apparently these were written/published in the late 19C. A bit of info here.
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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "Longstone" by L J Ross
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Post by Madeleine » Wed June 29th, 2011, 1:21 pm

My first Anne Easter Smith book came yesterday - it's enormous! About the size of a telephone directory......I don't know where I'm going to put it.

Ordered today 3 books in the Greek Detective series (non HF) by Anne Zouroudi:

The Doctor of Thessaly
Our Lady of Sorrows
The Taint of Midas
Currently reading: "Longstone" by L J Ross

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Post by SGM » Wed June 29th, 2011, 7:27 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]Erm, don't ask me how I got there last night, here.[/quote]

Yes, it is really weird how you get to some sites.

I was doing a search for a review of "An Apprenticeship in Arms" and got to Harriet Klausner who I would never have heard of but for this site. As I do, by now, recognise her name, I decided to have a look a some of her reviews to see what I thought. My first thought was that all the authors had names beginning with 'M' and then I realised I had only got to the 'M' page. My word what a lot of authors have names beginning 'M'. Anyway I hadn't read any of them bar a couple that were so long ago, it wouldn't have meant anything to me. By the time I had scrolled the the bottom of the 'M's I was too bored to go to any other pages.

I still wonder how I got there!
Currently reading - Emergence of a Nation State by Alan Smith

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Post by Misfit » Wed June 29th, 2011, 8:58 pm

[quote=""SGM""]Yes, it is really weird how you get to some sites.

I was doing a search for a review of "An Apprenticeship in Arms" and got to Harriet Klausner who I would never have heard of but for this site. As I do, by now, recognise her name, I decided to have a look a some of her reviews to see what I thought. My first thought was that all the authors had names beginning with 'M' and then I realised I had only got to the 'M' page. My word what a lot of authors have names beginning 'M'. Anyway I hadn't read any of them bar a couple that were so long ago, it wouldn't have meant anything to me. By the time I had scrolled the the bottom of the 'M's I was too bored to go to any other pages.

I still wonder how I got there![/quote]

Lol. Don't venture into the Amazon oddities tags, whatever you do :D
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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 » Thu June 30th, 2011, 9:27 am

I've just picked up from the library:

River of Smoke by Amitav Ghosh
Tides of War by Stella Tillyard
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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