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Post by Misfit » Sat July 23rd, 2011, 9:41 pm

[quote=""LoobyG""]I did thanks Misfit, cost me the princely sum of £2.81 posted ;) It's Lion Dormant that's looking HTF and pricey, I'm keeping my eyes peeled to see if I can spot a cheaper copy.[/quote]

Ouch, that is getting spendy. I got a nice HB for $1 plus the shipping from the UK. Are they still in the libraries there? Not sure how interlibrary works there but that might be an option.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun July 24th, 2011, 3:57 am

The Breast Book: An Intimate and Curious History by Maura Spiegel
Treasures of Catherine the Great by Mikhail B. Piotrovsky
The Great Fire of London: In That Apocalyptic Year, 1666 by Neil Hanson
The Duchess Who Wouldn't Sit Down: An Informal History of Hospitality by Jesse Browner

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Post by Divia » Sun July 24th, 2011, 4:22 am

I bought a book on japenese cooking, because I want to learn how to do more. I like the food. :)
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Post by CrimsonPetal » Sun July 24th, 2011, 9:17 pm

A few days ago I bought an ebook of South Riding by Winifred Holtby. I've been wanting to read it forever and couldn't take it anymore.

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Post by LoobyG » Sun July 24th, 2011, 9:29 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]Ouch, that is getting spendy. I got a nice HB for $1 plus the shipping from the UK. Are they still in the libraries there? Not sure how interlibrary works there but that might be an option.[/quote]

I've not looked into interlibrary here to be honest, but the selection in the libraries near me is really poor, none of them seem to keep much of the OOP HF anymore :( Definitely an idea though Misfit, I'll have to ask next time I go in.

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Post by lauragill » Sun July 24th, 2011, 9:42 pm

I bought Song of Troy by Colleen McCullough.

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Post by Michy » Mon July 25th, 2011, 3:37 pm

[quote=""Kasthu""]Just bought a copy of Valerie Fitzgerald's Zemindar, which promises to be a Far Pavilions-type epic.[/quote] Oh, that book is so good -- it was my favorite read of 2010. A definite keeper that I will re-read someday.

[quote=""Misfit""]Thanks Susan. Just about everyone I know at GR and elsewhere just love that book. It is a keeper.[/quote] Kearsley's books aren't keepers for me, but they are so much fun to read. I'm looking forward to her newest one. Although since I'm waiting for it to show up on book swap or the library (I'm not willing to buy it) it could be a very long time before I get to read it......

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Post by Brenna » Mon July 25th, 2011, 4:12 pm

[quote=""Kasthu""]Speaking of Susanna Kearsley, today I received an ARC of The Rose Garden. Am tempted to skip work tomorrow to start reading.[/quote]

So..did you??? Skip work?? And have you started on the book? Is it good? Wandering minds and huge fans of SK must know! :D
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon July 25th, 2011, 4:54 pm

Today in the mail I got a hardback copy of Reay Tannahil's the World, the Flesh and the Devil. I enjoyed it when I read it, but even more in retrospect. So I decided that I had to have a copy for my keeper library. This one looks like it could have been brand-new from a bookstore. :)

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Post by Berengaria » Tue July 26th, 2011, 3:29 am

Just received England's Queensfrom Amazon UK. Nice and thick....can't wait to submerge myself!! :)
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