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Book Shopping Today (2011 edition)

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Misfit
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Post by Misfit » Wed August 3rd, 2011, 4:17 pm

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]I'd love to see a decent Berengaria. She seems to be one of those characters who novelists always turn into a colorless wimp.[/quote]

Can't post a review for a while but I did get permission to *tease* which I did above ;)
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Post by Kasthu » Wed August 3rd, 2011, 9:38 pm

[quote=""Brenna""]Congrats and can I say I hate you (in a totally "I'm super jealous you won a copy of a book I'm dying to read and can't wait until October" kind of way?)[/quote]

Hahaha! I don't know what I did right that time...

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Amanda
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Post by Amanda » Thu August 4th, 2011, 3:18 am

After being so good with book buying lately, the first lot in a while have landed today!

The Secret History of Georgian London, by Dan Cruickchank (NF)
The Darling Strumpet by Gillian Bagwell (Nell Gwynn)
Mary & Elizabeth by Emily Purdy
Rivals in the Tudor Court by DL Bogdan (Bess Holland - Mrs Duke of Norfolk)
The King's Witch by Cecilia Holland (Richard I)

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Post by SonjaMarie » Thu August 4th, 2011, 3:59 am

[quote=""Amanda""]After being so good with book buying lately, the first lot in a while have landed today!

The Secret History of Georgian London, by Dan Cruickshank (NF)
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Good book. Guess you stocking up for your maternity wait, good luck!

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Amanda
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Post by Amanda » Thu August 4th, 2011, 12:17 pm

I also forgot I received a decently priced copy of The Queen's Grace by Jan Westcott the other day. a bit battered but I have been looking for a copy for some time.

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Post by Ash » Thu August 4th, 2011, 10:40 pm

After a remarkably sh*tty day, I came home to the news that my indie has the book I ordered: Lady of the English, a whole month early! Oh joy! I am off to buy it, and then read it. I suspect I won't get much sleep tonight and thats perfectly ok with me!

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Post by Elysium » Fri August 5th, 2011, 7:18 pm

Becoming Marie Antoinette by Juliet Grey
A Brief History of Britain 1485-1660 by Ronald Hutton

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Post by Berengaria » Fri August 5th, 2011, 8:45 pm

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]I'd love to see a decent Berengaria. She seems to be one of those characters who novelists always turn into a colorless wimp.[/quote]
I totally agree! This is why I chose my user name! Am looking forward to Lionheart!
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Post by Brenna » Fri August 5th, 2011, 10:24 pm

[quote=""Elysium""]Becoming Marie Antoinette by Juliet Grey
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I have that on my shopping list, let me know what you think!
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Post by princess garnet » Sat August 6th, 2011, 3:52 pm

Mine as well!

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