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Book Shopping Today (2011 edition)

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Strings of Murder" by Oscar de Muriel
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime, dual time-frame
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Post by Madeleine » Fri September 2nd, 2011, 1:42 pm

Carnevale by M R Lovric, from Amazon marketplace.
Currently reading: "The Strings of Murder" by Oscar de Muriel

annis
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Post by annis » Fri September 2nd, 2011, 8:21 pm

Just received in the mail Carol Wensby-Scott's Proud Conquest, a novel about William the Conqueror and his wife, Matilda. I ordered this through Abebooks yonks ago and was starting to wonder what had happened to it. It must have come via the slow boat to China! I was looking forward to reading this, but oh dear, the teensy-weensy print! Might be a slow read.

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emr
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Post by emr » Sat September 3rd, 2011, 11:11 am

No more books in 1 month, no more books in 1 month, no more... yah right. :o

Point of Honour by Madeleine E. Robins
Lion of Macedon by David Gemmell
A Moment of Silence by Anna Dean
A Deadly Injustice by Ian Morson
The Vizard Mask by Diana Norman

and some contemporary mysteries:
China Trade by SJ Rozan
Port City Shakedown by Gerry Boyle
Dangerous Undertaking by Mark de Castrique
Blackman's Coffin by Mark de Castrique
"So many books, so little time."
— Frank Zappa

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Amanda
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Post by Amanda » Sat September 3rd, 2011, 12:19 pm

This week I received courtesy of the postman:

Elizabeth I by Margaret George
The Queen's Rival by Diane Haegar
The Senses in Late Medieval England by CM Woolgar
(I have had that last one on the wishlist for ages waiting for a good deal - IIRC someone recommended it highly ?maybe EC - and something along the line of "a book to save from a burning building"? Have not had much more than a flick through it as yet but there are gorgeous pictures that's for sure!)

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Strings of Murder" by Oscar de Muriel
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime, dual time-frame
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Sat September 3rd, 2011, 8:18 pm

Heartstone by C J Sansom
Dark Matter by Michelle Paver
Currently reading: "The Strings of Murder" by Oscar de Muriel

Raymond
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Location: Portsmouth, VA (orginally from Western NY)

Post by Raymond » Sat September 3rd, 2011, 11:51 pm

Wow, I had a fun day book shopping yesterday and today! Went to four different stores, one which was a thrift store. I bought....
B-29 Combat Missions
Shadows in the Jungle by Larry Alexander
Titanic's Last Secret by Brad Matsen
Scorpion Down by Ed Offley
Vicksburg 1863 by Winston Groom
American Patriot's Bible
The FairTax Book by Neil Boortz
A Dream Season by Gary Carter
The Just Don't Get it by Col, David Hunt (Ret.)

I just love book stores!!!

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Strings of Murder" by Oscar de Muriel
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime, dual time-frame
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Mon September 5th, 2011, 1:00 pm

Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
Blackhouse by Peter May
Currently reading: "The Strings of Murder" by Oscar de Muriel

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Brenna
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Post by Brenna » Mon September 5th, 2011, 8:00 pm

The mailman brought me "The Greatest Traitor: The Life of Sir Roger Mortimer" by Ian Mortimer. Who knew how difficult it would be to buy Mortimer's books?! Tried Abe and Book Depository. I'm thinking Americans really get jipped because TBD really doesn't offer a lot to us! My rant for the day!
Brenna

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EC2
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Post by EC2 » Mon September 5th, 2011, 8:51 pm

[quote=""Amanda""]This week I received courtesy of the postman:

The Senses in Late Medieval England by CM Woolgar
(I have had that last one on the wishlist for ages waiting for a good deal - IIRC someone recommended it highly ?maybe EC - and something along the line of "a book to save from a burning building"? Have not had much more than a flick through it as yet but there are gorgeous pictures that's for sure!)[/quote]

Yep, it would probably have been me! It gives you a whole different perspective on the way the Medievals experienced their world!
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

www.elizabethchadwick.com

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Berengaria
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Location: northern Vancouver Island, BC Canada

Post by Berengaria » Tue September 6th, 2011, 10:13 pm

In the mail today: The Plantagenets by Derek Wilson and Matilda, Queen of the Conqueror by Tracy Borman. Thank you, EC2 for piquing my interest in this time period! :)
Image My 4 girls!


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