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Madeleine
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Joined: August 2008
Currently reading: "The Comforts of Home" by Susan Hill
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Fri September 9th, 2011, 1:10 pm

The Shadows in the Street by Susan Hill - modern crime
Daughter of Siena by Marina Fiorato - historical set in Siena against the backdrop of the Palio.
Currently reading: "The Comforts of Home" by Susan Hill

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Joined: August 2008
Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favourite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Fri September 9th, 2011, 1:57 pm

I finally got something I wanted from Paperbackswap: Sacred Hearts. Now to see what all the fuss is about.

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Nefret
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Joined: February 2009
Favourite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Post by Nefret » Sat September 10th, 2011, 8:05 am

Courting Her Highness by Jean Plaidy
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Kasthu
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Location: Radnor, PA
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Post by Kasthu » Sat September 10th, 2011, 2:02 pm

I'm on the last day of my vacation in London and I've done untold damage at Waterstone's, Hatchard's, and various Charaing Cross Road secondhand booksellers. A full list of what I've bought is coming, but I was most excited to see a reprint of MM Kaye's Shadow of the Moon at Hatchard's (the new cover they have for it is lovely).

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Vanessa
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Joined: August 2008
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 » Sun September 11th, 2011, 11:13 am

From the Yorkshire Book Clearance shop in York:
The Temptress by Paul Spicer (I think this is actually a biography, not a fictional novel. Oh well, it was only £2!)
Everything and Nothing by Araminta Hall

From Waterstone's booksellers:
Stolen by Susan Lewis
Puritan Bride by Anne O'Brien
Daughter of Siena by Marina Fiorato

Also recently:
Liars and Saints by Maile Meloy
Heartstone by C J Sansom
Prophecy by S J Parris
The Dynasty by Claire Lorrimer

From a book discount mail company:
Lady of the Rivers by Phillippa Gregory (£4.99 for the hardback and I don't think it's out in the book shops yet)
The King's Evil by Edward Marston
The Amorous Nightingale by Edward Marston
The Repentant Rake by Edward Marston
(first three books in the Christopher Redmayne detective series)
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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SonjaMarie
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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed September 14th, 2011, 2:01 am

With credit at my new/used store:
"Who Murdered Chaucer: A Medieval Mystery" by Terry Jones and others
"Medieval Lives" also by Jones.

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Comforts of Home" by Susan Hill
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Wed September 14th, 2011, 7:21 pm

"Murder by the Sea" by Lesley Cookman - modern crime.
Currently reading: "The Comforts of Home" by Susan Hill

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Post by boswellbaxter » Wed September 14th, 2011, 8:26 pm

I got the six-volume set of the Lisle letters in the mail today, along with Philippa Wiat's The Kingmaker's Daughter. Also gave into temptation and bought The Women of the Cousins' War by Philippa Gregory, David Baldwin, and Michae Jones. yesterday.
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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Post by Misfit » Wed September 14th, 2011, 8:41 pm

Just received the Massie book on Catherine the Great along with an old OOP From Distant Shroes by Bruce Nicolaysen. Early New York, 1600's and first in a series that I've heard good things about. Series detail here.
At home with a good book and the cat...
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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Comforts of Home" by Susan Hill
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Thu September 15th, 2011, 10:25 am

Missing You by Louise Douglas, non HF.
Currently reading: "The Comforts of Home" by Susan Hill

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