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Book Shopping Today (2011 edition)

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LoobyG
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Post by LoobyG » Sat September 24th, 2011, 9:19 am

I've been on a bit of a book splurge recently:

'The Egyptian Years' by Elizabeth Harris'
'None Dare Call it Treason' by Catherine Gavin
'Harry the King' by Brenda Honeyman, about Henry V
'Falls the Shadow' by Sharon Penman
'Lusitania' by Colin Simpson
'A Daughter of the Nobility' by Natasha Borovsky, after spotting it on the Russia thread :p
'The Russian Court at Sea' by Frances Welch
'Hitler's Willing Executioners - Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust' by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen

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Brenna
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Post by Brenna » Sun September 25th, 2011, 11:58 pm

I was looking for work similar to Kate Morton's and I found Kimberly Freeman's Wildflower Hill. Took a drive to Barnes and Noble tonight to pick it up. Will likely read it between The Scarlet Lion and Lionheart.
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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Mon September 26th, 2011, 1:16 pm

"A Gathering Storm" by Rachel Hore - non HF but it's one of those that goes back to secrets from WW2, so a bit of modern history is involved.
Currently reading: "The Comforts of Home" by Susan Hill

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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed September 28th, 2011, 3:30 am

The Sherlockian - Graham Moore
Marriage and Love in England: Modes of Reproduction 1300-1840 - Alan MacFarlane
Mad Madge: The Extraordinary Life of Margaret, Duchess of Newcastle, the First Woman to Live by Her Pen - Katie Whitaker

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Post by boswellbaxter » Fri September 30th, 2011, 1:19 pm

Got The Winter King by Thomas Penn (NF about Henry VII) in the mail yesterday. Also got Hilda Lewis's Rose of England (HF about the early life of Mary Tudor, sister to Henry VIII).
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Post by Brenna » Fri September 30th, 2011, 11:53 pm

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]Got The Winter King by Thomas Penn (NF about Henry VII) in the mail yesterday. Also got Hilda Lewis's Rose of England (HF about the early life of Mary Tudor, sister to Henry VIII).[/quote]

Both of those are on my TBR list, so let me know what you think.
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Post by Susan » Sat October 1st, 2011, 1:27 pm

Just ordered for my Kindle:

The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley (loved The Winter Sea)
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin (book 3)
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Post by Berengaria » Sat October 1st, 2011, 10:50 pm

[quote=""Brenna""]Both of those are on my TBR list, so let me know what you think.[/quote]

Me, too! I have to wait for Winter King until March, as I had to clamp down on my spending. I'm now trying Kindle for PC, but cannot order ebooks from Amazon UK :(
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Post by boswellbaxter » Sun October 2nd, 2011, 1:40 am

Used book sale today. Bagged:

Wideacre by Philippa Gregory (figured I might try it someday).

The Queen's Fool by Philippa Gregory (I might have a copy already, but it was cheap)

Sarah Vowell, Assassination Vacation (NF)

Peter Russell: Prince Henry "the Navigator": A Life

Also four novels by Edith Pargeter. I wasn't going to get them because I find her prose style awfully ponderous, but my husband said, "Well, they fit in the bag, so you might as well get them." How could I say no to such a reasonable attitude about book buying?
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Post by Misfit » Sun October 2nd, 2011, 2:24 am

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]Used book sale today. Bagged:

Wideacre by Philippa Gregory (figured I might try it someday).

The Queen's Fool by Philippa Gregory (I might have a copy already, but it was cheap)

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