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catlvr14
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Post by catlvr14 » Mon October 31st, 2011, 5:07 pm

[quote=""MLE""]Let me know what you think of this one. Once at a rare Mary I period renaissance faire they got me in noble garb to play Elizabeth 'Geraldine' Fitzgerald-Browne (before she married Edward Clinton). But when I scanned the novel, there didn't seem to be any mention of her first marriage to Anthony Browne; and my guild portrays the Browne family in all its various incarnations. Altho since reading her bio I think I was a little old for the role, even if I was playing the stepmother of my daughter's character.

Anyway, if it's a good read, I should get more familiar with the lady in case I ever have to play her again.[/quote]

I'll be more than happy to let you know how I liked the book. But....I'm not exactly sure when I'll get to it. If I read books in the order I buy them, I'm possibly looking at 2013 or beyond!!! :eek:

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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 » Mon October 31st, 2011, 8:19 pm

just ordered 2 books in a new, well being re-issued, urban fantasy series; present day and set mainly in Dublin and with links to the past:

Darkfever and Bloodfever, both by Karen Marie Moning.
Currently reading: "The Comforts of Home" by Susan Hill

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Vanessa
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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 » Tue November 1st, 2011, 1:56 pm

The Dancing Years (Morland Dynasty 33) by Cynthia Harrod Eagles
The Girl on the Cliff by Lucinda Riley (for my Kindle)

From the library:

The Night of the Mi'raj by Zoe Ferraris
The Redemption of Alexander Seaton by Shona MacLean
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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Leyland
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Post by Leyland » Tue November 1st, 2011, 2:29 pm

Based on Manda Scott's recommendation in Historical Fantasy section, I ordered A Discovery of Witches by Deborah E Harkness yesterday. I'm looking forward to reading an out of the ordinary story.
We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams ~ Arthur O'Shaughnessy, Ode

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Susanna Kearsley
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Post by Susanna Kearsley » Tue November 1st, 2011, 11:30 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]LoobyG has read some of them, I've read the first of them (enjoyed it a lot). I had planned on continuing on, but then the library's copy of Yankee Stranger was lost by the previous borrower so I'd have to go interlibrary. Got side tracked with other books and never did get there.[/quote]

Thanks, Misfit. They just sounded kind of neat. I'll let you know how I get on with Tryst, once it arrives.

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SonjaMarie
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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri November 4th, 2011, 2:19 am

The Italian Renaissance by J. H. Plumb
Feast: A History of Grand Eating by Roy Strong
The Ultimate Jack the Ripper Companion: An Illustrated Encyclopedia by Stewart P. Evans, Keith Skinner
Keepers of the Keys of Heaven: A History of the Papacy by Roger Collins
Taste: The Story of Britain through its Cooking by Kate Colquhoun
The Murder Guide to Great Britain by Brian Lane
Working IX to V: Orgy Planners, Funeral Clowns, and Other Prized Professions of the Ancient World by Vicki Leon
Consuming Passions: Leisure and Pleasure in Victorian Britain by Judith Flanders

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emr
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Post by emr » Fri November 4th, 2011, 9:23 am

I really really dont need more books. With a steady reading rate of +100 books per year I already have enough for a few years. But still... only one in stock... this book sounds interesting... this one is cheap.... wonder if/when I'll ever get to read them.

Dark Prince by David Gemmell
Humans by Robert J Sawyer
The September Queen by Gillian Bagwell
People Who Walk in Darkness by Stuart M. Kaminsky
A Whisper to the Living by Stuart M. Kaminsky
"So many books, so little time."
— Frank Zappa

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Post by princess garnet » Sat November 5th, 2011, 5:09 pm

Harry Potter: Page to Screen
A thick tome about all the movies and more...

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Susan
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Post by Susan » Sat November 5th, 2011, 5:20 pm

Downloaded for my Kindle:

The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
Lady of the English by Elizabeth Chadwick
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat November 5th, 2011, 7:32 pm

[quote=""princess garnet""]Harry Potter: Page to Screen
A thick tome about all the movies and more...[/quote]

I would love to buy this for Harm (and read it myself) but the price is too high right now :(

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