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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun November 6th, 2011, 2:49 am

The Perfect King: The Life of Edward III, Father of the English Nation by Ian Mortimer

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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed November 9th, 2011, 4:51 am

A Day in the Life of Ancient Rome: Daily Life, Mysteries, and Curiosities by Alberto Angela
Secret Britain: The Hidden Bits of Our History by Justin Pollard

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Post by TiciaRoma » Thu November 10th, 2011, 11:51 pm

Historical Fiction II: A Guide to the Genre from amazon.

Think I'll have to give up a couple lunches out with my BFF to fund this one, but I have the first volume and found quite a few gems that I had missed.

Do all former librarians have this compulsion to own their own little reference collection at home??? :)

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Post by Misfit » Fri November 11th, 2011, 2:05 am

Picked up Kristen Lavransdatter 1, The Bridal Wreath by Sigrid Undset today for $1. Saw it sitting on the romance shelves at the UBS and couldn't resist. Any notice these are now available on kindle?
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Post by Leyland » Fri November 11th, 2011, 1:26 pm

Many thanks to Misfit for the heads up on my Amazon purchase of Kathryn in the Court of Six Queens by Anne Merton Abbey. It will be the first time I've read it and it will be positioned on top of Mt TBR when it arrives.
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Post by Misfit » Fri November 11th, 2011, 1:29 pm

[quote=""Leyland""]Many thanks to Misfit for the heads up on my Amazon purchase of Kathryn in the Court of Six Queens by Anne Merton Abbey. It will be the first time I've read it and it will be positioned on top of Mt TBR when it arrives.[/quote]

Yay! Happy reading. Wonder who got the other one? I swear I only posted it here.

PS, what'd you think about that Celestial bed? Don't you love those odd footnotes in history she slips in? That nutty lord that was a pal of Thomas' was also a real life nutter.
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Post by Ludmilla » Fri November 11th, 2011, 2:46 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]Picked up Kristen Lavransdatter 1, The Bridal Wreath by Sigrid Undset today for $1. Saw it sitting on the romance shelves at the UBS and couldn't resist. Any notice these are now available on kindle?[/quote]

I suspect you bought the older, Archer translation. The newer, Nunnally translations are available as Kindles, but they are priced above $10 each; or you could buy the omnibus, Kindle edition with all three books for $18.99.

I'm waiting for a used pb I ordered for a SF trilogy I started. The 1st and 3rd book were avaialble as Kindles. I didn't realize, until I finished the 1st, that the 2nd wasn't out there as a Kindle (frustrating)! Maybe this is a sign that Kindle is spoiling me and my expectations. :eek:

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Post by Madeleine » Fri November 11th, 2011, 8:40 pm

Charlaine Harris's Lily Bard series, all 5 books for pretty much the price of one, and with free delivery, from a UK mail order company.
Currently reading: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat November 12th, 2011, 4:10 am

What the Butler Saw: Two Hundred and Fifty Years of the Servant Problem by E.S Turner

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Post by boswellbaxter » Sat November 12th, 2011, 4:43 am

Contested Will by James Shapiro.
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