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SGM
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Post by SGM » Wed November 16th, 2011, 6:55 pm

[quote=""emr""]Lady of the Glen by Jennifer Roberson
I blame Image Yvonne Gilbert's beautiful cover.[/quote]

I read this many years ago and actually enjoyed it except I think she got her William and Mary's mixed up.
Currently reading - Emergence of a Nation State by Alan Smith

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Berengaria
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Location: northern Vancouver Island, BC Canada

Post by Berengaria » Wed November 16th, 2011, 10:27 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]Last night I ordered:

The Siren by Alison Bruce - modern crime, set in Cambridge
Murder at the Manor - modern crime, set in an English village[/quote]
Who wrote Murder at the Manor I've already had a sample of The Siren sent to my Kindle. :)
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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Night Hawks" by Elly Griffiths
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime, dual time-frame
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Post by Madeleine » Thu November 17th, 2011, 10:08 am

[quote=""Berengaria""]Who wrote Murder at the Manor I've already had a sample of The Siren sent to my Kindle. :) [/quote]

Oops sorry, Lesley Cookman is the author, there's a whole series of her books, set in the English countryside.
Currently reading: "The Night Hawks" by Elly Griffiths

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Berengaria
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Post by Berengaria » Sat November 19th, 2011, 11:19 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]Oops sorry, Lesley Cookman is the author, there's a whole series of her books, set in the English countryside.[/quote]
Thanks! Now I have new authors to investigate! :)

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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Sun November 20th, 2011, 9:07 pm

Just ordered a set of 3 books by Louise Penny - modern crime, set in Canada - from a mail order book catalogue.
Currently reading: "The Night Hawks" by Elly Griffiths

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Amanda
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Post by Amanda » Tue November 22nd, 2011, 8:56 pm

Yesterday the postman delivered:

Winter King by Thomas Penn (NF Henry VII)
To Defy a King by Elizabeth Chadwick
THe Reluctant Queen by Freda Lightfoot (Henri IV)

But how annoying......amazon uk are having trouble getting The Hostage Queen in paperback (the first in the Henri IV trilogy) and it has been 2 months already since I ordered.

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LoobyG
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Post by LoobyG » Thu November 24th, 2011, 4:44 pm

Today I've been to the Brierlow Bar bargain bookshop in the Peak District, and staggered back with:

Catherine the Great by Simon Dixon
Catherine of Aragon by Giles Tremlett
The Black Death by John Hatcher
The Lincolns - Portrait of a Marriage by Daniel Mark Epstein
Valkyrie - the plot to kill Hitler by Philipp Von Boeselager
Dearest Vicky, Darling Fritz - Queen Victoria's eldest daughter and the German Emperor
Bloomsbury Ballerina by Judith Mackrell
Crown, Orb and Sceptre - the true stories of English Coronations by David Hilliam
Chin up Girls - a book of women's obituaries from the Daily Telegraph edited by Georgia Powell and Katharine Ramsey

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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 » Thu November 24th, 2011, 5:30 pm

Ooooh, lucky you, Looby, the Brierlow Book Barn is brilliant. Great for a browse round!
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SonjaMarie
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Post by SonjaMarie » Thu November 24th, 2011, 6:35 pm

Amanda: I tried to read "Stiff" but some of the stuff in it with animal testing was just too much for me and I had to stop.

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Amanda
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Post by Amanda » Fri November 25th, 2011, 1:28 am

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]Amanda: I tried to read "Stiff" but some of the stuff in it with animal testing was just too much for me and I had to stop.

SM[/quote]

I know!!! It is terribly thought provoking and somewhat confronting in parts. Sure isn't a read for everyone!

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