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rebecca
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Post by rebecca » Fri November 25th, 2011, 2:20 am

This is what has arrived in the post in the past 2 weeks.

Beloved Exile by Parke Godwin
Netherwood by Jane Sanderson
The Alchemist by Paul Coelho
Talking about Jane Austen in Baghdad by Bee Hamann and May Witwit(she needs to be thankful her last name doesn't begin with an N :D )
The Reluctant Empress by Brigitte Hamann
My Glorious Brothers by Howard Fast
Winter King by Thomas Penn
A Secret Gift by Ted Gup(I really need to read an uplifting book)
The Traitors Emblem by Juan Gomez-Jurado
The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
Lady Almina by the Countess of Carnarvon
Secret River by Kate Grenville
Sarah Thornhill by "" ""

And they all go on my TBR list :D no wonder I wear glasses lol.

Bec :)

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Lantern Men" by Elly Griffiths
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Fri November 25th, 2011, 2:11 pm

The Unseen by Katherine Webb
Breaking the Silence by Linda Castillo

Just ordered:

Faefever by Karen Marie Moning
Highland Storms by Christina Courtenay
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Currently reading: "The Lantern Men" by Elly Griffiths

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LoobyG
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Post by LoobyG » Sat November 26th, 2011, 5:10 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]Ooooh, lucky you, Looby, the Brierlow Book Barn is brilliant. Great for a browse round![/quote]

I live about a 40 minute drive away Vanessa and it's one of my favourite destinations on a day out near pay day as I never leave without a stack of books hehehe :D

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Post by Misfit » Sat November 26th, 2011, 8:10 pm

Just picked up The Summer of the Barshinskeys by Diane Pearson via Bookmooch, plus the following at my local UBS for a whopping $7 and change:

California Generation by Jacqueline Briskin (looks like 1980 glam trash)
Seattle Green by Jane Adams (I don't find much HF set in Seattle)
And a Civil War trilogy by Heather Graham, One Wore Blue, And One Wore Gray, and One Rode West. They are billed as romance, but looking at the critical reviews complaining about too much historical detail I thought I'd give them a whirl.
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Post by boswellbaxter » Mon November 28th, 2011, 8:37 pm

A full mailbox today, yay!

HF:


Jane, Beloved Queen by Jean Evans (autographed; I didn't pay the four-figure price for this that an Amazon seller is asking)

NF:

The Good Women of the Parish: Gender and Religion After the Black Death by Katherine French

Philip of Spain, King of England by Harry Kelsey

Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales, ed. by Steven Gunn and Linda Monckton

John de Vere, Thirteenth Earl of Oxford 1442-1513 by James Ross
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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue November 29th, 2011, 4:02 am

English Society in the 18th Century (Social Hist of Britain) by Roy Porter
Empress of Pleasure by Judith Summers NF
Saint-Simon and the Court of Louis XIV by Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie

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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 29th, 2011, 6:00 pm

Two freebies today:

The Courtesan's Lover by Gabrielle Kimm (via Twitter)
The Heiress Companion by Madeleine Robins (snagged via Librarything)
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat December 3rd, 2011, 4:03 am

The Hanging Tree: Execution and the English People 1770-1868 by V. A. C. [Vic] Gatrell
The Invention of Murder by Judith Flander
The Only Way to Cross by John Maxtone-Graham

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Post by boswellbaxter » Tue December 6th, 2011, 3:43 am

Boss gave me an Amazon gift certificate for Christmas (nice boss). Just bought Cavalier Queen by Fiona Mountain and Death Comes to Pemberley by P. D. James.
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Post by Elysium » Tue December 6th, 2011, 6:47 pm

Last books I bought were:

Edward II by Seymour Phillips
The Devil's Queen by Jeanne Kalogridis
The Taker by Alma Katsu
Hit List by Laurell K. Hamilton

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