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CindyInOz
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Post by CindyInOz » Fri February 11th, 2011, 12:10 am

I received my copy of CW Gortner's The Tudor Secret in the post yesterday. I loved Confessions of Catherine de Medici, so I'm really looking forward to this one.

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Post by Tanzanite » Fri February 11th, 2011, 12:17 am

A couple of weeks ago I ordered a used copy of The Morning Gift by Diana Norman - was lucky enough to find a paperback copy for about $10 (including shipping) - and it arrived today. I know we think it might be reissued later this year, but just in case it doesn't (and anyway, this one was still cheaper!). This is the last of the three books of hers that I really wanted (I already have Daughter of Lir and Fitzempress Law)

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Post by Ariadne » Fri February 11th, 2011, 1:37 am

Today I got Jane Johnson's The Salt Road in the mail, along with a surprise copy of Ariana Franklin's A Murderous Procession (been reviewed, so I can keep it) and Sarah Vowell's Unfamiliar Fishes.

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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Sat February 12th, 2011, 6:37 pm

Have just pre-ordered on Ammy:

Recipe for Life by Nicky Pellegrino
Witch Light by Susan Fletcher (previously called Corrag in the UK)
Murder on Lexington Avenue by Victoria Thompson
The Poison Tree by Erin Kelly
Currently reading: "The Lantern Men" by Elly Griffiths

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Berengaria
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Post by Berengaria » Sun February 13th, 2011, 7:30 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]Have just pre-ordered on Ammy:

Recipe for Life by Nicky Pellegrino
Witch Light by Susan Fletcher (previously called Corrag in the UK)
Murder on Lexington Avenue by Victoria Thompson
The Poison Tree by Erin Kelly[/quote]
I quite liked The Poison Tree, and I've ordered the first of the Elly Griffiths books. I am starting to build up an absolutely huge TBR pile....I'm thinking Kindle these days!
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Post by LoveHistory » Wed February 16th, 2011, 4:03 am

Finally made it to the new bookstore. Lovely place, friendly owners. I picked up the following:

Silas Marner by George Eliot
The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
The Lion In Winter by James Goldman
Trade Winds by M.M. Kaye
Brideshead Revisted by Evelyn Waugh
No Plot, No Problem by Chris Baty.

Also had them order The Cake Mix Doctor Bakes Gluten Free by Anne Byrn for me.

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Post by Nefret » Wed February 16th, 2011, 5:18 am

You've got a new bookstore? Lucky!
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed February 16th, 2011, 5:26 am

Cleopatra of Egypt: From History to Myth by Susan Walker
London Lore: The Legends and Traditions of the World's Most Vibrant City by Steve Roud

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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Wed February 16th, 2011, 12:07 pm

[quote=""Nefret""]You've got a new bookstore? Lucky![/quote]

Just what I was thinking! How lucky, hope it does well.
Currently reading: "The Lantern Men" by Elly Griffiths

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Post by LoveHistory » Wed February 16th, 2011, 12:21 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]Just what I was thinking! How lucky, hope it does well.[/quote]

Very lucky. It's the only one in town so it better do well!

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