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Feona
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Location: City of London

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Post by Feona » Sun January 23rd, 2011, 10:39 am

I'm delighted to have found this website and to have joined you. I live in the City of London - yes, the teeny bit of London known as the Square Mile (because it is), where just 9000 of us are privileged to live. That means that it's a wonderful place to walk round at the weekend, when all the workers have gone home, and you can have whole streets to yourself. That's when you realise that the old medieval street pattern is still there.

I retired just over two years ago and now I'm writing historical novels instead of dreary business books. What a relief!

I was in the library and information profession, and worked as a knowledge management consultant, writer and trainer, apart from the last ten years, when I catalogued rare books in a university library.

Looking forward to finding some books which other people have recommended and which I wouldn't have found otherwise.

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Vanessa
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Posts: 4251
Joined: August 2008
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 » Sun January 23rd, 2011, 12:12 pm

Welcome, Feona. Hope you enjoy it here! I live just outside York, another historic place and great for walking round.
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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Misfit
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Posts: 9581
Joined: August 2008
Location: Seattle, WA

Post by Misfit » Sun January 23rd, 2011, 1:16 pm

Hi Feona, glad you have you here.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Posts: 3564
Joined: August 2008
Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favourite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sun January 23rd, 2011, 2:40 pm

Hi Feona. Are you just discovering HF, or a long time reader? What is your favorite place/period?

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boswellbaxter
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Joined: August 2008
Location: North Carolina
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Post by boswellbaxter » Sun January 23rd, 2011, 2:53 pm

Welcome, Feona! Glad to have you here.
Susan Higginbotham
Coming in October: The Woodvilles


http://www.susanhigginbotham.com/
http://www.susanhigginbotham.com/blog/

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fljustice
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Joined: March 2010
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Post by fljustice » Sun January 23rd, 2011, 4:57 pm

Welcome, Feona! What time period do you like to write in?
Faith L. Justice, Author Website
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LoveHistory
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Joined: September 2008
Location: Wisconsin, USA
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Post by LoveHistory » Sun January 23rd, 2011, 5:46 pm

Lovely to meet you Feona!

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LoobyG
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Posts: 568
Joined: April 2010
Location: Derbyshire, UK

Post by LoobyG » Sun January 23rd, 2011, 5:51 pm

Hello and welcome Feona! :)

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Madeleine
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Posts: 5738
Joined: August 2008
Currently reading: "Chasing the Italian Dream" by Jo Thomas
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime, dual time-frame
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Sun January 23rd, 2011, 6:27 pm

Hi Feona and welcome! Good luck with your books.
Currently reading: "Chasing the Italian Dream" by Jo Thomas

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EC2
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Location: Nottingham UK
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Post by EC2 » Sun January 23rd, 2011, 9:52 pm

Hi Feona, welcome to the forum!
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

www.elizabethchadwick.com

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