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What Are You Reading? February 2011

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annis
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Post by annis » Fri February 11th, 2011, 7:02 am

Posted by Tanzanite
A Stallion at Sunrise by Martyn Whittock
What do you think of it? I discovered Martyn Whittock's novels last year and rather enjoyed them- I felt they were bit similar to early Elizabeth Chadwick in style. Dice in Flight was interesting- covers the Peasant's Revolt and the Black Death from the POV of two rival London merchant families.

Although he's written a lot of non-fiction history, as far as I can tell he only ever wrote the three novels I mentioned here:
http://www.historicalfictiononline.com/ ... php?t=3675

Currently reading:
Daniel Hall The Road to Crecy (Kemp:1). This is another novel from the '90s. Really good, and a series was planned, but the publisher pulled the plug after Book 2. The '90s were tough for HF - I expect that something similar happened to Martyn Whittock.

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Post by wendy » Fri February 11th, 2011, 2:02 pm

A.B. Guthrie's The Big Sky. Gets more interesting around the half-way point.
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Fire on Dark Water (Penguin, 2011)
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Post by Elysium » Fri February 11th, 2011, 5:37 pm

The Innocent by Posie Graeme-Evans

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Post by SLStevens » Fri February 11th, 2011, 5:39 pm

My fiance has bought me Lily of the Nile by Stephanie Dray and Penelope's Daughter by Laurel Corona for Valentine's Day. I'm going to read Lily of the Nile first when they get here because I love ancient Egypt so much.

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Post by Misfit » Fri February 11th, 2011, 6:08 pm

Still reading Land of the Painted Caves...
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Post by boswellbaxter » Fri February 11th, 2011, 6:28 pm

[quote=""SLStevens""]My fiance has bought me Lily of the Nile by Stephanie Dray and Penelope's Daughter by Laurel Corona for Valentine's Day. .[/quote]

That's the way to go--get them in the habit of buying you books from the very start!
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Post by emr » Fri February 11th, 2011, 10:46 pm

Started The Tokaido Road by Lucia St. Clair Robson. Nice so far.
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Post by Tanzanite » Sat February 12th, 2011, 1:17 am

[quote=""annis""]Posted by Tanzanite


What do you think of it? I discovered Martyn Whittock's novels last year and rather enjoyed them- I felt they were bit similar to early Elizabeth Chadwick in style. Dice in Flight was interesting- covers the Peasant's Revolt and the Black Death from the POV of two rival London merchant families.

Although he's written a lot of non-fiction history, as far as I can tell he only ever wrote the three novels I mentioned here:
http://www.historicalfictiononline.com/ ... php?t=3675

[/quote]

I'm over halfway through it and liking it quite a bit. The story is interesting and there's a lot of description and detail. Not so much in clothes and food, but more in sights and sounds - it's easy to visualize the scenes.

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Post by Ash » Sat February 12th, 2011, 2:46 am

Reading Honeymoon in Purdah, a travel narrative about a couple traveling in Iran, pre 9/11. One of the better travel books of the region that I have read, tho I could use some more history to go with it. Thats ok, its still pretty interesting and entertaining.

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Post by Nefret » Sat February 12th, 2011, 5:21 am

Twelve Greeks and Romans Who Changed the World by Carl J. Richard (non-fiction from the college library)
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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