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sweetpotatoboy
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Location: London, UK

Post by sweetpotatoboy » Wed February 9th, 2011, 12:46 pm

Hey there. Welcome on board.

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DeAnnaCameron
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Thanks!

Post by DeAnnaCameron » Wed February 9th, 2011, 2:46 pm

What a friendly group! Thank you for the warm welcome.

MLE -- the first historical I can remember reading was "The White Rose," written by Jan Westcott in the 60s, I believe. Heavy on the romance, which seemed very scandalous because I was in elementary school and had snuck it from my mom's bookshelves.

Currently reading "Metropolis," by Elizabeth Gaffney. Victorian era New York. Lots about the sewers and gangs. Tons of research went into this book, which I'm appreciating immensely.
DANCING AT THE CHANCE, love and vaudeville in Old New York (Berkley/April)
THE BELLY DANCER, a novel of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair (Berkley/out now)
www.deannacameron.com

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Wed February 9th, 2011, 4:37 pm

Hi Deanna and welcome, have fun here.
Currently reading: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston.

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stu1883
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Post by stu1883 » Sat March 19th, 2011, 9:57 am

[quote=""DeAnnaCameron""]Hello! What an amazing forum. So many terrific resources, and so much rich knowledge here. I wish I had discovered it back when I was writing my debut novel (set against the backdrop of the belly dancing scandal at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair).

Better late than never, though, right?

When I'm not Internet surfing (read: procrastinating), I'm working on my second novel (about a fictional vaudeville theater in 1907 New York) and reading everything I can get my hands on about Florenz Ziegfeld and other theatrical managers of that era.[/quote]

Hi DeAnna, welcome to our world!
Hope to see you around.

Regards
Stuart

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EC2
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Post by EC2 » Sat March 19th, 2011, 10:46 am

Welcome to the forum - you'll find lots of reading recommendations here! :)
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

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