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Elizabeth
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Post by Elizabeth » Sat February 26th, 2011, 12:20 pm

Hi, Harpistic! Welcome to the boards.
THE RED LILY CROWN: A Novel of Medici Florence.
THE FLOWER READER.
THE SECOND DUCHESS.

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Post by fljustice » Sat February 26th, 2011, 3:01 pm

Welcome, harpistic! I'm no archaeologist, but do like to go on digs for vacations. Why did you give it up?
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Post by SarahWoodbury » Sun February 27th, 2011, 12:16 am

Isn't it really 'once an archaeologist, always an archaeologist'? I'm an anthropologist turned fiction writer (coincidently, I've written a YA series where two American teens travel back in time to medieval Wales) but somehow continue to see the world through an anthropological lens.

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "Tidelands" by Philippa Gregory
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime, dual time-frame
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Post by Madeleine » Sun February 27th, 2011, 12:30 pm

Hi harpistic and welcome, from another Londoner. I like the sound of your teacher, I'm sure he/she would be proud of you now! Have fun on the boards.
Currently reading: "Tidelands" by Philippa Gregory

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Post by Alisha Marie Klapheke » Tue March 1st, 2011, 3:47 pm

Welcome, Harpistic! I also enjoy some time travel HF--Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series and our own Sarah Woodbury's YA novel Footsteps in Time.

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Post by parthianbow » Tue March 1st, 2011, 3:59 pm

Hi Harpistic, and welcome. It's good to have another UK resident join up!
Ben Kane
Bestselling author of Roman military fiction.
Spartacus - UK release 19 Jan. 2012. US release June 2012.

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Post by wendy » Tue March 1st, 2011, 9:44 pm

Welcome to the HFO crew. Have fun!
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Fire on Dark Water (Penguin, 2011)
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Post by Carla » Tue March 8th, 2011, 8:16 pm

Hello and welcome!
PATHS OF EXILE - love, war, honour and betrayal in Anglo-Saxon Northumbria
Editor's Choice, Historical Novels Review, August 2009
Now available as e-book on Amazon Kindleand in Kindle, Epub (Nook, Sony Reader), Palm and other formats on Smashwords
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Post by Brenna » Wed March 9th, 2011, 12:12 am

Welcome and enjoy!
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Post by stu1883 » Sat March 19th, 2011, 9:53 am

[quote=""harpistic""]Hello everyone - I figure I should introduce myself as I have every hope of sticking around! :)

I have a dim memory of apparently being so bad at history when I started secondary school that the teacher recommended I read lots of historical fiction.... ha! I'd actually been madly in love with time travel novels before that, though. Loved reading modern-day characters' reactions to encountering past times.

I later trained as an archaeologist (originally specialising in French Palaeolithic, then switched to Lower Central American prehistory), but generally what I love most about HF is that it's a very enjoyable way to learn about past times and cultures! (A possible end result being having random discussions outside pubs with strangers about the reign of King John etc. Aaah, I miss smoking). Am no longer an archaeologist, by the way.

My preference for eras is "the older the better!" but I'll read pretty much anything! Favourite author is probably Elizabeth Chadwick (hence the above discussions), loved Bernard Cornwell's Arthur & Alfred series but tend to find other authors a bit hit & miss. (Eg, loved The White Queen. Did not love The Red Queen).

Anyway - a big hello from me to all of you![/quote]

Hi there! Didn't catch your name but I would be very interested to talk to you about King John, I am researching him for my novel but cannot find any real answers to my questions!

Hope you enjoy the Forum, we are really nice and supportive (honest!)

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Stuart (from Bristol)

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