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What Are You Reading? March 2011

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Michy
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Post by Michy » Sun March 27th, 2011, 3:16 am

[quote=""lindymc""]Under an English Heaven by Robert Radcliffe. This started a little slow and I considered laying it aside, but checked my notes to see why I had ordered it. It had been mentioned and recommended by Elizabeth Chadwick on the WWII thread, so I decided to stay with it. So glad I did - I loved it! Setting is a village in Suffolk near an American bomber base. Of course I've never lived in England, and all I personally remember about WWII is the day it ended and my older brothers were allowed to walk to town to see the celebrations, but I had to stay home. But, anyway, this novel seemed very believeable, the life of the small English village including the story of a London evacuee living with a village family and fascinated by the men and aeroplanes at the base. I loved the story of the pilot and crew of one of the bombers. The characters, on the base and in the village, were well-developed. I cared about them, about their backgrounds, their fears and triumphs. All in all, I thought it was a wonderful novel.[/quote] This sounds like something I would like. My dad was a bomber pilot in WWII, and he was stationed in East Anglia. I'll see about hunting down a copy.

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Post by weirdfishes4 » Sun March 27th, 2011, 5:06 am

[quote=""Misfit""]So did I. And welcome aboard.[/quote]

Hey thanks :)

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Vanessa
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Post by Vanessa » Sun March 27th, 2011, 10:33 am

Third Girl by Agatha Christie
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Margaret
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Post by Margaret » Sun March 27th, 2011, 7:27 pm

Doc by Mary Doria Russell. I've always liked her novels - they go deep, and they always seem to have an unusual angle on the subject. This one is about Doc Holliday. I'm enjoying it.
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Post by Berengaria » Sun March 27th, 2011, 8:13 pm

I'm just finishing Jean Plaidy's Sun in Splendourand Linda Fairstein's Hells Gate I'm quite enjoying Plaidy's "take" on the Plantagenet rulers! I started at The Bastard Kingand going through her books chronologically! :D
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Post by boswellbaxter » Sun March 27th, 2011, 11:05 pm

A Plaidy for me too--Madonna of the Seven Hills (Lucrezia Borgia).
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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon March 28th, 2011, 1:54 am

I've finished "The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, The Most Devastating Plague of All Time" by John Kelly (310pgs, 2006).* A very well written and interesting look at one of the deadliest plagues of all time. Highly recommend.

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Post by Nefret » Mon March 28th, 2011, 5:00 am

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]A Plaidy for me too--Madonna of the Seven Hills (Lucrezia Borgia).[/quote]

Cool! I want that book.
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"
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Post by boswellbaxter » Mon March 28th, 2011, 5:20 am

[quote=""Nefret""]Cool! I want that book.[/quote]

I got a chunk of it read on the treadmill and am enjoying it so far.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon March 28th, 2011, 5:49 am

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]I've finished "The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, The Most Devastating Plague of All Time" by John Kelly (310pgs, 2006).* A very well written and interesting look at one of the deadliest plagues of all time. Highly recommend.

SM[/quote]
Second the rec. Very well researched, and readable besides.

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