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What Are You Reading? March 2011

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Ash
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Post by Ash » Mon March 7th, 2011, 4:21 am

There's a teen version? Gack, I hope they don't try to sugar coat anything in that book.

Now reading Court of the Lion. This may take some time (a thousand pages, at my busiest time of year for work), but Im liking it enough to think I'll be sticking with it.

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
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Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
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Post by Vanessa » Mon March 7th, 2011, 9:27 am

I didn't know there was a teen version. Why?
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sweetpotatoboy
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Mon March 7th, 2011, 11:22 am

Just started The Betrayal by Helen Dunmore - a sequel of sorts to The Siege, which I finished recently.

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aceuggy
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Post by aceuggy » Mon March 7th, 2011, 2:14 pm

Just started Azincourt by Bernard Cornwell and enjoying it very much so far.

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Post by annis » Mon March 7th, 2011, 7:28 pm

Posted by aceuggy
Just started Azincourt by Bernard Cornwell and enjoying it very much so far.
I had a bit of trouble getting into this one, but enjoyed it once I got going. It was BOTM at one stage
http://www.historicalfictiononline.com/ ... php?t=1700

I recently discovered a couple of good but now pretty much forgotten novels set in the same period. These were written in the '90s and were meant to be the start of a series, but unfortunately this was the time when HF hit a major slump, the publishers pulled the plug and no more were written. Recommended reading for anyone interested in the 100 Years War.

Daniel Hall, Kemp: The Road to Crecy and Kemp: Passage of Arms

Currently reading Tom Holt's irreverent and entertaining account of the Golden Age of Athens and the origins of the Peloponnesian Wars, The Walled Orchard

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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon March 7th, 2011, 7:50 pm

I've finished "Royal Heritage: A Story of Britain's Royal Builders and Collectors" by J.H. Plumb & Huw Wheldon (342pgs, 1981)*. Excellent book, very well written, teaming with images, mainly black and white, but has sections throughout with coloured images as well.

It actually helped me with a question on Jeopardy a few days ago, in regards to a Vermeer and what a young lady was playing in it, the painting referred to was "The Music Lesson: A Lady At the Virginals With a Gentleman Listening". And since it was in the book, as it belonged to the Royal Collection (or it did at the time the book was written), I knew the answer! :)

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Post by Brenna » Mon March 7th, 2011, 9:42 pm

Finished Nan Hawthorne's An Involunary King. I thought it was well done and a very good read! Now I can't decide what to get into!
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Post by Elysium » Mon March 7th, 2011, 10:18 pm

reading The Fatal Crown by Ellen Jones. This is not going well. Stephen and Maud are having affair and I'm bad and peaked; Henry II is Stephen's son...

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Post by Misfit » Mon March 7th, 2011, 10:21 pm

[quote=""Elysium""]reading The Fatal Crown by Ellen Jones. This is not going well. Stephen and Maud are having affair and I'm bad and peaked; Henry II is Stephen's son...[/quote]

I have read that one. Somewhat fanciful as I recall ;)
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Vanessa
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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 » Mon March 7th, 2011, 10:52 pm

I'm just about to start A Tiny Bit Marvellous by Dawn French - not at all HF!
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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