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What are you reading? April 2011

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Brenna
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Post by Brenna » Mon April 4th, 2011, 6:24 pm

[quote=""SLStevens""]Good, that makes me look forward to reading it. :) I love books about women's perspectives on the Trojan War and its aftermath. I noticed from the back of the book that she's a humanities prof, so I'm happy about that too because it (hopefully) means the historical details will be accurate.[/quote]

I can't speak to the accuracy as I don't know much about the time period, but it is an easy read and you really become absorbed into the story (or at least I did :D )
Brenna

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Post by EC2 » Mon April 4th, 2011, 8:31 pm

[quote=""MLE""]How funny, I'm reading an NF cookery book too--Eleanor Fettiplace's Receipt Book.[/quote]

Oh that sounds very evocative!
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

www.elizabethchadwick.com

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Post by annis » Mon April 4th, 2011, 8:50 pm

Simon Scarrow's latest Cato & Macro adventure Legion. This time the lads are kicking around in Egypt, fighting the Nubians and trying to catch a vengeful escaped gladiator.

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Post by Elysium » Mon April 4th, 2011, 9:13 pm

Not historical but I finished The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong and started The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong

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Post by Kasthu » Mon April 4th, 2011, 9:52 pm

Some nonfiction--Up the Country, a collection of letters Emily Eden wrote home from India while she was touring the country with her brother, who was Governor General there in the 1830s.

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Post by annis » Mon April 4th, 2011, 11:18 pm

Susanna Morre based her novel One Last Look on Emily Eden's experiences.

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Post by princess garnet » Mon April 4th, 2011, 11:37 pm

[quote=""SLStevens""]I'm reading entirely too many things at once, but this month I'm finishing up Stephanie Dray's historical fantasy Lily of the Nile.[/quote]
I read that last month. It's pretty good! Her next installment comes out later this year. I read this shortly after finishing Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff.

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Post by red805 » Tue April 5th, 2011, 3:03 am

I'm currently reading The Winthrop Woman by Anya Seton. Just finished Fingersmith by Sarah Waters.

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Post by SCW » Tue April 5th, 2011, 10:30 am

My copy of Avalon by Anya Seton arrived so I am now reading this

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Post by Brenna » Tue April 5th, 2011, 4:17 pm

Finished G.R Grove's Storyteller last night. It wasn't what I expected when I bought it, but it turned out ok. I will be starting Georgette Heyer's The Conqueror to keep in line with my Arthur-Elizabeth II challenge.
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