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Location: Bath, Uk


Post by JessMountifield » Sat May 14th, 2011, 9:50 am

Hi everyone,

I'm new here as you can probably all tell from my post count. I am an author of a historical fiction book as well as being a bit of a clothes designer, mostly I like designing historic clothes and I absolutely love reading.

My favourite author has always been Jane Austen. I love her style of telling a story just from one characters point of view, something I think is lost in modern writing.

I look forward to chatting with all the peeps here.

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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 » Sat May 14th, 2011, 10:33 am

Welcome, Jess! I hope you enjoy it here.
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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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Sat May 14th, 2011, 10:41 am

Welcome to the forum!

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Currently reading: "A Taste for Vengeance" by Martin Walker
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime, dual time-frame
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Sat May 14th, 2011, 11:23 am

Hi Jess and welcome, you live in the right place for a Jane Austen fan! I love Bath, although I'm a Bronte girl myself.

Have fun on the forum.
Currently reading "A Taste for Vengeance" by Martin Walker

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Post by boswellbaxter » Sat May 14th, 2011, 1:20 pm

Welcome, Jess! Feel free to add your book to this thread, and I'll put it on the master list of books by members of the board:

http://www.historicalfictiononline.com/ ... php?t=4613
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Coming in October: The Woodvilles


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Post by Misfit » Sat May 14th, 2011, 1:34 pm

Hi Jess and welcome.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favourite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sat May 14th, 2011, 1:38 pm

Welcome, Jess! I see you are from Bath. Loved that city when I visited.

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Post by fljustice » Sat May 14th, 2011, 6:00 pm

Hi, Jess! Love Bath and have visited several times. Good luck with your book.
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Post by LoveHistory » Sat May 14th, 2011, 11:58 pm

Hi Jess. I'm a Jane Austen nut myself. :D As are several other members here. You're among friends.

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Post by donroc » Sun May 15th, 2011, 1:00 pm

Welcome, Jess, and enjoy.

Bodo the Apostate, a novel set during the reign of Louis the Pious and end of the Carolingian Empire.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXZthhY6 ... annel_page

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