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Post by Nickie » Wed June 29th, 2011, 8:12 pm

Hello to you Manda, and nice to get to know you. I'm a newbie here, so I don't know everyone yet.
I've just begun to read The White Queen by Philippa Gregory, and the story really takes to you. I did read a couple of her other books (The Other Boleyn Girl, The Queen's Fool) and liked them. She brings history to life, I find.

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LoveHistory
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Post by LoveHistory » Wed June 29th, 2011, 11:06 pm

Welcome back, Manda. Congrats on the litter.

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Post by parthianbow » Wed June 29th, 2011, 11:34 pm

Hi Manda, and welcome back. Bumped into you elsewhere ;)
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Spartacus - UK release 19 Jan. 2012. US release June 2012.

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Post by EC2 » Wed June 29th, 2011, 11:43 pm

Welcome back Manda - and congrats on the pups - been following your updates on Twitter etc!
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

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Post by boswellbaxter » Thu June 30th, 2011, 12:26 am

Hi, Manda! You can see my writing buddy, Boswell, in my avatar.
Susan Higginbotham
Coming in October: The Woodvilles


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Madeleine
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Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
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Post by Madeleine » Thu June 30th, 2011, 8:53 am

Your dogs' expressions are priceless, Vanessa.

And I love the pic of MLE's pups, I'm always fascinated by the way they just sprawl on top of each other in the strangest positions.
Currently reading: "Longstone" by L J Ross

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Vanessa
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Preferred HF: Any
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Post by Vanessa » Thu June 30th, 2011, 9:03 am

I know - they're not over keen on each other! They're half brothers and there's a lot of sibling rivalry going on!! LOL. I would not have two male dogs again - one male and one female or two females would be fine. They are both alpha males and it creates no end of problems.
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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 Manda Scott » Thu June 30th, 2011, 6:28 pm

Ohmigosh- 12! How does she feed them all? Abs is running ragged with 6... she decided it was time for a walk today, to give herself a break from them which did weird things to my writing timetable, but she was raring around like the mad thing she used to be, not the somewhat over-stuffed waddler of recent weeks.

Have you done their astrology charts? Fascinating to compare the different birth times - there's a massive grand cross happening just now so the charts all have monumental squares and oppositions in them: it'll be really interesting to see how they grow...

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Manda Scott
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Post by Manda Scott » Thu June 30th, 2011, 6:29 pm

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]Hi, Manda! You can see my writing buddy, Boswell, in my avatar.[/quote]

Yay - someone else has a dog as their writing buddy - it feels *truly* odd just now not to have her next to the desk, even tho' the pups are only hallway and a room away... here's to man happy writing hours with Boswell!

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Boudica: Dreaming. INTO THE FIRE out in June 2015: Forget what you thought you knew, this changes everything.

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Post by Manda Scott » Thu June 30th, 2011, 6:30 pm

[quote=""Nickie""]Hello to you Manda, and nice to get to know you. I'm a newbie here, so I don't know everyone yet.
I've just begun to read The White Queen by Philippa Gregory, and the story really takes to you. I did read a couple of her other books (The Other Boleyn Girl, The Queen's Fool) and liked them. She brings history to life, I find.[/quote]

I've got a long train ride tomorrow, so I'll take it with me... will report back as and when

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Boudica: Dreaming. INTO THE FIRE out in June 2015: Forget what you thought you knew, this changes everything.

[url=http:www.mandascott.co.uk]http:www.mandascott.co.uk[/url]

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