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Hello from Laura Gill

Post by lauragill » Mon July 11th, 2011, 6:16 am

I am here because I have both an avid love for historical fiction, mostly set in the ancient period, and because I am a new author.

My main love is the Minoan/Mycenaean time period. I run a blog where I post regular tidbits about the art, culture, religion, dress, etc. of the age.

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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 July 11th, 2011, 8:01 am

Welcome, Laura! 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 » Mon July 11th, 2011, 9:33 am

Welcome to the forum!

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Post by Misfit » Mon July 11th, 2011, 12:16 pm

Hi Laura. Welcome aboard.
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) » Mon July 11th, 2011, 2:17 pm

Hi Laura. What is your favorite HF read?

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Post by fljustice » Mon July 11th, 2011, 4:10 pm

Welcome, Laura! Good luck with your book.
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Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
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Post by Madeleine » Mon July 11th, 2011, 4:41 pm

Hi Laura and welcome.
Currently reading: "Pine" by Francine Toon

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Post by boswellbaxter » Mon July 11th, 2011, 4:51 pm

Hi, Laura, glad to have you here!
Susan Higginbotham
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Post by Elizabeth » Mon July 11th, 2011, 7:45 pm

Hi, Laura, and welcome! One of my favorite books set in what I think would be your area is THE AMBER PRINCESS by Henry Treece.
THE RED LILY CROWN: A Novel of Medici Florence.
THE FLOWER READER.
THE SECOND DUCHESS.

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Post by lauragill » Mon July 11th, 2011, 7:59 pm

[quote=""MLE""]Hi Laura. What is your favorite HF read?[/quote]

I don't know. I have many HF reads on my keeper shelf. I like Margaret George's Cleopatra and Henry VIII books, anything by India Edghill and Pauline Gedge, Colleen McCullough's Masters of Rome series, Morgan Llewellyn, Edward Rutherford.

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