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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.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon July 11th, 2011, 9:47 pm

[quote=""lauragill""]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.[/quote]
Sounds like you like 'em thick and chewy!

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Post by lauragill » Tue July 12th, 2011, 3:15 am

[quote=""Elizabeth""]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.[/quote]

The Amazon description doesn't say what The Amber Princess is about, but I am guessing it might be about Elektra, since her name means "amber."

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Post by Carla » Tue July 12th, 2011, 9:47 am

Hello and welcome!
PATHS OF EXILE - love, war, honour and betrayal in Anglo-Saxon Northumbria
Editor's Choice, Historical Novels Review, August 2009
Now available as e-book on Amazon Kindleand in Kindle, Epub (Nook, Sony Reader), Palm and other formats on Smashwords
Website: http://www.carlanayland.org
Blog: http://carlanayland.blogspot.com

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Post by Elizabeth » Tue July 12th, 2011, 12:38 pm

[quote=""lauragill""]The Amazon description doesn't say what The Amber Princess is about, but I am guessing it might be about Elektra, since her name means "amber."[/quote]

It is! :) It was originally published back in the sixties but for me, anyway, it has aged extremely well.
THE RED LILY CROWN: A Novel of Medici Florence.


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Post by parthianbow » Tue July 12th, 2011, 4:14 pm

Hi Laura, and welcome. A very interesting time period to enjoy. I must pop over to your blog!
Ben Kane
Bestselling author of Roman military fiction.
Spartacus - UK release 19 Jan. 2012. US release June 2012.

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Post by donroc » Tue July 12th, 2011, 4:47 pm

Welcome 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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Post by LoveHistory » Tue July 12th, 2011, 6:39 pm

Hi Laura! Nice to meet you.

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Post by Alisha Marie Klapheke » Wed July 13th, 2011, 12:39 pm

Welcome to the group and congrats on completing your novel!

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Post by wendy » Wed July 13th, 2011, 1:41 pm

Hello Laura - welcome aboard!
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Fire on Dark Water (Penguin, 2011)

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