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Post by RobeH » Wed October 12th, 2011, 6:27 pm

Hello all,

My name's David Pilling and I'm based in South London, UK. Just joined the forum yesterday and thought I should say hello. Looking forward to the cut and thrust and fatal stab of historical debate with folks on here.

To get the shameless self-promotion out of the way, I am a 'newly minted' author of historical fiction. My first full-length novel, "Folville's Law", is due to be released as an Ebook on 11th November. A link to my page on the Musa site is below, and to the website I have created with my good pal and co-writer Martin Bolton.

http://www.musapublishing.com/index.php ... ucts_id=74

http://boltonandpilling.moonfruit.com/#

Pleased to meet everyone, and please feel free to come find me on Twitter at David Pilling @RobeH2

:)

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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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) » Wed October 12th, 2011, 8:36 pm

Welcome, David! Not much cut and thrust here, it's among the most courteous forums on the web. But lots of good suggestions! What are your favorite HF reads?

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Post by RobeH » Wed October 12th, 2011, 9:01 pm

Hi, and thanks for welcoming me :) I grew up on a diet of Jean Plaidy (yes, really) and Sharon Penman, but my favourite historical novel is probably Charles Kingsley's Hereward the Wake, even though it expresses some very old-fashioned attitudes. I recently read Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini - does that count as strictly historical? - which is a lot of fun, and I absolutely adore the Flashman and Jack Aubrey novels. Fond of Bernard Cornwell as well, but feel that he lets himself down a bit at times...

How about you?

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Post by Misfit » Wed October 12th, 2011, 9:03 pm

Hi David. I haven't read Cornwell or the Flashman books, even though everyone tells me I should. Too many books, too little time.
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Post by boswellbaxter » Wed October 12th, 2011, 9:03 pm

Glad to have you here, David! Your novel is set during one of my favorite periods.
Susan Higginbotham
Coming in October: The Woodvilles


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Post by Vanessa » Wed October 12th, 2011, 9:06 pm

Welcome, David! I hope you enjoy it here.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

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Post by LoobyG » Wed October 12th, 2011, 9:10 pm

Hello and welcome David! Good luck with the forthcoming release of your book :)

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Post by RobeH » Wed October 12th, 2011, 9:17 pm

Thank you all!

Misfit, definitely get hold of the Flashman series, maybe be a bit selective with Cornwell. His Arthur trilogy is, in my opinion, by far the best thing he's done.

Boswell, I hope I've caught the feel of the time. Eustace Folville has not been previously portrayed in fiction, so far as I know, he seemed far too good a character to allow that to continue!

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Post by donroc » Wed October 12th, 2011, 9:50 pm

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

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

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Post by Misfit » Wed October 12th, 2011, 9:54 pm

[quote=""RobeH""]Thank you all!

Misfit, definitely get hold of the Flashman series, maybe be a bit selective with Cornwell. His Arthur trilogy is, in my opinion, by far the best thing he's done.

Boswell, I hope I've caught the feel of the time. Eustace Folville has not been previously portrayed in fiction, so far as I know, he seemed far too good a character to allow that to continue![/quote]

BTW if you are on Goodreads there is a Flashman group there somewhere.

We saw a very old edition of Flashman last week at the used book store. So old it was kept under the glass display shelf.
At home with a good book and the cat...
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