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Post by Renee » Sat November 12th, 2011, 12:49 pm

Hello All,
I'm Renee and am pleased to have found your forum. In my earlier life I was an avid fiction reader with a special love for historical. Then, alas, my work world took over and I became inundated with tons of professional reading. My whole reading world revolved around nonfiction, both professional and interest based. At this stage of my life I am re-entering the world of fiction and it has been a great escapist romp. My favorite author, if I had to narrow to one, would be Charles Dickens. I enjoy hf novels set in America, England, Scotland, France, and Ireland. Love, love, love the accumulation of titles and authors I've gathered from this site!

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Post by Misfit » Sat November 12th, 2011, 1:13 pm

Hi Renee, welcome. Glad to see you here. I'm pretty sure there's at least one other Dickens fan here :)
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Post by boswellbaxter » Sat November 12th, 2011, 2:02 pm

Welcome, Renee! Dickens is my favorite too. Bleak House and Our Mutual Friend are tied for first place for me.
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Coming in October: The Woodvilles


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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 November 12th, 2011, 2:28 pm

Welcome, Renee!

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Post by donroc » Sat November 12th, 2011, 2:41 pm

Welcome, Renee, 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 fljustice » Sat November 12th, 2011, 3:12 pm

Welcome, Renee! Lots of Dickens fans here, including me.
Faith L. Justice, Author Website

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Post by Carla » Sat November 12th, 2011, 5:46 pm

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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Currently reading: "The Girl in the Painting" by Kirsty Ferry
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime, dual time-frame
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Sun November 13th, 2011, 9:11 pm

Hi Renee and welcome, have fun here.
Currently reading "The Girl in the Painting" by Kirsty Ferry

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Post by SarahWoodbury » Sun November 13th, 2011, 9:34 pm

Welcome, Renee! Glad you're 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
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Post by Vanessa » Mon November 14th, 2011, 9:52 am

Welcome, Renee. 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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