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erechwydd
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Post by erechwydd » Sat November 12th, 2011, 6:26 pm

Hello everyone,

After lurking around on the forum for a little while, it dawned on me that it might be a good idea to actually join. :rolleyes: So I did. :D

My name's Beth, and I live near Bristol. I've always enjoyed reading fiction set in the past, but my interest was really piqued in 2008 when I had to research the genre for a creative writing course and discovered the wealth of historical fiction out there.

I've written a couple of short stories, a comic novel set in Early Medieval Wales (currenly languishing on the hard drive, waiting for revision), and I'm gearing up for research on a second Early Medieval novel. So far I haven't tried sumbitting anything, although I'd like to have a go in the future.

As far as writing's concerned, the Early Medieval period is of particular interest to me (in case you couldn't tell :D ), along with the Iron Age and Roman Britain...although I do occasionally make forays into other periods.

Reading-wise, I'll dig into any period quite happily. I haven't been able to read much historical fiction recently as I'm embroiled in the last year of a degree and have got behind with my set texts. :eek: But I hope to rectify both issues very soon.

It's really nice to be here, and I look forward to meeting you all and having some interesting chats. :)

Cheers,
Beth

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Post by Misfit » Sat November 12th, 2011, 6:27 pm

Hi Beth, welcome aboard.
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Post by erechwydd » Sat November 12th, 2011, 6:49 pm

Thank you! :)

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Post by boswellbaxter » Sat November 12th, 2011, 8:01 pm

Welcome, Beth! Glad to have you here.
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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) » Sat November 12th, 2011, 10:15 pm

Hi Beth! Nice to see there are others who know how to spell piqued. Usually it's 'This peaked my interest' or 'My curiosity was peeked'.

Oops, the grammar grouch just crawled out from under her rock. Bad girl! Very rude to correct people's spelling/grammar. Go lie down!

(Too much reading has given me multiple personalities, and I not only talk to myself, I also write to myself.)

Anyway, there are many other sane people on this forum.

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Post by donroc » Sat November 12th, 2011, 10:38 pm

Welcome, Beth, 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 sweetpotatoboy » Sun November 13th, 2011, 1:01 am

Welcome. Great to have you here.

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Post by LoobyG » Sun November 13th, 2011, 3:27 pm

Hello and welcome Beth :)

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Post by erechwydd » Sun November 13th, 2011, 4:18 pm

Thank you so much everyone for the warm welcome! :)
(Too much reading has given me multiple personalities, and I not only talk to myself, I also write to myself.)
MLE - I'm so glad I'm not the only person that does this... :D
Anyway, there are many other sane people on this forum.
:D
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Post by Carla » Sun November 13th, 2011, 6:15 pm

Hello and welcome! Early medieval is my main interest as well. Great user name :-)
PATHS OF EXILE - love, war, honour and betrayal in Anglo-Saxon Northumbria
Editor's Choice, Historical Novels Review, August 2009
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