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TiciaRoma
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Post by TiciaRoma » Sat November 26th, 2011, 6:32 pm

Welcome! This is a great place to find new books. I saw your post on Where are you Now thread--are you reading Here Be Dragons now? One of my all time hands-down favorites. Enjoy.

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Post by Ely » Sat November 26th, 2011, 8:53 pm

[quote=""MLE""]Welcome, Ely! We have lots of medieval fans here-- but that is a long span of time, starting anywhere from 400-600 AD and ending between 1300-1500 AD, depending on which definition you adhere to. Which centuries intrigue you most?[/quote]

You're right it is a long time span, but I am more interested from the Norman Conquest onwards, probably because those Anglo Saxon names are too confusing! For me the end of the Plantagenets marks the end of the period. I know some historians argue that Henry VII was a medieval king, but I am a definite Ricardian.

And TiciaRoma yes I am indeed reading Here Be Dragons. I'm finding it difficult to put it down, and despite it being the weekend, I'm at work so my mega reading session will have to wait a few days

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Post by EC2 » Sat November 26th, 2011, 10:18 pm

Hi Ely, welcome to the forum!

I'm a medieval nut myself!
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

www.elizabethchadwick.com

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Post by Carla » Sun November 27th, 2011, 4:21 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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Post by parthianbow » Sun November 27th, 2011, 8:57 pm

Hi Ely, and welcome! Does your moniker have anything to do with Ely in Cambridgeshire, UK?
Ben Kane
Bestselling author of Roman military fiction.
Spartacus - UK release 19 Jan. 2012. US release June 2012.

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Sun November 27th, 2011, 10:06 pm

Glad you found us. Welcome to the forum.

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Madeleine
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Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
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Post by Madeleine » Mon November 28th, 2011, 10:20 am

[quote=""parthianbow""]Hi Ely, and welcome! Does your moniker have anything to do with Ely in Cambridgeshire, UK?[/quote]


I was wondering that too! It's a lovely place.
Currently reading: "Pine" by Francine Toon

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Post by Ely » Mon November 28th, 2011, 4:16 pm

[quote=""parthianbow""]Hi Ely, and welcome! Does your moniker have anything to do with Ely in Cambridgeshire, UK?[/quote]

Yes it does, I will be moving there in the next couple of months and I'll be able to get the train to work, so more time for reading :)

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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Mon November 28th, 2011, 4:45 pm

Oh, lucky you to move somewhere so lovely - it has a great bookshop too: Toppings. I've been to their branch in Bath which is gorgeous.
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Post by boswellbaxter » Mon November 28th, 2011, 5:16 pm

Welcome, Ely! I prefer the 14th & 15th centuries myself.
Susan Higginbotham
Coming in October: The Woodvilles


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