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Post by annis » Sun November 23rd, 2008, 3:53 am

I know there has been at least one biography of Livia but no novel that I know of.
There is a novel just out about Livia, though it may not yet be available outside Australia
Luke Devenish, "Den of Wolves"
It's the first in Devenish's proposed "Empress of Rome" series, telling the story of the Julio-Claudian dynasty from the POV of the women involved.

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Post by annis » Sun November 23rd, 2008, 3:59 am

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I'd like to see some HF on Cartimandua
Cartimandua's story is the basis of Barbara Erskine's time-slip "Daughters of Fire" if you enjoy that type of book.

I'd love to read a version of her story written by Carla.
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Post by annis » Fri November 28th, 2008, 10:17 pm

keny, if you're there, I have just come across a novel featuring the Grand Catalan Company, though the story begins just after Sir Roger de Flor's murder at the hands of the Byzantines.
I've reviwed it here;
http://www.historicalfictiononline.com/ ... #post13442

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Post by Kveto from Prague » Mon December 1st, 2008, 11:33 pm

hi annis, thanks for the tip. ill look into it. another one for my xmas list. im currently trying to read one of andersens viking tales. (trying since work keeps getting in the way.)

(just got my copy of falcon of palermo. looking forward to finding time to read it, as well)

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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue December 2nd, 2008, 6:08 am

Zenobia, Queen of Palmyra. I did find one but it's too expensive for me.

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Post by annis » Tue December 2nd, 2008, 9:15 am

Was that Judith Weingarten's "The Chronicle of Zenobia: Rebel Queen"?

Elizabeth Garwood Haley has also written a book about Zenobia as part of her "Warrior Queens" series, called "Zenobia", which might be a bit cheaper.

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Tue December 2nd, 2008, 10:24 am

[quote=""annis""]There is a novel just out about Livia, though it may not yet be available outside Australia
It's the first in Devenish's proposed "Empress of Rome" series, telling the story of the Julio-Claudian dynasty from the POV of the women involved.[/quote]

This sounds like a potentially very interesting series. I see it's possible to get hold of the first book here, but quite expensive.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue December 2nd, 2008, 6:25 pm

[quote=""annis""]Was that Judith Weingarten's "The Chronicle of Zenobia: Rebel Queen"?

Elizabeth Garwood Haley has also written a book about Zenobia as part of her "Warrior Queens" series, called "Zenobia", which might be a bit cheaper.[/quote]

Yup it was Judith's book I came across, I'll check out the other link though, thanks!

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Post by Helen_Davis » Wed December 3rd, 2008, 2:29 am

I'd like to see fiction on Eleanor Roosevelt.

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Post by Carla » Wed December 3rd, 2008, 4:03 pm

[quote=""annis""]Cartimandua's story is the basis of Barbara Erskine's time-slip "Daughters of Fire" if you enjoy that type of book.

I'd love to read a version of her story written by Carla.[/quote]

I missed Daughters of Fire because I don't generally get on with time-slip (I always get more interested in one narrative and end up skimming the other one), but as it's about Cartimandua I may give it a try. Thanks for the tip!
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