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Australian/British living in Italy

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Stuart C. Flynn
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Australian/British living in Italy

Post by Stuart C. Flynn » Tue December 27th, 2011, 1:38 pm

Hello everybody! I just joined the forum.

I was born in Australia and lived in London for many years, now I live in Italy.

I love all periods of history, but my particular favourite is the Early Middle Ages. I first got interested in that period partly because it seems to be little known and poorly understood and I was curious.

I read historical novels about all kinds of times and places, from Sir Walter Scott to contemporary writers.

I write historical novels set in the Early Middle Ages (of course!) but also the ancient world. I also write essays and poetry.

Stuart C. Flynn

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Post by boswellbaxter » Tue December 27th, 2011, 1:48 pm

Nice to have you here, Stuart!
Susan Higginbotham
Coming in October: The Woodvilles


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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
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Tue December 27th, 2011, 3:04 pm

Welcome, Stuart. 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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Post by Misfit » Tue December 27th, 2011, 3:23 pm

Hi Stuart, welcome aboard.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Post by fljustice » Tue December 27th, 2011, 4:32 pm

Welcome, Stuart! Lots of fun folks here. Tuscany is one of my favorite areas of Italy. I participated in a Roman dig there a couple of years ago and am looking at an Etruscan one for the summer. Looking forward to chatting with you on the threads.
Faith L. Justice, Author Website

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Post by donroc » Tue December 27th, 2011, 5:34 pm

Welcome, Stuart, 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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Currently reading: "The Heron's Cry" by Ann Cleeves
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime, dual time-frame
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Post by Madeleine » Tue December 27th, 2011, 7:53 pm

Hi Stuart and welcome - just popped into your library, I'm so envious of that! You're so lucky to be in Italy, it's my favourite country to visit. Have fun on the boards.
Currently reading "The Heron's Cry" by Ann Cleeves

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Post by LoveHistory » Tue December 27th, 2011, 8:35 pm

Welcome, Stuart. Lovely to meet you.

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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) » Tue December 27th, 2011, 8:38 pm

Hi Stuart, welcome to the forum.

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Tue December 27th, 2011, 8:41 pm

Welcome. Great to have you here.

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