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rebecca
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Post by rebecca » Fri May 4th, 2012, 1:56 am

[quote=""emr""]Anyone knows why the hardcover of The Flower Reader is slowly poofing from amazon and bookdepository? :confused: :( [/quote]

The flower reader has not yet been released in Amazon UK but in America it is in paperback.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Flower-Reader ... 480&sr=8-1

I hope to buy it for myself next week.


Bec :)

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SonjaMarie
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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri May 4th, 2012, 3:30 am

Mary Boleyn : The Mistress of Kings by Weir, Alison
Fanny Burney: A Biography by Claire Harman
Cemetery Walk: Journey into the Art, History and Society of the Cemetery and Beyond By: Minda Powers-Douglas (for Kindle)

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Vanessa
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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 » Fri May 4th, 2012, 8:50 am

[quote=""rebecca""]The flower reader has not yet been released in Amazon UK but in America it is in paperback.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Flower-Reader ... 480&sr=8-1

I hope to buy it for myself next week.


Bec :) [/quote]

It's not out in the UK until 21 June.
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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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Lantern Men" by Elly Griffiths
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Fri May 4th, 2012, 10:48 am

I've received a free copy of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, think it was from a publisher's survey I did a few weeks ago.
Currently reading: "The Lantern Men" by Elly Griffiths

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SonjaMarie
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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue May 8th, 2012, 2:33 am

GRR ARGH! A book I preordered in Jan, that I cancelled when I got the Kindle because I was going to order it as Kindle book, was just shipped to my old address today! I called, they said that if it shows up at my old place and isn't sent back, that I can still get a refund. If it's shipped here because of the change of address form, then I can just send it back to them. But still ARGH!

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat May 12th, 2012, 4:20 am

Magpies, Squirrels and Thieves: How the Victorians Collected the World by Jacqueline Yallop (for Kindle)

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Post by SonjaMarie » Thu May 17th, 2012, 3:48 am

"The World of Pompeii" by John Joseph Dobbins
"Henry V" by Christopher Allmand

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Lantern Men" by Elly Griffiths
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
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Post by Madeleine » Thu May 17th, 2012, 8:56 am

A Room Full of Bones by Elly Griffiths.
Currently reading: "The Lantern Men" by Elly Griffiths

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Vanessa
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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 » Thu May 17th, 2012, 3:02 pm

Picked up from the library today:

Secrets of the Sea by Nicholas Shakespeare
The Art of the Engine Driver by Steven Carroll
Tender is the Night by F Scott Fitzgerald
The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths
My Family & Other Animals by Gerald Durrell
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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sweetpotatoboy
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Thu May 17th, 2012, 3:51 pm

Not HF exactly but Penguin have just started releasing a new Penguin English Library series. All classics published many times before, but this new series of 100 books have lovely brand-new covers and the spines are especially cool all alongside one another.

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I've bought a couple. Not sure I can justify the whole set!

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