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princess garnet
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Post by princess garnet » Sat August 18th, 2012, 3:15 pm

[quote=""Brenna""]From the library:
Antonia Fraser's King James VI of Scotland, I of England
Katie Whitaker's A Royal Passion, the Turbulent Marriage of King Charles I of England and Henrietta Maria of France
Christopher Hibbert's Charles I[/quote]

I read a library copy of the 2nd book on your list last year. Whitaker used overlooked documents as part of her research.

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Berengaria
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Post by Berengaria » Sat August 18th, 2012, 10:13 pm

[quote=""emr""]Love Songs from a Shallow Grave by Colin Cotterill
Mr. Churchill's Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal
Deadly Inheritance by Janet Laurence
Search the Dark by Charles Todd
Pure by Andrew Miller[/quote]
Plse let me know what you think of Mr Churchill's Secretary! Apparently the author is going to have a series.

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Nefret
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Favourite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
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Post by Nefret » Wed August 22nd, 2012, 1:40 am

(From the library)...

The Love Knot by Elizabeth Chadwick
The Fatal Crown by Ellen Jones

Rereads for both novels.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Brenna
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Post by Brenna » Wed August 22nd, 2012, 4:12 pm

[quote=""princess garnet""]I read a library copy of the 2nd book on your list last year. Whitaker used overlooked documents as part of her research.[/quote]

Did you enjoy it?
Brenna

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Nefret
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Favourite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
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Post by Nefret » Wed August 22nd, 2012, 11:38 pm

In the post (from Kent)...

The Leopard Unleashed by Elizabeth Chadwick

Now the trilogy is mine!
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Infirmary" by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Sat August 25th, 2012, 4:26 pm

Ordered today:

The Greatcoat by Helen Dunmore - ghost story
Rose Cottage by Mary Stewart

and 3 cosy crime books by Lesley Cookman.
Currently reading: "The Infirmary" by L J Ross

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Berengaria
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Post by Berengaria » Sat August 25th, 2012, 6:59 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]Ordered today:

The Greatcoat by Helen Dunmore - ghost story
Rose Cottage by Mary Stewart

and 3 cosy crime books by Lesley Cookman.[/quote]
The Greatcoat intrigues me...just got a preview of it on my Kobo!

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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Mon August 27th, 2012, 1:58 pm

Sacrilege by S J Parris - 3rd in the Giordano Bruno series.
Currently reading: "The Infirmary" by L J Ross

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Post by rebecca » Wed August 29th, 2012, 2:46 am

Arrived by post yesterday:

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

&

Love by Toni Morrison.

Bec :)

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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Wed August 29th, 2012, 10:24 am

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey.
Currently reading: "The Infirmary" by L J Ross

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