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Vanessa
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Post by Vanessa » Tue February 7th, 2012, 8:39 am

Birdsong by Sebastian Faulkes
Far to Go by Alison Pick
Elizabeth the Queen by Sally Bedell Smith
The Apothecary's Daughter by Charlotte Betts (pretty cover!)

Murder at Mansfield Park by Lyn Shepherd (Kindle)
Tom-All-Alone's by Lynn Shepherd (Kindle)
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Post by boswellbaxter » Fri February 10th, 2012, 5:05 am

I got two old Jean Evans novels, both hard to find, from PaperbackSwap today: Lady Jane Grey and An Heir for the Tudor (Katherine Grey). You never know when someone will list something on your wish list there!
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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri February 10th, 2012, 5:19 am

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]I got two old Jean Evans novels, both hard to find, from PaperbackSwap today: Lady Jane Grey and An Heir for the Tudor (Katherine Grey). You never know when someone will list something on your wish list there![/quote]

Can you send me an image of the Jane book? Thx!

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Post by emr » Fri February 10th, 2012, 10:48 am

Once in Every Life by Kristin Hannah (Romantic time slip kind of book)
The Baker Street Letters by Michael Robertson (I blame that piece of art Sherlock season 2 that aired a few days ago)
An Old Magic by Barbara Cleverly (Pricey but I love time slips and I'm enjoying her Sandilands novels)
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Post by boswellbaxter » Fri February 10th, 2012, 3:45 pm

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]Can you send me an image of the Jane book? Thx!

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I'll scan it during lunch.
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Post by Madeleine » Fri February 10th, 2012, 8:21 pm

Pre-ordered "Three Bedrooms, One Corpse" by Charlaine Harris (Aurora Teagarden, contemp. crime) today.

And just ordered "Strangled in Paris" by Claude Izner, as Amazon dropped the price, yippee!
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Post by Madeleine » Mon February 13th, 2012, 8:38 pm

Just ordered "The Rose Garden" by Susanna Kearsley and "French Secrets" by Roisin Mcauley.
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Post by rebecca » Tue February 14th, 2012, 12:34 am

[quote=""Vanessa""]Birdsong by Sebastian Faulkes
Far to Go by Alison Pick
Elizabeth the Queen by Sally Bedell Smith
The Apothecary's Daughter by Charlotte Betts (pretty cover!)

Murder at Mansfield Park by Lyn Shepherd (Kindle)
Tom-All-Alone's by Lynn Shepherd (Kindle)[/quote]

"Elizabeth the Queen by Sally Bedell Smith
The Apothecary's Daughter by Charlotte Betts (pretty cover!) "

These two arrrived yesterday and yes I agree the cover of Betts book is very pretty. I'm a sucker for a pretty cover. :p

Bec :)

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Post by annis » Tue February 14th, 2012, 2:33 am

The Bone Thief, by V.M. Whitford. I'm an absolute sucker for those Anglo-Saxons and Vikings...

900 A.D. A time of turmoil. A kingdom in dispute. An unlikely hero..

Edward, son of Alfred the Great, has inherited the Kingdom of Wessex and achieved a precarious set of alliances through marriage and military conquest. But the alliance is uneasy and the kingdom of Mercia has more reason than most to fear the might of Wessex. Their Lord is elderly and perhaps mortally sick, and his wife fears that she does not have the power to withstand hostile takeover. She also knows too well what her neighbour is capable of - after all, King Edward is her brother.

The chance to rescue St Oswald's bones, beloved patron saint, to consecrate her new church and unite the people behind her, is too good an opportunity to miss. But they are rumoured to be buried a long way north - outside Lincoln, deep in hostile territory. Her secretary, Wulfgar, groomed for the priesthood since he was a boy in the elegant cloisters of Winchester cathedral but a naïve in the ways of the wider world - is surprised to be sent on this mission. It will prove an incredibly dangerous journey, requiring resources and courage Wulfgar did not know he had, and support from surprising allies along the way including a maverick priest and a Viking adventuress whose loyalties are far from clear...

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Post by Vanessa » Tue February 14th, 2012, 9:06 am

[quote=""rebecca""]"Elizabeth the Queen by Sally Bedell Smith
The Apothecary's Daughter by Charlotte Betts (pretty cover!) "

These two arrrived yesterday and yes I agree the cover of Betts book is very pretty. I'm a sucker for a pretty cover. :p
Bec :) [/quote]

So am I!

I downloaded The Diamond Queen by Andrew Marr yesterday - it was a Kindle deal of the day in the UK at £1.59.
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