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Madeleine
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Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
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Post by Madeleine » Fri March 9th, 2012, 2:25 pm

Immortal Beloved by Cate Tiernan - urban fantasy, not really HF but the main character is 400 years old.

Real Murders by Charlaine Harris - modern crime.

The Apothecary's Daughter by Charlotte Betts - HF, set during the plague and fire of London.
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Post by princess garnet » Fri March 9th, 2012, 7:29 pm

The Sister Queens by Sophie Perinot

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Post by annis » Fri March 9th, 2012, 7:40 pm

The Sea Kings by Les Cole, an adventure set around Bronze Age Minoan Crete. Reviews vary wildly- will just have to wait and see, I guess. Won't order the other two in the series till I check out this first one.

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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 March 9th, 2012, 10:13 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]The Apothecary's Daughter by Charlotte Betts - HF, set during the plague and fire of London.[/quote]



Charlotte Betts has a new book coming out - The Painter's Apprentice. Her book covers are very colourful and attractive, don't you think?
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Post by annis » Fri March 9th, 2012, 10:59 pm

I'll keep an eye out for that one, Vanessa- I enjoyed Apothecary's Daughter. There aren't that many novels set around the Glorious Revolution, either.

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Post by rebecca » Sat March 10th, 2012, 1:06 am

[quote=""Vanessa""]Charlotte Betts has a new book coming out - The Painter's Apprentice. Her book covers are very colourful and attractive, don't you think?[/quote]

Yep I love the covers....I am actually thinking of buying extra copies of books so I can rip off the covers and then frame them for what will be my future study/library. :D I know it's mad, but I LOVE those covers! :D :p

Bec :)

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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 » Sat March 10th, 2012, 9:26 am

LOL. I think they make a change from the usual figure/headless lady, etc! I can see what you mean about wanting to frame them.
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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 Madeleine » Sat March 10th, 2012, 12:44 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]Charlotte Betts has a new book coming out - The Painter's Apprentice. Her book covers are very colourful and attractive, don't you think?[/quote]

I think this cover is even lovelier than her first book, they are both gorgeous, and a definite change from the lady in a pretty frock standing in a castle/cloister! ;)
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Post by Brenna » Sat March 10th, 2012, 9:22 pm

[quote=""princess garnet""]The Sister Queens by Sophie Perinot[/quote]

I want to read that one too!
Brenna

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Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
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Post by Nefret » Sat March 10th, 2012, 10:56 pm

In the mail... The War at Troy by Lindsay Clarke.
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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