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What Are You Reading? October 2012

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princess garnet
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Post by princess garnet » Thu October 18th, 2012, 7:30 pm

The Lost Crown by Sarah Miller (YA novel)

princess
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Post by princess » Thu October 18th, 2012, 9:28 pm

The Bloodletter's Daughter by Linda Lafferty - set in early 17th century Bohemia.
Currently reading: The Poisoned Pilgrim: A Hangman's Daughter Tale by Oliver Potzsch

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Susan
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Post by Susan » Fri October 19th, 2012, 12:09 am

The Summer Garden by Paullina Simon. Was going to take a break before I finished the trilogy, but decided to go ahead with it.
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Post by Misfit » Fri October 19th, 2012, 1:34 am

The Rich are Different by Susan Howatch. I do love what she does with her first person narratives, plus the parallel twist to another period.
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Post by annis » Fri October 19th, 2012, 4:24 am

Merivel by Rose Tremain. Love it - both Tremain and Merivel have matured very nicely in the 20-odd years since Restoration first hit the bookshelves.

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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 October 19th, 2012, 9:58 am

[quote=""Misfit""]The Rich are Different by Susan Howatch. I do love what she does with her first person narratives, plus the parallel twist to another period.[/quote]

I loved that book! I think Sins of the Fathers is a sequel.

I've just started The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters.
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Lisa
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Favourite HF book: Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman
Preferred HF: Any time period/location. Timeslip, usually prefer female POV. Also love Gothic melodrama.
Location: Northeast Scotland

Post by Lisa » Fri October 19th, 2012, 10:44 am

I just started Druid Sacrifice by Nigel Tranter. Despite being Scottish, this is my first Tranter novel :eek: Going by the reviews, it might not be the best one to start with, but I found it for £1 in a charity shop, so can't complain!

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Post by princess » Fri October 19th, 2012, 10:12 pm

[quote=""Lady of Bennachie""]I just started Druid Sacrifice by Nigel Tranter. Despite being Scottish, this is my first Tranter novel :eek: Going by the reviews, it might not be the best one to start with, but I found it for £1 in a charity shop, so can't complain![/quote]

I started this but couldn't finish. I would recommend Lion Let Loose - it's about James I of Scotland. The first of Tranter's I read and by far my favourite :)
Currently reading: The Poisoned Pilgrim: A Hangman's Daughter Tale by Oliver Potzsch

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Post by rebecca » Sat October 20th, 2012, 1:00 am

I started Poet's Cottage by Josephine Pennicott lastnight. So far so good.

Bec :)

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Post by boswellbaxter » Sat October 20th, 2012, 2:24 am

[quote=""princess garnet""]The Lost Crown by Sarah Miller (YA novel)[/quote]

I thought that was excellent.
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