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What Are You Reading? December 2012

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Post by Tanzanite » Fri December 14th, 2012, 3:08 pm

Love's Bright Flame by Sheila Holland (about Eleanor of Aquitaine) from the late 70s.

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Fri December 14th, 2012, 3:23 pm

Reading When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro. Didn't pick it up as a historical novel, but it certainly is one, set in Shanghai and London in the first three decades of the 20th century.

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Post by rebecca » Sat December 15th, 2012, 1:05 am

[quote=""Tanzanite""]Love's Bright Flame by Sheila Holland (about Eleanor of Aquitaine) from the late 70s.[/quote]

Is that the writer who was also known as Charlotte Lamb? She wrote one of my all time favourite romances called 'Secrets.' I bought the book from Amazon second hand books somewhere in the U.S.A. I shall look up Loves Bright Flame.

Bec :)

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Post by emr » Sat December 15th, 2012, 6:56 pm

The Poisoned Serpent by Joan Wolf
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Post by Tanzanite » Sat December 15th, 2012, 6:56 pm

[quote=""rebecca""]Is that the writer who was also known as Charlotte Lamb? She wrote one of my all time favourite romances called 'Secrets.' I bought the book from Amazon second hand books somewhere in the U.S.A. I shall look up Loves Bright Flame.

Bec :) [/quote]

I think so.

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Post by Ariadne » Sat December 15th, 2012, 9:42 pm

Interesting - I didn't know that Charlotte Lamb also wrote as Sheila Holland (which appears to have been her real name). Her daughter writes historical novels as Victoria Lamb.

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Post by Nefret » Sun December 16th, 2012, 8:35 am

The Winter King by Bernard Cornwell
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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Post by Madeleine » Mon December 17th, 2012, 12:52 pm

Just started "Marriage and Other Games" by Veronica Henry - sounds a bit chicky litty but it's set at Christmas and on Exmoor so I'm giving it a go, especially as I'm finding "Fear Not" rather slow, to say the least.
Currently reading: "The Comforts of Home" by Susan Hill

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Post by annis » Mon December 17th, 2012, 5:08 pm

The Daylight Gate by Jeannette Winterson, a dark little folktale set around the 17th century Pendle witch trials in Lancashire. The spare but compelling style adds impact - the simplicity is deceptive. Sex and torture included - not a bedtime story for children!

(The daylight gate is the time of power between light and darkness)
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Post by emr » Mon December 17th, 2012, 7:06 pm

When did we all get to be "senior members"? :D

Finishing The Poisoned Serpent by Joan Wolf. It was k but nothing memorable. This morning I started The Thief-Taker (Memoirs of a Bow Street Runner #1) by T.F. Banks. Not bad so far.
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