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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Wed October 9th, 2013, 1:40 pm

Murder in the Dark by Lesley Cookman.
Currently reading: "Tidelands" by Philippa Gregory

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Post by Nefret » Fri October 11th, 2013, 4:43 am

From the library....


Thomas Beckett- Warrior, Priest, Rebel by John Guy
Time and Change by Sharon Kay Penman
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 EC2 » Fri October 11th, 2013, 3:33 pm

[quote=""Nefret""]From the library....


Thomas Beckett- Warrior, Priest, Rebel by John Guy
Time and Change by Sharon Kay Penman[/quote]

I thought John Guy's biography of Becket was excellent. If you're a Henry II fan though, it's not comfortable reading because he doesn't pull any punches and some of them are hard. I agreed with him though.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by Nefret » Fri October 11th, 2013, 3:41 pm

[quote=""EC2""]I thought John Guy's biography of Becket was excellent. If you're a Henry II fan though, it's not comfortable reading because he doesn't pull any punches and some of them are hard. I agreed with him though.[/quote]


I found at my school library, it was a new book... and I thought "I'm reading Henry II fiction, I should read this too."
Read as much of it I could last before class started. Looks like it will be an interesting read.
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 » Tue October 15th, 2013, 6:40 pm

The Memory of Midnight by Pamela Hartshorne.
Currently reading: "Tidelands" by Philippa Gregory

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Post by Madeleine » Thu October 17th, 2013, 9:44 am

The Misbegotten by Katherine Webb.
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Post by boswellbaxter » Sun October 20th, 2013, 2:30 pm

Anne Somerset's biography of Queen Anne. Also have Peter Ackroyd's book about the Tudors and Greg King and Sue Woolman's The Assassination of the Archduke for review for the Historical Novel Society.
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Post by Susan » Sun October 20th, 2013, 7:00 pm

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]Anne Somerset's biography of Queen Anne. Also have Peter Ackroyd's book about the Tudors and Greg King and Sue Woolman's The Assassination of the Archduke for review for the Historical Novel Society.[/quote]

They all sound like books I'd like, but I haven't been reading much NF lately. I'll put them on my "books I want" list. I've bought a few royalty NF books in Kindle form. I'd been resisting doing that, but my huge royalty book shelf does not have room for one more book. Is your NF book out in Kindle yet?
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Post by boswellbaxter » Mon October 21st, 2013, 1:55 am

[quote=""Susan""]They all sound like books I'd like, but I haven't been reading much NF lately. I'll put them on my "books I want" list. I've bought a few royalty NF books in Kindle form. I'd been resisting doing that, but my huge royalty book shelf does not have room for one more book. Is your NF book out in Kindle yet?[/quote]

Yes, the Kindle edition is available now in both the UK and the US. The hardback is out in the UK; it will be out in the US in January.
Susan Higginbotham
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Post by Madeleine » Wed October 23rd, 2013, 8:45 am

The Sleeping and the Dead by Ann Cleeves
The Silence by Alison Bruce

Both contemporary crime.
Currently reading: "Tidelands" by Philippa Gregory

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