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Book Shopping Today: 2013 Edition

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Berengaria
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Post by Berengaria » Fri January 18th, 2013, 11:18 pm

Have just bought a Kobo copy of Joanna Hickson's The Agincourt Bride Found an interview Female First; another book about Catherine of Valois's later days Tudor Bride has just gone to the printer's. Her third book will take place during the Wars of the Roses. Yay! My favourite time period!
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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "Pine" by Francine Toon
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
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Post by Madeleine » Sat January 19th, 2013, 7:26 pm

Watching the Dark by Peter Robinson - modern crime.
Currently reading: "Pine" by Francine Toon

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Post by EC2 » Sun January 20th, 2013, 4:38 pm

The Agincourt Bride is on my TBR - not at the top but not far from the top.
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 annis » Sun January 20th, 2013, 4:57 pm

Catherine of Valois has certainly had a resurgence as an HF subject in recent times. And I see from Miss Moppet's comment that Anne O'Brien also has a novel about her coming out shortly called The Forbidden Queen.

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Post by Susan » Sun January 20th, 2013, 4:58 pm

[quote=""Berengaria""]Have just bought a Kobo copy of Joanna Hickson's The Agincourt Bride Found an interview Female First; another book about Catherine of Valois's later days Tudor Bride has just gone to the printer's. Her third book will take place during the Wars of the Roses. Yay! My favourite time period![/quote]

Just got the Kindle edition. Although she did not live a very long life, Catherine of Valois is quite an interesting historical person as she spans so much history.
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Post by boswellbaxter » Mon January 21st, 2013, 2:38 pm

[quote=""Susan""]Just got the Kindle edition. Although she did not live a very long life, Catherine of Valois is quite an interesting historical person as she spans so much history.[/quote]

I'm eager to read this one too.
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Post by rebecca » Thu January 24th, 2013, 12:18 am

I finished The Marigold Chain (kindle) by Stella Riley. I really enjoyed it.

I also finished reading The Guilty One by Lisa Ballantyne. It was OK, but the ending was obvious.

Bec :)

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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
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Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
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Post by Vanessa » Sat January 26th, 2013, 12:49 pm

I've had a spend with a Waterstones' gift card which I received for Christmas:

Capital by John Lanchester
History of England Part I by Peter Ackroyd
The Fishing Fleet: Husband Hunting in the Raj by Anne de Courcy
The Housemaid's Daughter by Barbara Mutch
The Salem Witch Society by K N Shields
The Shadow Prince by Terence Morgan
Sanctuary Line by Jane Urquart
A few books by Georgette Heyer to add to my collection!
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Post by emr » Tue January 29th, 2013, 10:56 am

As if I didn't have enough to read... ::sigh::

The Woman Who Wouldn't Die by Colin Cotterill
Dying Fall by Elly Griffiths
A Swarming of Bees by Theresa Tomlinson

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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Wed January 30th, 2013, 10:34 am

Conjugal Rites by Paul Magrs - urban fantasy.
Currently reading: "Pine" by Francine Toon

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