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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Tue April 16th, 2013, 1:09 pm

Clockwork Prince and Clockwork Angel, both by Cassandra Clare, UF set in Victorian London.
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Post by Lisa » Sat April 20th, 2013, 6:44 pm

I was fortunate enough to win a £10 Amazon gift certificate, so I just had the pleasure of buying:

In the Land of the Long White Cloud by Sarah Lark
A Swarming of Bees by Theresa Tomlinson
Isabeau by N. Gemini Sasson
The Whispering Bell by Brian Sellars
Bending the Boyne: A Novel of Ancient Ireland by J.S. Dunn (all Kindle)
The Fall of Atlantis by Marion Zimmer Bradley (second hand paperback)

I think I made that gift certificate stretch quite far!

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Post by Madeleine » Sat April 20th, 2013, 8:37 pm

The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.
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Post by rebecca » Mon April 22nd, 2013, 4:09 am

What arrived in the post:

Aprons and Silver Spoons by Mollie Moran

A Daughters Tale by Mary Soames

Sisters, Secrets and Sacrifice by Susan Ottaway

Queen Anne by Anne Somerset

To Marry an English Lord by Gail Maccoll

The Last Days of Richard III by John Ashdown Hill.

The Agincourt Bride by Joanna Hickson

The Pillow Book by a really old Japanese woman :p

I think that will keep me out of trouble for a while :D

Bec :)

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Post by Madeleine » Tue April 23rd, 2013, 1:04 pm

Books 4 and 5 in the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare - City of Fallen Angels and City of Lost Souls.
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Post by EC2 » Tue April 23rd, 2013, 2:44 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]Books 4 and 5 in the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare - City of Fallen Angels and City of Lost Souls.[/quote]

Was Cassandra Clare the person who wrote those hilarious Lord of the Rings spoofs about 10 years ago?
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Post by Madeleine » Tue April 23rd, 2013, 2:51 pm

[quote=""EC2""]Was Cassandra Clare the person who wrote those hilarious Lord of the Rings spoofs about 10 years ago?[/quote]

Don't think so, nothing about them on her entry on Fantastic Fiction anyway; she may have written them under another name perhaps? I think she used to be a showbiz/Heat magazine type of journalist.
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Post by Madeleine » Wed April 24th, 2013, 9:20 am

I've ordered Briefs Encountered by Julian Clary.
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Post by EC2 » Wed April 24th, 2013, 9:34 am

[quote=""Madeleine""]Don't think so, nothing about them on her entry on Fantastic Fiction anyway; she may have written them under another name perhaps? I think she used to be a showbiz/Heat magazine type of journalist.[/quote]

If it's not her, then it's someone of the same name. They were hilarious. Still around online.http://www.ealasaid.com/misc/vsd/
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Post by Madeleine » Thu April 25th, 2013, 8:44 am

I've ordered:

Diving Belles by Lucy Woods - short stories set in Cornwall
The Cornish House by Liz Fenwick - mystery, set in yes Cornwall (there's a pattern here!)
Hiss and Hers (an Agatha Raisin mystery) by M C Beaton - cosy crime in the Cotswolds
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