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Book Shopping Today: 2013 Edition

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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Mon April 29th, 2013, 8:43 am

Went on a spree in a discount bookshop yesterday:

The Empty House and The Sleeping Tiger, both by Rosamund Pilcher.
The Copper Beach by Jayne Krentz.
Malice in the Cotswolds by Rebecca Tope.

And I also got The Rose Petal Beach by Dorothy Koomson.
Currently reading: A Winter Beneath the Stars by Jo Thomas

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Tue April 30th, 2013, 12:32 pm

Just bought two historical novels that I've been meaning to read, for a pound each at the local charity shop:

Alice Hoffman - The Dovekeepers
Stuart Clark - The Sky's Dark Labyrinth

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Post by princess garnet » Tue April 30th, 2013, 8:44 pm

Haven't posted here in long time.

While We were Watching Downton Abbey by Wendy Wax

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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.
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Post by Lisa » Thu May 2nd, 2013, 8:54 am

My copy of Kathryn in the Court of Six Queens by Anne Merton Abbey has just arrived! :D

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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Sun May 5th, 2013, 10:50 am

The Day of the Storm by Rosamund Pilcher.
Currently reading: A Winter Beneath the Stars by Jo Thomas

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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Mon May 6th, 2013, 7:21 pm

Just ordered 3 books by Dana Stabenow - murder mysteries set in Alaska.
Currently reading: A Winter Beneath the Stars by Jo Thomas

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Mon May 6th, 2013, 7:39 pm

Bought "Young Henry of Navarre" by Heinrich Mann. Been curious about this one a while and found it today cheap and in excellent condition in a charity shop.

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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Tue May 7th, 2013, 6:38 pm

Elijah's Mermaid, by Essie Fox - Victorian gothic, lovely!
Currently reading: A Winter Beneath the Stars by Jo Thomas

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Berengaria
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Post by Berengaria » Wed May 8th, 2013, 1:27 am

I bought Black Roses about an aspiring actress in 1930's Germany.
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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Thu May 16th, 2013, 1:28 pm

Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death by James Runcie (cosy crime)
The Cleaner of Chartres by Salley Vickers
Currently reading: A Winter Beneath the Stars by Jo Thomas

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