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Misfit
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Post by Misfit » Mon July 22nd, 2013, 2:37 pm

Raveled Ends of Skyby Linda Sandifer is free today. California via wagon train. I was super excited about this (first published 1999), but then I clicked on her other books a realized I'd read another which was a bit of a dog for me.
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Post by Misfit » Tue July 23rd, 2013, 4:48 pm

The Garden Gillian Linscott is a freebie today. Edwardian. GR profile says she also writes as Caro Peacock.
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Vanessa
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Post by Vanessa » Wed July 24th, 2013, 9:08 am

The Garden is free in the UK too. I've downloaded it as it sounds my sort of thing! Thanks, Misfit.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

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Lisa
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Post by Lisa » Thu July 25th, 2013, 10:57 am

Amazon UK deals:

The Eagle of the Ninth Chronicles by Rosemary Sutcliff is £2.08. It contains all three books so that's a good deal (although I have the paperback box-set already...).

The Valley of the Horses by Jean M. Auel is £1.70.

The Poisoned Pilgrim by Oliver Pötzsch is £1.99.

There are also eight Bernard Cornwell books reduced to £1.51 each.

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Lisa
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Post by Amanda » Sat July 27th, 2013, 1:53 am

I am not sure if anyone has posted about this lately, but I have just noticed that there have been a number of Marjorie Bowen books released on Kindle in the last month or so. Includes her books Dickon and Queen's Caprice (Richard III and MQoS respectively). Priced at up to $2.99.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_athr_dp ... evancerank

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Post by annis » Sat July 27th, 2013, 2:41 am

Posted by Amanda
I have just noticed that there have been a number of Marjorie Bowen books released on Kindle in the last month or so.
I haven't come across this author before, but she has written on some interesting subjects, including a trilogy about William of Orange. Have you read any of her books? Given their age, I was wondering if they might be a bit dated in style.


Posted by LadyB
The Eagle of the Ninth Chronicles by Rosemary Sutcliff is £2.08. It contains all three books so that's a good deal (although I have the paperback box-set already...).
i've still got a copy of the original 3-in-i trilogy, only back in 1980 it was titled Three Legions :)
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Post by Mythica » Sat July 27th, 2013, 10:18 am

Big Daily Deal today with a few historical fiction offers. These are some others outside the daily deal:

Stolen Crown: The Secret Marriage that Forever Changed the Fate of England by Susan Higginbotham - $2.99
Lady of the English by Elizabeth Chadwick - $3.99

FREE:
Kingmaking: Book One of the Pendragon's Banner Trilogy by Helen Hollick
Sultana's Legacy: A Novel of Moorish Spain by Lisa J. Yarde

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Lisa
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Post by Lisa » Sat July 27th, 2013, 5:40 pm

[quote=""annis""]i've still got a copy of the original 3-in-i trilogy, only back in 1980 it was titled Three Legions :) [/quote]

Interesting, I didn't know that! My box set is the one that was published just last year. Not a film tie-in, but probably republished because of the film (which I haven't seen).

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Post by Mythica » Wed July 31st, 2013, 8:10 am

The Lady of the Rivers: A Novel (The Cousins' War) by Philippa Gregory - $3.99
The Scarlet Contessa: A Novel of the Italian Renaissance by Jeanne Kalogridis - $3.99
Greatest Knight: The Unsung Story of the Queen's Champion (William Marshal) by Elizabeth Chadwick - $3.99
Pale Rose of England by Sandra Worth - $3.99
The Wild Princess: A Novel of Queen Victoria's Defiant Daughter by Mary Hart Perry - $3.99
A Rose for the Crown: A Novel by Anne Easter Smith - $3.99
Bring Up the Bodies: A Novel (John MacRae Books) by Hilary Mantel - $3.99
A Deadly Affection by Cuyler Overholt - $0.99

Holy crap, lots more:

To Die For: A Novel of Anne Boleyn by Sandra Byrd - $3.99
The Favored Queen: A Novel of Henry VIII's Third Wife by Carolly Erickson - $3.99
The Unfaithful Queen: A Novel of Henry VIII's Fifth Wife by Carolly Erickson - $3.99
The Tudor Secret (The Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles) by C. W. Gortner - $3.99
The Bloodletter's Daughter (A Novel of Old Bohemia) by Linda Lafferty - $2.00
Madame Serpent (Catherine De' Medici Trilogy) by Jean Plaidy - $3.99
Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley - $1.99
Through a Glass Darkly: A Novel by Karleen Koen - $3.99
The Tudor Throne by Brandy Purdy - $3.99
The Queen's Pleasure by Brandy Purdy - $3.99
The King's Grace: A Novel by Anne Easter Smith - $3.99
Queen By Right: A Novel by Anne Easter Smith - $3.99
The Autobiography of Henry VIII: With Notes by His Fool, Will Somers by Margaret George - $3.99
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