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Post by EC2 » Thu October 9th, 2008, 10:36 am

I have several signed by Sharon Kay Penman (went to visit her in Leicester when she was on tour a few years ago) one by Helen Hollick. Joanne Harris, C.C. Humphries, Bernard Cornwell Katie Fforde and Lindsey Davis.
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Post by Susan » Thu October 9th, 2008, 10:52 am

I have bookplates from Sharon Kay Penman.
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Post by Divia » Thu October 9th, 2008, 11:11 am

The only book I owned that is signed is the Heretic Queen.
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Post by MLS859 » Thu October 9th, 2008, 12:17 pm

I have a couple signed by Colleen Gleason and I wrote off for (and received) bookplates from Diana Gabaldon and Audrey McClellan. These are not ones I had personally signed but I bought a hardcover copy (from half.com) of THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE and it was signed -- though no mention was made about it on the website. Also, I picked up a used "library" copy of one of Maeve Binchy's books (at BOOKSAMILLION) and it was signed -- though I didn't realize it until much later. I recently purchased a book about Flannery O'Connor at a booksigning so that one is signed, as well.


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Post by boswellbaxter » Thu October 9th, 2008, 12:25 pm

[quote=""JMJacobsen""]I've never been big on attending book signings and have only made two exceptions:

1) I attended one in Denver when Pres. Clinton was in town signing books to promote his autobiography. Snarky comments aside, he was personable and extremely charismatic. At that moment, I absolutely understood how "what happened" happened, if you catch my meaning. :eek:

2) The year my son was born we attended the annual Dickens on the Strand Festival in Galveston, Texas. I stood in line for 3 hours to have Charles Dicken's great-great-grandson sign a beautiful copy of A Christmas Carol. My son and I read it every Christmas and I hope the book gets passed on to his children.[/quote]

Oh, I have the great-great-grandson's signature too, come to think of it! He spoke at an event near us. And I can well imagine that Clinton was charming.
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Post by Tanzanite » Thu October 9th, 2008, 1:54 pm

I have a few:

The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran
Hugh and Bess by Susan Higginbotham
The Romanov Bride by Robert Alexander
and one book plate from Elizabeth Chadwick (I bought the book used but can't remember which one it is off the top of my head - it's one of her earlier books).

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Post by Maggie » Fri October 10th, 2008, 8:45 pm

I received two books hubby ordered for me (Moondance of Stonewylde and Solstice at Stonewylde) and they were both dedicated to me and signed by Kit Berry the author. :D
They are the only books I have that are signed.

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Post by pat » Sat October 11th, 2008, 5:26 am

Thats nice Maggie, I love it if they are personal.
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Post by Anita Davison » Sat October 11th, 2008, 1:57 pm

[quote=""cw gortner""]I'm always happy to send readers signed bookplates, and I think a lot of authors do it, too. You just have to write to them and ask.[/quote]

Rats . . .I bought 'The Last Queen' yesterday and this would have been lovely - if I hadn't bought the e-book version for the Sony E-Reader I got for my birthday . . .sigh.
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Post by Leyland » Sun October 12th, 2008, 1:20 pm

Pat Conroy signed a hardback copy of Beach Music for me about ten years ago, so I'll keep it!
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