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Introducing myself - Anna Nagel

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AnnaNagel
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Introducing myself - Anna Nagel

Post by AnnaNagel » Tue November 26th, 2013, 11:32 am

Hello, I’ve been reading some of your posts lately and thought it was time I came clean and joined up.
I have two particular loves, 16th and 17th century British history and Egyptology, although when it comes to fiction, I like to read anything that is well written, has a strong sense of place and convincing characters. A bit of humour doesn’t hurt now and again and so I am a long-standing Terry Pratchett fan too (and Douglas Adams, but that isn’t even vaguely historical). I like Sarah Waters (Fingersmith), Joanne Harris (Holy Fools) and, of course Hilary Mantel. I shall be taking up some of your suggestions for reads and may try The Mist in The Mirror by Susan Hill or This House is Haunted by John Boyne next I think.
Like many of your members, I write too. I am a member of an Ancient Egypt Society and occasionally lecture on the subject at local schools. I did write a couple of murder mysteries based in Ancient Egypt and although I was signed by a literary agent, they were not published.
Lately I have been writing novels set in the 17th century, one of which (set during the English civil war) was a finalist in a competition. I recently published it on Amazon. I have enjoyed reading some of your blogs and looking at your web sites and am working on my own (though very much a novice at this). I have started a blog with Goodreads book club where I am a member author.
My links to Amazon and Facebook are: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00G9ITWTM
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Anna-Nag ... 6388746485
Looking forward to joining some of your discussions,
Best wishes,
Anna

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Infirmary" by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Tue November 26th, 2013, 2:01 pm

Hi Anna and welcome.
Currently reading: "The Infirmary" by L J Ross

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Post by fljustice » Tue November 26th, 2013, 5:03 pm

Welcome , Anna, and best of luck with your books!
Faith L. Justice, Author Website
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Post by donroc » Tue November 26th, 2013, 5:46 pm

Welcome, Anna, and enjoy.
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Bodo the Apostate, a novel set during the reign of Louis the Pious and end of the Carolingian Empire.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXZthhY6 ... annel_page

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Post by Misfit » Wed November 27th, 2013, 12:43 am

Hi Anna, welcome aboard.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favourite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Wed November 27th, 2013, 12:44 am

Hi Anna, I'm a 16th century reader too. Although I tend to go a little wider than England.

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Post by boswellbaxter » Wed November 27th, 2013, 1:43 am

[quote=""MLE""]Hi Anna, I'm a 16th century reader too. Although I tend to go a little wider than England.[/quote]

Welcome, Anna! I have a Facebook friend who writes novels set in the 17th century. She has a writer's group on FB for that period--let me know if you're interested and I'll send you the link.
Susan Higginbotham
Coming in October: The Woodvilles


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http://www.susanhigginbotham.com/blog/

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Location: Northeast Scotland

Post by Lisa » Wed November 27th, 2013, 9:31 am

Hi Anna, and welcome.

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A welcome response

Post by AnnaNagel » Wed November 27th, 2013, 12:20 pm

Thank you all for your kind welcome - already lots of links to follow up, so will do that and catch up soon.

Anna

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Post by Carla » Thu December 26th, 2013, 5:17 pm

Hello and welcome (belatedly!)
PATHS OF EXILE - love, war, honour and betrayal in Anglo-Saxon Northumbria
Editor's Choice, Historical Novels Review, August 2009
Now available as e-book on Amazon Kindleand in Kindle, Epub (Nook, Sony Reader), Palm and other formats on Smashwords
Website: http://www.carlanayland.org
Blog: http://carlanayland.blogspot.com

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