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Susan's reads

What have you read in 2008? Post your list here and update it as you go along! (One thread per member, please.)
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Susan
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Susan's reads

Post by Susan » Wed October 22nd, 2008, 9:46 pm

I think I may have read one or two of these at the end of 2007.

Charlotte & Leopold: The True Story of the Original People's Princess – James Chambers
Daughter of York – Anne Easter Smith
Daughters of the Grail – Elizabeth Chadwick
Lady Macbeth: A Novel – Susan Fraser King
Mistress of the Revolution – Catherine Delors
Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett
Prince Eddy: The King Britain Never Had – Andrew Cook
The Commoner – John Burnham Schwartz
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Mary Ann Shaffer
The Heretic Queen – Michelle Moran
The Last Queen: A Novel – C. W. Gortner
The Marsh King's Daughter – Elizabeth Chadwick
Wicked – Gregory Maguire
World Without End – Ken Follet
On Royalty – Jeremy Paxman
Behind Palace Doors: My Service As the Queen Mother's Equerry – Colin Burgess
Devil's Brood - Sharon Kay Penman
Last edited by Susan on Wed December 3rd, 2008, 10:25 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Reason: Added Devil's Brood
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Post by Telynor » Thu October 23rd, 2008, 8:31 pm

What did you think of On Royalty and Behind Palace Doors? I've read the first one, and I am contemplating the second, and wonder if it would be worth the time to take in.

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Post by Susan » Thu October 23rd, 2008, 10:29 pm

"Telynor" wrote:What did you think of On Royalty and Behind Palace Doors? I've read the first one, and I am contemplating the second, and wonder if it would be worth the time to take in.


It was a fun read and not a very serious book. I was amused by a story when the book first came out...the author, who was the Queen Mother's equerry, describes a luncheon where all the participants fell asleep. For some reason, I thought that was quite amusing and wanted to read the book.

I rarely read books about the current British royals (I always tell participants on the royalty boards I help moderate that I prefer my royals long dead), but the book does give some interesting insight into how a royal household is run.
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Post by Susan » Thu December 18th, 2008, 2:15 am

"Susan" wrote:Charlotte & Leopold: The True Story of the Original People's Princess – James Chambers
Daughter of York – Anne Easter Smith
Daughters of the Grail – Elizabeth Chadwick
Lady Macbeth: A Novel – Susan Fraser King
Mistress of the Revolution – Catherine Delors
Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett
Prince Eddy: The King Britain Never Had – Andrew Cook
The Commoner – John Burnham Schwartz
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Mary Ann Shaffer
The Heretic Queen – Michelle Moran
The Last Queen: A Novel – C. W. Gortner
The Marsh King's Daughter – Elizabeth Chadwick
Wicked – Gregory Maguire
World Without End – Ken Follet
On Royalty – Jeremy Paxman
Behind Palace Doors: My Service As the Queen Mother's Equerry – Colin Burgess
Devil's Brood - Sharon Kay Penman


Adding A Question of Guilt by Julianne Lee
~Susan~
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http://www.unofficialroyalty.com/

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Post by Susan » Wed December 24th, 2008, 2:02 pm

Adding Vivaldi's Virgin's by Barbara Quick
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