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Leo62
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Good to be here :)

Post by Leo62 » Wed December 3rd, 2008, 11:08 am

Hi there from a longtime reader of HF who is mighty pleased to have found this forum! :D

I also *gasp* write - currently chasing a publisher for my first novel set during WW1. Wearing my other hat, as a tarot reader & enthusiast, my new deck, the Quantum Tarot, was published this year. If you're interested check it out at http://www.quantumtarot.co.uk (hope its ok to post links here :) )

My favourite periods are
WW1 and the interwar period (20's and 30's)
Medieval
Ancient Greece (doesn't seem to be very popular now, though there are Romans all over the place, but I love it - grew up with Mary Renault, lol)

But will read a good book about any period - some recent books I've enjoyed have been "The Rose of Sebastopol" by Katherine McMahon, set during the Crimean War, and "Revelation" by CJ Sansom (Henry VIII & reformation). In fact, all of Sansom's Shardlake series have been fantastic...

Looking forward to talking with - and hopefully learning from - everyone here. :D

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donroc
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Post by donroc » Wed December 3rd, 2008, 12:35 pm

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

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

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Post by Carla » Wed December 3rd, 2008, 2:21 pm

Hello and welcome!
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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Leyland
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Post by Leyland » Wed December 3rd, 2008, 2:24 pm

We're glad you found us and look forward to your posts. The Quantum deck is very interesting. I hope I get more time soon to read the rest of the blog.

Enjoy!

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Post by boswellbaxter » Wed December 3rd, 2008, 2:31 pm

Nice to have you here!
Susan Higginbotham
Coming in October: The Woodvilles


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

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Post by Misfit » Wed December 3rd, 2008, 2:39 pm

Welcome to the board.

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Wed December 3rd, 2008, 2:48 pm

Hello and welcome, Leo. Hope you enjoy it here!
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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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 December 3rd, 2008, 2:51 pm

Hello Leo. Read and post away!

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Leo62
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Post by Leo62 » Wed December 3rd, 2008, 3:07 pm

wow thanks for the welcome everyone! :D Better get busy posting... ;)

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Post by EC2 » Wed December 3rd, 2008, 5:35 pm

Welcome Leo62!
Hope you enjoy the list. We're a friendly eclectic bunch!
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

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