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AuntiePam
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Post by AuntiePam » Sun December 7th, 2008, 1:09 am

Hello from another fan of historical fiction. :)

I'm partial to the Middle Ages and later, all the way up to WWII. I prefer novels about ordinary people rather than generals, presidents, and royalty.

I like to be immersed in the period. If a writer explains too much -- describes things that wouldn't be described in a contemporary novel -- it takes me out of the story. One of my favorite HF novels is Kristin Lavrandsdattar by Sigrid Undsett. I could have sworn she was channeling the characters, that she lived in that time period. Remarkable book, and a compelling story too.

So that's a little about me and my tastes. I'm looking forward to reading the discussions here.

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Post by boswellbaxter » Sun December 7th, 2008, 1:12 am

Nice to have you here, Pam! Love your avatar!
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Post by diamondlil » Sun December 7th, 2008, 1:12 am

Welcome AuntiePam! Look forward to seeing you around the boards.
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Post by AuntiePam » Sun December 7th, 2008, 1:14 am

Holy moly, that was fast! Thanks for the welcome(s).

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Post by boswellbaxter » Sun December 7th, 2008, 1:28 am

We're a speedy bunch around here. Who's the kitty?
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Post by AuntiePam » Sun December 7th, 2008, 2:23 am

The avatar kitty is an anonymous internet kitty, but he's a ringer for one of my two cats. He doesn't look very friendly, does he?

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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.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sun December 7th, 2008, 6:51 am

He's a pretty grumpy-looking cat.
I'm friendly, though and Silverdollar and Birch (the two llamas pictured) are very curious, although wary.
Welcome to the forum. I like novels about ordinary people too, especially if the times, religion, culture and languages are accurately reflected, adn if you get a feel for how the big events of the day are affecting the little guy.

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Currently reading: Jonkvrouw - Jean-Claude Van Ryckeghem
Interest in HF: I love history
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Preferred HF: Medieval, Tudor and Ancient Egyptian
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Post by Carine » Sun December 7th, 2008, 10:02 am

Hello AuntiePam, welcome here !

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Post by donroc » Sun December 7th, 2008, 12:13 pm

Welcome 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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Post by Leyland » Sun December 7th, 2008, 12:18 pm

Hi Pam, and welcome to HFO. I enjoy HF with ordinary people in general as main characters, too. The Illuminator by Brenda R Vantrease worked great for me this way.

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