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Subject: April: Available Books
Date Posted: 4/2/2008 9:04 AM ET
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Just saw this posted:

Destiny of Fire
Author: Zoe Oldenbourg
Rating:
Book Type: Paperback
Publication Date: 1999

Date Posted: 4/2/2008 9:46 AM ET
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Does anyone need Into Temptation by Penny Vincenzi?

I have a damaged copy to give away. Actually, It's not really damaged, just too worn to post. My copy is a mass-market PB. PM if you need it.

Date Posted: 4/2/2008 11:37 AM ET
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Thanks for the "heads up" Valli.  I just ordered Destiny of Fire.  I am finishing an Alys Clare Hawkenlye medevial mystery involving the Cathars and am interested in learning more about them.

Subject: On my Shelf
Date Posted: 4/2/2008 6:28 PM ET
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I just posted

One Last Look by Susanna Moore ( trade paperback)

Court  of Shadows: a Novel of Elizabethan England by Cynthia Morgan ( trade Paperback)



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Date Posted: 4/3/2008 1:51 PM ET
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oops wrong thread



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Date Posted: 4/4/2008 1:16 PM ET
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Ordered....thank you!



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Date Posted: 4/4/2008 5:52 PM ET
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I have a paperback copy of Catherine Called Birdy if anyone would like it---it's the diary of a spirited young lady of 14, set in the Year 1290.  Birdy resists being married off by her father to a rich man, whom  Birdy finds old, ugly and revolting.  The book is meant for ages 12 and up.

Date Posted: 4/4/2008 5:53 PM ET
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Birdy is set in a village in Lincolnshire, England.

Date Posted: 4/4/2008 10:03 PM ET
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I would highly recommend "Catherine Called Birdy".  It's utterly hilarious!  Makes you realize just how difficult life in the Middle Ages really was.

Date Posted: 4/5/2008 1:41 PM ET
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I just posted a HC copy of Hen Frigates: Wives of Merchant Captains Under Sail by Joan Druett, ISBN 0684839687.

This book gives stories of real women who sailed with their captain husbands. These women suffered hurricanes and gales, childbirth, and loneliness from being the only woman aboard ship, and this all happened back in the Victorian era when women had to be oh-so-proper! Can you imagine giving birth while on a wooden boat without a doctor or even another woman there?!! They even raised their children for years at a time while on the ship. I can't even imagine it!

Date Posted: 4/5/2008 6:06 PM ET
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I just love your taste in books, Valli.  I scooped up this one too!  I am intrigued by the fact that so many women and children accompanied their husbands on those long voyages.  First heard about them when I visited the New Bedford, MA whaling museum.  There was a display as well as short film.  I also read a novel awhile back about one such woman.  I think it was entitled The Captain's Wife?

Date Posted: 4/5/2008 6:39 PM ET
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I just pm'ed you Pamela. I love books about the sea and I'm incredibly jealous of your visit to the New Bedford Whaler's Museum! You should read Joan Druett's book, Petticoat Whalers. It's very good. I think the women on the whalers had a much worse time than the ones on the merchant ships. Can you imagine the stench on a whaler? I don't know how these women did it. And they did it with a good nature and aplomb too!

Date Posted: 4/6/2008 6:13 PM ET
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Valli,

I put both books that you recommended on my reminder list (wishlist is full... : () They both sound like great books!

Date Posted: 4/7/2008 6:34 PM ET
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Mrs. Jordan's Profession : The Actress and the Prince
Author:
Claire Tomalin
ISBN-13: 9780679410713
ISBN-10: 0679410716

From my shelf -- had nobody on WL. About British comic actress Dora Jordan, mistress of Prince William the Duke of Clarence, third son of George III. She bore him 10 children. He then abandoned her for a more "acceptable" wife to the royal family. Eventually he became King William IV. You can read mroe about her here: http://www.twickenham-museum.org.uk/detail.asp?ContentID=205

Date Posted: 4/8/2008 8:09 PM ET
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There is a freebie copy of Elizabeth Chadwick's The Champion in this forum post! It is free with an order! Someone better grab that fast!

Date Posted: 4/8/2008 8:52 PM ET
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Thanks Jennifer! I grabbed The Champion!

Date Posted: 4/8/2008 8:56 PM ET
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I glad you got it Valli:)

Date Posted: 4/8/2008 9:39 PM ET
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Ah, Valli, I see you were in the right place at the right time again!

Not that I blame you. Just jealous! ;-)

Genie

Date Posted: 4/9/2008 7:19 AM ET
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Gone already! There is a copy of An Army of Angels by Pamela Marcantel available http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780312180423-An+Army+of+Angels+A+Novel+of+Joan+of+Arc



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Date Posted: 4/9/2008 5:16 PM ET
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I just posted "War and Peace" by Tolstoy. Very good. My copy is a single volume, I am not sure if that is showing correctly.

Taken! Thanks!



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Date Posted: 4/9/2008 6:11 PM ET
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Somebody posted a LOT of Plaidy's today. Most have been taken, but there are still four or five available. I saw Queen in Waiting, plus a couple more.

 

Date Posted: 4/9/2008 7:22 PM ET
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I saw that too, Valli--

One got posted to my wish list :)

Date Posted: 4/9/2008 9:16 PM ET
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A copy of Anya Seton's Avalon is available:

 

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/99199-Avalon

Date Posted: 4/9/2008 10:06 PM ET
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As per the Plaidy's for those in quest of the Norman Trilogy, the 3rd in the series is still  available http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780330252423-The+Passionate+Enemies

The Queen's Confession is a great one too - About Marie Antoinette http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780449232132-The+Queens+Confession

Date Posted: 4/12/2008 11:23 AM ET
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Lisa, I'm glad you got a Plaidy! Now, I'm going to go pout for a while because none of my wishlisted Plaidy's were posted. ;-)

Has anyone read this book?    Victorine :: Catherine Texier
ISBN-13: 9780385721264 - ISBN-10: 0385721269

There are a couple copies available, but I was wondering if anyone had read it and was it any good? It sounds like it would be a good one.

 



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