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Subject: Attention Mimi - was that you who won the Hollick book?
Date Posted: 11/20/2010 2:20 PM ET
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I see on Daphne's blog there's a Mimi from Washington who won the copy of The Forever Queen. Is this our Mimi? If so, congrats.

Date Posted: 11/20/2010 7:12 PM ET
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It is! Thank you! I'm looking forward to reading it!

Date Posted: 11/20/2010 7:14 PM ET
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I was hoping that was you. Excellent book, although I read the original version a few years ago. The sequel is even better. Harold...sigh.

Date Posted: 11/20/2010 7:39 PM ET
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Congrats Mimi,  Helen Hollick was one of my  to be read author for along time, Until I finally got my hands on Seawitch (which I loved) now I need to read everything she's written.

Date Posted: 11/20/2010 8:12 PM ET
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Oh man, you ladies just haven't seen nuttin' until you've read Harold. I am very glad that Sourcebooks is giving that one a new shot at US life as it is soooooo good.

Date Posted: 11/21/2010 6:25 AM ET
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Date Posted: 11/21/2010 7:39 AM ET
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Ruth, Helen Hollick's books are just being released into the U.S. Market, I just down loaded The Kingmaking for a ridiculously low price on my Nook.  I am really looking forward to reading more of her books,  I read on her blog about how she came up with her idea for The Seawitch (which I got from The Book Depository), loved how she explained her writing process.  I believe she is every bit as good a writer as the ones we so often discuss.  It is wonderful to stumble on an author with a published body of work. 

Date Posted: 11/21/2010 7:53 AM ET
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I haven't read her yet either, but did download her Arthur trilogy (all three for ridiculously low prices!).  I'm looking forward to meeting a new author!

Date Posted: 11/21/2010 8:26 AM ET
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I really liked the Arthur trilogy even though the last fell off a tad compared to the first two. The Arthur books can be found in libraries in the US as well, and i'm guessing they are buying this new book, or put in a purchase request and make them buy it. I bought Harold in '07 when it wasn't so rare here and glad I did. Last time I looked at Bookmooch the waiting list was rather long...

Date Posted: 11/21/2010 10:50 AM ET
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Vicki, I think we lucked out I went back to B&N this morning and all the books they have available of hers are back to $9.99.

Date Posted: 11/21/2010 11:31 AM ET
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Good job then ladies.

Date Posted: 11/21/2010 12:23 PM ET
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I've had Harold the King and A Hollow Crown languishing on my WL for over a year -- I'll probably end up having to buy them but Harold is hard to find at a reasonable price ($30 from Amazon for a new paperback [!] -- $20 elsewhere for used hardbacks). Looks like the Kindle price for each of her Arthurian trilogies is still $2.99 -- so for those who have Kindles, go for it!! (Aahh -- maybe one day, I'll get one of those newfangled machines.)

ETA: Congrats, Mimi!!



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Date Posted: 11/21/2010 12:37 PM ET
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Congrats, Mimi! That was a great score!

I absolutely loved both "A Hollow Crown" and "Harold, the King", but I haven't read her other books yet. Of the two books, Harold was my favorite.

I have books 2 and 3 of her Arthur trilogy, just need to find book 1 and I can start reading. I have "Sea Witch" here too, I think.

Date Posted: 11/21/2010 12:58 PM ET
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Deb, there's an older HB version of Harold flitting around the used sellers and if you don't mind that you should find a cheaper price than the trade paperback with the chain mail cover. Awesome book.

Scratch that, I just googled around a bit. The older copies have gotten extremely rare as well. I did try for an ILL from the library before I purchased mine and was told there wasn't a library in the US that had a copy. That was three years ago though, and according to Worldcat there are three libraries that now have them so that might be an option. Or wait for the Sourcebooks edition to come out next year.



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Date Posted: 11/21/2010 11:05 PM ET
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Undoubtedly, most of you Hollick fans already know this, but I didn't -- until I checked on Hollick's blog today. (By the way, there is a photo of Hollick with "a lovely lady from Colorado," whom I assume is our Daphne.)  The Harold the King being released by Sourcebooks in March has been retitled I Am The Chosen King (ISBN 978-1402240669) and The Forever Queen (just released -- and won by Mimi) is the US title for A Hollow Crown. It's so annoying when the same book has different titles!! But I am happy that these books will be much more readily available.



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Date Posted: 11/21/2010 11:34 PM ET
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I'm getting more excited now, thank you. I've never read her books before.

Congratulations to Daphne on making an appearance on her blog :)

Date Posted: 11/22/2010 7:03 AM ET
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Deb, thanks for the info on the different titles.  This is how I end up with so many books!  Sourcebooks is the pub. company bringing Chadwick to the U.S., and when they do, they release on Kindle as well, so I'm happy to see Sourcebook is putting out Hollick too!

Letty...her Arthur trilogy is 2.99 for Kindle as of this morning still. (I paid 2.39, so it has gone up a bit!)  Her others are 9.99, and I talked my mom into giving me an Amazon gift card for Christmas (Wheee!!!)  so I have some titles waiting in the wings.

Date Posted: 11/22/2010 8:36 AM ET
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BTW, spotted at the local thriftstore yesterday. Older HB of Shadow of the Crown that appears in pristine condition, including the DJ. $2.09 plus sales tax. It already has a home if it's still there when I return today.

Date Posted: 11/23/2010 7:12 PM ET
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Just spotted another giveaway at Historical Tapestry,

http://historicaltapestry.blogspot.com/2010/11/helen-hollicks-books-of-lifetime.html