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Subject: August - Available Books
Date Posted: 8/1/2007 8:22 AM ET
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I can't believe it's August already!!  Thought I would start a new thread for a new month.

 

 Mary, Called Magdalene by Margaret George is available.

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780142002797-Mary+Called+Magdalene

Date Posted: 8/1/2007 7:15 PM ET
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A Case of Curiosities :: Allen Kurzweil
ISBN-13: 9780156012898 - ISBN-10: 0156012898
Posted: 8/1/2007 6:20 PM ET

Date Posted: 8/1/2007 8:59 PM ET
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Crown in Candlelight by Rosemary Hawley Jarman (about Henry V and Katherine of Valois) http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/79122-Crown+in+Candlelight



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Date Posted: 8/1/2007 9:34 PM ET
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On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon , CD  book (taken)

Queen of the Summer Stars by Persia Wooley

The Sinner's Tale by Will Davenport

The Stars Dispose by Michaela Roessner

all in good condition, nonsmoking environment



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Date Posted: 8/3/2007 1:44 AM ET
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My first August read was the final Harry Potter book, but now I'm back to my favorite time period -- Medieval. Now reading the 4th book in Priscilla Royal's Eleanor of Wynthorpe series: Justice for the Damned.

Lots of good books on my Bookshelf, just waiting for you. Come visit!

I have the following unpostable books available -- no water damage, mostly worn or chipped covers. One free with each order from my Bookshelf. PM me with your choice.

Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

Frank Herbert, The Godmakers

John Grisham, A Time to Kill

William J. Caunitz, Exceptional Clearance

Edward S. Aarons, Assignment Nuclear Nude

Patricia Rice, Denim & Lace

Richard North Patterson, Degree of Guilt

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Date Posted: 8/3/2007 8:09 AM ET
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The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn
Author: Robin Maxwell
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Book Type: Hardcover

Date Posted: 8/3/2007 1:22 PM ET
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My Enemy the Queen by Victoria Holt (about Elizabeth I) is available.  I have it but haven't read it yet. 

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780449239797-My+Enemy+The+Queen

Date Posted: 8/3/2007 9:24 PM ET
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This book is available:

 

The Barefoot Girl: A Novel of St. Margaret, Patroness of the Abused
Author: Catherine Monroe 

ISBN: 0451217713

San Severino, Italy, 1340.

Fifteen-year-old Margharita is toiling in her family's meager field when a handsome gentleman rides in with a proposal of marriage. After only a few words with her father,Master Domenico Vasari tears Margharita away from the family she cherishes and the farm boy she loves-and hauls her off to a foreign, violent life, full of strangers and strange customs.

At the Vasari castle, she is given powders, perfumes, and gowns of silk. But for these fineries Margharita pays a dear price. Vasari beats her, viciously and without warning, even when she becomes pregnant. So Margharita begins to pray, fervently and furtively, to the Blessed Mother and Saint Mary Magdalene. For her safety, for her unborn child, and for the starving masses surrounding the castle walls. Only then does the Virgin Mother reveal Margharita's fate to her-and why she will forever be known as the Barefooted One.

 



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Date Posted: 8/4/2007 7:47 AM ET
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I'm going to try "The Barefoot Girl." I just ordered it.

Date Posted: 8/4/2007 3:45 PM ET
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  Dissolution
Author: C. J. Sansom
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Book Type: Paperback
Publication Date: 2004

I have a copy of The Barefoot Girl. It does sound good, need to move it up in my TBR pile.

Date Posted: 8/4/2007 3:56 PM ET
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Valli: Thanks Dissolution sounded good .I ordered it.

Date Posted: 8/5/2007 5:16 AM ET
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From the August Unpostable Deals Thread: (not from me)

I have "The Constant Princess" by Philippa Gregory - ISBN 10:0743272498 with water damage beginning aroung page 250.  The book is still readable - just wrinkled and a little stiff.  Available free with an order off my shelf.  PM me letting me know which book you ordered and that you want it.

Date Posted: 8/4/2007 11:38 PM ET  jantalk (Jan T.)


Someone grab that up fast!

Date Posted: 8/5/2007 5:25 AM ET
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If anyone can read french there is a French copy of Mika Waltari's "The Egyptian" available. I just finished reading an English version of this book and it is one of the best HF books I have ever read!!

ISBN:  2070372979

Book Description
First published in the United States in 1949 and widely condemned as obscene, The Egyptian outsold every other novel published that year, and remains a classic; readers worldwide have testified to its life-changing power. It is a full-bodied re-creation of a largely forgotten era in the world’s history: the Egypt of the 14th century B.C.E., when pharaohs and gods contended with the near-collapse of history’s greatest empire. This epic tale encompasses the whole of the then-known world, from Babylon to Crete, from Thebes to Jerusalem, while centering around one unforgettable figure: Sinuhe, a man of mysterious origins who rises from the depths of degradation to become personal physician to Pharaoh Akhnaton.

Date Posted: 8/5/2007 12:33 PM ET
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It's not really fiction, I have an amusing history book called A Treasury of Great American Scandals by Michael Farquhar, isbn 0142001929 (WL by 22 ppl!) offered as part of my deals here:

http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/view_topic.php?t=63793

Following on the heels of his national bestseller A Treasury of Royal Scandals, Michael Farquhar turns his attention to matters a little closer to home with A Treasury of Great American Scandals. From the unhappy family relationships of prominent Americans to the feuds, smear campaigns, duels, and infamous sex scandals that have punctuated our history, we see our founding fathers and other American heroes in the course of their all-too-human events. Ineffectual presidents, lazy generals, traitors; treacherous fathers, nagging mothers, ungrateful children, embarrassing siblings; and stories about insanity, death, and disturbing postmortems are all here, as are disagreeable marriages, vile habits, and, of course, sex: good sex, bad sex, and good-bad sex too. We can take comfort in the fact that we are no worse and no better than our forebears. But we do have better media coverage. Bonus educational material:

* A brief history of the United States, including scandals!
* The American Hall of Shame!
* A complete listing of presidential administrations!
Date Posted: 8/5/2007 12:41 PM ET
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I just posted The Concubine by Norah Lofts (a novel about Anne Boleyn). It's an older edition, but it's in pretty good shape with tightly bound pages.

 



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Taken, thanks!

Date Posted: 8/6/2007 8:29 AM ET
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There is another copy of The Other Boleyn Girl available. 

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780743227445-The+Other+Boleyn+Girl

Date Posted: 8/6/2007 4:58 PM ET
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"The Constant Princess" has been claimed. Thanks Jan T! Will be nice to finally have a copy of this on my shelf.
Date Posted: 8/8/2007 9:26 AM ET
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I have this book available on my shelf. -

The Rival Queens :: Fidelis Morgan
Posted: 8/8/2007 9:02 AM ET

Date Posted: 8/8/2007 11:06 AM ET
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Thanks Valli - I claimed The Rival Queens. :)

Date Posted: 8/8/2007 9:55 PM ET
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I loved the Rival Queens!  Fidelis Morgan's books are alot of fun.

Date Posted: 8/10/2007 9:31 AM ET
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The Captive Queen of Scots
Author: Jean Plaidy
Rating:
Book Type: Paperback

Date Posted: 8/11/2007 12:28 PM ET
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Cruel as the Grave by Sharon Kay Penman.

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780805056082-Cruel+As+the+Grave+A+Medieval+Mystery

 

Date Posted: 8/11/2007 1:02 PM ET
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A hardcover of The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova.

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780316011778-The+Historian

Date Posted: 8/11/2007 3:36 PM ET
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Not sure how this missed the wish list line, but there is a copy of The Boleyn Inheritance (no joke!!) available:

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780007190331-The+Boleyn+Inheritance

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