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Topic: The Best of the Best...And, Pass It On...

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Subject: The Best of the Best...And, Pass It On...
Date Posted: 3/24/2011 10:15 AM ET
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This is a little game where everyone contributes their favorite books. I will start the list with a book, then the next person to post will add a number 2 and their favorite title.

Like this:

1. Katharine by Anya Seton

2. Title

3. 3rd poster's favorite title.

In each post, you should copy and paste the list and then add your title to the bottom. We do this until we have a 50 title list. At the end, we will have the Top 50 books in this particular topic. You can post more than once.

The topic for this top 50 is: England!

After the first 50 is done, someone else can start it over eith a new topic. Well, they can if this works out well and we still want to play. ;-)

I admit to shamefully stealing this idea from somewhere else, but I can't remember where!



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Topic:

England

1. When God and His Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penman

Date Posted: 3/24/2011 10:41 AM ET
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Topic:

England

1. When God and His Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penman

2. Murder Most Royal by Jean Plaidy

Date Posted: 3/24/2011 10:53 AM ET
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Topic:

England

1. When God and His Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penman

2. Murder Most Royal by Jean Plaidy 

3. The Scarlet Lion by Elizabeth Chadwick

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England

1. When God and His Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penman

2. Murder Most Royal by Jean Plaidy

3. The Scarlet Lion by Elizabeth Chadwick

4. Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman



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England

1. When God and His Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penman

2. Murder Most Royal by Jean Plaidy

3. The Scarlet Lion by Elizabeth Chadwick

4. Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman

5.  Within the Fetterlock Brian Wainwright



 



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England

1. When God and His Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penman

2. Murder Most Royal by Jean Plaidy

3. The Scarlet Lion by Elizabeth Chadwick

4. Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman

5.  Within the Fetterlock Brian Wainwright

6. The Autobiography of Henry VIII by Margaret George

Date Posted: 3/24/2011 1:01 PM ET
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England

1. When God and His Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penman (did you mean When Christ and his Saints Slept?)

2. Murder Most Royal by Jean Plaidy

3. The Scarlet Lion by Elizabeth Chadwick

4. The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman

5.  Within the Fetterlock Brian Wainwright

6. The Autobiography of Henry VIII by Margaret George

7. His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik



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England

1.  When Christ and his Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penman

2. Murder Most Royal by Jean Plaidy

3. The Scarlet Lion by Elizabeth Chadwick

4. The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman

5.  Within the Fetterlock Brian Wainwright

6. The Autobiography of Henry VIII by Margaret George

7. His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik

8. Katherine by Anya Seton



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Date Posted: 3/24/2011 4:17 PM ET
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England

1.  When Christ and his Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penman

2. Murder Most Royal by Jean Plaidy

3. The Scarlet Lion by Elizabeth Chadwick

4. The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman

5.  Within the Fetterlock Brian Wainwright

6. The Autobiography of Henry VIII by Margaret George

7. His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik

8. Katherine by Anya Seton

9. Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs, Bk 1)  by Jacqueline Winspear
 



 

Date Posted: 3/24/2011 4:42 PM ET
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England

1.  When Christ and his Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penman

2. Murder Most Royal by Jean Plaidy

3. The Scarlet Lion by Elizabeth Chadwick

4. The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman

5.  Within the Fetterlock Brian Wainwright

6. The Autobiography of Henry VIII by Margaret George

7. His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik

8. Katherine by Anya Seton

9. Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs, Bk 1)  by Jacqueline Winspear

10.  India Black by Carol K. Carr
  

Date Posted: 3/24/2011 6:15 PM ET
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England

1.  When Christ and his Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penman

2. Murder Most Royal by Jean Plaidy

3. The Scarlet Lion by Elizabeth Chadwick

4. The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman

5.  Within the Fetterlock Brian Wainwright

6. The Autobiography of Henry VIII by Margaret George

7. His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik

8. Katherine by Anya Seton

9. Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs, Bk 1)  by Jacqueline Winspear

10.  India Black by Carol K. Carr

11.  Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
 

Date Posted: 3/24/2011 6:39 PM ET
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England

1.  When Christ and his Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penman

2. Murder Most Royal by Jean Plaidy

3. The Scarlet Lion by Elizabeth Chadwick

4. The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman

5.  Within the Fetterlock Brian Wainwright

6. The Autobiography of Henry VIII by Margaret George

7. His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik

8. Katherine by Anya Seton

9. Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs, Bk 1)  by Jacqueline Winspear

10.  India Black by Carol K. Carr

11.  Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

12. Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin

Date Posted: 3/24/2011 8:22 PM ET
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 Something strange happened when I just tried to copy, paste and add to the list.  I just edited the post to delete all the stuff that got copied and pasted instead!  I wanted to add The Cazelet Chronicles by Elizabeth Jane Howard for number 13, but afraid my technology skills are not up to it!  I am really enjoying the list though!
 
 
 


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England

1.  When Christ and his Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penman

2. Murder Most Royal by Jean Plaidy

3. The Scarlet Lion by Elizabeth Chadwick

4. The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman

5.  Within the Fetterlock Brian Wainwright

6. The Autobiography of Henry VIII by Margaret George

7. His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik

8. Katherine by Anya Seton

9. Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs, Bk 1)  by Jacqueline Winspear

10.  India Black by Carol K. Carr

11.  Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

12. Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin

13. The Cazelet Chronicles by Elizabeth Jane Howard

14.  The Traitor's Wife by Susan Higgenbotham

15.  Sarum by Edward Rutherfurd

Date Posted: 3/24/2011 10:18 PM ET
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England

1.  When Christ and his Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penman

2. Murder Most Royal by Jean Plaidy

3. The Scarlet Lion by Elizabeth Chadwick

4. The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman

5.  Within the Fetterlock Brian Wainwright

6. The Autobiography of Henry VIII by Margaret George

7. His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik

8. Katherine by Anya Seton

9. Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs, Bk 1)  by Jacqueline Winspear

10.  India Black by Carol K. Carr

11.  Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

12. Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin

13. The Cazelet Chronicles by Elizabeth Jane Howard

14.  The Traitor's Wife by Susan Higgenbotham

15.  Sarum by Edward Rutherfurd 

16. Shadows and Strongholds by Elizabeth Chadwick

Date Posted: 3/25/2011 5:08 AM ET
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England

1.  When Christ and his Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penman

2. Murder Most Royal by Jean Plaidy

3. The Scarlet Lion by Elizabeth Chadwick

4. The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman

5.  Within the Fetterlock Brian Wainwright

6. The Autobiography of Henry VIII by Margaret George

7. His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik

8. Katherine by Anya Seton

9. Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs, Bk 1)  by Jacqueline Winspear

10.  India Black by Carol K. Carr

11.  Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

12. Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin

13. The Cazelet Chronicles by Elizabeth Jane Howard

14.  The Traitor's Wife by Susan Higgenbotham

15.  Sarum by Edward Rutherfurd 

16. Shadows and Strongholds by Elizabeth Chadwick

17.  Roselynde by Roberta Gellis

Date Posted: 3/25/2011 9:21 AM ET
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England

1.  When Christ and his Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penman

2. Murder Most Royal by Jean Plaidy

3. The Scarlet Lion by Elizabeth Chadwick

4. The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman

5.  Within the Fetterlock Brian Wainwright

6. The Autobiography of Henry VIII by Margaret George

7. His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik

8. Katherine by Anya Seton

9. Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs, Bk 1)  by Jacqueline Winspear

10.  India Black by Carol K. Carr

11.  Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

12. Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin

13. The Cazelet Chronicles by Elizabeth Jane Howard

14.  The Traitor's Wife by Susan Higgenbotham

15.  Sarum by Edward Rutherfurd 

16. Shadows and Strongholds by Elizabeth Chadwick

17.  Roselynde by Roberta Gellis

18. The Other Bolyen Girl by Philippa Gregory 



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Dang!  Cathy took my book!   That's okay....hoping that Wales counts as England:

1.  When Christ and his Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penman

2. Murder Most Royal by Jean Plaidy

3. The Scarlet Lion by Elizabeth Chadwick

4. The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman

5.  Within the Fetterlock Brian Wainwright

6. The Autobiography of Henry VIII by Margaret George

7. His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik

8. Katherine by Anya Seton

9. Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs, Bk 1)  by Jacqueline Winspear

10.  India Black by Carol K. Carr

11.  Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

12. Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin

13. The Cazelet Chronicles by Elizabeth Jane Howard

14.  The Traitor's Wife by Susan Higgenbotham

15.  Sarum by Edward Rutherfurd 

16. Shadows and Strongholds by Elizabeth Chadwick

17.  Roselynde by Roberta Gellis

18. The Other Bolyen Girl by Philippa Gregory 

19.  Hood by Stephen Lawhead



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Date Posted: 3/25/2011 11:57 AM ET
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England 

1.  When Christ and his Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penman

2. Murder Most Royal by Jean Plaidy

3. The Scarlet Lion by Elizabeth Chadwick

4. The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman

5.  Within the Fetterlock Brian Wainwright

6. The Autobiography of Henry VIII by Margaret George

7. His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik

8. Katherine by Anya Seton

9. Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs, Bk 1)  by Jacqueline Winspear

10.  India Black by Carol K. Carr

11.  Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

12. Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin

13. The Cazelet Chronicles by Elizabeth Jane Howard

14.  The Traitor's Wife by Susan Higgenbotham

15.  Sarum by Edward Rutherfurd 

16. Shadows and Strongholds by Elizabeth Chadwick

17.  Roselynde by Roberta Gellis

18. The Other Bolyen Girl by Philippa Gregory 

19.  Hood by Stephen Lawhead

20. The Queen's Man: A Medieval Mystery by Sharon Kay Penman



 



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1.  When Christ and his Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penman

2. Murder Most Royal by Jean Plaidy

3. The Scarlet Lion by Elizabeth Chadwick

4. The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman

5.  Within the Fetterlock Brian Wainwright

6. The Autobiography of Henry VIII by Margaret George

7. His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik

8. Katherine by Anya Seton

9. Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs, Bk 1)  by Jacqueline Winspear

10.  India Black by Carol K. Carr

11.  Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

12. Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin

13. The Cazelet Chronicles by Elizabeth Jane Howard

14.  The Traitor's Wife by Susan Higgenbotham

15.  Sarum by Edward Rutherfurd 

16. Shadows and Strongholds by Elizabeth Chadwick

17.  Roselynde by Roberta Gellis

18. The Other Bolyen Girl by Philippa Gregory 

19.  Hood by Stephen Lawhead

20. The Queen's Man: A Medieval Mystery by Sharon Kay Penman

21. The Merlin Trilogy by Mary Stewart

 

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1.  When Christ and his Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penman

2. Murder Most Royal by Jean Plaidy

3. The Scarlet Lion by Elizabeth Chadwick

4. The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman

5.  Within the Fetterlock Brian Wainwright

6. The Autobiography of Henry VIII by Margaret George

7. His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik

8. Katherine by Anya Seton

9. Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs, Bk 1)  by Jacqueline Winspear

10.  India Black by Carol K. Carr

11.  Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

12. Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin

13. The Cazelet Chronicles by Elizabeth Jane Howard

14.  The Traitor's Wife by Susan Higgenbotham

15.  Sarum by Edward Rutherfurd 

16. Shadows and Strongholds by Elizabeth Chadwick

17.  Roselynde by Roberta Gellis

18. The Other Bolyen Girl by Philippa Gregory 

19.  Hood by Stephen Lawhead

20. The Queen's Man: A Medieval Mystery by Sharon Kay Penman

21. The Merlin Trilogy by Mary Stewart 

22. The heaven Tree Trilogy Edith Pargeter

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1.  When Christ and his Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penman

2. Murder Most Royal by Jean Plaidy

3. The Scarlet Lion by Elizabeth Chadwick

4. The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman

5.  Within the Fetterlock Brian Wainwright

6. The Autobiography of Henry VIII by Margaret George

7. His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik

8. Katherine by Anya Seton

9. Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs, Bk 1)  by Jacqueline Winspear

10.  India Black by Carol K. Carr

11.  Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

12. Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin

13. The Cazelet Chronicles by Elizabeth Jane Howard

14.  The Traitor's Wife by Susan Higgenbotham

15.  Sarum by Edward Rutherfurd 

16. Shadows and Strongholds by Elizabeth Chadwick

17.  Roselynde by Roberta Gellis

18. The Other Bolyen Girl by Philippa Gregory 

19.  Hood by Stephen Lawhead

20. The Queen's Man: A Medieval Mystery by Sharon Kay Penman

21. The Merlin Trilogy by Mary Stewart 

22. The heaven Tree Trilogy Edith Pargete

23.  The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory

 



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1.  When Christ and his Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penman

2. Murder Most Royal by Jean Plaidy

3. The Scarlet Lion by Elizabeth Chadwick

4. The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman

5.  Within the Fetterlock Brian Wainwright

6. The Autobiography of Henry VIII by Margaret George

7. His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik

8. Katherine by Anya Seton

9. Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs, Bk 1)  by Jacqueline Winspear

10.  India Black by Carol K. Carr

11.  Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

12. Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin

13. The Cazelet Chronicles by Elizabeth Jane Howard

14.  The Traitor's Wife by Susan Higgenbotham

15.  Sarum by Edward Rutherfurd 

16. Shadows and Strongholds by Elizabeth Chadwick

17.  Roselynde by Roberta Gellis

18. The Other Bolyen Girl by Philippa Gregory 

19.  Hood by Stephen Lawhead

20. The Queen's Man: A Medieval Mystery by Sharon Kay Penman

21. The Merlin Trilogy by Mary Stewart 

22. The heaven Tree Trilogy Edith Pargeter

23.  A Venetian Affair by Andrea Di Robilant, the one that drew me to HF

24. Desperate Remedy: Henry Gresham and the Gunpowder Plot by Martin Stephen


 

 



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