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Subject: Elizabeth Chadwick
Date Posted: 7/1/2009 4:17 PM ET
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I just read that she has named the new book due out in spring 2010 "To Defy a King"  WOO HOO!  It's a follow up to "A Time Of Singing" and the Marshall books. Her website is "Living the History"

Date Posted: 7/2/2009 4:07 PM ET
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This is great news!! I still haven't gotten "A Time of Singing" though. I need to get busy! I've been putting off buying it because I'm first in line on the wishlist here and I hate buying books when I'm 1st in line for them. That's silly; the book may never be posted, lol.

Thanks for posting! I'm going to keep an eye out for it.

Date Posted: 7/3/2009 7:06 PM ET
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I finally order A Time of Singing from the Book Depository.  I was pretty high up on the list and since her books are so rarely posted, I decided I was out of patience!

Date Posted: 7/4/2009 11:53 AM ET
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I have several of her books on my wl too and I don't know if I've ever moved up in the line!  Daphne do you like Book Depository?  I've looked at them often over the past year or so but have never ordered anything.  And in the last couple months I've noticed their prices have gone up some.

Date Posted: 7/4/2009 2:04 PM ET
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Michelle, I've ordered from BD several times. I've never had any trouble and the books arrive pretty quickly for free shipping from afar.

Date Posted: 7/4/2009 10:19 PM ET
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Michelle, I think I've ever only gotten 1 Elizabeth Chadwick book from my wish list (after 2 years) so I think I'm going to start buying one a month or something.  As for the Book Depository, I order from them often - I just ordered Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran.  I've only ever not gotten one book (which they promptly refunded).  Their prices are all over the place and sometimes go up and sometimes go down.  I asked them about it once on a book and they said that they often get the same book from different suppliers whose prices are different.  The shipping is pretty quick.

Date Posted: 7/5/2009 8:50 AM ET
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 Oh Daphne!  how could you,**grin**  Just what I needed another place to buy imports. ;-)  I hadn't heard of this place and free shipping  too!  

Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Date Posted: 11/25/2009 9:02 AM ET
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I would like to add Elizabeth Chadwick to my wish list (although it may take a few years before they show up). My wish list is almost always full so as an opening comes I would like to add a couple of her books. What is you favorite Elizabeth Chadwick book. I looked at her website and they all lookded good. Thanks for your help.

Alice

Date Posted: 11/25/2009 9:44 AM ET
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Alice all are good, every single one....  I am not kidding but, for me my favorite are in order

A Time of Singing

A Place Beyond Courage

The Love Knot

Shields of Pride

The Greatest Knight

Scarlet Lion

Lord's of White Castle

Shadows and Strongholds

The Champion

Winter Mantle

Falcons of Montabard

The Conquest

Leopard Unleashed

Wild Hunt

Marsh Kings Daughters

Daughters of the Grail....  This one also has a U.K. title

 

ETA..  One I forgot.



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Date Posted: 11/25/2009 9:47 AM ET
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I have The Greatest Knight on my WL. Heard that's a good one.

Date Posted: 11/25/2009 9:55 AM ET
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I am a huge fan and own all her books, although I was lucky and purchased most of them before the US prices went out of control. Very few authors can such me into another century like she does.

BTW, if your library participates in the ILL (interlibrary loan program) you might give it a shot. I know there are libraries that have her older books (mine does).

As for where to start, you might chose one with a subject and/or period that you are more interested in. I think Shadows and Strongholds is my favorite, but I just loved Brunin and Hawise. Here's a list I did on Amazon of her books and should give you a brief run-down on subject matter, http://www.amazon.com/Medieval-Fiction-Elizabeth-Chadwick/lm/R2D12D4KXSU4XX/ref=cm_lm_byauthor_title_full

IS IT MAY YET?



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Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Date Posted: 11/25/2009 2:16 PM ET
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So I got myself an early Xmas present. I ordered 4 of them from Book Depository.  I got

A Place Beyond Courage, Love Knot, Shields of Pride and Greatest Knight. 

When I finish I will offer them up in this forum first.

Alice

I love to me from me presents!

Date Posted: 11/25/2009 2:19 PM ET
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Alice,  You won't be sorry, and I for one will like to hear what you think.

Date Posted: 11/25/2009 3:12 PM ET
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I've had good luck getting some of her books used from alibris.  It's similar to Amazon.  I've ordered from them and never had a problem.

Jerelyn - book depository is wonderful.  Their prices do fluctuate.  I got The White Queen for less than $10 and now I see it's more.

Date Posted: 11/25/2009 5:24 PM ET
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Oh, geez!  Do I really have to go here?  Another author for me to fall in love with?  You people, seriously, you're driving me to the poor house (or to divorce court if my collection of books doesn't keep multiplying much to my DH's chagrin)! 

Sigh.  Tell me about EC. Why is she so great?  Why are her books so hard to come by?  Do I understand that she's not published in the US?  If she's such a wonderful author, why is that?  Inquiring minds . . .

ETA - Just found out my library has the following Chadwicks - The Conquest, The Falcons of Montabard, Lords of the White Castle, The Love Knot, The Marsh King's Daughter, Shadows and Strongholds, and The Winter Mantle.  I checked out your list on Amazon, Cathe (thank you very much), and they all look good!  Anyone have any idea where I should start?  Actually, Daughter of the Grail sounds like the one I'd really like, but unfortunately it's not available at the library.  Recommendations on which I should request first from the library? What's the best introduction to EC?  Right now I'm kind of leaning toward The Conquest.



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Date Posted: 11/25/2009 6:37 PM ET
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Shelley,

She is a wonderful story teller you care about the characters, she takes you there!    You can smell the air  feel the cold, taste the food.  When I finish reading I feel like I have come out of a very vivid dream one you can't shake, and you can't wait to get back to.    Her research is impeccable,  she is part of a reenactment society I think that is why her writing is so vivid.   She is just being published in the U.S.  I believe "The Greatest Knight is her first novel release in the U.S.   Though I think her publishers tried to release some of her earlier works sometime ago. 

I think she is in love with William Marshall and so her works on his life are amazing. Check out her web site browse it, and I think it gives you a good sense of her commitment to her writing.

Date Posted: 11/25/2009 7:26 PM ET
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LOL - Shelley, I was thinking the same thing!  I ended up putting The Greatest Knight on my WL.  I figure I've got plenty to keep me occupied until it comes up!!

Date Posted: 11/25/2009 7:48 PM ET
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Well, Jerelyn pretty much said it all for me. Chadwick has a wonderful knack for bringing the entire medieval period to life down to the smallest details and very effortlessly. Her older books are based on fictional characters and to some readers that have a bit of a "romance" feel to them, but I love a good romance. She will spoil you forever for medieval romances though - the historical details are so good you'll cringe at your heroine's free flowing hair :p

The Conquest is very good and is really two stories in one, first mother then daughter. Falcons was my first and always takes a special place - Sabin is such a hottie ;)

Yep, she's a little bit (or is that a lot?) in love with William Marshal as well as his father in A Place Beyond Courage. I'm really looking forward to To Defy a King in May as the daughter of William Marshal and the son of the Bigods from The Time of Singing are married. I think (but I'm not sure) the story revolves around a hostage situation with the Marshal family and King John.

Why no US publisher? She used to have one and I'm not sure what happened but a couple of years ago that dried up and the new ones have only been published in the UK. They are available in Canada if you go there - I've seen her books on the shelves at Chapters. Sourcebooks brought out The Greatest Knight just this last fall and there are more planned. I'm not willing to wait though, I must have them as soon as they're out.

IS IT MAY YET?

Date Posted: 11/25/2009 10:37 PM ET
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Cathy,  Is it May release I thought it was March!!!  I must be thinking of Susan Higganbothams book. 

Date Posted: 11/26/2009 10:13 AM ET
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Jerelyn, yep it's not until May. I have never ever had to wait this long for a new EC. It's torture I tell you, torture. I believe Susan's is out in March.

Date Posted: 11/27/2009 10:49 AM ET
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Swearing  MAY!!!  ARRGHHH!  Okay I had my 2 year old moment of the day! Thanks Cathy.

Date Posted: 11/30/2009 9:40 PM ET
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Well I just preordered To Defy A King from Amazon U.K. 

Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Date Posted: 12/1/2009 3:43 PM ET
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My first Elizabether Chadwick book came in the mail today. A Place Beyond Courage. I thought it a bit odd that all 4 did not arrive together. I ordered them from Book Depository. Well hopefully they show up tomorrow. So do I finish the mystery I am reading or start A Place Beyond Course...

Alice

Date Posted: 12/2/2009 3:57 PM ET
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Alice - I have noticed that about the Book Depository - they always seem to ship each book separately!  Seems like it would cost them more that way, but maybe they have books in different warehouses or something.

Here is a link to my blog post with the cover of Chadwick's upcoming book (To Defy A King).  It's quite different.

http://shelfandstuff.blogspot.com/2009/11/cover-slut-new-elizabeth-chadwick.html

I'm also having a giveaway of The Queen's Dollmaker by Christine Trent (set in the court of Marie Antoinette).  I accept annonymous comments (if you don't have a blogger, google or similar account) but just please make sure you include your email address.

http://shelfandstuff.blogspot.com/2009/12/giveaway-queens-dollmaker-by-christine.html

Date Posted: 12/2/2009 5:14 PM ET
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I've ordered from book depoistory numerous times and the books always come separately.  Alibris is another place that I've found Chadwick's books for a reasonable price.  Of course, they're used, but they were $6 - $7 including shipping.

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