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Subject: Elizabeth Chadwick's Reference Library
Date Posted: 10/30/2009 9:01 AM ET
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Wow!!  I could spend all day just reading her list.

http://elizabethchadwickreference.blogspot.com/



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Date Posted: 10/30/2009 11:08 AM ET
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Isn't it amazing!  I love authors websites!  (well done websites I mean)

Date Posted: 10/30/2009 1:43 PM ET
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I love following EC's main blog Living the History. Wish she had to time write more frequent posts, but then that might take her away from writing books :)

Date Posted: 10/30/2009 2:18 PM ET
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And we wouldn't want that (it's already too long between books the way it is!).

Date Posted: 10/30/2009 5:35 PM ET
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No we want to keep her busy writing that's for sure. First October I can remember without a new EC book.

Date Posted: 10/30/2009 8:00 PM ET
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She's a gem. I love the way she share's her knowledge. I've bought more than one book from her lists.

Date Posted: 10/31/2009 11:50 AM ET
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This is so cool that I found this thread!  Perfectly timed actually.  I saw one of her books last night at B&N and I was going to come here and ask for recommendations on her books - if folks liked her.  Guess I found my answer!

Date Posted: 10/31/2009 2:39 PM ET
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When it comes to medieval novels Chadwick and Penman are tops with me, although they are very different. Penman's strengths are in taking very complicated periods and putting them into a novel that entertains and makes you understand at the same time. EC's strengths IMHO is the effortless way she sucks you into another century with the clothes, food, smells, customs, etc. Her older books have more of a romance "feel" to them but I love a good romance.

Date Posted: 10/31/2009 3:13 PM ET
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I've never read an Elizabeth Chadwick - what is a good one to start with?

Date Posted: 10/31/2009 4:51 PM ET
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Mimi,  The Greatest Knight!   Is a good place to start. IMO

Date Posted: 10/31/2009 6:36 PM ET
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The Greatest Knight is an excellent recommendation. But my personal favorite is Lords of the White Castle. I really don't think you can go wrong, though.