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Subject: HF Unpostable Freebies
Date Posted: 4/7/2008 5:42 PM ET
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How about a thread for freebies in Historical Fiction? (just note whether it's a no strings attached freebie or  free with an order)

I have a copy of Eleanor the Queen by Norah Lofts. Old Fawcett Crest paperback, printed 1970. Totally readable, just old and discolored and probably past it's legitimate postableness.

Free to the first PM

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"A woman beyond compare ..."
sang the troubadours about Eleanor of Aquitaine. A woman of fierce pride and unquenchable spirit, she outwitted the cruelty of kings to dominate a turbulent age and leave a legacy of grace for centuries to come. Duchess of Aquitaine, Queen of France and England, mother of Richard the Lionhearted - Eleanor was truly one of the most fascinating women ever to tread the stage of history.
 


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Date Posted: 4/7/2008 6:35 PM ET
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This is a great idea!

My HF unpostables are in my signature. All are readable - just a bit more worn than I'd like them to be for posting. No loose pages.

Date Posted: 4/7/2008 6:39 PM ET
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I have unpostable copies of Scarlett by Alexandra Ripley (the sequel to Gone With the Wind) and an unpostable copy of Taliesin by Stephen R. Lawhead if anyone would like them :)

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Date Posted: 4/8/2008 10:28 PM ET
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I have unpostables of the following free with any order from my shelf:

Angelique - Sergeanne Golon

Nicholas and Alexandra - Robert K. Massie

The Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett

They are all older books.  Angelique I bought from Abebooks.com (I think) and it is just an older book with yellow pages.  The other two I received here but the covers are creased and both have been well read.  PM me and post here.  Thanks.



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Date Posted: 4/8/2008 11:51 PM ET
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Oooooh! Someone had better grab that copy of Angelique fast! Too bad I already have two copies! Did you read it Debbie? And if so, what did you think of it?

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Date Posted: 4/9/2008 6:47 AM ET
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No unfortunately Jennifer I haven't read it.  Mt. Everest on my bookshelf is about ready to explode and I went through some of the books and thought I would let others enjoy it because I knew I wasn't going to get to it anytime soon. 

Date Posted: 4/9/2008 8:10 PM ET
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I have Lady Jane by A.C.H. Smith ISBN 0030061687.  I got it here on PBS and it's missing 6 random pages.  Otherwise it's in great shape.  I didn't notice until I started reading it, but I read it anyway.  (The member who sent it to me was kind enough to return my credit)  If anyone wants it it's free with an order.

Date Posted: 4/10/2008 6:51 AM ET
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Anyone intersted in Brock/Bodie Thoene's Vienna Prelude?  I found it an enoyable read, despite the subject matter (Nazis, annexation of Austria).  This book is definitely unpostable, but if someone wants it, let me know.  Otherwise, I might just toss it in the recycle bin.

 

Date Posted: 4/12/2008 11:15 AM ET
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I have an unpostable copy of Mary, Queen of Scots by Marjorie Bowen, no ISBN. The spine is broken at the section where the photo's are and they are loose from the rest of the book. It's still readable though.

PM with your address if you want it.

Date Posted: 4/12/2008 11:20 AM ET
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Marci, are you going to continue reading the rest of the series? I think Vienna Prelude is the first book, right?

Date Posted: 4/12/2008 2:06 PM ET
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Yes, I think I will continue.  I loved the Galway Chronicles so started on this series.  I enjoy the history through fiction bit and it's not too preachy unlike some Christian lit I've read in the past.  Unless the books start preaching to me, I plan to read them all as I get them.  I have the second (Prague Counterpoint) on my kitchen counter right now

Date Posted: 4/17/2008 5:53 PM ET
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Just found some more unpostables....all have been added to my sig!

Date Posted: 4/18/2008 5:54 PM ET
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Michelle, I ordered a book from you and requested the Jean Plaidy unpostable.

Hugs! Juli

Date Posted: 5/11/2008 8:17 PM ET
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Spring cleaning and have found lots more unpostables, see my profile.

Gah!  That's what I get for not checking over books I get right away, I can't believe the amount of unpostables I've had sent to me!

Date Posted: 5/18/2008 8:40 PM ET
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I still have a copy of Eleanor the Queen by Norah Lofts. Old Fawcett Crest paperback, printed 1970. Totally readable, just old and discolored and probably past it's legitimate postableness.

Free to anyone who'd like it. Just PM me.

Date Posted: 5/19/2008 5:56 AM ET
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Marci, Did you read it? Like it? I have a copy, but I haven't dug into it yet.

Date Posted: 5/19/2008 8:48 AM ET
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No Genie, not yet. I have another copy of it that is on my TBR. Someone gave me this one thinking I'd like to read it (and I do....). As I already have a copy I thought someone else might like it. Fully readable, just old and a bit past its sell by date....

Date Posted: 5/20/2008 2:42 PM ET
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I already have a copy, but I enjoyed it.

Date Posted: 6/9/2008 6:34 AM ET
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I have a copy of Arundel by Kenneth Roberts that I'd be happy to mail to anyone who'd like it. It's a HC with no dustjacket and it appears to have a very small amount of water damage at the top of the book. The pages aren't damaged, but the outside edges of the pages are green and you can see where some of the green is gone where liquid got on the book. Does that make sense?! Anyway, just let me know if you want it.

 



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Date Posted: 6/9/2008 7:46 AM ET
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Valli, What did you think of it? I have to go back and re-read a couple of his books. It's been, gosh, nearly 30 years...

Genie

Date Posted: 7/21/2008 7:43 AM ET
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I have a copy of Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings by Amy Kelly. The pages are coming loose from the spine, but are all still there. This is an older non fiction book. Free to the first person to PM me.

Date Posted: 7/21/2008 1:53 PM ET
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Genie, I haven't read it yet. I accidentally ended up with two copies. I am eager to try one of his books though.

Date Posted: 8/2/2008 4:34 PM ET
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I have an unpostable copy of Victoria Victorious by Jean Plaidy.  Its an ex-library copy.  It looks like when the book 1st came out someone glued the inside flaps of the dust jacket to the inside cover of the book.  Well over time the glue wore off and now there is just yellow stain/marks where the glue used to hold.  I'm not going to chance posting this one so its free to the 1st person to PM me.

 

Date Posted: 8/2/2008 9:26 PM ET
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My offer is order 1 off my book shelf and get an unpostable free.  I've got the Singular Hostage by Thalassi Ali and Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Nordhoff (see conditions in my profile)