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Subject: January - Available Books
Date Posted: 1/2/2008 3:55 PM ET
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I decided to start off a NEW year with some OLD historical fiction.

Desiree
Author: Annemarie Selinko
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Book Type: Hardcover
Publication Date: 1953

Desiree was an early love of Napoleon.

Date Posted: 1/2/2008 4:37 PM ET
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Available on my shelf right now:

Ahab's wife by Sena Jeter Naslund

Samurai's Garden by Gail Tsukiyama

I also have two unpostables (1 free with each book ordered)

Will by Grace Tiffany (about Shakespeare)

Red Tent by Anita Diamant

Date Posted: 1/3/2008 10:44 AM ET
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TAKEN

William Wilberforce: A Hero for Humanity by Kevin Belmonte, ISBN 0310274885



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Date Posted: 1/3/2008 12:31 PM ET
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Available-

Eleanor of Acquitaine and the Four Kings
Author: Amy Kelly
Rating:
Book Type: Paperback
Publication Date: 1978

Farewell My Only One
Author: Antoine Audouard
Rating:
Book Type: Paperback
Publication Date: 2004

Two books in the Josephine trilogy -

The Last Great Dance on Earth
Author: Sandra Gulland
Rating:
Book Type: Paperback
Publication Date: 2000

The Many Lives Secret Sorrows of Josephine B.
Author: Sandra Gulland
Rating:
Book Type: Paperback
Publication Date: 1999



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Date Posted: 1/5/2008 2:21 PM ET
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Versailles
Author: Kathryn Davis
Rating:
Book Type: Hardcover
Publication Date: 2003

New Worlds, Lost Worlds: The Rule of the Tudors, 1485-1603 (Penguin History of Britain)
Author: Susan Brigden
Rating:
Book Type: Paperback
Publication Date: 2002



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Date Posted: 1/6/2008 12:02 PM ET
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There is a copy of Pauline Gedge's Child of the Morning available. It is about Queen Hatshepsut. It was one of my  three favorite reads of 2007. LINK

Date Posted: 1/6/2008 12:15 PM ET
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Child of the Morning is a great book! Somebody grab it!

Date Posted: 1/6/2008 1:04 PM ET
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I have Child of the Morning here to read.I will have to move it up on my TBR list.

Date Posted: 1/6/2008 11:11 PM ET
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Eleanor of Acquitaine and the Four Kings  is on my WL. GAH! Why wasn't it offered to me as a similar book in the system? <pout>

Date Posted: 1/7/2008 12:30 AM ET
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Here are a whole bunch of goodies:

Firedrake's Eye and Unicorn's Blood by Patricia Finney

The Queen Of Subtleties by Suzannah Dunn

The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn by Robin Maxwell

Life Mask by Emma Donoghue

Holy Fools by Joanne Harris

I Should Be Extremely Happy in Your Company: A Novel of Lewis and Clark by Brian Hall

Date Posted: 1/7/2008 8:26 AM ET
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Eleanor of Acquitaine and the Four Kings  is on my WL. GAH! Why wasn't it offered to me as a similar book in the system? <pout>

Ooh, I'll have to check WL's from now on. That was mine. I think the system didn't offer it because I had to enter it manually. My copy didn't have an ISBN. :(

Date Posted: 1/7/2008 8:36 AM ET
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Don't feel bad Genie. I even looked at Marci's wishlist the other day and forgot this book was on there when I posted about it. Grrr....

Sorry Marci! Maybe I can possibly make it up to you... in some way....one day...soon!

Date Posted: 1/7/2008 11:54 AM ET
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I'll hold ya to that Valli (with pins if necessary!) lol!

Because it's not like I don't have enough to read at the moment...

Date Posted: 1/9/2008 1:16 PM ET
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There is a copy of The Twelfth Transforming by Pauline Gedge available. This book is about the Pharaoh Akhenaten who tried to convert Egypt to monotheism. Good book! LINK

Date Posted: 1/10/2008 4:09 PM ET
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The paperback version of King Hereafter by Dorothy Dunnett is on the WL of 2 members. I'm posting the hardcover (which is not on anyone's WL) now.

Genie

Date Posted: 1/10/2008 4:13 PM ET
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I also have a hardcover edition of The Autobiography of Henry VIII by Margaret George. The paperback has 23 members wishing for it.

Date Posted: 1/10/2008 4:23 PM ET
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OOOOOOH! I snagged your Autobiography of Henry VIII because I'd love to have a hardcover copy. Thanks for the heads up.

Autobiography was the book that launched my current obsession with historical fiction about 10 years ago.

Date Posted: 1/10/2008 4:48 PM ET
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Good! I'm always so happy to send to someone I know will enjoy the book.

You do work fast. :) I don't think it was on the shelf more than 10 seconds.

Date Posted: 1/10/2008 9:10 PM ET
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Hooray! Thanks Genie! I have been wanting King Hereafter FOREVER! I finally have a copy on the way!!

Date Posted: 1/11/2008 2:04 AM ET
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There is a paperback copy of The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory available!! LINK

Date Posted: 1/11/2008 6:43 AM ET
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I am done with Jean Plaidy's Revolt of the Eaglets (paperback Plantagenet #2) and The Heart of thet Lion (hardback Plantagenet #3).

I wanted to ask if someone here needed either or both before I post to my bookshelf.

Hugs! Juli

Date Posted: 1/11/2008 9:31 AM ET
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Manda Scott's Dreaming the Eagle is available. 

 

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780385336703-Dreaming+the+Eagle+Scott+Manda+Boudica+Trilogy

Date Posted: 1/11/2008 2:17 PM ET
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Cool! While I missed the Boelyn Inheirtance, now I'm one of one on the paperback. Which is the binding I prefer to read anyway.



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Date Posted: 1/11/2008 10:52 PM ET
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Hooray I found a copy of Eleanor and the four kings at a garage sale today!!! It's kind of beaten up but still readable. I'll note it in the forums when I finish it (it's a couple down on my TBR) in case anyone is wishing at that time. I was #3 so anyone behind me has now moved up a notch as I've taken it off my WL.

Date Posted: 1/12/2008 9:52 AM ET
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I got a copy of The Innocent by Posie Graeme-Evans. I haven't read it, and my bookshelf needs weeding - still! It's a used copy in great condition. It's on the WL of 12 members.

Does anyone here want me to post it to their WL?

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