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Date Posted: 7/1/2007 11:06 AM ET
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Since I'm the early bird today, I'll kick this off. This thread is for books, historical fiction or non-fiction, that are available for request.

The Innocent : A Novel
Author: Posie Graeme-Evans
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Book Type: Paperback
Publication Date: 2005

The Favoured Child
Author: Gregory
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Book Type: Paperback
Publication Date: 1990



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I saw a copy of The Illuminator by Brenda Rickman VanTrease, I,Elizabeth by Rosalind Miles, The Innocent by Posie graeme-Evans, Ireland by Frank Delaney (highly recommend this one!!),  and The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn by Robin Maxwell.

Date Posted: 7/1/2007 12:49 PM ET
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There is a copy of Katherine by Anya Seton available.  The ISBN is 72832

Date Posted: 7/1/2007 1:22 PM ET
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A Health Unto His Majesty
Author: Jean Plaidy
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Book Type: Paperback

Date Posted: 7/2/2007 9:53 PM ET
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I have a couple of books available that I have not posted yet.  If anyone has them on their wishlist and would like to have the wish fairy visit, please PM me.

The Courts of Love by Jean Plaidy

The Queen's Confession by Victoria Holt

 

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I have these historical fiction titles:

Girl in Hyacinth Blue :: Susan Vreeland
Posted: 5/7/2007 8:49 PM ET

Her Own Place (Fawcett Columbine) :: Dori Sanders
Posted: 5/29/2007 3:14 PM ET

The Wind Done Gone: A Novel :: Alice Randall
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History/Biography:

BEFORE HIS TIME : THE UNTOLD STORY OF HARRY T. MOORE, AMERICA'S FIRST CIVIL RIGHTS MARTYR :: Ben Green
Posted: 5/6/2007 10:39 PM ET



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Daughter of Troy: A Magnificent Saga of Courage, Betrayal, Devotion, and Destiny
Author: Sarah B. Franklin
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Book Type: Paperback

The Harmony Silk Factory
Author: Tash Aw
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Book Type: Paperback

Tales Of Passion Tales Of Woe
Author: Sandra Gulland
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Book Type: Paperback



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Available: Coutesan by Diane Haeger

The story of Diane de Poitiers and Henri de Valois

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780671740658-COURTESAN

Date Posted: 7/3/2007 9:59 AM ET
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I've just posted these hf books:

 

Mr Lincoln's Wars---Adam Braver

 

Valley of the Kings--Cecelia Holland

 

The Angel and the Sword--Cecelia Holland

 

A Likeness--Sonia Overall

 

ETA   I've also just posted Ireland Awakening by Edward Rutherfurd.  It's the Australian version of The Rebels of Ireland.



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I just posted:

Memoirs of Hadrian
Author: Marguerite Yourcenar

ISBN-10: 0374503486

TAKEN-- Wow that was fast!



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Historical fiction on my bookshelf:

The Age of Miracles by Catherine MacCoun - Set in medieval England, this tale of romance and intrigue centres on Sister Ingrid, the infirmarian at Greyleigh Convent, who is famous for her miraculous powers of healing. When disgrace forces her to flee the convent, she finds her remedial power labelled as witchcraft.

All Things Are Lights by Robert Shea - Lured by the glory of the Crusades, legendary troubadour Roland battles the evil Amalric, the Inquisition, and infidel armies for the love of two women--Diana, a hunted Cathar heretic, and Nicolette, wed to Amalric.

A Bridge to the Sky by Margaret Ball - Exiled from his Suffolk birthplace by his superstitious neighbors, Stephen of Dunwich finds shelter with the cold-hearted Brother Daniel, under whose tutelage he gains his training as an architect, in the story of the rise of a young medieval architect.

High Are the Mountains (The Tarn Trilogy 1) by Hannah Closs - Opening novel of Hannah Closs's acclaimed trilogy set in the golden years of the Love court in 13th century southern France. Romance, battle; historical fiction of unassailable merit.

Deep Are the Valleys (The Tarn Trilogy 2)  by Hannah Closs - Great historical novel set in 13th century France. Ravaged by northern invaders, its fabled court of love fallen to the forces of hate, its citizenry suffering, its leaders dead or being hunted down. One young warrior, the Wolf of Foix, vows revenge!

The Silent Tarn (The Tarn Trilogy 3) by Hannah Closs - Wonderfully written historical novel about battle in 13th-century southern France. Book 3 in the 3 book series; the climatic novel of Hannah Closs's acclaimed trilogy.

The Dice in Flight by  Martyn Whittock - Set in England in the period between 1377-1381, this is the story of two families bound together by love, business considerations and treachery. The Starres are wealthy silk merchants and the Mentmores are cloth merchants with aspirations to gentility and connections at Court.

Duchess of Milan by Michael Ennis - As the warring states of Italy fracture and realign, two young women--Isabella of Aragon and Beatrice d'Este--seek to control their destinies in a world shaped by the actions of men.

The Eagle's Daughter by Judith Tarr - Here in lush detail is the powerful story of the tenth-century Byzantine princess Theophano, who was sent to be the wife and Empress of Otto II, son of Otto the Great, the Holy Roman Emperor.

The Invention of Truth by Marta Morazzoni - An intertwining of two narratives follows three hundred of the most talented women in a kingdom in Northern France as they bring to life their queen's vision of what will become the famous Bayeux tapestry.

The Quality of Mercy by Faye Kellerman - Rebecca Lopez, the beautiful, fiery daughter of Roderigo Lopez, Queen Elizabeth's own physician, keeps many secrets. Not only are she and her family conversos, or secret Jews who must practice their religion in secret, but Rebecca craves adventure and walks about London in male dress. One day she actually crosses swords with a fledgling dramatist named Will Shakespeare. And the two embark on an adventure of passion and danger that shakes the very foundations of the Court--and nearly alters the course of history.

A Vision of Light by Judith Merkle Riley - A Vision... of 14th century England - a time of crude country villages, brawling towns, and splendid cities teeming with untold riched and strange wonders. A Vision... of demons and angels, simpletons, holy flagellants, and fools... of traveling players, corrupt priests, and merchant princes, of brave knights and pale ladies languishing for love. A Vision... of one beautiful, unforgettable woman--Margaret of Ashbury. Twice bound in marriage, fated to be beaten, betrayed, taught rare arts of love and healing, and tried as a witch, she traversed a world overflowing with bitter sorrow and bawdy laughter to find a haven of love, safety and triumphant joy at last in... A Vision of Light.



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I requested The Duchess of Milan. It has great reviews at Amazon so I had to give it a try. Thanks Jessica!

Date Posted: 7/4/2007 8:50 AM ET
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Marci: Happy July 4

Available: Coutesan by Diane Haeger

The story of Diane de Poitiers and Henri de Valois .Thanks I had this book on my wishlist in a different verison.I ordered this one.



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There is a copy of The Dragon and the Rose by Roberta Gellis available.  It is about Henry VII and Elizabeth of York.  I have it  but haven't read it yet.

Date Posted: 7/4/2007 1:37 PM ET
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http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/73455-A+Coffin+for+King+Charles

A Coffin for King Charles is available

Also, this looks pretty interesting:

Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century
http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780345349576-Distant+Mirror+The+Calamitous+14th+Century

You're welcome Anne -- glad you got it! Happy 4th to everyone!



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Hubby decided he wanted The Whitechapel Conspiracy.  If anyone is interested in that one let me know and I'll post it to your WL when he's through. - MG

Date Posted: 7/4/2007 5:32 PM ET
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Royal Panoply: Brief Lives of the English Monarchs by Carolly Erickson. This popped up on my reminder list, and I ordered it, but there's another copy available in the system!  OK, who got this? ;)

Jessica, I could not resist your shelf. I ordered:

  • The Age of Miracles
  • All Things Are Lights
  • A Bridge to the Sky
  • The Invention of Truth
  • The Quality of Mercy

I will let the rest of you know what I think of these and repost them when I finish them.



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Date Posted: 7/4/2007 6:21 PM ET
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Marci, Let us know what he thinks of The Whitechapel Conspiracy, pretty please! I've looked at that series many times, but haven't ordered one. I feel like I have too many books to begin a new series right now. If anyone else wants it, there is still a paperback copy available.

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I will Valli. I will probably read it too and then leave my comments, and of course let you guys know when it's gonna become available before I post it straight into the system.

Date Posted: 7/4/2007 10:11 PM ET
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Valli -

I love Anne Perry's Thomas & Charlotte Pitt series (of which The Whitechapel Conspiracy is a part).  I think the first in the series The Cater Street Hangman is FABULOUS!   There's something like 20 books in that series now - and I still enjoy them, but the earlier books are better.  I adore Charlotte and Thomas and their friends.  It is best to read them in order b/c relationships develop amongst the recurring characters.

I have only read the first couple in her Monk series - but I'll get around to the rest of them in due time.

Date Posted: 7/4/2007 10:16 PM ET
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Well it could have been me.Okay I was the one who ordered it.I forgot to come here and let everyone know:)

Date Posted: 7/5/2007 10:24 AM ET
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Well, I'm sold Marci and Marci! I just requested the first book. So, there are two different series, right? Charlotte and Thomas, and Monk?

Date Posted: 7/5/2007 11:33 AM ET
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Actually, she has three series, two set in Victorian England (but at different times in the period - I believe the Pitt books are set around the 1880s and Monk is around 1850s, but I could have that reversed) and one during WWI.  I haven't read any of her WWI series - yet.  I have heard mixed reviews on them.  She's also got some fantasy novel(s) as well.

Her website - www.anneperry.net (make sure you type .net not .com; the .com redirects to a rather disturbingly graphic website) has a listing of all the books and the order they should be read in.  The Pitt books have a couple "side stories" featuring Aunt Vespasia which are fun reads.

If you like The Cater Street Hangman, A&E did a movie/miniseries some years back.  Reminds me I must check to see if it's available on Netflix.  :)

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