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Subject: New Diamond Jubilee Historical Fiction swap
Date Posted: 5/17/2012 5:26 PM ET
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Hello Everyone,

I bet you are already for a new Historical Fiction Swap. I am betting there will be lots of Elizabeth Chadwick books in this one

 

My new Diamond Jubilee Historical Fiction Swap is now open for signups.

any type of HF may be used.  Main reveal 10 WL, and/ors 1 WL or more

There is a contest that may participate in as well, for free book or credits. For the contest you must have a book with Elizabeth in the title or author named Elizabeth, or character Elizabeth. Or the title must have King, Queen, Prince, Princess, Duke or Duchess. You do not have to participate in the contest to play in the swap.

 

I was reading a little about the Diamond Jubilee celebration, I can't help but think how much they will cost. Call me frugile.

Hope you can play. If you haven't played before I can help mentor you and there will be other HF forum members there too to help out. Usually these swaps increase my WL.

Alice

Date Posted: 5/18/2012 9:52 AM ET
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I've never done a swap before...difficult?  Fun?  I'll check out the thread....

Date Posted: 5/18/2012 10:20 AM ET
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Alice's swaps are well run and her HF swaps seem to bring out PBS members who are HF fans but we don't see many of them on this forum. I'll join this one - looking forward to it. The people in the swaps are always willing to help out those who've never done one before so, Jan, and others, check it out!

Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Date Posted: 5/18/2012 10:26 AM ET
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HI Jan welcome. They are quite easy to play in once we get going. There are quite a vetern players so it should lots of folks if you have questions. Great way to find out about lots of HF books.

 

Alice

Date Posted: 5/18/2012 1:01 PM ET
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"I was reading a little about the Diamond Jubilee celebration, I can't help but think how much they will cost. Call me frugile."

I don't know about all of the costs associated with the Diamond Jubilee, but the big celebration - the flotilla on the River Thames - is being funded by private donatons.  Though I'm pretty sure that the taxpayers will be picking up the bill for security, as they did for William and Kate's wedding.

Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Date Posted: 5/18/2012 1:13 PM ET
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Clarinda,

 

good to know that tax payers aren't paying for all of it.

Alice

Date Posted: 5/18/2012 3:59 PM ET
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Most of the British people are unaware of the bargain they are getting with their Queen.  I don't recall the exact amount but she only costs them about one dollar per person per year.  Most people scrounge up more than that from coins that fall betweeh their couch cushions.  And she pays the operating and upkeep expenses of her residences herself from her Civil List money (basically the salary she's paid for being Queen), and she pays for her own wardrobe.  The Crown Jewels belong to the nation, not to her personally, and most of her personal jewelry consists of pieces she inherited from ancestors, not bought herself.

Sorry of this has turned into a royalist rant but it irritates me to hear people (not you guys here-other people) compain about "how much the British taxpayers pay" and that the Queen "does nothing".  She works very hard at her job and here she is at age 86 still working hard when most other people her age have been alowed to retire.

Date Posted: 5/18/2012 4:05 PM ET
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Will have to sit this swap out -- which is unfortunate since I have a couple of good books -- but I'm out of the country for some of June and don't want to run the risk that the swap won't finish in time. But I'll do my usual lurking and kibbitzing....

Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Date Posted: 5/18/2012 9:41 PM ET
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I will close signups Saturday night. So still time if you are interested.

Alice

Date Posted: 5/19/2012 9:28 AM ET
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I signed up and set a credit...think it'll be fun!