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Subject: November - Available Books
Date Posted: 11/2/2007 10:47 AM ET
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I'll start off this month's "available books" thread with a link to Philippa Gregory's newest, which doesn't come out until next September, but is now listed in the system for those who want to get on the wish list. http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9781416549123-The+Other+Queen

From Gregory's Web site: "The Other Queen" is about Mary Queen of Scots during her long imprisonment in England. She lived with Bess of Hardwick and her husband the Earl of Shrewsbury. Philippa tells Mary's story from a new perspective and reveals much about the England of Elizabeth. 

I thought she was going to write next about the Wars of the Roses. Perhaps that's still forthcoming.

I want to see someone write a really good novel about Margaret of Anjou. A woman trying to hold onto the throne for herself, her weak husband and her son - it would make a great story.

Date Posted: 11/2/2007 4:21 PM ET
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A couple books about the War of the Roses is in the works from PG.  I hate the title of her upcoming Mary QofS book!!

Date Posted: 11/2/2007 7:35 PM ET
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I have on my shelf The King's Bishop by Candace Robb.



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Date Posted: 11/3/2007 3:18 AM ET
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I've still got damaged copies of Will by Grace Tiffany (about Shakespeare) and the Red Tent.  Order something off my shelf and you can have one of these books.  Will's front cover is separating but the rest of the book is fine.  The Red Tent has some liquid spots on a few pages near the beginning.  Binding is in good shape.

Date Posted: 11/3/2007 12:33 PM ET
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There is a copy of Antonia Frasier's The Wives of Henry VIII available.  It is non-fiction, but supposed to be excellent.

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780679730019-The+Wives+of+Henry+VIII+Vintage

Date Posted: 11/3/2007 1:31 PM ET
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Date Posted: 11/3/2007 2:29 PM ET
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I have three older mass-market paperbacks I have not yet posted to my shelf.  All are in very good shape.

PM me if you want one and you can buddy me a credit for it.

Queen of this Realm by Jean Plaidy (Elizabeth I). This book has an ISBN, but when I entered it in the system, it pulled up the cover photo from the new trade PB release. I don't want someone to think they are getting the newer version. This book is a Fawcett Crest MMP from 1984

The Heirs of the Kingdom by Zoe Oldenbourg.  TAKEN

The Green Branch by Edith Pargeter.  TAKEN



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Date Posted: 11/3/2007 4:32 PM ET
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Felicia - It doesn't matter if the cover art doesn't match, does it?  I wouldn't let that stop you from posting it into the system if no one here takes you up on it.

Date Posted: 11/3/2007 6:05 PM ET
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Daphne:

Technically it doesn't matter, but in this case the cover image is matched to the wrong ISBN. I checked. I will PM the people in charge of images to let them know.

Date Posted: 11/4/2007 10:39 PM ET
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An edition of Imperium by Robert Harris is available: http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780099406310-Imperium

The Many Lives and Secret Sorrows of Josephine B. (first in the Josephine trilogy): http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780684856063-The+Many+Lives+Secret+Sorrows+of+Josephine+B

 



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Date Posted: 11/5/2007 8:55 AM ET
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Anyone read this? It sounds good.

A Journey to the End of the Millennium - A Novel of the Middle Ages Author: A. B. Yehoshua Rating: item_rating("9780156011167","6","0","1"); Book Type: Paperback

This is available - The Oasis: Lords of the Two Lands: Volume 2 Author: Pauline Gedge Rating: item_rating("9781569472385","7","0","1"); Book Type: Paperback



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Date Posted: 11/5/2007 9:32 AM ET
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Currently available on my bookshelf:

The Magician's Wife - Brian Moore

The year is 1856. Henri Lambert, the most famous magician in all of Europe, is dispatched to war-town ALgeria by Emperor Napoleon III. With his shy, provincial wife Emmeline in tow, he must use all of the modern artifice at his disposal to demonstrate to the natives that a Christian Frenchman can perform even more astonishing miracles than their own holy men can. Power, politics, failed love and illusion combine in this mesmerizing new novel from a master storyteller.

Maiden Voyage - Cynthia Bass

In 1912 the Titanic was the largest, fastest, and most lavish man-made object on earth--the elegant and invincible consummation of the Industrial Age. An international flurry of wonder and gaiety launched its ill-fated voyage from London to New York. For one boy, however, it would be a voyage of crisis and discovery. Torn between the worlds of his estranged parents--the activism of his suffragist mother and the social frenzy of his bohemian father--Sumner aspires to both, longing desperately for manhood, poetry and heroism. On his own for the Titanic's fateful crossing, the boy finds himself drawn to two very different passengers: the fiery young feminist Ivy Earnshaw and handsome, sophisticated Pierce Andrews, aviator and cynic. In the harrowing last moments of the giant, doomed ship, the three young people find themselves joined in a devastating and intimate dance with death no reader will forget.

The Red Tent - Anita Diamant

Figure most eveyrone knows this book, but what the heck...

Her name is Dinah. In the Bible, her life is only hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the more familiar chapters of the Book of Genesis that are about her father, Jacob, and his dozen sons. Told in Dinah's voice, this novel reveals the traditions and turmoils of ancient womanhood?the world of the red tent. It begins with the story of her mothers?Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah?the four wives of Jacob. They love Dinah and give her gifts that sustain her through a hard-working youth, a calling to midwifery, and a new home in a foreign land. Dinah's story reaches out from a remarkable period of early history and creates an intimate connection with the past. Deeply affecting, The Red Tent combines rich storytelling with a valuable achievement in modern fiction: a new view of biblical women's society.

And if you like historical mysteries, I have the following:

  • The Twisted Root - Anne Perry
  • Widow's Peak - Gillian Linscott
  • Burning Bridges - Troy Soos

 

Date Posted: 11/5/2007 10:26 AM ET
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There is a copy of Abundance by Sena Naslund available!!! Link

Date Posted: 11/7/2007 9:51 AM ET
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There is a copy of Plaidy's The Queen's Secret available:

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780449220085-The+Queens+Secret+Queens+of+England+Bk+7

Date Posted: 11/7/2007 2:27 PM ET
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Duchess: A Novel of Sarah Churchill is available.

Date Posted: 11/7/2007 2:35 PM ET
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A copy of Avalon by Anya Seton is available.

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/99199-Avalon

Date Posted: 11/7/2007 5:48 PM ET
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Sharon Kay Penman's The Reckoning is available (3rd book in the Welsh Trilogy) - very good book.

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780805010145-Reckoning

Date Posted: 11/9/2007 10:41 AM ET
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I just ordered a copy of this book a week or so ago from another swapping site. It sounds really good:

Prince of Foxes by Samuel Shellabarger

 

Synopsis:Set in Renaissance Italy, this classic of American popular fiction is the story of Andrea Orsini, a peasant boy who rises to perform delicate political, military, and romantic missions for Cesare Borgia.

Date Posted: 11/9/2007 12:46 PM ET
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The Twelfth Transforming by Pauline Gedge is available.  It is set in ancient Egypt and is supposed to be really good.  I already have a copy or I'd take it myself!

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/99475-The+Twelfth+Transforming

Date Posted: 11/9/2007 1:40 PM ET
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I just read The Twelfth Transforming! It was pretty good!

Date Posted: 11/9/2007 2:03 PM ET
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Just posted a brand new hardcover copy of Sarah book one of the Canaan Trilogy by Marek Halter.

Date Posted: 11/9/2007 8:18 PM ET
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The Queen's Fool by Philippa Gregory is available. http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780743246071-The+Queens+Fool



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Date Posted: 11/9/2007 11:23 PM ET
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I just read Winds of God by Gilbert Morris.  England 1950's.  It was very interesting and I would love to read his other books. I have it on my shelf now.

 

Date Posted: 11/10/2007 10:26 AM ET
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I have a few Jean Plaidy books that I haven't listed yet. I'd be happy to post these to anyone's wishlist. Just pm me if you want any of these books.

TAKEN - 1. Hammer of the Scots - paperback - Book 4 of The Plantagenet Saga

2. A Health Unto His Majesty - paperback - Book 2 of the Chales II trilogy

3. The King's Secret Matter - hardcover with dustjacket -  Book 3 of the Katharine of Aragon series

I also have one unpostable Plaidy that I will send as a freebie with an order from my shelf:

Light on Lucrezia (Thanks Felicia, it was good!) - paperback (worn, with a small amount of water damage on the bottom corner of the book; but still readable- I just read it! - This book is the last book of the Lucrezia Borgia series.

Just holler if you need any of these Plaidy's. I'll list them Monday if no one needs them.



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Date Posted: 11/10/2007 10:29 AM ET
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If anyone, other than me, is interested in historic sea voyages, I have a HC copy of In the Wake of Madness: The Murderous Voyage of the Whaleship Sharon by Joan Druett listed. Great book, if you enjoy reading about the sea, madness, and murder! LOL

This book has been taken!



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