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Subject: September Available Books
Date Posted: 9/1/2007 10:20 AM ET
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Hi all. Just stopped by for a quick look and found this:

The Last Plantagenets by Thomas Costain. http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/85394-The+Last+Plantagenets

I am on and offline right now -- dad in hospital. Hope to be back in the steady loop soon. :-)

Date Posted: 9/1/2007 3:39 PM ET
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I have a copy of Queenmaker: A Novel of King David's Queen by India Edghill on my shelf .

Hi Marci, hope your Dad's doing okay.

Date Posted: 9/1/2007 3:47 PM ET
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I have the following HF books on my shelf.

My Enemy The Queen :: Victoria Holt


Red Sorghum: A Novel of China :: Mo Yan

Reminder, I am looking for the following Plaidy books. If anyone has them or will be finishing them soon please let me know!

3. The Heart of the Lion

4. The Prince of Darkness

8. The Follies of the King

10. Passage to Pontefract

14. The Sun in Splendor

French Revolution Series: Road to Compiegne, Louis the Well Beloved, Flaunting Extravagant Queen

Light on Lucrezia, The Italian Woman, Queen Jezebel



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Date Posted: 9/1/2007 11:12 PM ET
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The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette: http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780312361501-The+Hidden+Diary+of+Marie+Antoinette+A+Novel

Date Posted: 9/2/2007 10:21 PM ET
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darn i thought i had the last of the plantagents on my wish list... ACK missed it..well its on my list now...

 

I am a plantagent addict

Date Posted: 9/4/2007 8:32 AM ET
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There is a biography on Eleanor of Aquitaine by Marion Meade available.  I have it but haven't read it yet.

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/86097-Eleanor+of+Acquitaine

Date Posted: 9/4/2007 8:59 AM ET
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Saw a copy of The Murder in the Tower by Plaidy this a.m.

Date Posted: 9/4/2007 4:25 PM ET
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I posted a book this afternoon that I just finished - A Royal Ambition by Iris Gower.  It was published in the 70's and is a sweet little romantic story about Katherine of Valois and Owen Tudor.  It is not a "bodice-ripper", but it is a large print book.

Date Posted: 9/5/2007 9:51 AM ET
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There is a copy of Sharon Kay Penman's The Reckoning available.  This is the third book in her Welsh trilogy and is very good.

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780345378880-The+Reckoning

Date Posted: 9/5/2007 5:38 PM ET
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A copy of Plaidy's Madame Serpent is available.

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9784250302411-Madame+Serpent

Date Posted: 9/5/2007 6:57 PM ET
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I've read Marian Meade's Eleanor book, it's very good - it balances Alison Wier's well.

Marci, I hope your dad is doing  better.

Date Posted: 9/6/2007 9:22 PM ET
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This is from the September Unpostables thread in the Book Bazaar:

http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/view_topic.php?t=71837

From:

pondfrogs (Jeanette S.)

I have the following unpostables available. 1 free with book ordered from my shelf...

...............**the constant princess by philippa gregory *

Someone better grab that up fast!

Date Posted: 9/7/2007 8:27 AM ET
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This morning I've posted the following:

  • Victoria in the Wings - Jean Plaidy
  • My Enemy The Queen - Victoria Holt (aka Jean Plaidy)

More coming as soon as I finish reading.  I've got 1001 books on my TBR pile, so I'm working my way through them!!

Date Posted: 9/7/2007 11:52 AM ET
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Memoirs of HadrianMemoirs of Hadrian
Author: Marguerite Yourcenar

Date Posted: 9/7/2007 10:28 PM ET
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Here is a Carolly Erickson just found posted:  http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/browse_advanced.php?a_type=e&a=Carolly+Erickson



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Date Posted: 9/8/2007 1:01 AM ET
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TO DANCE WITH KINGS
Author:
Rosalind Laker

ISBN-13: 9780553282849
ISBN-10: 0553282840

Here is a blurb:

Her storytelling skills displayed with panache in this captivating historical novel, British author Laker ( The Silver Touch ) should gain an appreciative audience here. Set during the reigns of Louis XIV and Louis XVI, the sweeping saga takes place mainly in the Chateau of Versailles and the surrounding town from which the magnificent edifice took its name. The narrative is enriched with intriguing period details, and beautifully paced with fast-moving events, drama and romance. Spanning four generations, the protagonists are the women of one family, named, in turn, Marguerite, Jasmin, Violette and Rose, all of whose destinies are entwined with those of their monarchs as well as the dashing men who bring them love and heartache. Involving her heroines in the art of fan-making, Laker interpolates fascinating information about the fashions of the time and the codes of social etiquette. The sybaritic luxuries of the French Court are set against the brutalities of the Huguenot persecution and the barbaric excesses of the Revolution. If the ending is a bit pat, with a destined love affair coming full circle, readers enraptured by Laker's romantic imagination will not care. Literary

Date Posted: 9/8/2007 10:08 PM ET
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I saw this in the Book Bazaar under books with a differenet ISBN - thought some of you might want it - was available a few mintues ago.

The Uncrowned Queen by Posie Graeme-Evans

Date Posted: 9/8/2007 10:15 PM ET
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Thanks Cozette I just ordered it.I need that one.I have the two book before it:)

 

Date Posted: 9/9/2007 10:39 AM ET
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Welcome Anne - I just knew someone here would want that one!   Happy Reading to you!

Date Posted: 9/9/2007 1:14 PM ET
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I am just about to finish The Kitchen Boy. I know there was discussion about this last month (and it is excellent) so if it's on your WL, please PM me and I'll send to first responder.

PS: Thanks for receommending this. It was really a can't put down-er

Date Posted: 9/9/2007 5:42 PM ET
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I haven't read this, but it sounds interesting.

The Burgermeister's Daughter: Scandal in A 16th Century German town - http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780060977214-The+Burgermeisters+Daughter+Scandal+in+a+SixteenthCentury+German+Town

Date Posted: 9/11/2007 2:42 PM ET
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The Conqueror by Georgette Heyer is available (it's about William the Conqueror).  I have it, but haven't read it yet.

 

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780099490920-Conqueror+The

Date Posted: 9/12/2007 2:06 PM ET
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I will be finishing this book soon.

The Dragon And The Rose
Author: Roberta Gellis

Book Description:

THE DRAGON: Henry Tudor, young, brave and fearless, seized the crown of England in the name of justice and the House of Lancaster. THE ROSE: Beautiful, passionate and clever, Elizabeth of York was born of royal blood and saw the throne of Endlgand as her rightful prize. Their union could end the strife and bloodshed that had tomrented Endland for decades. The red and the white rose would be grafted into one stock. Peace would reign in the land once more. But could Henry forget his hate and distrust of all that Elizabeth stood for? Could he allow himself to love the beautiful girl who might be his deadliest enemy? Could the Dragon and the Rose bring happiness to each other as well as to their country?


If anyone is interested let me know and I will either post it to your WL or you can send me your address and buddy a credit.

 

Date Posted: 9/12/2007 2:10 PM ET
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Wow, Jennifer. That sounds really good. I'm a few pages from the end of "The Princes of Ireland".

Date Posted: 9/12/2007 2:17 PM ET
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Yeah, I got it in a secret buddy WL swap a few weeks ago. College just started back so I don't have nearly as much time to read as I did over the summer. I have been working on this one for almost 2 weeks. 

 

I forgot to mention, I posted this book earlier today, for anyone who likes ancient Greek HF:

Goat Song :: Frank Yerby
ISBN-13: 87618 -

In this stunning new story of a young hero cursed and blessed by the matchless beauty that was the Hellenic idea, Frank Yerby recreates ancient Greece in all her splendor. He takes us back to the time of the Peloponnesian War- a period of dynamic energy, of burgeoning culture and festering decadence, of excess in cruelty and sexuality. Here are the battlefield and the slave market, the temple and the brothel, the discourse of Sokrates and the Dyonysian revel of Alkibiades, the brutalizing code of Sparta and the brilliant sophistication of Athens.

When the Athenians took the island of Sphacteria, there was one among the Spartans, a youth named Ariston, who would not surrender, who thrust out his sword and made a desperate, suicidal charge. But Ariston was fated to live- he was saved a blow from Orchomenus, the Spartan soldier who loved and hated him too much to let him die. He came to Athens a slave, a prostitute whose favors were sold by Polyxenus, the bathhouse keeper. In time, although not a citizen, he was to become one of the most powerful men in his adopted city, the friend and patron of Sokrates and Euripides, the embodiment of all that was finest in Athenian spirit. But always Ariston lived in the shadow of a black day in Sparta when, because of him, a beautiful young girl was hideously slaughtered- again and again suffering and death came close to those he loved.

Once again Frank Yerby proves himself not only a master storyteller but a writer who captures the very essence of a past era, in all its turbulence and pageantry.

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