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'Emma'

'Emma' Report 29 Nov 2018 18:41

Thank you Vera and Ann, look forward to reading her.

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 29 Nov 2018 17:59

Yes I like Elizabeth Chadwick too don’t think I have read those though.

SuffolkVera

SuffolkVera Report 29 Nov 2018 17:47

I have read The Winter Crown and The Autumn Throne but never got to read the first one in the series. I’ve also read a couple of other Elizabeth Chadwick historical novels. I’ve always enjoyed her books.

'Emma'

'Emma' Report 29 Nov 2018 16:25

Looking back to books I have downloaded to
my kindle, wondered if anyone would be interested
in this trilogy of books.

Book 1 The Summer Queen by Elizabeth Chadwick, about Eleanor of Aquitaine

Book 2 The Winter Crown.

Book 3 The Autumn Throne.


Edit......Have not read them yet.

SuffolkVera

SuffolkVera Report 27 Nov 2018 18:42

I had never heard of the Libby App until you mentioned it a while ago. I meant to look into it and forgot all about it so thanks for the reminder.

EDIT: Libby now downloaded

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 27 Nov 2018 18:18

As you’ve got an iPad, download or use the Libby Ap & link with your county library. It’s possible that some of the books on your list can be borrowed in an eformat.

SuffolkVera

SuffolkVera Report 27 Nov 2018 16:42

Thank you DetEcTive. I’ll add that book to my list. If I hear of a book I want to read I note it on my iPad which I take with me to the library. The trouble is the list is getting longer and longer :-D

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 27 Nov 2018 12:17

SuffolkVera.

Our local branch library did the same years ago. They said it was partly to encourage borrowers to try other genre. No idea if they’ve reverted or if it’s still the same.

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 27 Nov 2018 12:14

Is this it?
A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century by Barbara Tuchman

SuffolkVera

SuffolkVera Report 27 Nov 2018 11:39

A Distant Mirror sounds my sort of book. I'll look for it in the library. Who is the author please?

Our library changed its system quite a while ago now. It used to order books by genre e.g. romance, history, fantasy etc. Within each genre authors were in alphabetical order. Now everything is just in alphabetical author order so all the different types of books are mixed up and if you don't know the author you want you can't find anything.

Apparently it was done by popular request and for our "convenience". I've spoken to a lot of people about it and haven't found one yet who likes the system but, hey, it's for our convenience :-S

Magpie

Magpie Report 27 Nov 2018 10:11

I'm reading 'A distant Mirror': The calamitous 14th century! A very long book, but absolutely fascinating!!

David

David Report 27 Nov 2018 06:55

Recently finished In Gods Name by David Yallop about the death of Pope Paul after only 33 days. Linked to financial scandal and impending changes.

David

David Report 27 Nov 2018 06:51

Merchants in the temple by Gianluigi Nuzzi
Concerning the massive financial within the Vatican.

'Emma'

'Emma' Report 25 Nov 2018 15:23

Am finding it difficult to get into The Life of Lord Cardigan
at the moment.
He was an arrogant man who appears to have looked down his nose at his peers.
He was brought up in a household of women and always treated them better.

Attended University's but never sat an exam, apparently this was the norm
then.
He was regarded as a fool and I feel he loved the limelight and notorious character
he received from others.

Will persevere :-)

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 23 Nov 2018 19:40

Jack & Jill by James Patterson.

Someone is killing young children in (African-American) Detective Alex Cross' Washington DC downtown neighborhood.

Across town, a Senator is assassinated. Cross is pulled off the childrens murders to give his expertise. A poem is left at this & subsequent assassinations signed by 'Jack & Jill'. It soon becomes clear that the ultimate target is the President.

The plot switches between the search for Jack & Jill, and the child-murder. Just when you think you've worked out who they are, Patterson throws a spanner in the works.

If you enjoy murder mysteries, ask Father Christmas or add your name to the library waiting list.

'Emma'

'Emma' Report 23 Nov 2018 19:21

At the moment am now reading The Homicidal Earl...
The Life of Lord Cardigan by Saul David


AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 17 Nov 2018 18:44

I find it a book that needs a lot of concentration but very interesting. I have read novels around the content so it enhances those. :-)

Magpie

Magpie Report 17 Nov 2018 17:15

I've read a lot of Alison Weir and find them very good. The Princes in the Tower is well worth reading!

EvieB

EvieB Report 17 Nov 2018 12:55

I read Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee some years ago, it left quite an impression. I've also read some Alison Weir but again it was a while ago. It's so interesting to see what people are reading. Such a variety of things.

SuffolkVera

SuffolkVera Report 17 Nov 2018 12:44

Welcome to the thread Evie. I am sure you will find some recommendations on here that will suit your taste.

I've heard of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee but have never read it. I'll look out for it now.

Ann, I like Alison Weir's work but, as you say, they are not always an easy read as they can be quite densely packed with facts and sources. I haven't read her book about the princes in the tower so another one for me to look out for.