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Beaufort’s last login was Wednesday, November 17, 2010.
The History Non-Fiction Group is voting for the Oct-Dec Quarterly Group read. We've had several interesting books nominated. Please take a look and vote if you'd like to join in.
Hi Beaufort - I'm now the Admin for the History Non-Fiction group. I just wanted to let you know we're seeking nominations for the quarterly read. Please feel free to nominate something...the quarter doesn't begin until July so there's a bit of time to decide. Just wanted to let you know in case you were interested in joining in.
Sorry for the non-stop notes...since you read The Fourteenth Century, have you read anything by Thomas B. Costain? He wrote about the Plantagenets and the 13th century in a non-fiction series of 4 books: The Magnificent Century, The Three Edwards, The Conquering Family, and The Last Plantagenets. (I don't know the order they were written in offhand.) They're very good books...I really like Costain's writings.
I just added Simon de Montfort after seeing it on your shelf...sigh.
Thanks for the tips on P&P suggestions...I'll have to check these out. I'd love to re-read the Amber series but this web site has put so many books on my TBR shelf that I'll probably never get around to it.
Hi - I really enjoyed the first set of Amber Chronicles....I wasn't able to get into the second set though. Did you read those? If so, did you like them?
I probably got the Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife from your shelf and am looking forward to reading it. As for P&P continuations/parallels (see, I don't know what to call them either), I have read a mystery series by Carrie Bebris that has some merit. The first two books, Pride and Prescience and Sense and Sensibility were a little bizarre in their themes but the third one, North by Northanger, I enjoyed a lot. The first two dealt with the supernatural which I thought was odd. I just read that she has a new one out with the characters from Emma so I'll pick it up. It's just nice to be able to keep reading about characters I loved.
Not P&P follow on, but I also like the mystery series where Jane Austen is the protagonist...written in her style with her voice. They're good.