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In Which I Give Away Books That Have Nothing to Do With Medieval England

Up for a book giveaway? Of course you are! The folks at Back Bay Books, an imprint of the Hachette Book Group, have sent me two novels to give away here: The Crimson Portrait by Jody Shields and The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani. The Crimson Portrait is set in 1915 England, The Blood …

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Academic Articles I Can’t Wait to Read

I was going to do something special for my 300th post today, but I was distracted from that greater purpose when I read abstracts of these articles, to be published in the Summer 2008 issue of The English Historical Research Journal. It’s truly exciting how discoveries like these come in clumps sometimes, isn’t it? Here …

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New Poll, And a Useful Site for Us Yanks

Finally, there’s a new poll in the sidebar. Keep scrolling down, you’ll find it! In getting ready for my reading (look in the trusty sidebar), I ran across this Wikipedia site that I found useful: embedded pronunciations of UK place names. I feel much better knowing how to pronounce “Berwick” and “Hereford” now! (Unless this …

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Monday Night Odds and Ends, and Books for Compliments

Tabitha over at iUniverse Book Reviews has posted a review with yours truly, complete with photograph. (Tabitha is having sort of a Edward II theme these days; Brandy Purdy’s The Confession of Piers Gaveston is also reviewed on the blog.) If you’re not one of the lucky denizens of Apex, North Carolina, this will be …

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Well, is she?

In checking my website’s keyword listings, I came across this query: queen isabella is she a molly I am almost certain that she is not. But input from blog readers will be gladly welcomed. On an entirely unrelated note, my hands are no longer shaking and trembling, because after a lengthy withdrawal, I have access …

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