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Friday Finds

Some more Friday Finds:

--I’ve heard a bit about this in the online forums I frequent: The White Queen, by Philippa Gregory. Coming out in September. Not sure if it’ll be any good; Gregory’s been churning them out recently, and in my mind a good writer of historical fiction should take their time researching their subject. Still, I might read it.

--Another I’ve heard a bit about: The Lady in the Tower, by Alison Weir. Due for publication in the UK around this time next year; it’s a biography of Anne Boleyn.

--Elizabeth Kostova also has a new one coming out in October. It’s called The Swan Thieves.

--Book 32 in the Morland Dynasty series is coming out in the UK in November: it’s called The Fallen Kings, and it continues the story through (I think) the end of WWI.

--The Unquiet Bones, by Melvin Starr. The first in a medieval mystery series. In the wake of the plague, a murdered corpse shows up in a castle cesspit.


Oooh, I'm very interested to see what Elizabeth Kostova comes up with this time, I really liked The Historian. I imagine I'll probably read Gregory's new book, even though I haven't been too crazy about her latest stuff. I'm thinking it will come from the library, though, not a bookstore.
Anonymous said…
I probably will wind up reading The White Queen even though I haven't liked Gregory's recent works. Weir is possibly my favorite biographer, so I'll have to add The Lady in the Tower.

I still haven't read Kostova's The Historian, despite owning it for three years now, and I've never even heard of the Morlan Dynasty series. Any good?
Marg said…
I feel like I was a bit burned by the last PG book, but I will still probably borrow this one from the library. I won't be buying it though!

I will also be interested in seeing what The Swan Thieves is about. I like the title. Not that I have read her first book, but still!
Lezlie said…
I, too, have been very curious to see how Kostova would follow up The Historian. I'll have to check that one out!

Danielle said…
I had no idea that Elizabeth Kostova was coming out with a new one--will have to see if I can find a description of it now!

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