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Here Be Dragons: The Welsh Princes Trilogy 1
Here Be Dragons: The Welsh Princes Trilogy 1 | Sharon Penman
An absorbing historical novel of power and betrayal, loyalty and political intrigue in thirteenth-century England, Wales and France, centring on King John of England, younger brother to the brilliant Richard Lionheart, Joanna, his illegitimate but recognised daughter and Llewellyn Ab Iowerth, Prince of Gwynedd, a bitter opponent of English ways, laws and encroachment into Wales who becomes Joanna's husband.
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#GratefulReads I love love love a good chunkster! And Sharon Kay Penman is the best. This is my favorite trilogy all coming in at over 500 pages a piece.

@OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

OriginalCyn620 🙌🏻📚❤️ 2w
Crazeedi I read the first, and have the next 2 on my shelf unread! 2w
Andrew65 I was waiting for someone to use Sharon Kay Penman. Love her books. 2w
Andrew65 @Crazeedi This is my favourite historical fiction trilogy. 2w
Crazeedi @Andrew65 I have the other set too with this, I think 4 books 2w
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush day5
(So I had a couple busy days and then Litsy would not let me on the app for some reason😕 )
@BookieBiker your my newest follower! Would you like to play? Just post a picture of your favorite covers every day for 7 days, no explanation needed and tag a friend to play!

TrishB These are gorgeous editions 💜 2mo
Crazeedi @TrishB old ones, but I like! 2mo
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Someone on Facebook asked which was the book you read that got you hooked on historical fiction and I realized it was this one.

Ingerella I love this one too. Katherine by Anya Seton was what hooked me. 4mo
DGRachel Yes! This is what hooked me on the genre, too. 😍 4mo
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I don‘t know about let it be but here be dragons?! 🤷‍♀️ 😆 #letitbe #beatlemaynia

Cathythoughts 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6mo
TrishB My fav historical trilogy. 6mo
Caroline2 @TrishB and I can‘t believe I still haven‘t read it yet?! I‘m determined to read more of my old books for the next couple of months! I‘ve had some on my tbr shelf for years. It‘s crazy!! 6mo
Crazeedi Now I have to definitely read 2 and 3, I've read this and love! I love all her books!! 6mo
Eggs Well done 👍🏼 6mo
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#SubjectOfTheMonth historical fiction! I am enjoying the book. Penman is such a talented author. My only problem is keeping up with all the names. @EadieB How is everyone doing with their historical fiction reads? 🐉🐉🐉🐉🐉

EadieB @Tove_Reads started but it will be a slow read as the print is so small. 10mo
Tove_Reads @EadieB I hate that! Small print and basically no space in between... argh! It surely takes away something from the reading experience. Somehow takes it toll. Don‘t really know how to explain it. 10mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads It took me 2-1/2 minutes to read 1 full page so I expect to spend 25 hours reading this book. 10mo
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Tove_Reads @eadieb How many pages is your book? 10mo
Tove_Reads @EadieB How are you doing? I‘ve read 62%. Liking it, but still having troubles with so many names and places. Strong leaders (men) can act like jealous teenagers and be really stupid and vengeful! 🤯 10mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads I‘m still n the beginning but I‘m pledging to have it finished by Sunday night. 10mo
Tove_Reads @EadieB 👍🏽 It starts rolling once you‘ve read a bit. 10mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads good to know! 10mo
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I love exploring #onmyown Here are two photos I took during a visit to Cardiff and Caerphilly, Wales (I had the chance to join my husband on a work trip to England, and while he was in meetings I hopped on a train (okay, a few trains) and spent the day in South Wales. Wales has a lot of castles, many of which are massive! Any fan of Sharon Kay Penman, Susan Higginbotham and Elizabeth Chadwick will be familiar with Welsh castles.


DivineDiana What fun! 🙂 10mo
Cathythoughts Sounds amazing 10mo
TrishB Let me know if you get the chance to do it again! 10mo
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rabbitprincess Great photos! 😊 10mo
Tamra Beautiful! 10mo
LeahBergen Wonderful! 👏🏻👏🏻 10mo
Cinfhen Good for you 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 10mo
Andrew65 Love all the Welsh castles! 10mo
erzascarletbookgasm How wonderful and the castles look amazing! 10mo
vivastory Sounds incredible! 10mo
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#subjectofthemonth Historical fiction January 2019
#buddyread starting Monday @EadieB

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Just taking them off the shelves makes me want to read again!!

DGRachel Beautiful! My trade paperbacks are wilting with jealousy. 😂 11mo
TrishB @DGRachel 😂😂 11mo
LeahBergen I love these!! 11mo
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LeahBergen Your edition of Here Be Dragons is somehow just a bit fantasyish, too. 😄 11mo
BethM Those look pretty! 11mo
dsfisher Wow, very interesting 11mo
TrishB @LeahBergen they definitely played on the dragons!! 11mo
TrishB @BethM books to make you smile 😁 11mo
Melissa_J We should do a re-read buddy read!! @LeahBergen @DGRachel 11mo
DGRachel @Melissa_J @LeahBergen Yes! I‘m absolutely in for that! It‘s been years since I‘ve read them - probably two decades or close to it. (edited) 11mo
Tove_Reads @Melissa_J @DGRachel @LeahBergen We are starting #buddyread on Monday with @EadieB for #subjectofthemonth (historical fiction). Join us, if you can! 11mo
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The first US edition of the first book in the Welsh trilogy. 1985, so the cover art is still a bit weird.

Note the actual flying dragon on the cover. 😆😆

@TrishB @DGRachel

Melissa_J Wow! What a beauty 😊 11mo
TrishB Love it 💕💕 especially the actual flying dragon. Some fantasy fans must have been disappointed 😁😁 11mo
DGRachel The flying dragon absolutely makes this cover! I love it! 11mo
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LeahBergen @Melissa_J It‘s oddly beguiling. 😆 11mo
LeahBergen @TrishB 😂😂 I bet they were! 11mo
LeahBergen @DGRachel Isn‘t it great? 😆 11mo
Melissa_J @TrishB I read review of this one complaining the book didn‘t feature any actual dragons so the reviewers only gave it one star 😂 11mo
LeahBergen @Melissa_J Bahaha! 😂😂😂 @DGRachel 👆🏻 11mo
DGRachel @Melissa_J That‘s a riot! 🤣🤣 11mo
batsy I love how that dragon comes flying in serenely out of nowhere 😂 11mo
LeahBergen @batsy As they do in 13th century Wales. 😆 11mo
TrishB @Melissa_J 😂😂 I can so imagine! 11mo
MrBook Why was cover art so darn 🙄 or 🤢 until the turn of the century? Good grief! 11mo
LeahBergen @MrBook Did you see my post below for The Sunne in Splendour? 😳😳 11mo
MrBook @LeahBergen Gotta see this! 😆 11mo
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Repost for @Tove_Reads :
Calling everyone who wants to participate in #subjectofthemonth! I will read the tagged one and Lamentation, to begin with. What about you? Share your plans and ideas! Let‘s do this🔛🤛🏻💪🏽

TrishB This is a fab book 👍🏻 11mo
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Calling everyone who wants to participate in #subjectofthemonth! I will read the tagged one and Lamentation, to begin with. What about you? Share your plans and ideas! Let‘s do this🔛🤛🏻💪🏽

EadieB @Tove _reads I‘m going to read too! (edited) 11mo
Tove_Reads @EadieB Whoop! Whoop! Buddy read? 11mo
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rabbitprincess Good choice! I have the trilogy on my to-read pile as well 😊 11mo
Andrew65 This is one of my favourite all time trilogies. Enjoy your time in Wales with the various Llewelyns! @eadieb @Tove_Reads I need to set out what historical fiction I will be reading. 11mo
Andrew65 @rabbitprincess It is a great trilogy, in fact the best! 11mo
Tove_Reads @rabbitprincess Join us! @andrew65 I know you love it, so once again, Queen: Under Pressure... 🤣 (edited) 11mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads Buddy Read it is 11mo
JacqMac That sounds fantastic! I haven‘t decided yet. I have a massive TBR stack of historical fiction to choose from. 😂 11mo
AnansiGirl Ooo this looks like an interesting new challenge to participate in! Off to search for historical fiction ideas. 📚🕵🏻‍♀️ 11mo
BookwormAHN I haven't decided yet, possibly 11mo
CaroPi I am planning to read . Or the last one of the XX Century Trilogy of Ken Follett 11mo
Crewgurl @BookwormAHN that‘s a good one!! 11mo
TiredLibrarian @EadieB @Tove_Reads I love Sharon Kay Penman, and this trilogy is my favorite of hers. Enjoy your buddy read; hope you love it too! 📖❤ 11mo
TiredLibrarian @Tove_Reads I think I'll read Lamentation too. I've read 1-5 of the Shardlake series and they're really well done. Don't know how #6 slipped past me! 11mo
Tove_Reads @TiredLibrarian Awesome! We have a buddy read coming up. Lamentation starting Jan 14. Join us! @EadieB @Andrew65 11mo
TiredLibrarian @Tove_Reads Excellent - count me in! 📚📖😊 11mo
Tove_Reads @EadieB @Andrew65 Can we start reading Whiteout when we are done with Echoes? @EadieB Do you have time for Welsh dragons next week? 11mo
Tove_Reads @TiredLibrarian Counting you in! 11mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads @EadieB Looking at the month if you are going for those dates for Echoes, Whiteout, Lamentation, Cold Cold Ground, Then the only capacity I have for reading Birdman by Mo Hayder is starting straight after Cold Cold Ground on 6th, 7th or 8th of January. 11mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads Will be babysitting my daughter‘s 3 month baby all day on Tuesdays starting Jan 8th so won‘t be able to read much on Tuesdays. (edited) 11mo
Tove_Reads @andrew65 I am still second in line for Birdman 🤯 If we read Whiteout first, switch with Birdman? Still waiting for Whiteout as well. It has taken 2,5 weeks so far from Brexit land. It has to come this week! 11mo
Tove_Reads @EadieB 👍🏽 11mo
Andrew65 @EadieB is it really 3 months already! 11mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Born October 22 so actually around 2-1/2 months. 11mo
Andrew65 @EadieB That has gone by so quickly! 11mo
Tove_Reads @EadieB Should we read it over seven days? 11mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads that sounds good because it is a long book. 11mo
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Day 21 #AdventRecommends
Any favourites list simply must include Sharon Kay Penman, a brilliant historical fiction author. After much deliberation of her books I‘m going with the brilliant Welsh Princes Trilogy. If you like historical fiction it is a must read.

TrishB One of the only sets of books I‘ve actually re-read! A brilliant trilogy! 11mo
Andrew65 @TrishB It is a trilogy I would love to read again. Some of the best historical fiction books out there. 11mo
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My first edition and the newer paperback.

#oldandnew #readingresolutions #photochallenge

TrishB Both lovely 💕 1y
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1. No.
2. Netflix
3. Dramas like GOT and Walking Dead
4. No. I can't focus. Usually when hubby has on the TV, I'm listening to an audiobook and crafting or something.
5. Sharon Kay Penman all the way from The Sun in Splendor to A King's Ransom. Perfect for a new HBO series :)

#tellmetuesday @Ke633

Ke633 Love GOT! Thanks for sharing. 1y
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So many great women out there that have written #HistoricalFiction but Sharon Kay Penman is up there with the very best! Her Welsh Princes Trilogy is superb and amongst my favourite historical fiction books and there are a lot on that list. Also a notable mention for her Sunne in Splendour book which tells the story of Richard III. A notable mention too for the authors Elizabeth Chadwick and Barbara Erskine! #ReadingWomenMonth

LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
TrishB Awesome 👍🏻🎉 1y
Weaponxgirl More I haven't heard of! 😉 1y
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DarcysMom I love Sharon Kay Penman! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ll have to look these up!!! 1y
Andrew65 @TrishB @LeahBergen @DarcysMom Totally agree.👍 (edited) 1y
AlaMich I must be the only person who did not like Sunne in Splendor...I bailed on it pretty early. 1y
Andrew65 @AlaMich We all react differently to books, that‘s what makes book discussions so great! 😊 1y
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My current book!

DGRachel ❤️❤️ I love Penman‘s books so much. Enjoy!! 1y
Crazeedi I love them too! 1y
ReadZenRites I enjoyed that one. 😊💕 1y
TrishB Brilliant book 😁💕 1y
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You know your family has been #Litsyfied when your hubby sends u this pic 😀

BookaholicNatty 😂😂😂love this!!!!! 2y
Mitch That‘s too funny - be careful though, he‘ll soon want shelf space! 😩 2y
batsy Love it 😂 One by one, all families shall be #Litsyfied 😎 2y
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BiblioLitten I Iike the new hashtag. 😊👍 2y
Katerina I'm always disappointed, when I remember what that book is about, because it has such a great fantasy title 😂 2y
Cathythoughts That‘s brilliant!!! I love it ! I put a book mark into my hubbys book the other day ... which disappeared,, I said where‘s the bookmark I put in your book ? He started laughing and said , no ! You are not dragging me into your world 😂😂( I just took it a step too far with the bookmark 🙄 2y
RadicalReader @Cinfhen Litsy is a lovely place after all lol 2y
Tanisha_A #Litsyfied it is! 😂 2y
Melissa_J He‘s reading Penman!! That book is so good. 2y
Cinfhen He‘s seen me take enough #bookandEats photos to know #ThatsWhatILike 😂😂😂 @BookaholicNatty @Mitch @batsy @BiblioLitten @Katerina @Cathythoughts @RadicalReader @Tanisha_A @Melissa_J He‘s become OBSESSED with the Penman books!!!! 2y
Joanne1 I can only dream of that! 2y
Cinfhen I think my hubby has read more since I joined Litsy then he‘s read in our 30 years of marriage @Joanne1 2y
TrishB He has great taste in his obsession 😁 Penman is wonderful....I‘m not sure if he‘ll cry like I did in certain places in this trilogy but he‘ll feel the pain. 2y
Bklover Love it!❤️😂😂😂 2y
Cinfhen I‘ll have to inquire or check the tissue situation @TrishB Hi @Bklover 😘😘 2y
Kalalalatja I‘m loving that hashtag! 2y
LeahBergen 😂😂 So awesome. 2y
Centique I wish that would happen here! Oh well, I‘ve converted my 84 yo father to reading books lately - that‘s nearly #litsyfied 😉 2y
Cinfhen Yay for getting dad to read @Centique that‘s definitely #Litsyfied 👍🏻Thanks @Kalalalatja @LeahBergen 2y
Reviewsbylola Maybe he needs his own account. 🙃😂 2y
Cinfhen 😜I don‘t see my hubs ever posting @Reviewsbylola He gets annoyed from our family WhatsApp group 2y
Reviewsbylola Haha my dad has joined our family text chain twice . . . and promptly left the chain within a couple of hours both times. 😂😂😂 2y
Andrew65 Love this book! 1y
Gloryfindel Great book!!! 1y
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#higherground #getmovin - there are some mountains 😁
Wonderful part of a wonderful trilogy 💕

LeahBergen 😍😍 2y
Crazeedi I've read her book*When Christ and his saints slept* and started the second in series * time and chance*. Now I have to check and see if I read this. It looks amazing 2y
Crazeedi Nope! Haven't read! Now on my TBR list! Thanks! 2y
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TrishB @Crazeedi hope you love them 💕 2y
Caroline2 Oh I‘ve had this in tbr pile for a while now! I needed a break from historical fiction but now I‘m feeling ready to drive back into my fav genre!!! 👏🏻 2y
Cathythoughts I hope to tackle that one before the year is out ... 👍🏻❤️ 2y
TrishB @Caroline2 I know what you mean! I have to take a break if I‘ve read too much of a genre! (edited) 2y
TrishB @Cathythoughts I think you‘ll love these too 👍🏻 2y
TrishB @Cinfhen a wonderful chunkster 👍🏻 2y
Kdgordon88 A wonderful book! I love them all! 2y
Yeah_I_Read One of my faves ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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Middles ages
Wales and England
Sharon Kay Penman‘s trilogy about the medieval princes of Gwynedd beginning with the tagged book or her series starring Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine.

Cinfhen Hubs is reading this series 2y
bookandcat That series sounds great!! 2y
TrishB My fav historical trilogy 💜 2y
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Kdgordon88 @Cinfhen They are so good. She is my absolute favorite historical fiction writer. She gets the history right and develops wonderful characters. 2y
Kdgordon88 @bookandcat They are truly wonderful. All this talking about them makes me think it is time for a reread. 2y
Kdgordon88 @TrishB Mine, too. 😄 2y
bookandcat @Kdgordon88 perhaps time to set up a Litsy #buddyread ? 2y
Kdgordon88 @bookandcat I would definitely be interested in that. It would be my first. 2y
bookandcat Go for it! I'd love to participate if you do it! 2y
Kdgordon88 @bookandcat. The introvert in me is screaming no. Lol. I will find one to participate in to see how they work and go from there. If I get brave enough to do it I will let you know. 😀 2y
bookandcat @Kdgordon88 #thornbirds and #middlemarchinapril just started this past week! 2y
Kdgordon88 @bookandcat. I will check them out. Thanks for the heads up! 2y
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Picture taken in Finnish Lapland yesterday. It‘s springtime!

BookwormAHN Me along with @ReadOrDieRachel and @readinginthedark are thinking of a Middlemarch buddy read. 2y
julesG What did my Finnish friend say? No mosquitoes, the only advantage of the long winter. 2y
LeeRHarry Ahh Finland I miss you! 🇫🇮 2y
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Andrew65 Think my next Chunkster is 2y
Tove_Reads @Andrew65 Boyne is always the right choice! 2y
Tove_Reads @BookwormAHN It‘s on my TBR, been for years. Somehow it just feels impossible to read it, don‘t know why. 2y
Tove_Reads @julesG Ticks are nowadays all over, unfortunately, and they are way worse, so I guess two advantages. 2y
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Not let me down yet. 2y
Mdargusch @Reviewsbylola is starting a #thornbirds readalong tomorrow! Join us! 2y
Tove_Reads @Mdargusch I love that book! I have another of hers in my TBR, so thanks for the reminder! 2y
JamieArc I‘m starting The Count of Monte Cristo. It‘s been on my TBR for years and is the inspiration behind #yearofthechunkster. I just realized though that the version I had was abridged and the unabridged version is over twice as long! I‘m a little intimidated 😳 2y
readinginthedark @BookwormAHN @ReadOrDieRachel Yes! I still want to read Middlemarch! Did we decide when we‘re doing that? 2y
BookwormAHN Not officially @readinginthedark @ReadOrDieRachel I was thinking we could start after Easter, maybe a chapter a day. 2y
readordierachel @BookwormAHN @readinginthedark Let's do it! What date do we want to start? This week, next week? 2y
BookwormAHN @ReadOrDieRachel @readinginthedark this week or next is fine. 2y
readinginthedark @ReadOrDieRachel @BookwormAHN Perfect! I think I‘m gonna‘ go with an audiobook for this one so I don‘t fall behind. Maybe we should wait a week in case others want to join in? What‘s a good hashtag? 2y
Tove_Reads @readinginthedark @BookwormAHN @ReadOrDieRachel I will start reading it today! Just got it from my library. Would for example hashtag middlemarchinapril work? 2y
readinginthedark @Tove_Reads @BookwormAHN @ReadOrDieRachel I like it too! So, are we starting today or next Sunday then? I‘ll make a post! 2y
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More book buying today ( on kindle ) Here Be Dragons , & .... The Sunne in Splendour. I would have got the books in the shop today , but the print inside was tiny. Really tiny, I would find it too hard to read.
Delighted to have these new ones ready & waiting on my kindle ✨✨✨✨

TrishB I hope you enjoy as much as me ❤️ 2y
Cathythoughts @TrishB I have a feeling I will love it 😍. It‘s just to get to it , a few lined up first 2y
TrishB It will wait ❤️ 2y
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Cathythoughts @TrishB thankyou for that 🙏🏻it will 2y
LeahBergen Yayyyy! 👏🏻👏🏻 I hope you love them. 2y
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen ❤️❤️thankyou 2y
DGRachel Yay! I love these so much. Enjoy!! 2y
Cathythoughts @DGRachel thankyou 👍🏻❤️❤️ 2y
RachelAmphlett This takes me back to my teenage years - my mum read these and I remember the paperbacks being on the bookshelf in the living room 😊 2y
Cathythoughts @RachelAmphlett Books & memories ! I love it. My mother was a big fan of the library, she always had some library book on the go. ❤️❤️❤️ (edited) 2y
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I‘m trying really hard to see this for what it is... hoping I have enough yarn to finish! I‘m thinking that even if it doesn‘t turn out the way that I planned, I will still love it!

tricours What are you making? 2y
stargazerblue49 @tricours It is hopefully going to become a dragon scale cowl. But the chunky yarn is making it not look quite right and the pattern is using more of each skein than I anticipated. 2y
Wife My first thought was pizza 🍕! (Always thinking about food 🤔) 2y
Ddzmini Pizza 🍕 yum 2y
Suet624 I saw a pizza slice and was quite impressed. 2y
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Ended up napping, so now I can‘t sleep. Decided to try some stuff with the new yarn I bought. It‘s going to be a dragon scale scarf. The chunky is a bit odd, but I love it! 🐉

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#historicalfiction #reindeerreads
Some from my favourite historical author, I like a lot of historical fiction but SKP will always be top of the pile for me.

Melissa_J She‘s at the top of my list of historical fiction authors, too 👍🏻 2y
DGRachel What a wonderful collection! 2y
TrishB @Melissa_J 👍🏻 2y
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TrishB @DGRachel thank you ❤️ I really need Time and Chance in hardback! I was at a particularly poor point in life when that came out and it‘s quite symbolic to look at that. But I will treat myself eventually! 2y
Suetara Gorgeous! 😻 2y
toofondofbooks Sharon Kay Penman is my fave ever! I have a first edition of When Christ and His Saints Slept which is my prize possession 2y
rubyslippersreads These are beautiful! This year I really need to get to 2y
TrishB @toofondofbooks that sounds awesome ❤️ 2y
TrishB @rubyslippersreads you have something to look forward to 👍🏻 2y
LeahBergen You KNOW I adore this shelf. 😍 2y
Andrew65 ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Andrew65 @rubyslippersreads A wonderful book! 2y
Crazeedi Looks like my shelf! 2y
TrishB @Crazeedi a great author 💕 2y
Crazeedi Yes! Have you read any of Allison Weir? I've read she's good, but I haven't read any yet. Love Penman 2y
Crazeedi @toofondofbooks have you read the rest in series? Next one is *time and chance* 2y
TrishB @Crazeedi I‘m read some Weir but I‘m not a big fan I have to admit!! 2y
Crazeedi @TrishB I know hers are more biographical, but just haven't read any yet, love penman and chadwick 2y
toofondofbooks @Crazeedi yes I've read everything by Penman twice. She is by far the best writer of historical fiction. Her Welsh Trilogy is fantastic. 2y
Crazeedi @toofondofbooks wow you're way past me! 2y
TrishB @toofondofbooks she is the best 👍🏻 2y
Crazeedi @TrishB I just ordered this trilogy! Whoohoo!😉😀 2y
TrishB @Crazeedi cool 👍🏻 I really hope you love them as much as I do! I very rarely re-read books but I have a couple of times with these. 2y
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#signedsunday #autumnreads
@Tiffy_Reads @JoeStalksBeck
My two favourite historical authors.

Yeah_I_Read Two of my faves too!!!!! 2y
Lissa00 Mine too! 2y
Leftcoastzen I picked up We be dragons , glad you like it , I have hope that I will!😀 2y
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LeahBergen I'm in LOVE. 😍😍😍 2y
TrishB @Leftcoastzen it's probably my fav historical trilogy 😀 2y
Crazeedi Love both of them! 2y
TrishB @Crazeedi yep 👍🏻 2y
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Woooo hoooo!!! Thank you so much for the bookmail @TrishB This sounds brilliant! I can't wait to read it! 😁 #Litsypenpals

TrishB Yay 😀 glad it arrived safely! I know it's a big book but well worth it. Your whodunnituk is on the way too - I had a go to the PO day!! 2y
Caroline2 @TrishB yes your whodunit arrived yesterday! Sorry I'm behind with posting, it's my youngest's bday wkend so we've had lots of visitors! 😉 2y
TrishB No probs. Hope he has a lovely birthday 🎉🎉 2y
Caroline2 @TrishB and no worries about the size! It sounds really good! 😮 2y
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We all have our own opinion on #thebest. IMO Sharon Penman is the best historical author!

DGRachel I second that! 2y
TrishB @DGRachel 👍 the fan club! 2y
Yeah_I_Read I third that!!! She has been my favorite for a long time. I read The Sunne in Splendour almost 20 years ago and it is in the top 3 of my top 10 all time favorites. I could read her books all day e'ry day 2y
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Caroline2 Oh I've yet to try any of her books yet, she's on TBR list! 👍🏻 2y
Cinfhen And by the size of her work, it looks like u r getting your money's worth! 2y
TrishB @Yeah_I_Read 👍there are a few fans on here 💟 2y
CoffeeCatsBooks I keep meaning to get back to her. I read one of her books and it was so good! 2y
TrishB @Caroline2 you've got some treats coming up whdn you read them 😀 2y
TrishB @Cinfhen always 👍 though big gaps between books - always worth the wait! 2y
TrishB @CoffeeCatsBooks you won't be disappointed 😀 2y
CoverToCoverGirl ❤️ your shelves and the books that are on them..😎 2y
EliNeedsMoreShelves Yes, she is consistently fantastic. 2y
TrishB @CoverToCoverGirl thank you 😀 2y
LeahBergen 👍🏻👍🏻 2y
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Sharon Penman has been my favourite historical fiction author since I bought a copy of The Sunne in Splendor many years ago but the Welsh Princes Trilogy are my favourites out of all her novels. Exceptional research and writing, I read them over and over again.

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Since I just got to meet John Sandford, my next author I would absolutely love to meet is Sharon Kay Penman. I'd love to listen to her talk about her research on the Plantagenets. She is my favorite author of historical fiction. #kostovagiveaway

(Author photo from her website.)

krismac I love her books too! 3y
Melissa_J I would love to meet her, too. 3y
mjdowens This is going into my cart right now from Amazon! 3y
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Suetara Yes!! ❤her!!! 3y
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
Lissa00 She is one of my favorites! 3y
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Killing time at Chapters before a concert.

Me: I wonder if they have Here Be Dragons...ooh, they have the whole trilogy!
Me to me: BUY THEM ALL

TrishB Yes - buy them!! Brilliant trilogy 👍 3y
rabbitprincess @TrishB Oh yes they were bought! My mum and I are both interested in reading them, and my library doesn't have them (at least not volume 1), so it is a worthwhile investment 😉 3y
Melissa_J Such a great trilogy! 3y
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LA_Mead I hadn't heard of that series before but it sounds cool. 3y
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
DGRachel Awesome! They are terrific! Enjoy! 3y
rabbitprincess @Melissa_J Looking forward to reading it! @LA_Mead Yes it does! @LeahBergen 😁 @DGRachel I also like that they are a matching set! 3y
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#mostreread #feistyfeb
I have reread 4 books! The Stand and these three!! Too many other books to get to mainly, but I would probably class these as my comfort read.

LeahBergen I love these editions. 💗 3y
DGRachel OMG THOSE COVERS!!!!!! I am all kinds of jealous. 3y
LiztheBibliophile I love those covers. Sharon Kay Penman is one of my favorite authors, I recently reread When Christ And His Saints Slept. 3y
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Having a Whelsh evening. Reading 'Here be dragons' while listening to Martyn Joseph 🎶📚👍

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For #day12 of #photoadaynov16 - literally, Here Be Dragons. I love good historical fiction, and Sharon Kay Penman writes rich, chunky period novels that are accessible, but slightly weightier in tone than, say, Philippa Gregory. Photographing this one out has me considering a re-read in the future.

RealLifeReading Ha funnily yours is the first actual Here Be Dragons I saw for this prompt 3y
TrishB Love, love this series......one of the only sets of books I have re-read! 3y
Gleefulreader @RealLifeReading really? I was so mad at myself for forgetting to post this yesterday as I'd been waiting all month. Totally figured someone else would have posted first! 3y
Gleefulreader @TrishB I haven't re-read it, but it has been nearly 20 years. I think it is time. I also want to read her Aquitaine series. 3y
TrishB @Gleefulreader That is also brilliant!! 3y
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Here's my pick for #HereBeDragons. Too literal? 😉 It's the first book in the spectacular Welsh Trilogy. #PhotoADayNov16

SharonGoforth Love Penman's books!! 3y
DGRachel It was the first book that popped in my head. Your copy is beautiful! 3y
LeeRHarry This is the first book I thought of too - if I can find it I'll post it as my cover is slightly different I think 😊 - she is great! 3y
Gonerogue 😆 3y
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I don't re-read many books, too many in the world to read! These are an exception though and have re-read a couple of times. Historical fiction at its best 😀

DGRachel I love those covers! SKP is my favorite historical fiction writer. 3y
TrishB @DGRachel me too 😀Once you've read Sharon it's hard to read other historical authors. I bought this set in a charity shop, I nearly danced out of the shop! 3y
minkyb These are new to me! Yeah! 3y
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TrishB @minkyb you lucky thing, these are brilliant! 3y
margreads Totally agree 3y
TrishB @margreads 😀😀 3y
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Sharon Kay Penman doesn't get nearly the hype she deserves. I came across her by accident, fell in love with her Welsh Princes trilogy, and was then amazed and entertained by her books on Henry II, Eleanor of Aquitaine, and their children. Her historical fiction is heavy on the history and immensely readable. #underhypedbooks #augustofpages #augustphotochallenge

LeahBergen That looks pretty much like one of my shelves! 😂 I'm a big fan of SKP, too. 3y
Moonpa Love SKP! Have you read her mystery series? Justin de Quincy works for Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. 3y
DGRachel @Moonpa I have not. My mom did when they came out, so I'm not sure why I didn't. I'll have to see if Mom still has them on her shelves and "requisition" them. ? 3y
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Gezemice This looks really interesting! 3y
The_Literary_Jedi Another series that always catches my eye at the bookstore! Glad to be reminded of them so I can add to my TBR 3y
TrishB Brilliant!! Have read all of her's. 3y
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"This was my first Penman book. It certainly won‘t be my last. This book was brilliant." Reviewed by Urania https://goo.gl/X7vCZO

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One of my top 5 favorite books ever! This is the historical novel that turned me into a history major.

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