|From: tudorgalusa (Original Message)||Sent: 2/20/2008 11:44 AM|
I would love to see everyone post their book lists. You know, list all the Tudor/Tudor related books you own.
I think it would be interesting to compare what we each have considering some members are in England and some in the US.
I have had to make a small notecard book listing all my Tudor books, I was starting to buy duplicates.
Let's see how interesting this is.
I'd be here a week just typing
Me too, I just think it would be fun to see everyone's collections. We could always type it in parts. Maybe start a new board???
And some members are in Canada! :)
And Canada! Did not mean to leave anyone out. My most humble apologies.
I know with Amazon.com and other such shopping delights it is easier to find Tudor books and related items. I wanted to see if there are books out there other might have that I have never heard of. I know I have some that I had never seen in my many years of collecting and only just recently found them at a used book store here in Wisconsin.
And I wanted to see if there were books available in other countries that were not available in the states. Maybe one of us has a real treasure (of course they are all treasures)!!!
I am going to organize my list this weekend and will type it up on Tuesday (since I go online at work and won't be in on Monday).
I will start the ball rolling and anyone who is up to the challenge can join in anytime.
Here's an idea....how about instead of long lists, we just hurl in the title of ONE book in our collection at a time, & then peeps can come by & say O I got that one & then we can see if we all have the same ones LOL
However it is comfortable for everyone. One by one would take forever!
Maybe this wasn't such a good idea.
|I don't think it's a bad idea, Tudorgalusa. I would love to hear some recommendations on books. A lot of the time the books I want have not been reviewed on Amazon, it would be good to get tips on what ones are worth a look.|
By the way, AMT also has at least one wee Scottish lass as a member :-)
I'm just too lazy to compile such a humungous list LOL but feel free to do such if you're not
I agree with others that typing out my whole list would take too long, so I thought I'd get the ball rolling in a bit of a different way: What book do you own that you're most proud of? Or that you think others might not know about?
For awhile about 10 years ago, I belonged to the Folio Society -- a mail-order bookclub based in the UK. One of the books I bought was Elizabeth I: The Word of a Prince, by Maria Perry. It's hard cover with a slipcase, and has beautiful colour and b&w photos interspersed throughout. The author provides background information about Elizabeth, her life, and her world, and "sets the scene" for the main attraction of the book -- Elizabeth's own writings, and transcripts of her speeches. The first document that's discussed is a letter Elizabeth wrote, in Italian, when she was 10 years old. The last is a postscript - that Elizabeth wrote in her own hand - to an official letter dated July 1602. So it covers her whole life, and I love it.
Does anyone else have this book?
Okay, here are the books in my collection that I thought may be off the beaten path.
"The Last Tudor King" by Hester W. Chapman a bio on Edward VI, really good since there aren't many books devoted just to him.
"Henry VIII" and "Queen Anne Boleyn" by Francis Hackett a little dry but worth the read.
"The Earlier Tudors 1485-1558" by J D Mackie have not read yet.
"The Letters of Henry VIII" edited by M.ST.Clare Byrne
"The Reign of Elizabeth" by J B Black have not read yet.
And of course my most prized "The World of Lady Jane Grey" by Gladys Malvern.
Let me know if some of you have these and have read them.
I've got the Francis Hackett Queen Anne Boleyn one....cost me 50 cents at a used book sale
The Elizabeth folio sounds way cool I have a slim little volume called Elizabeth R that was sent to me from New Zealand that's full of pictures & such.
I love my splendid Tudor coloring books the best. I use colored pencils in em. Yesm what am I five? LOL It's very restful actually & I amuse myself by going online & trying to find the portraits that match so I can get the colors right
Anyone have all of Carrolly Erickson's Tudor books? There's The First Elizabeth, Bloody Mary, Great Harry, & Mistress Anne.
I have all the Carolly Erickson's, like them very much for accurracy but a little dry.
The coloring books sound fun, I still color but I have Mandala coloring books, it is very restful. I would love the Tudor coloring books though, can you get them on Amazon?
Yesm, there's quite a few Tudor, Renaissance, & medieval ones there, they're about $4 US apiece
The Henry & the wives paper dolls are also nice as are the MQOS ones, as long as you don't scissor some heads off
Speaking of which, I have a few different takes on MQOS, by Antonia Fraser (who really has never got the promotion & publicity that Alison Weir has despite the fact that she's so much better a biographer), by John Guy, Jane Dunn, Jenny Womald, Alison Weir, cuddled up next to Margaret George's fat novel. Anyone have any of those (besides Terrilee ROFL).