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Historical Howlers

Do you ever come across a book with historical facts/time periods/dresses/whatever so off the wall wrong that leaves you in a pile of giggles? Or tossing the book across the room? List them here, and feel free to add a note as to why you listed them.
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100 books · 37 voters · list created June 5th, 2014 by Misfit (votes) .
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Comments Showing 1-12 of 12 (12 new)

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Christina ~ Brunette Reader Love the idea of this list, Misfit. I'll surely wallow in evil glee as soon as I land my paws on an eligible candidate ;)


message 2: by Misfit (new)

Misfit Christina *Miss Regency Victorian London* wrote: "Love the idea of this list, Misfit. I'll surely wallow in evil glee as soon as I land my paws on an eligible candidate ;)"

:D


message 3: by Sarah u (new)

Sarah u Ooh, fun list Misfit! :)


message 4: by Misfit (new)

Misfit Sarah wrote: "Ooh, fun list Misfit! :)"

I do try :)

I wonder who is going to end up in the top position? Or should I say, which PG novel is going to end up in #1 position?


message 5: by Marquise (new)

Marquise Either I'm extremely fortunate or extremely oblivious, but I only read one of these books and that's the only I can vote for :).


message 6: by Sarah u (new)

Sarah u She does stand a good chance of winning, ha ha! Will you be reading her new one this summer?


message 7: by Misfit (new)

Misfit Marquise wrote: "Either I'm extremely fortunate or extremely oblivious, but I only read one of these books and that's the only I can vote for :)."

You are very lucky :)


message 8: by Misfit (new)

Misfit Sarah wrote: "She does stand a good chance of winning, ha ha! Will you be reading her new one this summer?"

I don't think my blood pressure could take it.


message 9: by Sarah u (new)

Sarah u Same. I've not read White Princess yet (and won't). I added a couple of new books to the list, I hope that's ok!


message 10: by Misfit (new)

Misfit Sarah wrote: "Same. I've not read White Princess yet (and won't). I added a couple of new books to the list, I hope that's ok!"

Oh, please add whatever you like. That's what it's for.


message 11: by Sarah u (new)

Sarah u Misfit wrote: "Sarah wrote: "Same. I've not read White Princess yet (and won't). I added a couple of new books to the list, I hope that's ok!"

Oh, please add whatever you like. That's what it's for."


Brilliant. :-)


message 12: by Linda (new)

Linda I'm not surprised Philippa Gregory's books are showing up on this list. I've only attempted one (can't remember which one) and thought "yuck". Inaccurate, silly, and (shudder) ROMANCE. Ugh!


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