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  1. Rec 6

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    In which Chaucer goes to Italy, drinks, and reads Italian poetry

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    29 Dec 2012

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    Fanboy!Chaucer meets Grouchy!Boccaccio. IN RIME ROYAL.

  2. Rec 13

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    A modern-day prequel to The Three Musketeers. In this story that answers 'how they met', the Sûreté, Interpol, the Interior, Paris and Rome are the stage.

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    27 Jun 2011

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    Gorgeous, epic modernization of Dumas' Three Musketeers.

  3. Rec 13

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    The plague comes to Betsy Bell and Mary Gray--bearing posies to ward off illness.

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    1 Jan 2010

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    Positively creepy, evocative, and wonderful, drawing on a ballad I wasn't actually familiar with, but have since read through. Any more would give things away.

  4. Rec 3

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    Old Northumberland is a wolf, mayhap, but his son is a lord, and shall have a lordly welcome.

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    1 Jan 2010

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    Hotspur/Douglas. Subtle and HOT. 'Nuff said.

  5. Rec 8

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    Kate Percy married a man who talks too much. And that's just one of the challenges involved in being Lady Hotspur. This story follows Kate and Hotspur's relationship, as Kate tries to figure out her place in the world. Includes Kate/Percy/Hal threesome (though not too explicit).

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    1 Jan 2010

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Oh, my God. I have no words for this fic other than PERFECT. Kate Percy's voice is absolutely spot-on, the proposal scene between her and Percy is hilariously wonderful, and I turn into an incoherent mess when I try to explain how BRILLIANT Hal is. Just read it. I can't do it justice.

  6. Rec 14

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    The hunt collapses the distance between man and beast.

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    1 Jan 2010

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    Positively gorgeous and magical fic that retains the ambiguity of Marie de France's original while being lush, evocative, and incredibly sexy.

  7. Rec 3

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    Sir John Talbot prefers to fight the French. It makes him an unusual Englishman.

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    1 Jan 2010

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    A spare, thoughtful piece about John Talbot (as far as I'm aware, the only Talbot-fic on the entire Internet!), also featuring the most adorable Henry VI ever.

  8. Rec 3

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    Jack Cade's wife narrates how an unlikely soldier joined the rebels' party. "I did not think it sensible to turn to one young Richard son of Plantagenet and say, 'Excuse me, what the bleeding fuck are you doing here and have you brought guns to kill us all?'"

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    1 Jan 2010

    Bookmarker's Notes

    This fic has a fantastic narrative voice, told from the point of view of an original character, and illustrates the disturbing scenario of Richard of Gloucester joining the rebels led by Jack Cade in 2 Henry VI. Cade's charisma and Richard's sociopathic tendencies are chillingly rendered in a voice that also manages to be incredibly funny.

  9. Rec 51

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    "France and I have never had any major arguments that I can remember."

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    29 Dec 2009

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    Long, delicious, plotty piece about Sam's history with Rick. Gorgeously written, pitch-perfect voices, and the same combination of poignancy and humour that made me love the film in the first place. Just magnificent.

  10. Rec 2

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    She wanted to hold on to her child as fiercely as Captain Butler wanted to hold on to Bonnie. But one of the very first things parents had to learn from the moment a child was conceived—was when to let go.

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    29 Dec 2009

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    Short and utterly heartbreaking scene between Rhett and Melanie, set towards the end of the novel. Both are wonderfully characterised.

  11. Rec 20

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    Belle is not as happy as she thinks she should be. Then again, maybe she is.

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    29 Dec 2009

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    A short look at Belle's life after the film ends, trying to come to terms with the massive changes to the world of the castle, not to mention the Beast himself. Lots of lovely, clever lines, and a briliant ending.

  12. Rec 80

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    The story of a stablehand and his cruel stepfamily.

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    29 Dec 2009

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    A genderswapped retelling of Cinderella with a fabulous narrative voice and all sorts of charming details.

  13. Rec 8

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    Two months after the ending of Season 3, Peggy and Sal run into each other at a party.

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    29 Dec 2009

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    Sal runs into Peggy at a party post-finale, and the result is a poingnant character study of both. This fic is full of lovely details that echo the show itself, and great use of the Beatles.

  14. Rec 4

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    There's no crying in the break room.

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    29 Dec 2009

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    Joan contemplates Betty Draper. Perfect, perfect Joan voice, and an incredibly honest assessment of Betty, Don, and Roger.

  15. Rec 20

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    She was always loathly, but she wasn't always a lady.

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    29 Dec 2009

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    A clever, morbidly hilarious take on Ragnell's background as The Loathly Lady. It's a story that gives her far more agency than the source necessarily allows, while still remaining true to canon.

  16. Rec 7

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    Richard's favourites swear fealty to their king.

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    29 Dec 2009

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    Both incredibly sexy (it is Richard and his minions, after all) and very clever, this piece negotiates a king's physical reality with the divinity suggested by his surroundings. Also, beautifully written and featuring Suggestive Flautists.

  17. Rec 30

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    You decide before the waltz is over that you hate Frederick Chopin.

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    27 Dec 2009

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    A gorgeous, emotional piece that matches perfectly the repertoire of both Liszt and Chopin.

  18. Rec 6

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    Lady Bertilak was not the first temptation Sir Gawain met on his quest for the Green Chapel -- nor the deadliest.

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    27 Dec 2009

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    Written in actual alliterative verse, this is a 'missing scene' from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Evocative, rich language, wonderful intertextual allusion, and incredibly witty!

  19. Rec 8

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    The Yuletide bonfires were burning low when the ghost of Gawain the Good, who in life had been the first knight of King Arthur's Round Table, finally came home again.

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    25 Dec 2009

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    A gorgeous piece drawing on Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and giving a vivid glimpse of life in the Orkney court. Wonderful characterisation of Gawain and Gareth in particular, but really good secondary depictions of Morgause, Mordred, and Agravaine.

  20. Rec 1

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    As Villefort slowly recovers from his wounding by Bertuccio, he remembers the affair that brought him to where he is.

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    25 Dec 2009

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    A chilling look at Monsieur de Villefort, moving effortlessly back and forth between his madness and his relationship with Hermine de Nargonne. The parallels between him and Edmond here are really quite frightening!

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