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by Helen_Davis
Wed October 28th, 2015, 4:35 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Cleopatra Unconquered
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Cleopatra Unconquered

Mods, move this if needed, but I wanted to update that my novel will be out soon! I am super excited!
by Helen_Davis
Wed October 28th, 2015, 4:25 pm
Forum: Questions and Research
Topic: 16 Century College Education for Women
Replies: 5
Views: 4757

Re: 16 Century College Education for Women

Quite the contrary, women were allowed to inherit the throne in Spain long before they were in other European countries. In addition to which, if they married, a spouse could not 'inherit' his wife's throne. That's why, when Isabella of Castile died, her husband Ferdinand had to give up power and r...
by Helen_Davis
Tue October 27th, 2015, 7:32 pm
Forum: Questions and Research
Topic: 16 Century College Education for Women
Replies: 5
Views: 4757

Re:

Education has always been a status symbol, for both sexes. Knowing how to read and write implies that the person does not have to engage in physical labor to earn their bread. Spanish women in the 16th century were literate to a higher degree than the rest of Europe, because paper, and therefore pl...
by Helen_Davis
Wed June 24th, 2015, 8:22 pm
Forum: The Writing Business
Topic: cover endorsements
Replies: 2
Views: 1714

cover endorsements

My publisher wants me to look into getting cover endorsements for Cleopatra Unconquered, my upcoming novel. Do any of the published authors on here have any tips?
by Helen_Davis
Sun May 17th, 2015, 5:21 pm
Forum: Any Good Books About . . .
Topic: Queen Tiye
Replies: 4
Views: 2173

[quote=""Nefret""]Yes, that. Thanks! :) [/quote] Thanks to you both! I'll have to check it out, I loved her book about Hatshepsut. Given the interest CLEOPATRA UNCONQUERED seems to be generating, I am thinking my calling may be ancient Egypt, and Tiye is definitely under consideration, along with Ne...
by Helen_Davis
Sun May 10th, 2015, 5:49 pm
Forum: Any Good Books About . . .
Topic: Queen Tiye
Replies: 4
Views: 2173

Queen Tiye

Queen Tiye, the mother in law of Nefertiti. Also looking for Egyptian queens in particular (though not Cleopatra, with Cleopatra Unconquered coming out shortly, I am curious about other queens.)
by Helen_Davis
Mon January 5th, 2015, 12:50 am
Forum: What's This Book About?
Topic: My Catalina by Maureen Peters
Replies: 5
Views: 5156

I have enjoyed her work in the past. A shame this is so expensive.
by Helen_Davis
Sun January 4th, 2015, 6:45 pm
Forum: What's This Book About?
Topic: My Catalina by Maureen Peters
Replies: 5
Views: 5156

My Catalina by Maureen Peters

Saw this on Amazon and it looks intriguing. Anyone hear have any idea what it's about? I posted in the by author forum but did not get any responses. Here's a link and pic of cover http://www.amazon.com/My-Catalina-Maureen-Peters/dp/0709027761/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1420397128&sr=8-7&keywords=my+cat...
by Helen_Davis
Fri January 2nd, 2015, 2:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: January 2015 What are you reading?
Replies: 101
Views: 9075

Reading My Lady of Cleves by Margaret Campbell Barnes. Found someone here in the Wild West who shares my reading tastes, so am re-reading some old Tudor favorites :D
by Helen_Davis
Fri January 2nd, 2015, 2:42 am
Forum: Philippa Gregory
Topic: Which historical person should Philippa Gregory write about next
Replies: 108
Views: 14278

[quote=""MLE (Emily Cotton)""]The Akhenaten-as-Moses trope has already been done at least twice. But the timing is off. Best current archeological guess puts the Exodus right after Thutmose III -- which makes Hatshepsut the 'pharaoh's daughter' who fished Moses from the Nile. The ever-popular Ramese...

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