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by Miss Moppet
Fri June 5th, 2009, 2:22 pm
Forum: The Craft of Writing
Topic: Problems with Point of View
Replies: 10
Views: 2726

Update and thanks

First, thank you all so very much for your advice and encouragement. I certainly have heard that agents and publishers are more resistant to first person, but with this book it seems to be different (for agents at least - I haven't got as far as getting feedback from publishers yet). The idea of rew...
by Miss Moppet
Tue June 2nd, 2009, 2:10 pm
Forum: By Author's Last Name R-Z
Topic: Désirée by Anne Marie Selinko
Replies: 10
Views: 2597

[quote=""Misfit""]This is one of those books where I'm looking at all the rave reviews on Amazon and I'm just sitting there scratching my head and asking "why"?[/quote] Well, I have to wonder if it's related to the backlash against feminism. Desiree, like Philippa Gregory's Mary Boleyn, is focused o...
by Miss Moppet
Tue June 2nd, 2009, 12:57 pm
Forum: By Author's Last Name R-Z
Topic: Désirée by Anne Marie Selinko
Replies: 10
Views: 2597

My mother gave me an old Boots Booklovers Library copy of Desiree to read when I was about 14, but for some reason it's taken me 20 years to get round to it. I wish I hadn't left it so long because I think I would have enjoyed it much more as a teenager. Desiree's is an amazing true story, the backg...
by Miss Moppet
Tue June 2nd, 2009, 12:31 pm
Forum: The Craft of Writing
Topic: Problems with Point of View
Replies: 10
Views: 2726

Problems with Point of View

Dear all I am struggling with a dilemma and would welcome any and all opinions. First a little background: I have been looking for an agent for my novel set at the court of Louis XIV for a few months without success (tried six or seven). This is after getting a lot of encouragement and advice from a...
by Miss Moppet
Thu April 9th, 2009, 2:03 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 19
Views: 1106

[quote=""diamondlil""] I am currently working my way through the Angelique series. [/quote] Oh, I envy you. As much fun as it is to re-read, there's nothing like reading a great book for the first time. I devoured the first six books one after the other. The ones I re-read most often now are Road to...
by Miss Moppet
Thu April 9th, 2009, 11:47 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 19
Views: 1106

Hello everyone

My love of historical fiction started with reading my mother's copies of Jean Plaidy and Georgette Heyer. A book by Plaidy (writing as Victoria Holt), The Queen's Confession, about Marie Antoinette, sparked my interest in pre-revolutionary France and led to a degree in history and an MA in art histo...

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