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by Miss Moppet
Sun August 26th, 2012, 8:20 pm
Forum: By Author's Last Name G-L
Topic: The Kingmaker's Daughter by Philippa Gregory
Replies: 9
Views: 2383

[quote=""Madeleine""]Good review Miss M, it sounds like a good intro to this period of history.[/quote] Thank you Madeleine, I think it is a good intro to a very confusing section of history! [quote=""rebecca""]" Notwithstanding, The Kingmaker’s Daughter is a fast, entertaining read which should ple...
by Miss Moppet
Wed August 22nd, 2012, 7:59 pm
Forum: By Author's Last Name G-L
Topic: The Kingmaker's Daughter by Philippa Gregory
Replies: 9
Views: 2383

The Kingmaker's Daughter by Philippa Gregory

The UK edition of Philippa Gregory’s latest release has the tagline, The girl who would be queen . Not The girl whose father would that she were queen . Gregory veers away from the traditional depiction of Anne Neville as meek and mild, a pawn in the political games of her father, Warwick the Kingma...
by Miss Moppet
Sun August 19th, 2012, 6:53 pm
Forum: I Knew It Had Queen/King in the Title . . .
Topic: I know it had Queen in the title...
Replies: 245
Views: 23561

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]This is called Mistress of Mourning in the US.[/quote]

Thanks BB!

[quote=""Nefret""]Does historical fantasy count?[/quote]

Definitely! Thank you.
by Miss Moppet
Fri August 17th, 2012, 11:19 pm
Forum: I Knew It Had Queen/King in the Title . . .
Topic: I Know It Had "King" in the Title . . .
Replies: 50
Views: 5372

The King's Concubine by Anne O'Brien

Who is the King?

Edward III.

Is he the main character?

No, that is Alice Perrers, his mistress.

Any other titles?

Not that I know of.
by Miss Moppet
Fri August 17th, 2012, 11:14 pm
Forum: I Knew It Had Queen/King in the Title . . .
Topic: I know it had Queen in the title...
Replies: 245
Views: 23561

The Queen's Confidante by Karen Harper

Who is the Queen?

Elizabeth of York, queen of Henry VII.

Is she the main character?

No, that is her confidante, Varina Westcott.

Any other titles?

Not to my knowledge.
by Miss Moppet
Fri August 17th, 2012, 11:09 pm
Forum: Philippa Gregory
Topic: An Evening with Philippa Gregory Wednesday 15 August 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1488

[quote=""Vanessa""]Harrogate is about 25 miles away from me and Richmond is about 55. I'll have to see if I can persuade someone to come with me to Harrogate! Thanks for that, Miss Moppet.[/quote] I would make a day of it if I were you! I love shopping in Harrogate, also eating at Betty's. My post a...
by Miss Moppet
Wed August 15th, 2012, 11:04 pm
Forum: Philippa Gregory
Topic: An Evening with Philippa Gregory Wednesday 15 August 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1488

[quote=""Vanessa""]I wish I lived nearer as I'd love to go.[/quote]

Vanessa, she's going to be in Harrogate on 22 Aug and Richmond, North Yorks, the next night. If either of those are near enough I'd definitely recommend it. Writing up blog post now and I'll post the link.
by Miss Moppet
Sun August 12th, 2012, 9:13 pm
Forum: Philippa Gregory
Topic: An Evening with Philippa Gregory Wednesday 15 August 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1488

[quote=""Misfit""]I won't be going of course, but please report back.[/quote]

Oh I will do that! :)
by Miss Moppet
Sun August 12th, 2012, 5:41 pm
Forum: Philippa Gregory
Topic: An Evening with Philippa Gregory Wednesday 15 August 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1488

An Evening with Philippa Gregory Wednesday 15 August 2012

From PG's official website: Location: Rickmansworth, United Kingdom, WD3 4HF Date: August 15, 2012 Venue: Royal Masonic School Philippa Gregory will be discussing her new release The Kingmaker’s Daughter. Philippa will be reading from the novel, discussing the history behind it and taking questions ...
by Miss Moppet
Thu July 5th, 2012, 4:00 pm
Forum: Debate/Rant Forum
Topic: Women legislators silenced for "offensive language"
Replies: 15
Views: 1649

[quote=""fljustice""] As to "Fracking," it's short for hydraulic fracturing , the process of breaking open shale deposits underground to extract natural gas. Oil and gas companies force huge amounts of water (the hydraulic part) mixed with toxic chemicals into the shale deposits to bust them open. I...

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