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by Chatterbox
Thu April 23rd, 2009, 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worst HF you've ever read
Replies: 226
Views: 22903

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]why all of the invention? I'm still shaking my head over her having Katherine Parr give birth during a siege of her home.[/quote] As if she hadn't had enough drama in her life, trying to outlive Henry? Not to mention Marie Antoinette's lost week in Sweden with Axel Fersen, J...
by Chatterbox
Thu April 23rd, 2009, 5:24 pm
Forum: The Writing Business
Topic: what drives me nuts about agent rejections
Replies: 37
Views: 2568

$0.02 input from narrative nonfiction writer... Networking works. I've heard this also from people who have written fiction and been published (not specifically HF, but I suspect it holds true). I got my agent through a professional contact of mine, who is a friend of my agent's. I have been to writ...
by Chatterbox
Thu April 23rd, 2009, 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worst HF you've ever read
Replies: 226
Views: 22903

I finally have the right word for all of these, tks to Misfit -- wallbangers!!! (I do find it's always better when I pitch the book at the wall, then when the horrors the book contains sends me dashing to bash my head against the wall...) My current list of pet peeves: Laurien Gardener (sp?) -- for ...
by Chatterbox
Thu April 23rd, 2009, 3:58 pm
Forum: By Author
Topic: RIP Historical Fiction Author Maurice Druon
Replies: 10
Views: 1178

RIP Maurice Druon.... I was 16 and spending the summer working in northern France when I stumbled across this series in the local bookstore. Even then I was a HF fan, and the books helped me with my written (and even spoken!) French, as well as being a fascinating introduction to that period of time...
by Chatterbox
Wed April 22nd, 2009, 2:55 am
Forum: Later Medieval
Topic: HF about the Cathars
Replies: 33
Views: 8260

I am having a horrible blank moment. There is a novel, by an English writer who specializes in mysteries revolving around women. She wrote a rather good one -- lively at any rate -- about a woman who goes to Languedoc, encounters the locals and then, cue time slip and she seems to be inhabiting the ...
by Chatterbox
Wed April 22nd, 2009, 2:30 am
Forum: By Country/Continent
Topic: England - Multiple Time Periods
Replies: 13
Views: 4779

I tend to agree with eJays and Margaret about the vanishing characters... Sweeps can be interesting -- I remembering enjoying the Norah Lofts books -- but I've never enjoyed Rutherfurd's tomes. I read Sarum, cover to cover, then tried his next one or two, and bogged down completely getting to his Lo...
by Chatterbox
Tue April 21st, 2009, 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Article bemoaning obsession with historical fiction
Replies: 30
Views: 2087

Interesting points, but...

The author has overlooked a few factors in her haste to make her point. For starters, there is the rise of memoir as a genre in its own right -- with people telling tales of their own struggles against adversity, there is perhaps less room for someone playing the role of a Dickens? And as for tellin...

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