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Jean Plaidy Reissues (US list)

(including the other many pseudonyms of Eleanor Hibbert)
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Nefret
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Favorite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Postby Nefret » Fri December 18th, 2009, 5:13 am

"princess garnet" wrote:I saw this mentioned on a Plaidy blog: Murder in the Tower will be reissued in July '10.
The story is set during the reign of James I, which doesn't get as much attention in fiction. It'd be better if a picture of the Countess was used!


That will likely make it's way into my collection. Too bad I have to wait until July.

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princess garnet
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Reissues update 2 (US)

Postby princess garnet » Sat July 17th, 2010, 8:15 pm

Update to the original reissue post. Whether you're a long time fan or a newbie...

Tudor novels
To Hold the Crown , formerly Uneasy Lies the Head
The King's Confidante, formerly St. Thomas's Eve
For a Queen's Love, formerly The Spanish Bridegroom
A Favorite of the Queen, formerly Gay Lord Robert

Stuart Era
The Murder in the Tower
The Three Crowns*
The Royal Sisters, formerly The Haunted Sisters*
Courting Her Highness, formerly The Queen's Favorites*

Lucrezia Borgia
Light on Lucrezia
Madonna of the Seven Hills

*forthcoming

Please note a few titles have changed so check before buying something you may already have. Hope this helps!
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Postby SGM » Sun July 18th, 2010, 5:10 pm

"Miss Moppet" wrote:I devoured JP for years growing up but I've tried to go back to her and I can't. Her style and characterisation are just too flat. Still I got a lot of pleasure from her books in the past so I'm glad she is being reissued for another generation to enjoy.



Does this list help? Unfortunately, the UK titles. I think some were renamed over here as well and I am sure there was one about Henrietta Maria which I am unable to identify. I think the City of London libraries have the full set in storage so they probably think there will be a resurgence of interest.

Standalone Novels
Together They Ride
Beyond the Blue Mountains
The Goldsmith's Wife
Daughter of Satan
Lilith
It Began in Vauxhall Gardens
The Scarlet Cloak
Milady Charlotte
Evergreen Gallant
Defenders of the Faith
Madame du Barry
The King's Adventurer

Normans
The Bastard King
The Lion of Justice
The Passionate Enemies

Plantagenets
The Plantagenet Prelude
The Revolt of the Eaglets
The Heart of the Lion
The Prince of Darkness
The Battle of the Queens
The Queen from Provence
Edward Longshanks
The Follies of the King
The Vow on the Heron
Passage to Pontefract
The Star of Lancaster
Epitaph for Three Women
Red Rose of Anjou
The Sun in Splendour

Tudor
Uneasy Lies the Head
Katharine, the Virgin Widow
The Shadow of the Pomegranate
The King's Secret Matter
Murder Most Royal
Saint Thomas' Eve
The Sixth Wife
The Thistle and the Rose
Mary, Queen of France
The Spanish Bridegroom
Gay Lord Robert

Catherine De Medici
Madame Serpent
The Italian Woman
Queen Jezebel

Stuarts
Royal Road to Fotheringhay
The Captive Queen of Scots
The Murder in the Tower
A Health Unto His Majesty
The Wandering Prince
Here Lies Our Sovereign Lord
The Three Crowns
The Haunted Sisters
The Queen's Favourites
French Revolution
Louis the Well Beloved
The Road to Compiegne
3.Flaunting, Extravagant Queen

Borgias
Madonna of the Seven Hills
Light on Lucrezia

Isabella and Ferdinand
Castile for Isabella
Spain for the Sovereigns
Daughter of Spain

Georgian
The Princess of Celle
Queen in Waiting
Caroline, the Queen
The Prince and the Quakeress
The Third George (1969)
Perdita's Prince
Sweet Lass of Richmond Hill
Indiscretions of the Queen
The Regent's Daughter
Goddess of the Green Room
Victoria in the Wings

Victoria
The Captive of Kensington Palace
The Queen and Lord M
The Queen's Husband
The Widow of Windsor

Queens of England
Myself My Enemy
Queen of This Realm
Victoria Victorious
The Lady in the Tower
The Courts of Love
In the Shadow of the Crown
The Queen's Secret
The Reluctant Queen
The Pleasures of Love
William's Wife
Rose Without a Thorn

Fantastic fiction shows a selection of covers http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/p/jean-plaidy/

I also read Margaret Irwin when I was young, most notably Young Bess and also Maurice Druon translated from the French. I will try these again at some point to see if they hold up. I believe there is a 1950s film of Young Bess.
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Postby Jemidar » Tue July 20th, 2010, 6:07 pm

"SGM" wrote:I also read Margaret Irwin when I was young, most notably Young Bess and also Maurice Druon translated from the French. I will try these again at some point to see if they hold up. I believe there is a 1950s film of Young Bess.



I reread Margaret Irwin's 'Good Queen Bess' trilogy last Christmas and found that they held up much better than any of the Plaidy's I've reread.
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Nefret
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Favorite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Postby Nefret » Wed July 21st, 2010, 1:54 am

I'm still waiting for a re-issue of the Normans trilogy.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Postby Tanzanite » Wed July 21st, 2010, 8:53 pm

"Nefret" wrote:I'm still waiting for a re-issue of the Normans trilogy.


I thought those were terrible.

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Nefret
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Favorite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Postby Nefret » Thu July 22nd, 2010, 1:11 am

"Tanzanite" wrote:I thought those were terrible.


They were? I still want to find out myself.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Helen_Davis
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Postby Helen_Davis » Thu July 22nd, 2010, 12:45 pm

"Tanzanite" wrote:I thought those were terrible.


I tried to get through the first one, but couldn't. I loved The Passionate Enemies though.
http://evaperonnovel.wordpress.com


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Excerpt from the Spanish summary of my novel

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Michy
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Location: California

Postby Michy » Thu July 22nd, 2010, 2:21 pm

Note: It Began in Vauxhall Gardens was also published under the title Melisand. This was not one of Plaidy's more popular works (although I've read it twice -- the first time I thought it was really good, the second time, about 10 years later, I thought it was just ok), so it probably won't be re-published. But in case anyone's interested in hunting down a copy, you can find it under either title.

I read the Norman Trilogy and didn't think they were all that bad -- to me, they were about the same quality as the Plantagenet series (I didn't read that entire series, just the first 4 or so).

Jean Plaidy also published a NF work about the Spanish Inquisition -- originally 3 books, but also at some point combined into one. I want to take a crack at it and, believe it or not, my library system actually has it!

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Helen_Davis
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Postby Helen_Davis » Thu July 22nd, 2010, 2:24 pm

"Michy" wrote:
Jean Plaidy also published a NF work about the Spanish Inquisition -- originally 3 books, but also at some point combined into one. I want to take a crack at it and, believe it or not, my library system actually has it!


Some Spainiards have actually justified the Inquisition. :mad:
http://evaperonnovel.wordpress.com





"The first time a book has gotten us close to Evita, in all her misery and all her splendor."

Excerpt from the Spanish summary of my novel


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