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What are you reading February 2016

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Re: What are you reading February 2016

Post by Susan » Fri February 26th, 2016, 11:51 pm

The Girl in the Spider's Web (Millennium Trilogy #4) by David Lagercrantz. Lagercrantz had been contracted to write the fourth novel since Stieg Larsson died in 2004. Probably not as good as Larsson's books, but I love the characters.
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Re: What are you reading February 2016

Post by Misfit » Sat February 27th, 2016, 12:39 am

Ludmilla wrote:I'm getting ready to start Shadow of the Moon by MM Kaye.
Are you on Goodreads? There's a group discussion from last year if you want to join in. Group read is over, but the discussions were good, and email alerts will bring us back.

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Re: What are you reading February 2016

Post by Carla » Sun February 28th, 2016, 1:17 pm

princess garnet wrote:Lady Macbeth by Susan F. King
Borrowed a library copy of this novel. The story of Lady Macbeth is very different than Shakespeare's play!
Have you tried King Hereafter by Dorothy Dunnett? A very different theory about the historical Macbeth and Gruoch, and one of my all-time favourites.
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Re: What are you reading February 2016

Post by Susan » Sun February 28th, 2016, 1:48 pm

princess garnet wrote:Lady Macbeth by Susan F. King
Borrowed a library copy of this novel. The story of Lady Macbeth is very different than Shakespeare's play!
The play is not accurate. Shakespeare wrote Macbeth during the early reign of King James I of England. He was the son of Mary, Queen of Scots and succeeded her as King James VI of Scotland upon the death of Queen Elizabeth I. King James was the patron of Shakespeare's acting company and a descendant of Malcolm (King Malcolm III of Scotland) and possibly Banquo (at least it was thought so at that time). Just like Shakespeare wrote Richard III to please Henry Tudor's (King Henry VII) granddaughter Queen Elizabeth I, he wrote Macbeth to please King James I.

Susan Fraser King also wrote a novel about Saint Margaret of Scotland, the wife of King Malcolm III, called Queen Hereafter. She was descended from Anglo-Saxon kings, the granddaughter of King Edmund Ironside.
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Re: What are you reading February 2016

Post by princess garnet » Sun February 28th, 2016, 9:46 pm

Susan wrote:Susan Fraser King also wrote a novel about Saint Margaret of Scotland, the wife of King Malcolm III, called Queen Hereafter. She was descended from Anglo-Saxon kings, the granddaughter of King Edmund Ironside.
I read and own a softback edition of the novel. I picked St. Margaret of Scotland as my confirmation saint so that was the draw.

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Re: What are you reading February 2016

Post by Susan » Sun February 28th, 2016, 10:58 pm

princess garnet wrote:I read and own a softback edition of the novel. I picked St. Margaret of Scotland as my confirmation saint so that was the draw.
Good saint choice!
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