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Paul Doherty

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Margaret
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Preferred HF: Literary novels. Late medieval and Renaissance.
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Postby Margaret » Sun October 19th, 2008, 5:31 am

I will have to put his Helena/Constantine novels on my TBR. I just wrote a post on my blog about wanting to be present at the historical event when Constantine was acclaimed Emperor of the Western Roman Empire - and would love to read something about Constantine that isn't too pious. Frank Slaughter's Constantine: The Miracle of the Flaming Cross, for example, was published in 1965 and sounds a little too Ben-Hur-ish for my taste.
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Postby Aneca » Sun October 19th, 2008, 3:19 pm

I've read The Cup of Ghosts and have the second book of that series in the TBR pile. And I just put the Vanessa Alexander books in the WL...

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Postby annis » Sun October 19th, 2008, 7:12 pm

Margaret, I enjoyed your blog entry on HNI.
Ihere is another novel about Constantine by Colin Thubron, called "Emperor".
http://ezinearticles.com/?Emperor-by-Colin-Thubron&id=983510

Louis de Wohl's "The Living Wood" is a novel about Constantine and his mother Helena. (Christian message)
http://www.ignatius.com/ViewProduct.aspx?SID=1&Product_ID=3284&AFID=12&

Helena is also the subject of Evelyn Waugh's 1950 "Helena", reprinted 2005.
http://www.amazon.com/Helena-Loyola-Classics-Evelyn-Waugh/dp/082942122X

Helena is definitely the focus in Paul Doherty's books, but Constantine does appear from time to time.

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Margaret
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Interest in HF: I can't answer this in 100 characters. Sorry.
Favorite HF book: Checkmate, the final novel in the Lymond series
Preferred HF: Literary novels. Late medieval and Renaissance.
Location: Catskill, New York, USA
Contact:

Constantine novels

Postby Margaret » Mon October 20th, 2008, 12:45 am

Thanks, Annis! I've added these.
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Postby Leena » Fri October 2nd, 2009, 11:06 pm

I like his Egyptian books, but haven't tapped into the others yet. I plan to do that, as soon as I can make a list of where to start! :D
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Paul Doherty

Postby george3 » Sun July 24th, 2011, 2:39 pm

I've enjoyed anything that I've read by this author, but especially the Brother Athelstan series!

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Postby Nickie » Mon August 29th, 2011, 9:49 am

I've read all his Egyptian novels, and must say I like them. Once in a while, I read a Hugh Corbett one, but my preference goes to the afore mentioned series.
I also know that Paul Doherty is a nice guy, as I did an interview with him some years ago. He even sent me a signed book for my birthday that year! For those interested: you can read the interview at my site.
Always welcome to my site: http://www.nickiefleming.com


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