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Post by Divia » Thu June 18th, 2009, 11:18 am

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]Cover for NF: "The Other Tudors: Henry VIII's Mistresses and Bastards"
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The title is funny to me. Its almost like the author is saying. Yes, there are other tudors out there besides Henry, Elizabeth, Anne and Catherine.
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Post by Leyland » Thu June 18th, 2009, 12:56 pm

[quote=""MLE""]My favorite Bristow is Jubilee Trail. Are they going to be re-issuing that any time soon?[/quote] My next fave after Celia is Jubilee. I have a falling apart paperback in my perm library that I still read. I only read Calico once in the 70s, so I'll definitely buy the reprint sometime in the next year after November.

btw - I have the Bristow's Plantation Trilogy stashed away somewhere to be read again. They're hardbacks with plain covers and lettering. No dust jackets. Ex-library most likely. I don't expect they'll be reprinted any time soon though.
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Post by boswellbaxter » Thu June 18th, 2009, 1:14 pm

[quote=""Chatterbox""]Not only that, BB, but the first time I looked at it, I thought that the cover illustration was a waxwork!! Honestly!

But how many mistresses and bastards were there, really?? Elizabeth Blount & her son, the Duke of Richmond, who didn't really live long enough to be interesting in his own right. And Mary Boleyn and probably one of her children, but haven't we heard enough about them?? Am I missing anyone here? I suppose Madge Shelton in Anne Boleyn's time, and I surmise there were others. But Henry didn't seem to have had that many bastard offspring in the first place. He was certainly no Henry I....[/quote]

There's a recent book by Kelly Hart (I think that's the name) called Henry VIII's Mistresses, too. I plan to get it when I can--shows what a weak-willed victim I am of Tudormania!
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Post by Sheramy » Thu June 18th, 2009, 1:53 pm

[quote=""Leyland""]
btw - I have the Bristow's Plantation Trilogy stashed away somewhere to be read again. They're hardbacks with plain covers and lettering. No dust jackets. Ex-library most likely. I don't expect they'll be reprinted any time soon though.[/quote]

My name came from the Plantation Trilogy, as I mentioned recently on another thread--so I need to read it sometime. :D

I've put Celia Garth on my to-buy list because it sounds good. Charleston is a beautiful city -- that alone makes me want to read it. I've never read any of Bristow's books before.
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Post by Misfit » Thu June 18th, 2009, 2:12 pm

[quote=""Sheramy""]My name came from the Plantation Trilogy, as I mentioned recently on another thread--so I need to read it sometime. :D

I've put Celia Garth on my to-buy list because it sounds good. Charleston is a beautiful city -- that alone makes me want to read it. I've never read any of Bristow's books before.[/quote]

I love Bristow's books and they would also suit for younger readers. Any sex is pretty much left to the imagination. If I'm not mistaken Celia Garth is July's BOTM. I was hoping to get my hands on the library's one and only copy and reread it but there are five (!!!) holds ahead of me - you don't see that for a book that old very often.

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Post by gyrehead » Fri June 19th, 2009, 4:58 pm

The title is funny to me. Its almost like the author is saying. Yes, there are other tudors out there besides Henry, Elizabeth, Anne and Catherine.
What's really funny is that the mistresses are not Tudors no matter how you slice it. "Other" or otherwise. And if you really want to be pedantic about it, neither are the bastards.

What's next? The Tewders: The Seventh Cousins of Henry VIII. And the sequel: The Tewders: The Seventh Cousins of Henry VIII, Once Removed.

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Post by Telynor » Fri June 19th, 2009, 5:37 pm

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]There's a recent book by Kelly Hart (I think that's the name) called Henry VIII's Mistresses, too. I plan to get it when I can--shows what a weak-willed victim I am of Tudormania![/quote]

I've just finished reading that one. It's not bad and pretty informative, but the author goes waaaay out on a limb in the final chapters. It does get pretty interesting and explores quite a bit on how sex was viewed in Tudor times.

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Fri June 19th, 2009, 5:59 pm

[quote=""gyrehead""]What's really funny is that the mistresses are not Tudors no matter how you slice it. "Other" or otherwise. And if you really want to be pedantic about it, neither are the bastards.

What's next? [/quote]

How about the Fordors: successors to the old model Tudor? You can get the cover in any color you want, as long as it's black! :D

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Post by boswellbaxter » Fri June 19th, 2009, 6:52 pm

[quote=""Telynor""]I've just finished reading that one. It's not bad and pretty informative, but the author goes waaaay out on a limb in the final chapters. It does get pretty interesting and explores quite a bit on how sex was viewed in Tudor times.[/quote]

Looking forward to it, then!
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Post by Libby Cone » Sun June 21st, 2009, 3:21 pm

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