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Diana Norman/Ariana Franklin

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Post by cw gortner » Sat January 29th, 2011, 3:09 am

I was very saddened to hear this. As many here know, I love her Mistress of the Art of Death series (melting Rosamund, aside ;) I'll treasure all my first edition hardcovers now. Truly, a loss, and now we'll not get to find out what happens to Adelia next :(
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Post by chuck » Sat January 29th, 2011, 3:11 am

I'm going to miss her Mistress of the Art of Death series.....God Rest Her Soul....

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Post by Ariadne » Sat January 29th, 2011, 3:25 am

This is very sad news. I still have many of her older novels yet to read, though will miss seeing more of Adelia Aguilar.

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Post by Susan » Sat January 29th, 2011, 4:56 am

[quote=""cw gortner""]Truly, a loss, and now we'll not get to find out what happens to Adelia next :( [/quote]

I echo your sentiments. I will miss Adelia's adventures.
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Post by annis » Tue February 1st, 2011, 6:44 pm

Rosina Lippi has kindly reposted her 2007 blog interview with Diana Norman to mark the sad occasion of her death

http://rosinalippi.com/weblog

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Post by Tanzanite » Tue February 1st, 2011, 9:33 pm

In this brief article, her husband says that she completed her last book (no more details than that though).

http://www.whtimes.co.uk/news/barry_nor ... e_1_789699

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Post by Susan » Wed February 2nd, 2011, 12:03 am

[quote=""Tanzanite""]In this brief article, her husband says that she completed her last book (no more details than that though).

http://www.whtimes.co.uk/news/barry_nor ... e_1_789699[/quote]

I hope it's an Adelia book.
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Post by annis » Wed February 2nd, 2011, 5:17 am

Posted by Ariadne
Spotted on Publishers Marketplace today, a deal for a new one (or maybe an older one reissued? No title is given)

Mistress of the Art of Death series author Ariana Franklin's stand-alone medieval novel set during the chaotic and horrifying years of the war between Stephen and Matilda for the governance of England, [sold] to Rachel Kahan at Putnam, for publication in 2012, by Helen Heller at Helen Heller Agency (US). Canadian rights to Adrienne Kerr at Penguin Canada.
Ariadne posted this a while back- we were curious about whether it is a completely new title or a reissue of Morning Gift (the plot sounds pretty similar to MG). As it's a stand-alone it doesn't sound like another Adelia book.

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Post by Ariadne » Wed February 2nd, 2011, 4:08 pm

It may be that the book she'd just finished is different than the one sold to Putnam for 2012 release, as the brief article implied the former didn't have a publisher yet. So maybe there will be a new Adelia to come. I'm sure we'll be hearing more in the coming months.

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Post by annis » Wed February 2nd, 2011, 7:24 pm

So we might get two posthumous DN novels - that's good news.

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