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Diana Norman/Ariana Franklin

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Margaret
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Post by Margaret » Sun February 6th, 2011, 4:43 am

So sad that she won't be writing any more. It would be great if her publishers would bring out a new edition of Fitzempress' Law.
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Post by Ariadne » Mon February 14th, 2011, 1:58 am

Barry Norman wrote a beautiful tribute to his wife in yesterday's Daily Mail. Have some tissues ready.

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Post by annis » Mon February 14th, 2011, 5:07 am

So heart-breaking...

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Post by Vanessa » Mon February 14th, 2011, 9:29 am

Very sad. Good way for her to go but horribly upsetting for her family.
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Post by Madeleine » Mon February 14th, 2011, 10:48 am

I read this, it was very touching. It sounds like she had a peaceful end, but it must have been awful for him to find her like that.
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Margaret
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Preferred HF: Literary novels. Late medieval and Renaissance.
Location: Catskill, New York, USA
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Post by Margaret » Tue February 15th, 2011, 7:37 am

Such a beautiful tribute - gosh he writes well, and at such a time.

I must say, she chose a fine way to go, although I hope it was a Patrick O'Brian she had already read, so she didn't miss out on the way it ended!
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