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Post by chuck » Fri December 4th, 2009, 8:03 pm

"the Afflicted Girls" Suzy Witten....a new novel about Salem Village and the time of the famous witch trials/hunt.....Supposedly a new theory/slant on the girls/women that were "Afflicted".....Puritan History is a favorite of mine and have read a fair amount of books about the Witch Trials HF/NF....Reviews regarding TAG have sketchy at best.......Hoping one of you folks might have read it or have written a review.......

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Post by diamondlil » Sun December 6th, 2009, 11:33 am

Haven't read it, but Suzy has posted a couple of times here on the forum.
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Post by EC2 » Sun December 6th, 2009, 11:55 am

[quote=""chuck""]"the Afflicted Girls" Suzy Witten....a new novel about Salem Village and the time of the famous witch trials/hunt.....Supposedly a new theory/slant on the girls/women that were "Afflicted".....Puritan History is a favorite of mine and have read a fair amount of books about the Witch Trials HF/NF....Reviews regarding TAG have sketchy at best.......Hoping one of you folks might have read it or have written a review.......[/quote]

I think the theory is that the girls had Lyme's disease? That's what I've sussed from reading the background,if you look at the author's friend WitchMark at Amazon.com. The novel blurb itself doesn't say so. I think it might be self published but I'm not sure. I looked up the publishers, Dreamwand, but kept being brought back to the author who seems to own Dreamwand? I could be wrong. Perhaps my internet search wasn't that good, but I couldn't find any other titles by this publisher. Blogger Nan Hawthorne has interviewed the author and discussed the book here: http://allsheread.blogspot.com/2009/11/ ... uthor.html
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Post by Misfit » Sun December 6th, 2009, 1:17 pm

I just found thiswhen googling the author. Outside of the posts here EC mentioned and a person on Amazon going by the moniker Dreamwand promoing the book at the HF discussions that's all I've heard about it. No buzz at GR nor blogs outside the one EC already noted.

Do you use your local library? Try for a purchase request and see if they get it. They do buy most everything I've requested although not self-published unless there's a lot of good press.

**Edited to add - I am not knocking self-published books. Yes there are some good ones out there among the bad. It's just something I want to know when preparing to making a purchase decision. **
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Post by chuck » Sun December 6th, 2009, 5:22 pm

Thanks Lil, EC and Misfit for your responses and site suggestions....My library is caught in this economic funk....they are not taking on any new patron new book suggestions.....In these scary political times....The Obama critics seems very "Afflicted" at times....

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Post by annis » Mon December 7th, 2009, 7:54 pm

It's my experience that libraries rarely buy self-published books, partly because of the way the purchasing process is carried out.

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Post by 4ever Queen » Fri December 11th, 2009, 9:17 pm

Has anyone heard of Eleanor Herman? A friend loan me two books of her called Sex with the Queen(s) and Sex with the King...??? anyone??
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Post by boswellbaxter » Fri December 11th, 2009, 9:36 pm

[quote=""4ever Queen""]Has anyone heard of Eleanor Herman? A friend loan me two books of her called Sex with the Queen(s) and Sex with the King...??? anyone??[/quote]

They're nonfiction--stories about royal lovers. I flipped through Sex with the Queen and gave it up then and there when the author started going on about Edward II's "smooth girlish hands" (he was actually an athletic man who liked outdoor pursuits). Probably a fun read, but take it with a grain of salt.
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Post by 4ever Queen » Mon December 14th, 2009, 12:57 am

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]They're nonfiction--stories about royal lovers. I flipped through Sex with the Queen and gave it up then and there when the author started going on about Edward II's "smooth girlish hands" (he was actually an athletic man who liked outdoor pursuits). Probably a fun read, but take it with a grain of salt.[/quote]

Thanks boswellbaxter for your comment! I will make note of it if/when I read it. I mostly want to be sure that I am reading "accurate" NF royalty life, and not waste my time if it's not... :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
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Post by Marc » Thu December 17th, 2009, 12:48 pm

Sorry, Boswellbaxter, I never heard of this writing before and really have no idea
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