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Ariadne
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Postby Ariadne » Wed September 3rd, 2008, 1:39 am

"boswellbaxter" wrote:Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox, mother-in-law to Mary, Queen of Scots:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Douglas


Have you read Pamela Hill's The Green Salamander? It's about 30 years old by now though - undoubtedly time for someone else to take her on.

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Postby boswellbaxter » Wed September 3rd, 2008, 1:57 am

"Ariadne" wrote:Have you read Pamela Hill's The Green Salamander? It's about 30 years old by now though - undoubtedly time for someone else to take her on.


Nope! Will have to check it out, thanks! (Add this to my list of novels with animal names to look out for.)

Edited: Found a copy! I do hope mine has the tacky cover shown at Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Green-Salamander-Pamela-Hill/dp/0449236420/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1220407129&sr=8-1
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Postby Ariadne » Wed September 3rd, 2008, 3:22 am

That's the same version I have. It is tacky, but it could be worse. At least they're both fully dressed.

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Postby SonjaMarie » Wed September 3rd, 2008, 3:27 am

"boswellbaxter" wrote:Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox, mother-in-law to Mary, Queen of Scots:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Douglas


Nevermind, it's about Bess of Hardwick (the book I was going to suggest).

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Postby annis » Wed September 3rd, 2008, 3:51 am

It's non-fiction, but Sarah Gristwood's biography of Arbella Stuart is a good read. "Arbella: England's Lost Queen"

And Mary S Lovell's book "Bess of Hardwick" does feature the two devious dames, Bess and the Countess of Lennox, conniving to arrange the marriage of their daughter (Elizabeth Cavendish) and son (Charles Darnley, Earl of Lennox) respectively, resulting in the birth of Arbella and the extreme displeasure of Queen Elizabeth I, who really, really didn't need yet another Stuart claimant to the English throne hovering in the wings. Bess also incurred the Queen's displeasure (and a spell in the Tower) over her interference in another earlier marriage arrangement; that of her friend Lady Katherine Grey and Edward Seymour.
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Postby SonjaMarie » Wed September 3rd, 2008, 3:53 am

I'd like a more modern novel on Madame de Montspan.

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Postby boswellbaxter » Wed September 3rd, 2008, 3:55 am

"SonjaMarie" wrote:Nevermind, it's about Bess of Hardwick (the book I was going to suggest).

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I went to Amazon and saw it was about Bess of Hardwick, but I bought it anyway. Then I got sidetracked by another Westcott novel called The Queen's Grace about Katherine Parr (depicted on the cover as a "saucy redhead"). I'm a weakling--I bought it also.
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Postby annis » Wed September 3rd, 2008, 3:57 am

Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox, also appears in Dorothy Dunnett's "Lymond" series, where she is represented as not only devious, but down right wicked.

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Postby SonjaMarie » Wed September 3rd, 2008, 3:58 am

"boswellbaxter" wrote:I went to Amazon and saw it was about Bess of Hardwick, but I bought it anyway. Then I got sidetracked by another Westcott novel called The Queen's Grace about Katherine Parr (depicted on the cover as a "saucy redhead"). I'm a weakling--I bought it also.


You found a cheap copy of "The Queen's Grace"? Wow, lucky you! I've bought a few in the past for Ebay, but none have shown up recently under $50!

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Postby boswellbaxter » Wed September 3rd, 2008, 4:00 am

"SonjaMarie" wrote:You found a cheap copy of "The Queen's Grace"? Wow, lucky you! I've bought a few in the past for Ebay, but none have shown up recently under $50!

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It was about $25, but as you say, everything else was in the $60 and up range, so I decided to grab it while the grabbing was good.
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