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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Wed September 3rd, 2008, 9:08 pm

I would love to read some fiction about Catherine the Great.
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Postby SonjaMarie » Wed September 3rd, 2008, 10:54 pm

"diamondlil" wrote:I would love to read some fiction about Catherine the Great.


Have you read the one about her and Elizabeth? I read it years ago.

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Postby diamondlil » Wed September 3rd, 2008, 10:56 pm

Not sure which one you are referring to.
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Postby SonjaMarie » Wed September 3rd, 2008, 11:21 pm

Well *bleep* me man, I can't find it! I would recognize the cover if I saw it but I'm not seeing it!

I did however find these two fiction titles on Catherine, I'm not sure if it's the same book with a different title though or if she just wrote two books on her:
Imperial Highness Evelyn Anthony
The Rebel Princess Evelyn Anthony

And there are also this title about Catherine by E.A, found on a Amazon thread about Catherine fiction:
2) Curse not the King (Catherine's lengthy and bitter conflict with her hated son, Paul Petrovitch.)

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Postby SonjaMarie » Wed September 3rd, 2008, 11:28 pm

Ok found it, guess it's not fiction after all, though I could've sworn it was:
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"Elizabeth and Catherine" by Robert Coughlan

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Postby chuck » Fri September 5th, 2008, 12:27 am

I wish someone would take on Charlemagne and his companions....A very dynamic and charismatic character....numerous political marriages and many children out of wedlock...controversial religious intolerance, brilliant administrator and the champion of the Carolingian Renaissance.....

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Postby donroc » Fri September 5th, 2008, 1:04 am

"chuck" wrote:I wish someone would take on Charlemagne and his companions....A very dynamic and charismatic character....numerous political marriages and many children out of wedlock...controversial religious intolerance, brilliant administrator and the champion of the Carolingian Renaissance.....



Intolerant of pagans but more than tolerant of Jews as were his father and son Louis..
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Bodo the Apostate, a novel set during the reign of Louis the Pious and end of the Carolingian Empire.

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Postby Margaret » Fri September 5th, 2008, 6:15 pm

Alan Massie's Charlemagne and Roland is currently out in the U.K. and will be published in the U.S. in January 2009. (It's listed on the Medieval page at http://www.HistoricalNovels.info/Medieval.html.) I understand the narrative takes the form of stories about Charlemagne that the tutor of the young Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II tells him. I'm usually skeptical of novels that take this kind of frame approach rather than just plunging right into the central story, but Frederick II was a pretty interesting guy in his own right - he was the son of Queen Constance, the daughter of King Roger II of Sicily and grew up in medieval Sicily. And Massie seems to be well regarded as a historical novelist whose research tends to be pretty sound.
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Postby Spitfire » Fri September 5th, 2008, 10:24 pm

"SonjaMarie" wrote:Ok found it, guess it's not fiction after all, though I could've sworn it was:
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"Elizabeth and Catherine" by Robert Coughlan

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Postby SonjaMarie » Sat September 6th, 2008, 12:15 am

"Spitfire" wrote:OK, my library has this book, who has read it? Is it any good?


I read it a long time ago, I think I liked it but I'd have to back in time and ask my teenage self!

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