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M.M. Kaye

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Michy
Bibliophile
Location: California

M.M. Kaye

Postby Michy » Fri June 25th, 2010, 3:02 pm

I know several people here really like this author. She was one of my faves, too, back in my teens and 20s. I believe I read nearly everything, if not everything, she wrote.

Some of her lesser-known works, which I really enjoyed, were her mysteries. She wrote about six or eight, and they are all titled "Death in ________" with the blank being the name of some exotic locale such as Cyprus, Zanzibar, Kashmir, etc. (all places she had lived, incidentally).

I really enjoyed her mysteries, although a little disclaimer here, that was 20-something years ago, so I don't know if I would still find them all that good now. Back when I read them you could still find them in bookstores, although just barely. But for fans of M.M. Kaye who are interested in reading something a bit different from her epic sagas, it might be worth trying to find them.

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
Bibliomaniac
Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Fri June 25th, 2010, 3:28 pm

Michy, I find her most recent works, her autobiographies, the most interesting yet. They are Sun in the Morning, about growing up in India during the last decades of the British Raj. Golden Afternoon covers the English boarding school experience and the return to India, and Enchanted Evening is how she met her husband Geoff Hamilton.

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Michy
Bibliophile
Location: California

Postby Michy » Fri June 25th, 2010, 3:57 pm

I've never read those. They sound good.

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Misfit
Bibliomaniac
Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Thu March 24th, 2011, 1:32 am

Just spotted this older cover on Amazon and thought I'd share.

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At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Stranger by Kate Riordan & Did You See Melody by Sophie Hannah (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Thu March 24th, 2011, 8:33 am

It's quite nice actually. My copy is this one:
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Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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LoobyG
Compulsive Reader
Location: Derbyshire, UK

Postby LoobyG » Thu March 24th, 2011, 9:30 am

Ooh I love the older one! The contrast between the colours is striking, I've not seen that one before. I also like yours Vanessa, that's the cover I've seen most often.

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Misfit
Bibliomaniac
Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Thu March 24th, 2011, 12:42 pm

"LoobyG" wrote:Ooh I love the older one! The contrast between the colours is striking, I've not seen that one before. I also like yours Vanessa, that's the cover I've seen most often.


I like this one a lot as well. I wish more used sellers would take time to upload covers.
At home with a good book and the cat...

...is the only place I want to be

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
Bibliomaniac
Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Thu March 24th, 2011, 2:49 pm

doesn't the portrait on the front look like Vivian Leigh in GWTW?

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Thu March 24th, 2011, 3:24 pm

"MLE" wrote:doesn't the portrait on the front look like Vivian Leigh in GWTW?


Yes she does.
At home with a good book and the cat...

...is the only place I want to be

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Misfit
Bibliomaniac
Location: Seattle, WA

Re: M.M. Kaye

Postby Misfit » Thu December 10th, 2015, 2:46 am

At home with a good book and the cat...

...is the only place I want to be


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