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The Red Queen

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boswellbaxter
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The Red Queen

Postby boswellbaxter » Fri July 9th, 2010, 5:22 pm

There are some reviews (including one by our own Sarah) up on Gregory's website:

http://www.philippagregory.com/work/plantaganet/the-red-queen/
Susan Higginbotham
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Ariadne
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Postby Ariadne » Fri July 9th, 2010, 5:54 pm

I did enjoy this one, and I was relieved because The Other Queen wasn't to my taste. Margaret Beaufort is a very different type of Gregory heroine in some ways, but not in others. Melusine made a few appearances when Elizabeth Woodville was on the scene, but when seen through Margaret Beaufort's eyes, it could be interpreted as rumors she chose to believe rather than actual witchcraft. It does get repetitive ("not exactly subtle" was my way of putting it) though given the context of the time, I found myself much more willing to believe in Margaret's divine visions than Elizabeth Woodville as a water witch.

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Postby boswellbaxter » Fri July 9th, 2010, 6:28 pm

I must say, I'm rather looking forward to this one.
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Misfit
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Postby Misfit » Fri July 9th, 2010, 6:41 pm

"Ariadne" wrote:I did enjoy this one, and I was relieved because The Other Queen wasn't to my taste. Margaret Beaufort is a very different type of Gregory heroine in some ways, but not in others. Melusine made a few appearances when Elizabeth Woodville was on the scene, but when seen through Margaret Beaufort's eyes, it could be interpreted as rumors she chose to believe rather than actual witchcraft. It does get repetitive ("not exactly subtle" was my way of putting it) though given the context of the time, I found myself much more willing to believe in Margaret's divine visions than Elizabeth Woodville as a water witch.


Jemidar and I have a running joke now at GR, we're counting up the *Melusine* references in any book that has them. Seven in the first two pages of one book wa a bit too much for me, and that's not a PG book either.
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Postby boswellbaxter » Fri July 9th, 2010, 7:19 pm

"Misfit" wrote:Jemidar and I have a running joke now at GR, we're counting up the *Melusine* references in any book that has them. Seven in the first two pages of one book wa a bit too much for me, and that's not a PG book either.


Just don't turn it into a drinking game. We don't want you ladies to turn into lushes.
Susan Higginbotham

Coming in October: The Woodvilles





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Misfit
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Postby Misfit » Fri July 9th, 2010, 7:22 pm

"boswellbaxter" wrote:Just don't turn it into a drinking game. We don't want you ladies to turn into lushes.


Lol! I hadn't thought of that.
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Postby N. Gemini Sasson » Sat July 10th, 2010, 2:46 pm

I'm looking forward to this book, too. I enjoyed The White Queen. Not quite my absolute favorite of hers, but worth a read if you like Gregory. BTW, I couldn't get into The Other Queen, either. My daughter, who also regularly reads PG, said the same thing.

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Divia
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Postby Divia » Sat July 10th, 2010, 2:50 pm

I think everyone universally hated the Other Queen.
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robinbird79
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Postby robinbird79 » Sat July 10th, 2010, 11:37 pm

I finished this book the day after I got it (yes, I am a very fast reader). I would like to post my review but the lady from the publishing company said to please wait until closer to the release date.

I liked it better than TWQ but I really did not like Margaret. Her holier than thou attitude and the constant repetition of "God's will is my will of course" got really old and irritating. But overall not a bad book and I can't complain about her portrayal of R3 (which had me concerned).
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Misfit
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Questions for PG

Postby Misfit » Wed July 14th, 2010, 12:00 pm

I received a message from Goodreads,

We are interviewing Philippa this week for the Goodreads monthly newsletter, and I am asking her readers to submit questions about either this new book or her previous work. If you send me a question for Philippa, we may be able to include it!


My mind is blank, anyone want to throw something out there?

Keeping my fingers crossed TRQ shows up on this month's Vine newsletter. We are not required to keep our traps shut until publication date, the earlier the better says Ammy.
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