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Freda Lightfoot

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Ariadne
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Freda Lightfoot

Postby Ariadne » Mon July 12th, 2010, 1:35 am

I had Hostage Queen on preorder with BD, but they cancelled it unexpectedly - don't know why. Sounds like I should get it back in my cart ...

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Misfit
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Postby Misfit » Mon July 12th, 2010, 2:06 am

"Ariadne" wrote:I had Hostage Queen on preorder with BD, but they cancelled it unexpectedly - don't know why. Sounds like I should get it back in my cart ...


I wish the story had gone further into Margot's life (will there be a sequel?), but I liked what I read. Library ordered several copies so there is always ILL...
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Ariadne
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Postby Ariadne » Mon July 12th, 2010, 2:11 am

I could do ILL, but I'm not the best library patron - I get spoiled b/c where I work, faculty don't pay overdue fines :D Plus I collect royalty novels, so I'll probably want to buy this one and the next one too.

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Postby annis » Mon July 12th, 2010, 7:25 am

Interesting - I hadn't realised Freda Lightfoot did HF , though I have read quite a few of her sagas.

Didn't the Valois madness come from the Bourbon line? Charles VI's mother Joanna of Bourbonhad serious bouts of mental instability, and it was endemic in her family.
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Misfit
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Freda Lightfoot

Postby Misfit » Mon July 12th, 2010, 3:12 pm

I just finished Hostage Queen (review here). I enjoyed it, and I very much appreciate her not succumbing to the temptation of sexing it up. Annis has mentioned her other books, sagas she called them. Perhaps she could enlighten me a bit further ;)
At home with a good book and the cat...

...is the only place I want to be

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Postby boswellbaxter » Mon July 12th, 2010, 3:19 pm

Susan Higginbotham
Coming in October: The Woodvilles


http://www.susanhigginbotham.com/
http://www.susanhigginbotham.com/blog/

annis
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Postby annis » Mon July 12th, 2010, 8:34 pm

Think modern inheritor of the Catherine Cookson tradition, Misfit, though not as melodramatic as CC. If you read some of the synopses of her series listed on Fantastic Fiction, you'll get the drift.
http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/l/freda-lightfoot

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Misfit
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Postby Misfit » Mon July 12th, 2010, 9:24 pm

Thanks ladies, I'll check into it.
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...is the only place I want to be

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Postby Freda » Wed July 14th, 2010, 8:18 am

Hi everyone, glad you enjoyed HQ. Madness must have been endemic in the family as Charles VI, son of Joan of Bourbon and Charles V, was known as Charles the Mad. And yes, there is a sequel. Margot's story continues in The Reluctant Queen, together with that of Gabriel d'Estrees. Out in September in hard back. HQ is out in paperback at the end of the year. The third in the trilogy will be the Queen and the Courtesan.
Best wishes,
Freda

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Misfit
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Postby Misfit » Wed July 14th, 2010, 11:20 am

"Freda" wrote:Hi everyone, glad you enjoyed HQ. Madness must have been endemic in the family as Charles VI, son of Joan of Bourbon and Charles V, was known as Charles the Mad. And yes, there is a sequel. Margot's story continues in The Reluctant Queen, together with that of Gabriel d'Estrees. Out in September in hard back. HQ is out in paperback at the end of the year. The third in the trilogy will be the Queen and the Courtesan.
Best wishes,
Freda


Goody, I was hoping it wasn't over.
At home with a good book and the cat...

...is the only place I want to be


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