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Philippa Gregory pulls out of Edinburgh Book Festival

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Post by Misfit » Wed September 8th, 2010, 1:05 am

Hmmmmm .... I did notice that she didn't do forewards/afterwards for all of the books, but hadn't considered it in light of when the books were re-released. Was it only the earlier ones that had Gregory's remarks? If so, perhaps the publisher realized she wasn't doing Seton any favors, and stopped having her write forewards. I certainly didn't miss them!!
Not sure, after My Theodosia the rest of the Seton books I read all were older editions via library.
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Post by M.M. Bennetts » Wed September 8th, 2010, 7:45 am

[quote=""Misfit""]Oh, those were awful. I think I hated the one for Devil Water the most as she went and tried to insinuate a sexual relation between father and daughter. Must she see incest everywhere? Thankfully she wasn't doing them by the time My Theodosia came out. That would have been a father daughter relationship for her to snark :mad: [/quote]

Am now utterly agog. What excitement we historians miss!

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Post by Miss Moppet » Wed September 8th, 2010, 5:48 pm

[quote=""Michy""]I listened to an audio version of Weir's book and do remember her after-comments about Seton's book. However, I took it as an honest critique, something more constructive than Gregory's comments. Gregory implies that if she had written Seton's books she could have done a better job (at least, that's how they sounded to me!).[/quote]

You're probably right, it's just that after Captive Queen I can't take Weir seriously as either novelist or historian. It is somewhat ironic her commenting about Katherine being very 1950s in outlook as I thought CQ, apart from the sex, was very dated and sub-1950s Jean Plaidy.

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Post by M.M. Bennetts » Wed September 8th, 2010, 7:38 pm

Remind me never to write anything about a Tudor queen or even a Tudor female almost queen. Not that I know anything. Though that seems not to discourage these others. Still...

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Post by JMJacobsen » Fri October 22nd, 2010, 7:34 pm

Actually, my first thought about the brough-ha-ha was that of course she didn't want to talk about the War of the Roses.....she doesn't know anything of substance about them.

Ouch. That was catty. Sorry. But a grain of truth in there somewhere.

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How refreshing

Post by Tim Woods » Mon March 28th, 2011, 8:25 pm

A principled stand. Good for Ms. Gregory!

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