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- Posts: 9581
- Joined: August 2008
- Location: Seattle, WA
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.
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
Am now utterly agog. What excitement we historians miss!
- Posts: 1726
- Joined: April 2009
- Location: North London
"Michy" wrote: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!).
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.
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...
- Posts: 113
- Joined: September 2008
- Location: Gig Harbor, Washington
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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- Joined: March 2011
A principled stand. Good for Ms. Gregory!