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PG to write about Eleanor of Aquitaine?

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Post by Miss Moppet » Tue October 26th, 2010, 10:56 pm

[quote=""rockygirl""]I'm on Chapter 3. I was hoping it would get better, much better, but I'm guessing from your comment that it won't.[/quote]

Rockygirl, I don't even know, because I bailed shortly thereafter! I did try one of the scenes later in the book (Eleanor's confrontation with Rosamund) to see if it was worth ploughing onwards. It wasn't as sex-ridden as the early pages but I found it bland and cliched. At that point I called it a day and returned the book to the library.

Some people did enjoy it though and found that it got better, so you may prefer to hang in there.

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Post by princess garnet » Wed October 27th, 2010, 12:20 am

[quote=""Miss Moppet""]2. Commit incest with Raymond, Geoffrey and anyone else she can find.[/quote]
Having a relationship with her Uncle Raymond--that's made its rounds. Off hand, I know it was in Plaidy's The Courts of Love.

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Post by Divia » Wed October 27th, 2010, 12:21 am

This is the snarky historian in me...OK, if she were a historian who studied and wrote papers on France then yes she would need to know the native language and Latin(if she doesn't already). HOWEVER, she is writing a flippin historical fiction novel. And as we all have read she tends to take liberties with these novels. So common, feed someone else the crap. I'm not buying it and no reason to put on airs. You're a flippin historical fiction writer(a very profitable one) but lets not get crazy and think that she's anything more than that.

Who would the next 3 books be about>? thats what I wonder about.

And if she is English then why bother with an American story? :confused:
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Post by Michy » Wed October 27th, 2010, 12:41 am

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And if she is English then why bother with an American story? :confused: [/quote]

Yeah, I wondered the same thing. As for the French people, well, they can consider themselves fortunate that because of the language barrier (pretended or not) PG is not going to be disparaging any of their historical personages anytime soon! snark snark :D

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Post by LoveHistory » Wed October 27th, 2010, 2:37 pm

[quote=""Divia""]\
And if she is English then why bother with an American story? :confused: [/quote]

My sentiments exactly. Particularly when she's already said she's not planning to write about the French queens because her area of expertise (if one can call it that) is the English royalty.

So how exactly does that translate to an understanding of America? The same thing minus crowns and tea perhaps?

Then again perhaps it's very early colonial America and all of the characters are loyal English subjects. Or maybe she'll be rewriting the revolution.

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Post by Michy » Wed October 27th, 2010, 2:50 pm

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Then again perhaps it's very early colonial America and all of the characters are loyal English subjects. Or maybe she'll be rewriting the revolution.[/quote] Ugh, what a thought.

She says it covers from the 1890s through the 1960s, so that's why I guessed maybe the Kennedys - ?

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Post by LoobyG » Wed October 27th, 2010, 5:09 pm

Ick ick ick. I'm determined that I'll never pick up one of PG's books ever again. Ages ago I read TOBG, Queen's Fool and the Wise Woman, and then booted out all my other ones. I think I read a few pages of the Virgin Queen and then slung it. The way she portrayed Anne Boleyn still irritates me, and the rubbish that she's constantly spewing in her interviews! Books with nice covers, pity about the content. Rant over... :p

I do admit to having an affection for Weir and I didn't mind Captive Queen really, it did improve a lot for me after the first few chapters, but I enjoyed her first two attempts at HF a lot more.

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Post by Divia » Wed October 27th, 2010, 11:28 pm

[quote=""Michy""]Ugh, what a thought.

She says it covers from the 1890s through the 1960s, so that's why I guessed maybe the Kennedys - ?[/quote] What about the Vanderbilts?

[quote=""LoveHistory""]So how exactly does that translate to an understanding of America? The same thing minus crowns and tea perhaps?

Then again perhaps it's very early colonial America and all of the characters are loyal English subjects. Or maybe she'll be rewriting the revolution.[/quote]

Yeah, thats more her style, isn' it?t
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Post by Perdita » Sun November 21st, 2010, 12:48 am

[quote=""Divia""]This is the snarky historian in me...OK, if she were a historian who studied and wrote papers on France then yes she would need to know the native language and Latin(if she doesn't already). HOWEVER, she is writing a flippin historical fiction novel. And as we all have read she tends to take liberties with these novels. So common, feed someone else the crap. I'm not buying it and no reason to put on airs. You're a flippin historical fiction writer(a very profitable one) but lets not get crazy and think that she's anything more than that.

Who would the next 3 books be about>? thats what I wonder about.

And if she is English then why bother with an American story? :confused: [/quote]

Ouch!! There are plenty of Americans writing about English history so why can't we write about your history?

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Post by Miss Moppet » Sun November 21st, 2010, 1:04 am

[quote=""Perdita""]Ouch!! There are plenty of Americans writing about English history so why can't we write about your history?[/quote]

PG said herself in the webchat I linked to further up the thread that her area of expertise was English history and she didn't want to stray from it and thus she wouldn't be tackling any French queens. So it's not entirely logical that she would launch into American history, although there wouldn't be the language barrier there is with France.

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