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Which historical person should Philippa Gregory write about next

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Which historical person should Philippa Gregory write about next

Post by SCW » Mon May 23rd, 2011, 2:22 am

My choice would be Isabella of France. Married to Edward the Second of England. You have the beautiful French Princess, the unfaithful husband. Lots of pillaging from the Scots, the lover in the tower and the rebellion against the husband. Plus she could incorporate the 'templar curse' into the novel.

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Post by The Czar » Tue May 24th, 2011, 9:01 pm

I think Princess Sophia Romanov http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophia_Alekseyevna would make a good historical chick romance thingy.
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Post by Nefret » Wed August 31st, 2011, 3:30 am

[quote=""SCW""]My choice would be Isabella of France. Married to Edward the Second of England. You have the beautiful French Princess, the unfaithful husband. Lots of pillaging from the Scots, the lover in the tower and the rebellion against the husband. Plus she could incorporate the 'templar curse' into the novel.[/quote]

Does Isabella have any novels already?
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Post by boswellbaxter » Wed August 31st, 2011, 12:25 pm

[quote=""Nefret""]Does Isabella have any novels already?[/quote]

Many of them. Margaret Campbell Barnes, Edith Felber, Pamela Bennetts, Jean Evans, Hilda Lewis, Terry Tucker, and Maureen Peters have all written about her. I have them listed here:

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Post by Nefret » Wed August 31st, 2011, 3:55 pm

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]Many of them. Margaret Campbell Barnes, Edith Felber, Pamela Bennetts, Jean Evans, Hilda Lewis, Terry Tucker, and Maureen Peters have all written about her. I have them listed here:

http://www.susanhigginbotham.com/edfict.html[/quote]

Wow... so many I have not read. Thanks!

I do have the Hilda Lewis book though.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Wed August 31st, 2011, 4:46 pm

I think she should write about Henry IV of Spain. For one thing, in the course of her research she would no doubt discover that Aragon is a COUNTRY, not a CITY. And there is all the speculation about who really fathered his daughter Juana 'La Beltraneja'. Right up PG's alley.

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Post by annis » Wed August 31st, 2011, 8:01 pm

Why does the worrying thought "Eleanor of Acquitaine" come to mind? Please, no...

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Post by LCW » Wed August 31st, 2011, 8:42 pm

Has her work gotten any better in the last few years? After reading The Other Boleyn Girl and one other of her novels, I don't even remember the title of it, PG is one of the authors I avoid.
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Post by Misfit » Wed August 31st, 2011, 8:48 pm

[quote=""LCW""]Has her work gotten any better in the last few years? After reading The Other Boleyn Girl and one other of her novels, I don't even remember the title of it, PG is one of the authors I avoid.[/quote]

I'm currently reading The Rivers Woman (or whatever it's called). It's fairly underwhelming to say the least.
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Post by SCW » Thu September 1st, 2011, 10:39 am

I gave up reading The Red Queen after the first few chapters...But I hope PG never writes about Eleanor of Aquitaine...
I read the Jean Plaidy novel of Isabella of France years ago...Ideally I think SKP would be a great choice to write a novel about this Queen
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