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Which historical person should Philippa Gregory write about next

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Post by Divia » Sat September 3rd, 2011, 4:19 pm

[quote=""SCW""]How about Morgan Le Faye...(Some slight doubts that she actually existed) but she was supposed to be beautiful, a sorceress and committed incest...[/quote]

Oh! Now that is brilliant!

[quote=""Misfit""]Yes! Just think what she could do with that one. We'll have to wait. It sounds like she and her publishers want to bleed The Wars of the Roses dry first. I'll be curious to see the reactions to The Rivers Woman. It is not good. Not good at all, and it's not just the repetition I'm grousing about.[/quote]

I'm annoyed I didnt get my free galley. :( I want to see how bad it is. :D

Are you going to write a review?
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Post by SCW » Sun September 4th, 2011, 2:32 am

So if PG is writing about the women from the War of the Roses era does that mean she may write a novel about Katherine Swynford (Not sure how her last name was spelled)
On that note - I might go looking for Anya Setons book

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Post by Misfit » Sun September 4th, 2011, 2:37 am

[quote=""SCW""]So if PG is writing about the women from the War of the Roses era does that mean she may write a novel about Katherine Swynford (Not sure how her last name was spelled)
On that note - I might go looking for Anya Setons book[/quote]

Oh she wouldn't dare, would she?
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Post by rebecca » Sun September 4th, 2011, 4:05 am

SCW--"How about Morgan Le Faye...(Some slight doubts that she actually existed) but she was supposed to be beautiful, a sorceress and committed incest..."

I had the same thought it's right up PG's alley--A beautiful sorceress who is perhaps mad, bad and dangerous to know.

I actually don't know why she wont because this element of magic she has woven in her other books ie: The Wise Woman and The White Queen doesn't work for me, mainly because it is not realistic, it steps into the realm of fantasy so why not write fantasy?

I have not read Lady of the Rivers yet but I do hope PG hasn't gone overboard with the whole witchy woman Mesuline-whatever :eek: ...I find it irritating.

My two cents worth :)
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Post by Divia » Sun September 4th, 2011, 4:44 am

I dont mind fantasy elements in some HF novels, but I dont like the way she does them. I mean if she is going to do the magic aspect then she should do what Rebecca said.

If she is going to play it like more like a religion where you do rituals but things could or could not happen(like rolling the dice and see) then I'm OK with it.

However, as we all know PG is a historical expert, so she wouldn't dare write fantasy. :rolleyes: I mean, then she couldn't tell us the truth about how it all went down..
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Post by Misfit » Sun September 4th, 2011, 2:22 pm

I have not read Lady of the Rivers yet but I do hope PG hasn't gone overboard with the whole witchy woman Mesuline-whatever...I find it irritating.
I agree, if you are going to write fantasy, write a fantasy and not traipse around going on about your Doctorate. IMO the *magic* in Lady of the Rivers isn't as OTT as it was in White Queen (no storms being whistled up at least), it is still there.
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Post by Divia » Sun September 4th, 2011, 3:52 pm

Is that 20 on one page ;)
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Post by Misfit » Sun September 4th, 2011, 4:00 pm

[quote=""Divia""]Is that 20 on one page ;) [/quote]

No, throughout the book. Still it is too much.
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Post by Divia » Sun September 4th, 2011, 4:30 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]No, throughout the book. Still it is too much.[/quote]

Did yo ucount the joan of arc references?
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Post by Misfit » Sun September 4th, 2011, 5:44 pm

[quote=""Divia""]Did yo ucount the joan of arc references?[/quote]

No, Joan is only present at the first of the book. Not like The Red Queen.
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