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Which historical person should Philippa Gregory write about next

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Post by Nefret » Thu February 14th, 2013, 9:25 pm

She should write about a fictional land populated with water spirits, and mermaids.
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Post by Helen_Davis » Thu February 14th, 2013, 11:30 pm

[quote=""Nefret""]She should write about a fictional land populated with water spirits, and mermaids.[/quote]

Yes. But Disney might sue her ;)

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Post by Nefret » Thu February 14th, 2013, 11:38 pm

That has been in mythology for a long time. I meant French water spirits/ mermaids.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
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Post by Helen_Davis » Fri February 15th, 2013, 2:42 am

[quote=""Nefret""]That has been in mythology for a long time. I meant French water spirits/ mermaids.[/quote]

Yes I know I was joking. I agree. As I said earlier, if she's obsessed with Melusine, why not write a book about her?

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Post by SCW » Fri March 8th, 2013, 12:38 pm

Hilary Mantel has Cromwell mention the "legend" of Elizabeth Woodville and Melusine in Wolf Hall.

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Post by Nefret » Mon August 5th, 2013, 1:02 am

Not exactly a historical figure (she is in the Iliad)... Thetis, the sea nymph.
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We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
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- "Into Battle"
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Post by annis » Mon August 5th, 2013, 6:00 am

She is a significant character in Madeline Miller's Song of Achilles - don't know if you've read that or not, though.

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Post by Nefret » Mon August 5th, 2013, 6:33 am

Not yet, but I will. Was just suggesting another 'historical' water lady for PG to write about.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Post by annis » Mon August 5th, 2013, 8:21 am

Well, according to Jean D'Arras' version of the Melusine legend, Melusine was one of triplets - maybe PG could make use of her sisters Melior and Palatyne for a change?

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Post by Nefret » Tue August 6th, 2013, 7:14 am

There were three water spirits? Might be more interesting as myth/ legend re-telling.
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Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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