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Post by Misfit » Sat October 11th, 2008, 1:35 pm

What's up with this woman's obsession with incest? I find that very unsettling and it makes me stay away from any more of her novels!
She's not only overboard with her books I recall she made a comment in her forward on Seton's Devil Water that more than hinted there was an incestual relationship with the father/daughter -- which I did not get from reading the book at all. Here's a comment a reviewer on Amazon added as a comment to her original review,
Neerja Tripathi says:
Just adding to my review -What is up with page 310 and 311 ? Mary is having mildly erotic dreams and thoughts about her dead Father-In Law , King Henri II ??
Ugh !! Very Harold Robbins , I should say.
Eeewwww. Lord knows what she'll do with Edward, Richard and Elizabeth Woodville. :eek: :eek:
Maybe its just me but Ms. Gregory sure does like to pat herself on the back and toot her own horn. I've read a few interviews where her ego seems bigger than the room. I'm starting to get displeased and she is quickly turning me off to her work.
You'd think she'd be a little humbler, especially the way the reviews are coming in right now. They're not exactly what I'd call glowing her puffed up sense of self importance is a major turn off to me as well.

My understanding is that this was very much in dispute, then and now.
I can't recall reading it's ever been proven one way or the other and I've always had a hard time believing someone so devoutly religious would swear on any relic put to her that she and Arthur had not consumated the marriage. Even back when I was enjoying PG's books, I refused to read this one for that very reason.

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Post by boswellbaxter » Sat October 11th, 2008, 1:42 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]

Eeewwww. Lord knows what she'll do with Edward, Richard and Elizabeth Woodville. :eek: :eek:



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I have a feeling that she's really going to be pushing the witchcraft allegations about Elizabeth Woodville, since even in The Boleyn Inheritance she concocted a withcraft plot with regard to Anne of Cleves. Which is depressing, because I can't take another novel about Elizabeth where she casts spells on people. :eek: :eek: :eek:
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Post by Misfit » Sat October 11th, 2008, 1:52 pm

Great, just great. Here's another interview with PG.

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Post by Alaric » Sat October 11th, 2008, 2:24 pm

I'm no Plantagenet-era expert, but calling those kings amoral is a bit of a stretch. Edward III and Richard I are meant to embody everything about noble medieval England, aren't they?

And I have to agee, she comes off really full of herself in these two interviews.

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Post by boswellbaxter » Sat October 11th, 2008, 2:28 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]She's not only overboard with her books I recall she made a comment in her forward on Seton's Devil Water that more than hinted there was an incestual relationship with the father/daughter -- which I did not get from reading the book at all.


Eeewwww. Lord knows what she'll do with Edward, Richard and Elizabeth Woodville. :eek: :eek:



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Oh, and she does have the allegations that Richard III wanted to marry his niece Elizabeth of York to deal with. If she doesn't make the very most of those, I'll eat my keyboard, or at least nibble on it.
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Post by EC2 » Sat October 11th, 2008, 2:37 pm

I ain't saying nothin' beyond concurring vigorously with all that's been said. :cool:
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

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Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by Divia » Sat October 11th, 2008, 2:47 pm

[quote=""Alaric""]I'm no Plantagenet-era expert, but calling those kings amoral is a bit of a stretch. Edward III and Richard I are meant to embody everything about noble medieval England, aren't they?

And I have to agee, she comes off really full of herself in these two interviews.[/quote]

Someone is going to have to enlighten me for I know very little about the rulers. However, one must be careful that they dont interject 2008 morality into a medieval person. [
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Post by Misfit » Sat October 11th, 2008, 5:47 pm

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]Oh, and she does have the allegations that Richard III wanted to marry his niece Elizabeth of York to deal with. If she doesn't make the very most of those, I'll eat my keyboard, or at least nibble on it.[/quote]

:D :D

I hadn't thought about that. What hay she'll make with that little tidbit -- let alone Anne disappearing and ending up working as a servant in a tavern (I think that was Anne) and Richard coming to her rescue. I wonder who she'll pick to be the murderer of the two princes?
And I have to agee, she comes off really full of herself in these two interviews.
She really doesn't do herself any favors does she?

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Post by Divia » Sat October 11th, 2008, 6:20 pm

No she doesnt and at times its almost as if she believes she is the mother of historical fiction.
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