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Devils Brood by Sharon Kay Penman

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Post by diamondlil » Mon November 3rd, 2008, 8:50 am

[quote=""sharon""]HI, ASH,
No, I am still planning to be there; I love the Poisoned Pen, try to get out to visit once a year. We are doing an event on November 19th with Diana Gabaldon, Dana Stabenow, and me. Is there any chance you might be able to come? I'd love to meet you!
Sharon[/quote]

That's a historical fiction lovers dream book signing right there isn't it?
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Post by Laura » Mon November 3rd, 2008, 10:45 am

Another wonderful book by SKP, where the struggle for the power between Richard´s sons prevails over most of his kingdom. The strong character of Eleanor shows already her fight for women rights on state decisions even in a medieval era. The dialogues between the main characters are very well written within an historical context based on a very careful historical research performed by SKP.

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Post by Ash » Mon November 3rd, 2008, 1:31 pm

[quote=""sharon""]HI, ASH,
No, I am still planning to be there; I love the Poisoned Pen, try to get out to visit once a year. We are doing an event on November 19th with Diana Gabaldon, Dana Stabenow, and me. Is there any chance you might be able to come? I'd love to meet you!
Sharon[/quote]

Oh yes, its on my calendar, I'll be there! See you then!

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Post by Laura » Mon November 3rd, 2008, 6:22 pm

Sharon, after reading your wonderful book, Devil´s Brood, I am planning to visit Fontevrault during my vacation.

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Post by LCW » Mon November 3rd, 2008, 6:54 pm

[quote=""Laura""] The strong character of Eleanor shows already her fight for women rights on state decisions even in a medieval era. [/quote]

I didn't get that at all! My impression was that Eleanor believed strongly in her own rights as royalty and the rightful Duchess of Aquitaine but I never saw how that translated into Eleanor favoring rights for ALL women with regard to government or state decisions. I think she was pretty much OK with the status quo as long as it didn't interfere with her ambitions or that of her sons.
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Post by Telynor » Tue November 4th, 2008, 12:35 am

[quote=""diamondlil""]That's a historical fiction lovers dream book signing right there isn't it?[/quote]

Oh yes. BTW, where is Poison Pen located?

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Post by diamondlil » Tue November 4th, 2008, 1:39 am

Scottsdale, Arizona.
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Post by Ash » Tue November 4th, 2008, 3:31 am

[quote=""diamondlil""]Scottsdale, Arizona.[/quote]

Its one of the oldest independent bookstores in the Phoenix area, along with Changing Hands, a bookstore that won the Publishers Weekly 2007 bookseller of the year.

Heres a link to Poison Pen
http://www.poisonedpen.com/

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Susan's Devil's Brood castles

Post by sharon » Tue November 11th, 2008, 8:48 pm

[quote=""Susan""]Some English and Welsh settings:

Dover Castle
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dover_Castle
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Woodstock Palace: Henry II spent time with Rosamund Clifford here; palace was destroyed during the English Civil War; Blenheim Palace, the home of the Dukes of Marlborough, was built on the site
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodstock_Palace
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St. David Abbey in Wales: present cathedral was started in 1181
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_David%27s_Cathedral
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Hi, everyone,
I just wanted to let you all know that we now have Susan's castles up on my website, with all credit due to her, of course. I know my website visitors are going to be thrilled. And who knows, maybe the French Tourist Board will owe her a vote of thanks, too! I'm not an unbiased observer, but I can't imagine anyone viewing these magnificent castles and abbeys and not wanting to hop on the next plane.
Sharon

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Post by KingEricCantona7 » Thu November 13th, 2008, 11:29 pm

I do have a couple of questions after finishing the book.

How does King Henry II rank among England's other monarchs?


What ever happened to Henry's cousin Maud, the countess of Chester?

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