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Post by Michelle2 » Sat October 18th, 2008, 8:42 pm

I had some extra money to burn (doesn't happen often!) and ordered Lewis's Wife to the Bastard and I, Jacqueline. I haven't read this author before and was curious if anyone else had and what he/she thought!

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Post by boswellbaxter » Sat October 18th, 2008, 8:53 pm

I enjoyed her novel about Queen Isabella (Edward II's queen), Harlot Queen. On the other hand, I didn't care much for her novel Wife to Great Buckingham (Katherine Villiers, Duchess of Buckingham)--I think I have a review of the latter on Amazon. I started Wife to the Bastard but couldn't get into it and put it aside.
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Post by princess garnet » Sun October 19th, 2008, 6:32 pm

I read The Gentle Falcon, a novel for young readers, back in high school. (Now it's out of print) It's about Isabelle, Richard II's young child Queen, narrated by her English lady-in-waiting Isabella Clinton.

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Post by Ariadne » Sun October 19th, 2008, 6:41 pm

I made it halfway through I, Jacqueline before giving up, a rarity for me because normally if I get that far, I'll finish it. I was disappointed because I'd had the book on my wish list forever (this was before the reissue). It could have been my mood, but the heroine seemed wishy-washy and none too bright. Maybe it would have gotten better if I continued.

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Post by EC2 » Sun October 19th, 2008, 9:35 pm

She was bog standard library fodder when I was a teenager. I was never that struck I admit. I probably did read her, but I can't remember. She was generally viewed as a Jean Plaidy read-alike.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

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

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Post by Tanzanite » Sun October 19th, 2008, 9:39 pm

I've read Wife to the Bastard and thought it was OK.

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