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Reader Questions for Sharon Penman

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ellenjane
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Post by ellenjane » Sun October 19th, 2008, 6:26 pm

I'm so sorry you've having posting problems. Hopefully boswellbaxter can get things sorted out, or maybe the system would work better later in the day. I haven't had any problems, but am clueless about how message board software works.

In any case, thank you so much for taking some time out to answer our questions!

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Post by boswellbaxter » Sun October 19th, 2008, 6:27 pm

Sharon has had to log off due to the computer problems she's experienced, but wanted me to pass along her e-mail address for who want to contact her. (Replace "at" with "@" and remove the spaces.)

skp1124 at comcast.net

She thanks everyone for their questions and their interest. And we thank her for for paying us a visit!
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Post by Leyland » Sun October 19th, 2008, 10:17 pm

Love the questions on this thread and thank you, Sharon, for joining in and giving your very informative and sometimes humorous answers. It was great to 'meet' you this way and hope your PC problems are solved soon. I'm really looking forward to reading DB in the next few weeks - Henry and Eleanor are nearly my top favorite duo.

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Post by Margaret » Sun October 19th, 2008, 10:31 pm

Argh! I lost track of the time and got here late. I wanted to ask if Richard's troubadour, Blondel de Nesle, plays a major role in the novel she's working on next. Ever since I wrote about troubadours for History Magazine, I've been fascinated by the story of Blondel searching for Richard during his captivity and finally finding him by singing a verse of a song Richard had written under a castle tower and hearing Richard sing the next lines.

Bad luck about the computer troubles. I have never had that problem posting here. How awful that it would be Sharon in particular that this had to happen to.
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Post by diamondlil » Sun October 19th, 2008, 10:56 pm

I really wanted to thank Sharon for stopping by and Boswell for asking my questions!

I am sorry that you were having trouble answering, and hope that you can occasionally drop by just for fun!
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Post by boswellbaxter » Sun October 19th, 2008, 11:06 pm

[quote=""diamondlil""]I really wanted to thank Sharon for stopping by and Boswell for asking my questions!

I am sorry that you were having trouble answering, and hope that you can occasionally drop by just for fun![/quote]

Eleanor of Aquitaine stirring up trouble, maybe?

Strange--I've never had problems posting to this forum. Maybe people trying to post at the same time upset it?
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Post by Misfit » Mon October 20th, 2008, 12:13 am

My thanks to Sharon for stopping by as well. What fun!

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Post by Amanda » Mon October 20th, 2008, 3:59 am

Well I have just read through all the thread, and I must say.....what a great discussion!

I'm pretty keyed up to read a Penman now! I still have to read Time and Chance.... :D

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Post by Carine » Mon October 20th, 2008, 6:07 am

I was there at the time afterall ! It was absolutelly great ! I was so busy reading all the questions and answers ... I never posted any myself !
Pity about the computer troubles, I hope Sharon can drop in every now and then.
I never read any of her novels as yet, but I have a few on my TBR pile and after all that has been said and discussed here so far, I'm really exited to start reading one and it will be Here be Dragons since everybody here recommends it so highly.

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Post by Vanessa » Mon October 20th, 2008, 7:38 am

I've read this thread with interest. It's a shame Sharon couldn't reply as she wanted to - perhaps it's because too many people were trying to post at the same time? Maybe it jammed up the system!
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