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Emma Campion: The King's Mistress

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Emma Campion: The King's Mistress

Post by boswellbaxter » Thu November 20th, 2008, 9:51 pm

I've read for a long time that Candace Robb was writing a novel about Alice Perrers, Edward III's mistress, and I was excited to find out in the Historical Novels Review that it's being released in the UK in April under the name of Emma Campion. It's called, quite aptly, The King's Mistress.
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Post by annis » Thu November 20th, 2008, 10:03 pm

Thanks for the heads-up, boswellbaxter. I hadn't realised that Candace Robb was a pseudonym. I enjoyed her "Owen Archer" mysteries and thought the "Margaret Kerr" books particularly good.

*Edit- I'm looking at the Amazon UK site and now I'm wondering which is the pseudonym- Candace Robb or Emma Campion? I can't find anything which makes that clear.
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Post by EC2 » Thu November 20th, 2008, 10:36 pm

What a very strange cover. Looks as if it's been done on the cheap. I'd be interested in the book though.
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Post by Ariadne » Thu November 20th, 2008, 10:45 pm

Boswell, that's actually funny b/c when I put the notice in the HNR, I did it unknowing that Candace Robb was the real author. I knew Robb had been writing about Alice Perrers, but had heard she'd put the manuscript aside so wasn't expecting to see it. For some very odd reason I didn't connect her with "Emma Campion" - in fact I assumed "Emma" had beaten her to publication on the same subject!!

Candace Robb is her real name. I'm assuming the pseudonym is so readers don't think it's a medieval mystery.
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Post by annis » Thu November 20th, 2008, 10:48 pm

Yes, it's a step further in the disappearing cover figure phenomenon -- not only a headless but a half-of-the-body-missing one!
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Post by boswellbaxter » Fri November 21st, 2008, 12:45 am

[quote=""Ariadne""]Boswell, that's actually funny b/c when I put the notice in the HNR, I did it unknowing that Candace Robb was the real author. I knew Robb had been writing about Alice Perrers, but had heard she'd put the manuscript aside so wasn't expecting to see it. For some very odd reason I didn't connect her with "Emma Campion" - in fact I assumed "Emma" had beaten her to publication on the same subject!!

[/quote]

That's what I thought too, so it was a nice surprise!
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Post by Vanessa » Fri November 21st, 2008, 8:14 am

Sounds good, I've added it to my wish list so I don't forget it.
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Fri November 21st, 2008, 12:37 pm

Actually, I think the cover's quite nice and well done.

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Post by EC2 » Fri November 21st, 2008, 12:43 pm

[quote=""sweetpotatoboy""]Actually, I think the cover's quite nice and well done.[/quote]

Hmm... I think it looks like a badly photoshopped picture of someone posing with a charity shop curtain!
As I say, no reflection on the book. I'll look forward to reading it.
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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 Volgadon » Fri November 21st, 2008, 12:55 pm

[quote=""EC2""]Hmm... I think it looks like a badly photoshopped picture of someone posing with a charity shop curtain!
As I say, no reflection on the book. I'll look forward to reading it.[/quote]

Haha, I love that description.

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