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Emma Campion: The King's Mistress

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Leyland
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Post by Leyland » Fri November 21st, 2008, 2:20 pm

I have to go with EC on the cover being a bit off. I thought it was a tablecloth spilling down before I recognized the partial figure of a woman because I finally noticed a hand. I'd like to know if she's facing forward or if we are looking at her from a rear view. Oh well, it's half a scarlet woman anyway! ;)

I'd like to read the novel despite the confusing cover. EIII's court and reign will always be Katherine territory for me.
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Post by EC2 » Fri November 21st, 2008, 6:05 pm

[quote=""Leyland""]I Oh well, it's half a scarlet woman anyway! ;)

I[/quote]

ROFLOL! I hadn't thought about it like that!
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Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

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For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by Melisende » Wed November 26th, 2008, 11:46 am

I look forward to reading this - I have a biography of Alice (though its very old).
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Post by Margaret » Thu November 27th, 2008, 2:15 am

The cover doesn't look that bad to me, but then I look at the covers of an awful lot of self-published novels. By now, I can usually spot a self-published novel by its cover alone.
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Post by boswellbaxter » Thu November 27th, 2008, 2:26 am

[quote=""Melisende""]I look forward to reading this - I have a biography of Alice (though its very old).[/quote]

Who did it? I vaguely recall there being one in the university library I frequent.
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Post by Melisende » Sat December 6th, 2008, 8:00 am

Susan

"Mistress of the Sun" by F George Kay (Pub: 1966)
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Post by penelope29 » Fri August 21st, 2009, 8:53 pm

I'm nearly two thirds through this novel and so far I'm enjoying it. It's not the most exciting of books, not an awful lot happens but it is nicely written and very detailed about the costumes of the period which I find fascinating. On close inspection I have to agree with the awfulness of the cover. It is ok from a distance but really doesn't look good close up. Shame!

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Post by Miss Moppet » Sat August 22nd, 2009, 6:56 am

[quote=""penelope29""]On close inspection I have to agree with the awfulness of the cover. It is ok from a distance but really doesn't look good close up. Shame![/quote]

Yes, I walked right across Waterstone's to see what it was, so on that level it works, but having picked it up I thought the cover was plain tacky.

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