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Subject: Arianna Franklin dead at 77
Date Posted: 1/28/2011 5:01 PM ET
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From EC's face books page http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-12309949

Date Posted: 1/28/2011 5:09 PM ET
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How sad!  And disappointing.  RIP, Arianna and Adelia.

Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Date Posted: 1/28/2011 5:10 PM ET
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Oh that is awful I loved her books!!!

Alice

Date Posted: 1/28/2011 5:23 PM ET
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Didn't she have one more Adelia book written?  I seem to remember that she did, wasn't it supposed to be released this spring?

 

Date Posted: 1/28/2011 5:28 PM ET
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I checked quickly here and there is nothing in the PBS system. And I didn't see anything on her website.

Date Posted: 1/28/2011 6:30 PM ET
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Oh, I'm shocked!  I just saw this on EC's facebook page.  How sad.

Date Posted: 1/28/2011 6:32 PM ET
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What a terrible loss! She was definitely too young to die! I can't imagine what her family must be feeling. I find it so sad when such talented people die at such a relatively young age. They have so much to offer us and then - poof! At least she leaves quite a legacy behind!

Date Posted: 1/28/2011 7:58 PM ET
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I didn't know that Ariana Franklin was a penname for Diana Norman. Have I been living under a rock?

What a loss. My heart goes out to her family.

Date Posted: 1/28/2011 8:17 PM ET
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She left us with a huge cliff hanger remember.

Date Posted: 1/28/2011 9:40 PM ET
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How sad.  I remember screaming at the end of the last one!

Date Posted: 1/29/2011 1:11 AM ET
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I am sad to hear, may her Memory be Eternal
Date Posted: 1/29/2011 7:38 AM ET
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Oh yea!!  We'll all have wonder forever what happens!

Date Posted: 1/29/2011 10:20 AM ET
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That is really sad. I wish her estate would have her Diana Norman books re-published!

Date Posted: 1/29/2011 1:42 PM ET
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Valli, Morning Gift is being republished.

Or reissued? 



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Date Posted: 1/29/2011 6:46 PM ET
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Date Posted: 1/29/2011 7:35 PM ET
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Oh, how sad - especially for her family but also for her legion of fans. I wonder I too enjoyed her books, and I was certainly anxious for more.  I can't believe she didn't at least have the next Adelia installment started.  Perhaps she left enough for someone to finish.  Such a loss.  I loved her portrayal of King Henry II and Eleanor of Acquitaine as well.  Definitely some comic relief!

I have a couple of her Diana Norman books on my shelf.

 



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Date Posted: 2/1/2011 7:01 PM ET
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According to this article, she finished one more book before her death:

 

http://www.whtimes.co.uk/news/barry_norman_leads_tribute_to_wife_1_789699 

Date Posted: 2/1/2011 7:55 PM ET
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Awwww....what a nice article.  And a lovely picture of her. 

Date Posted: 2/1/2011 8:20 PM ET
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Thanks for posting that Valli.

Date Posted: 2/14/2011 4:26 PM ET
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I love this description: She was beautiful, witty, highly intelligent, quirky, stubborn and always immense fun to be with

 Does that sound like a certain medieval pathologist we know and love?



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Date Posted: 2/15/2011 12:53 PM ET
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Indeed it does Christa!