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Subject: Hilda Lewis
Date Posted: 6/8/2008 7:15 PM ET
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I was going thru the upcoming HF books at Amazon, when I noticed a reprint by Hilda Lewis. It's titled I, Jacqueline (ISBN 0752445642). There's no blurb about it.

I never heard of this author. I was wondering if any of you have read her. What do you think of her? Anyone know what the new reprint is about? New reprint - is that an oxymoron? :)

Genie

Date Posted: 6/8/2008 8:25 PM ET
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I have heard of her. I have 3 books here by her I am Mary Tudor,Mary the Queen and  Bloody Mary

Date Posted: 6/8/2008 9:05 PM ET
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I read I Am Mary Tudor and enjoyed it. I haven't read any of her other books tho.

Date Posted: 6/8/2008 9:22 PM ET
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This is from the UK site:

A historical fiction that presents the life and loves of Jacqueline of Hainaut, thrice married, thrice imprisoned and ransomed; the extraordinary fifteenth century life of a woman who endured the power politics of the courts of England, Burgundy and France.

I'm not really sure who she is though, although a possibility might be the wife of Humphrey of Glouchester (the youngest son of Henry IV).  He married a woman named Jacqueline in the early 1400's who I think was from Hainaut and had been married at least once before.  Here's some info on her (in case it is the same person).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacqueline%2C_Countess_of_Hainaut

 



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Date Posted: 6/8/2008 9:34 PM ET
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I have 3 or 4 of her books on my wishlist but have not heard of the Jacqueline book.

Date Posted: 6/9/2008 6:15 AM ET
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I did some research too on this re-print when I saw it and I think Daphne is right. I've read several Lewis books, but had never heard of I,Jacqueline until I saw the reprint at Amazon.

Date Posted: 6/9/2008 7:40 AM ET
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Thanks, everyone! Daphne, I didn't even think of going to the UK site. Some researcher I am! LOL!

Jacqueline sounds interesting. I put it on my WL.

Date Posted: 6/9/2008 7:54 PM ET
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I've only read I Am Mary Tudor and liked it a lot.  It almost even made me like Mary Tudor LOL