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Subject: Jean Plaidy Books
Date Posted: 6/13/2007 9:48 AM ET
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I have a very beat up copy of The Lion of Justice (the second book of the Norman Trilogy) about Henry I.  It looks like something was spilled on it but the pages aren't wavy and there's no mold or anything, just stains and the cover is in bad shape.  Free with any order from my shelf - just PM me.
Date Posted: 6/15/2007 5:08 PM ET
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Hi Daphne, I'd like to take you up on this. I just ordered the Black Swan from your shelf. Thanks. - Marci

Date Posted: 6/16/2007 9:33 PM ET
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There is a copy of Queen Jezebel listed under Biographies.  It has one of those short PBS ISBN's.

Date Posted: 6/16/2007 11:11 PM ET
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Here I got all excited and then realized I have that book.  Pppffffffttttt!

Date Posted: 6/19/2007 7:35 PM ET
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OH MY GAWD I JUST WON A COPY OF THE QUEEN OF DIAMONDS BY JEAN PLAIDY ON EBAY FOR $3.50!!!

 

Date Posted: 6/28/2007 4:19 AM ET
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I picked up The Reluctant Queen tonight and it's now 4:18am and I have not been able to put it down and have but 96 pages to go out of 300. This is now my fave Jean Plaidy book. It focuses on Anne Neville and Richard, Duke of Gloucester and of course their families (Warwick the Kingmaker, Edward IV)) and of course, the War of the Roses.

 

Date Posted: 6/28/2007 8:20 AM ET
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Great to hear, Marci!  Isn't that the one that's being reissued in August?

Date Posted: 6/28/2007 12:15 PM ET
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I picked up The Reluctant Queen tonight and it's now 4:18am and I have not been able to put it down and have but 96 pages to go out of 300. This is now my fave Jean Plaidy book. It focuses on Anne Neville and Richard, Duke of Gloucester and of course their families (Warwick the Kingmaker, Edward IV)) and of course, the War of the Roses.

Yes, Michelle, The Reluctant Queen is the book scheduled for re-release in August. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307346153/ref=wl_it_dp/002-5525374-6708011?ie=UTF8&coliid=IEHOTJ2EVX5XO&colid=2UXBLBO0XG6JQ

Wow, Marci, I'll make time to read the book right away when I buy it!

What did  you think of Flaunting, Extravagant Queen? I couldn't put that book down and read it in a weekend

What other Plaidy page turners would you recommend while I wait impatiently for Reluctant Queen?



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Date Posted: 6/28/2007 1:04 PM ET
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I have been carrying Flaunting, Extravagant Queen around with me in my purse and reading it when I am out waiting for docs, people, etc.  As I started it at the same time as Lost King of France, I find myself picking up other books so not to overload on the same subject at once. LKoF was so intense that I had thought a change of subject matter would be a good idea, and yet, here I was up into the wee hours to read a book in one sitting because it was so exciting.... Oh well. Best laid plans and all that.

I am enjoying it, and once again Plaidy describes all the details so vividly you feel as if you're almost watching a film in your mind. The style is different from The Queen's Confession but she does stay pretty close to the same tale (then again, how can you change the Revolution too much?) one wonders why she wrote both. My guess is she couldn't decide which of her great ideas had the better plot device, so she wrote both! The beauty of having multiple pen names and such a great topic!

I am exhausted today, but it was worth it. What an exciting story!

Date Posted: 6/28/2007 1:11 PM ET
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Plaidy describes all the details so vividly you feel as if you're almost watching a film in your mind.

I felt the same way about the book, especially during the family's escape attempt and imprisonment in the Temple Tower. It was fun to see how the illustrations in Lost King of France of the people and places matched up with my imagination.

Date Posted: 6/28/2007 1:13 PM ET
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Noticed there's a hardcover edition of the Spanish Bridegroom (Philip of Spain who married Mary Tudor) available:  http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/72150-The+Spanish+Bridegroom

If that someone here who has it on their shelf?

Date Posted: 6/28/2007 5:23 PM ET
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Felicia, you mentioned looking for other Plaidy reads.....have you read St Thomas's Eve or any of the Tudor related ones?  I'd think just about any of her books would be great while you're waiting for the reissue to come out.

Btw, does anyone know why Myslelf My Enemy was renamed Loyal in Love?  A few months ago I was on the Random House website (the Three Rivers part I think) and the synopsis of Loyal in Love was that of In the Shadow of the Crown.  i wrote and told them that, got a thank you response and as of a couple weeks ago it was still not changed...I contacted them agian but never heard back.

Date Posted: 6/28/2007 7:20 PM ET
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Marci: The Reluctant Queen another book to add to my wishist.

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Date Posted: 6/28/2007 8:31 PM ET
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Anne, I know you'll love it! It was so exciting, I just had to keep reading it all night. I never get tired of all these historical characters and books, even when I know what is going to happen next.

Date Posted: 6/28/2007 11:40 PM ET
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I may have to buy The Reluctant Queen

Date Posted: 6/29/2007 12:43 PM ET
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*sigh*

I probably have about 2 dozen Plaidy books on my huge TBR pile,  and I really need to start reading them.  Seeing all these posts makes me feel guilty, knowing I have some of these titles just gathering dust on my shelf!

Tell you what:  I'll make a commitment to read Plaidy books over the summer, instead of what I *was* going to read (Edward Rutherfurd).  Hopefully I can pass on at least a few of them before summer's end. 

Marci G., you will get "Prince of Darkness" very soon, though!

Date Posted: 6/29/2007 6:07 PM ET
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Yippeeeee it's on the way. Thanks Beverly!

I will be reading and posting as I get through my Plaidy's too. I know they are in high demand.

Date Posted: 6/30/2007 10:56 AM ET
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I've just seen a copy of The Queen's Confession available.

Date Posted: 6/30/2007 11:33 AM ET
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Thanks Michelle. I just snatched it up!

Date Posted: 7/1/2007 5:12 PM ET
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Ohhhh you'll love the Queen's Confession. In my top three JP/VH books!

Date Posted: 7/2/2007 8:34 PM ET
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It looks like there is a copy of The Goldsmith's Wife available.

Date Posted: 7/2/2007 11:26 PM ET
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Not anymore.... <grin>

Date Posted: 7/10/2007 4:22 PM ET
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I hit Plaidy-Pay Dirt today!!!

I ventured into my local paperback exchange and asked if she had any Jean Plaidy books. She said she keeps them all behind the counter because they're old, and this way they don't get too handled. She sells most books for half the cover price ($3.99 on average) and these are no exception to the half the cover price. The big difference some of these are marked 35 cents! So yes, I paid 18 cents for a book today!

I took them all in case someone else wanted any I had duplicates. Here are the ones I got (note original cover price!):

The Kings Mistress (The Goldsmith's Wife) 35 cents

Victoria Victorious $4.95

The Widow of Windsor $1.95

Royal Road to Fotheringay 95 cents

The Sixth Wife 95 cents

Beyond the Blue Mountains $1.95

The captive of kensington Palace $1.75

Kirkland Revels (Victoria Holt) $1.75

I also found a HC copy of The Three Edwards by Thomas Costain.

Hooray! Now I need another month of no work to read everything. OMG I am already exhausted from my new job, although I did make the first company sale today :-)

 

 

 

 

 

Date Posted: 7/10/2007 5:01 PM ET
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You go girl!!!!!!!!!!!!

Date Posted: 7/11/2007 2:05 PM ET
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Marci that is awesome!

I have a hardcover copy of The Queen's Secret by Plaidy that I would be glad to give away for free, if anyone wants it.  It is ex-library and does have a broken spine in several places, but has all its pages.  I know it will be ages until I get around to reading it, so I decided to pass it on....send me a PM if you want it. -----TAKEN-----

As far as my reading, I still need to finish The Bastard King....yes, I'm still on the FIRST book of the Norman Saga....sigh.

 



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