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Subject: Looking for suggestions
Date Posted: 8/8/2009 10:37 AM ET
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Anyone know of any hf and/or nonfiction books about Margaret of Scotland?  Or her hubby Malcolm?  I have had one book wl forever but I think it's hard to find, and spendy once found, it's by an author named Eileen Dunlop.

Anyone have any other suggestions?

Date Posted: 8/9/2009 4:08 PM ET
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How about Margaret the Queen by Nigel Tranter? I haven't read it yet, but I have it. PM me if you want to borrow it.

I also found Sing, morning star by Jane Oliver, original published in London in 1949, ISBN 0426128532 by using Worldcat.

I understand you may want to own it, but a lot of libraries have the Dunlop book. Although she writes fiction, this one's a biography.

 

Date Posted: 8/9/2009 8:32 PM ET
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This one is due out in 2010.  (sorry I don't have a current suggestion) ,  but you might want to look into pre-ordering it. 

Queen Hereafter: A Novel of Margaret of Scotland    by Susan Fraser King

A friend loaned me King's  Lady MacBeth this past spring and it was exceptional.  I expect this one to be as well researched and written.  I'm looking forward to reading her again.

Trish

 

 



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Date Posted: 8/10/2009 6:55 PM ET
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I loved Lady Macbeth. Thanks for the heads up about the next book.

Date Posted: 8/10/2009 9:08 PM ET
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Hey Michelle! I haven't actually read anything about Margaret (but I may do so after this) and I found a copy on Amazon of "Queen Margaret of Scotland" by Eileen Dunlop (used) for 2.77.  There is also a book entitled "The Life and Wisdom of Margaret of Scotland" by Lavinia Byrne. I had no idea that Queen Margaret was canonized in 1249!!!

Date Posted: 8/10/2009 9:23 PM ET
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OOH,OOH OOH, Michelle! I see that there is one copy posted of "Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles" if you want it.!!!



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Date Posted: 8/11/2009 4:35 PM ET
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OOH,OOH OOH, Michelle! I see that there is one copy posted of "Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles" if you want it.!!!

 

I have it in my TBR, just haven't gotten to it.  Now, she asks, demonstrating her weakness in Scottish history, is Margaret the same queen as Mary?

Date Posted: 8/11/2009 6:54 PM ET
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Now, she asks, demonstrating her weakness in Scottish history, is Margaret the same queen as Mary?

This sounds like the Margaret George book, so, no, it's not the same queen.

Date Posted: 8/11/2009 7:46 PM ET
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You are right, Genie, I must have had a senior moment. Mary was a Stuart, I believe and Margaret a Tudor

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Date Posted: 8/12/2009 4:17 PM ET
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Margaret of Scotland was not a Tudor - the Tudors were not around for several hundred years after her time.  She was one of the Anglo-Saxon royal family turned out by William the Conqeror (1066) and ended up in Scotland while fleeing the Normans.

Anyway, if Nigel Tranter has dne a book that would be the best one, both for historical accuracy and story telling.

 

Margaret (from Scotland yes, but not royal)

 

Date Posted: 8/12/2009 5:28 PM ET
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I had the Tranter book and tried to read it years ago and found it so wordy.  I posted it so I don't have it anymore, may have to give it another try.

Date Posted: 8/12/2009 7:16 PM ET
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Margaret of Scotland was not a Tudor - the Tudors were not around for several hundred years after her time.

Plus she was a saint. Definitely not a Tudor.

;-)

Date Posted: 8/12/2009 8:20 PM ET
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I meant to put a question mark at the end of my previous post, because I wasn't sure about that (Margaret being a Tudor?), but I see you have set that straight for me!

Michelle, I saw on Amazon that the Eileen Dunlop book can be bought used for under $3.00! There is also a book entitled St. Margaret, Queen of Scotland by Alan J. Wilson that sounds pretty good.