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Subject: New to this Forum!
Date Posted: 2/8/2009 11:43 PM ET
Member Since: 2/11/2007
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Hi guys!!  I knew this forum was here but i've never really checked it out!  I LOVE Historical Fiction-mainly about royalty and in the Queen Elizabeth 1 oh and also Marie Antoinette-looking for some obscure books about them if anyone knows of any would appreciate the recommendations!  Carolly Erickson is my favorite and I also love Philippa Gregory so no need for recommendations for them! =)

Date Posted: 2/9/2009 8:56 AM ET
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Hi Keri! I like looking for new reads at this site - http://www.historicalnovels.info/index.html

Have you read "Abundance" by Sena Jeter Naslund? I enjoyed it and there is a copy avaiable - Abundance: A Novel of Marie Antoinette
Author: Sena Jeter Naslund

I also saw that there is a copy of Dumas' "The Knight of Maison Rouge: A Novel of Marie Antoinette" available. This is not my favorite Dumas book, but it is a good one - The Knight of Maison-Rouge : A Novel of Marie Antoinette (Modern Library Classics)
Author: Alexandre Dumas

Here is an available Plaidy book about her - The Queen's Confession: The Story of Marie Antoinette
Author: Victoria Holt

One more that is available - Versailles: A Novel
Author: Kathryn Davis

I have a big list of books about Marie Antoinette because I got hooked on reading about the French Revolution a while back. I'll post a  list when I have some free time this afternoon. I'm sure you'll get plenty of great suggestions from everyone else here too. :-)

Date Posted: 2/9/2009 12:47 PM ET
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There's a book by Chantal Thomas (the title of which is escaping me right now) about the last days at Versailles.  It's translated from French and I think something was lost in translation (as I often do with translated books) but when I read it the tension and fear of those days really came to life.   I think it's Farewell, My Queen.  (Too lazy to go look at my LIbrary Thing account to confirm or do a search here...)

Date Posted: 2/9/2009 7:26 PM ET
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Welcome Keri; I'm a Jane Austen fan too!

Date Posted: 2/10/2009 1:10 AM ET
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Thanks for all the recommendations though i'm a lot more credit poor right now lol!  Keep them coming!  This forum is going to be dangerous for me lol!