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Subject: Plaidy's Georgian Saga
Date Posted: 12/17/2007 10:47 PM ET
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Has anyone read the Georgian series?? I have the first book,The Princess of Celle, and wondered if it was as good as the Plantagenet series?

Hugs! Juli

Date Posted: 12/18/2007 9:33 AM ET
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Got em but haven't read em yet.  I saw The Princess of Celle was available a little bit ago.

Date Posted: 12/18/2007 10:06 AM ET
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There is one copy of the Princess of Celle available in the system this morning.

I ordered mine a few days ago and it arrived this week. Haven't started reading it yet though. I'm trying to finish up Revolt of the Eaglets and The Winthrop Woman first, plus I'm knitting a scarf for my step-daughter for Christmas. Why do I leave presents until the last minute?? :)

I'm trying to decide if I need to start putting the Georgian series on my WL, or if I should concentrate on the Plantagenet series until I've read them all. Difficult decisions....

Hugs! Juli 

 

Date Posted: 12/18/2007 12:10 PM ET
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If I were you, Juli, I'd finish the Plantagenet series first and then move on to the Georgians. That's just me, though ... I can be anal about reading order!

I actually have the crazy idea to read all my Plaidys in historical order, starting with the Norman trilogy all the way up through the Georgian saga. However, I've heard the Norman books are not her best ones, so I may skip those and start with the Plantagenets.

Date Posted: 12/19/2007 7:48 AM ET
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Felicia you're idea is  SO not crazy. I like reading in order as well, as I'm doing with the P-series now. Then on to Georgian. Every now and then I'll read a different series book like from the Queens of England series, etc. It took a while to get all of the P-series books and I JUST got the whole Norman trilogy, so I'll read that last, kind of like reverse historical fiction ;-)

PS: I am really enjoying those wacky Plantagents, the original dysfucntional royal family. Wowzers.

Date Posted: 12/19/2007 9:14 AM ET
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Felicia, if you are crazy, then I guess we are all crazy right along with you. I've read a lot of the Queens of England series, but I'm planning on reading the rest in the order in which the events actually occured.

Date Posted: 12/19/2007 12:10 PM ET
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OK, I guess it's Plaidy in historical order for me for 2008!

The new Three Rivers Press editions of the books in the Queens of England series include a list of the books in historical order. (so all we crazies can read them that way!) However, I have been jumping around with those a bit. I last read The Reluctant Queen, and I'm impatient for The Merry Monarch's Wife to come out in January; I've been getting interested in the Restoration.

Date Posted: 12/19/2007 12:36 PM ET
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The Reluctant Queen is one of my all time favorite Plaidy's. I read it one sitting -- did you like it? I was just in Warwick last month and thought about Anne Neville and "The King Maker" while I was there.

Date Posted: 12/19/2007 12:40 PM ET
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Did Plaidy write a book specifically about George III?  I've wanted to read a book about him for a while now; I just think he was such a tragic figure in so many ways.  And all those children his wife had...wow!  Amazing.

I would love to get a complete set of all the Three Rivers Press editions if possible.  Then I could pass on my older editions to someone else. 

A good Plaidy novel is the perfect thing to read on a cold, rainy winter day.

Date Posted: 12/19/2007 9:23 PM ET
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Interestingly enough, The Third George is about George III.

:-)

Date Posted: 12/20/2007 10:48 AM ET
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I'm generally on the side of reading things in order, but trying to find OOP books isn't always easy, as you all know I'm sure. :)  I'm collecting Plaidy in fits and starts as I find the books.

I have 2 of the 3 books for the Norman series....don't have book 1 yet, so I've been waiting to start that series. When I can finally get my hands on "The Bastard King,'' I'll read that series.

I have books 1-5 for the Plantagenet series....but none after that. I've read book 1 and reading book 2 right now -- definitely enjoying it!

I have book one (Uneasy Lies the Head) coming in the mail for the Tudor series.

I have book 1 of the Georgian series, The Princess of Celle.

I have book 4, The Lady in the Tower, of the Queens of England series.

And I have the two books of the Lucrezia Borgia series. Madonna of the Seven Hills and Light on Lucrezia.

So, reading in order is a bit difficult for me. I guess I can switch from Plaidy to Anya Seton or another comparable writer until I have more of the books.  Hopefully I'll be able to expand my Plantagenet series by the time I finish book 5.  

I'm definitely hooked on Plaidy though....I really like her writing style. :)

Juli

 

 

Date Posted: 1/18/2008 2:13 PM ET
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A copy of "The Third George" was posted to my wishlist today.  Yay!  Looking forward to reading this one.

Date Posted: 1/20/2008 10:13 PM ET
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Juli, i think you'll wind up with all of my Plaidy's in the end -- LOL!