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Subject: need recs for-tudor-era, marie antoinette,borgias
Date Posted: 9/1/2012 6:28 PM ET
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Hi all sorry if this has been posted already. I was wondering if anyone had any recs for historical fiction in the era of the tudors, about Marie Antoinette, or the Borgias. I've read all Philipa Greggory, and most of Jean plaidy. I'm also interested in other time periods but these are my favorites. My own rec besides Greggory and Plaidy would be The king's rose by  Alisa Libby if anyone's interested =) Thanks!

Date Posted: 9/1/2012 7:04 PM ET
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You can try Elizabeth I, http://www.amazon.com/Elizabeth-I-Novel-Margaret-George/dp/0670022535

The Autobiography of Henry VIII  also by Margaret George, she also wrote one about Mary of Scotland in my opinion is wasn't that good.

Here is a ink to a list about this period. http://www.historicalnovels.info/Renaissance.html  I am a bit burned out on this time period, I am afraid to say the novels started to bleed into one. 

This is Daphne's blog I kind of view this as her era.  http://shelfandstuff.blogspot.com/  She has a ton of novels to recommend there.



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Date Posted: 9/1/2012 10:47 PM ET
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oops I forgot to mention I read Margaret George! I really loved her Cleopatra one, i liked her Henry one but not as much and I couldn't get through her Mary of scotland book.

Date Posted: 9/2/2012 11:09 AM ET
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It's a favorite era of mine as well.  Here are some favorite authors of mine: Kate Emerson,  Jeanne Westin, Sandra Worth(some are better than others), CW Gortner, Susan Higginbotham-I'm sure I'll come up with more when I look at my shelves.....

Jan

 

PS:  here's a couple more:  Carolly Erickson, Allison Weir, Karen Harper



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Date Posted: 9/2/2012 6:20 PM ET
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hey jan, I sorta liked kate emerson's pleasure palace but had trouble with her others. I sorta liked hidden diary of marie antoinette too and I've heard of allison weir. I was thinking of getting cw's catherine de medici book did you like that? thanks for the other authors never heard of em!

Date Posted: 9/3/2012 12:17 PM ET
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The Gortner I was thinking about for the Tudor era is the Secret Lion.  Adventure type of story-really want to see the hero of this one again.  I liked the Lost Queen a great deal; Catherine is on my shelf(thanks to a forummember) but I haven't gotten to it yet-(winkElizabeth Chadwick rampage right now)

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Date Posted: 9/3/2012 2:02 PM ET
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You may want to read Alison Weir as well she has several Tudor books.  There is a Borgia myster series. I think the first book is Poisoned but I can not think of the author for he life of me.

Found the book



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Date Posted: 9/3/2012 7:22 PM ET
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I really enjoyed Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran. It's a terrific view of Marie Antoinette and the time period! Well written too, Debbie
Subject: Gilt by Katherine Longshore
Date Posted: 9/7/2012 6:22 PM ET
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hey guys just thought I'd mention that I stumbled upon 'Gilt' by Katherine Longshore. It's about Katherine Howard's life in court for young adults. You would never have guessed that from the cover/title. Anyways I haven't read it but thought I'd share in case anyone is interested =)