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Subject: SKP blogs about Berengeria
Date Posted: 2/16/2010 7:33 PM ET
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http://sharonkaypenman.com/blog/?p=107#comment-10179

So what do the rest of you think how she should be portrayed?

Date Posted: 2/16/2010 7:49 PM ET
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Great blog post! I read your post at the end, Misfit, and agree completely. I also agree that Penman and Chadwick are two authors who always seem to get their characterization right on. The real people in their books always feel authentic to me.

Thanks for posting this, Misfit! I don't have time to check all of the blogs I'd like to read so I really appreciate when one of you brings an especially good post to my attention. :-)

Date Posted: 2/16/2010 7:53 PM ET
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She is usually portrayed as a wimp, isn't she. Is there such a thing as a pre-TBR? Cause this book's already on it.

Date Posted: 2/16/2010 8:21 PM ET
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I read this earlier this afternoon, but I  must have read it before you posted your comment Cathy.  You said it so well.   

Date Posted: 2/16/2010 9:09 PM ET
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I have yet to find a novel that portrays Berengeria as much more than a boring wimp (Nora Lofts' The Lute Player comes to mind). I can't wait to see what Sharon does with her, let alone her continuing portrayal of Richard. He was awesome in Devil's Brood.

Valli, Google Reader is quite handy for keeping up on blogs. Add the specific URL and you can scroll and scan to your heart's content. Saves time too on some of those pages that take a looooong time to load.

Date Posted: 2/16/2010 9:48 PM ET
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I thought it was a fascinating post, and I can't wait to read SKP's take on her.

Date Posted: 2/16/2010 9:48 PM ET
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(oh, and I use Bloglines as my blog reader)

Date Posted: 2/17/2010 10:18 AM ET
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I've hardly come across Berengaria at all--the only one I can think of off the top of my head is Roberta Gellis's Roselynde.  And she didn't come off well at ALL in that one. 

I am very much looking forward to reading Sharon's take on her. 

Date Posted: 2/17/2010 10:43 AM ET
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Thanks for sharing the link, Cathy...so interesting.  This is going to be a marvelous story I am sure.

Date Posted: 2/17/2010 7:27 PM ET
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There is at least one book supposedly about Berengeria - Queen Without a Country by Rachel Bard.  I have it but haven't gotten around to it yet.

Date Posted: 2/17/2010 7:28 PM ET
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I have that on my RL and some day ...

Date Posted: 2/17/2010 11:00 PM ET
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I read a Plaidy or something about her ...it was a Margaret Camplbell Barnes. The Passionate Brood.

Definitely a cheesy cover, and IIRC, polyester to boot.