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Subject: I got my wish! Yea!
Date Posted: 10/8/2008 12:25 AM ET
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For the longest time I have been #1 on the WL for 3 (yes 3) different editions of Jean Plaidy's The Courts of Love about Eleanor of Aquitaine.  Well I finally got my wish.  It arrived today.  Also, on the home page where available books in your genre are listed, I found another Jean Plaidy book The Lady in the Tower.  I'm surprised it didn't have a WL.  It was a good day.

Date Posted: 10/8/2008 7:30 AM ET
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Congrats, Donna - sounds like a good day!  I haven't read anything by Jean Plaidy, now you've got me interested.  With the size of my TBR pile since I joined this forum, I probably can afford to wait 3 years if I have to for a book!  Is this a series?

Date Posted: 10/8/2008 10:33 AM ET
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Oh, a double Plaidy day. Very nice!

Date Posted: 10/8/2008 11:17 AM ET
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I love it when my wishlisted books come in after a long period of being #1

Date Posted: 10/8/2008 12:36 PM ET
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Congratulations--definitely a good day. I've not read any Plaidy so far but found her wives of H8 at a UBS a week or so ago and scooped it up, so it will be my first! Looking forward to it.

Date Posted: 10/8/2008 12:55 PM ET
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Thats awesome!  Are you getting the whole Queens of England saga or just picking the ones that look interesting?  I am waiting on William's Wife before I have all 11 in the QofE.  I am #2 and 3 on the WL I'm on for it.  Also was able to pick up the Medici trilogy recently.  Multiple Plaidy days are definitely a good thing.

I'm kind of curious as to why there are so many wishers for In the Shadow of the Crown.  All the rest of her books in the system that I've seen have like 10 or less wishers but this one has almost 40!

Date Posted: 10/8/2008 1:01 PM ET
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That's so awesome! I'll read anything about Eleanor!

Date Posted: 10/8/2008 1:13 PM ET
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Michelle, here is a link to a list of all Jean Plaidy's novels. http://members.tripod.com/jeanplaidy/id18.htm She has very prolific, writing about European royalty in several time periods.  Because they were written quite awhile ago they are hard to find, but some are being reprinted now.  She also wrote under the name VIctoria Holt and Philippa Carr. Wow, I just realized I have been reading her work for 45 years. I feel ancient.



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Date Posted: 10/8/2008 2:18 PM ET
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Thanks, Donna - I had heard of Jean Plaidy, but never really paid much attention or read her work.  Looks like the Queen of England series is being reprinted, so maybe I'll try one of those out.

Date Posted: 10/13/2008 1:27 PM ET
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I'm another Plaidy fan, I have been collecting her books for many years and have most of them (also the Carr and Holt names) and am now just trying to upgrade my paperbacks to hardbacks.  For those of you who are fans, her real name was Ellalice Tate and she also wrote under a couple other pseudonyms in her early career.  She died in 1991.  She was rather reclusive during her lifetime and almost never had her photo or biograghy on her book dust jackets.  A couple years ago I was in London and shopping in Foyles bookstore (largest independent bookstore in Britain) and actually saw a photo of her on the wall with the former owner.  I'm such a geek, I actually took a picture of the picture.  I found a clerk and asked if he knew when it was taken and he showed me a book on the history of the store which had the same phtoso and the year.  Of course I bought that book also.