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Patricia Rice
The Notorious Atherton, August 2013
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Our monthly round-up of favorite reads for the summer months, or winter if you're down-under, plus a few movies to help us through the extreme weather. Mary Jo: As an antidote to the high summer heat and humidity that have settled over Maryland, we recently watched Where Eagles Dare, a 1968 action movie set in World War II. I first saw it many years ago, and I've seen it once or twice since, but not recently, and I was curious about how well it's held up. (This because we'd recently watched another WWII movie from the same era and it... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Word Wenches
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I am so glad we can let the world know you're an Official Wench now! Welcome.
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And you really didn't want the ugly details any way, did you?
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I love the idea of selling things at the polls! It sure would have helped back in the days when we stood in line in the wee hours of dawn before heading off to work. These days, all we do is stick a stamp on an envelope. Hmm, we may not even do that! It's all mail-in. But there are still people who insist on lining up at the polls, presumably to say hi to their neighbors. Opportunity!
Toggle Commented Jul 2, 2016 on House of Lords at Word Wenches
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LOL, love it! We need more Remembrance Hills.
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You mean there are people who go places without forgetting something? Can I buy them online? Rent them for a few days?
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West Wing concentrated on heroics. House of Cards, like most of the cable programs, concentrates on the evil. Since I can read evil in the paper every morning, I'll take the shows that show what we could be if we tried! Which is why I'm a romance writer, of course.
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Thank you! If I'd had the time, I would have added FAR more detail and it would have taken me a week to prepare and everyone a day to read. Probably better this way.
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And dealing with the complex issues that face a nation should be heroic... although obviously, many politicians don't think that.
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and might I remind you, again , that I did so at midnight, and I am by no stretch of the imagination a night owl. What on earth happened to the last week of June? Did it just explode on us?
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So today you get a brief history of the House of Lords, which has only been around in some form for about eight hundred years, give or take a century or so. Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2016 at Word Wenches
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thats an excellent point that we can fix many e-books after theyve come out if they include errors. Publishers, unfortunately, still dont. Im having a hard time imagining any copy editor letting a faux pas as huge as willing an entailed estate and title to someone though! The mind boggles. Patricia Rice http://patriciarice.com
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That's the thing, isn't it? If we pick up a book expecting "historical" and we get "fantasy" instead, then we're bound to be disappointed. Authors ought to be aware of this. I can find RHIANNON in ancient Welsh legends, but it wasn't a name commonly used until the Fleetwood Mac song in 1976. If I'm given an explanation for an odd name: "family legend says we date back to the ancient Celt queen..." I'm fine with weird names. But there books and the internet for looking these up too!
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I'm utterly appalled by the casualness about historical accuracy in a historical! I guess they really are writing fantasies. But the marriage laws...ai yi yi! I have entire tomes on them and I might recite the law, but that doesn't mean anyone ever paid attention to it. Fascinating how society evolves!
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Anne Gracie also has an excellent one. With so many resources these days, there really isn't any reason to get it wrong.
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Having just deleted "babysitting" from my current draft for an 1830 book, I can attest that it's a constant struggle!
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when I was very young and reading a lot of English lit, I spent many hours in the library trying to work out the order of kings and queens and aristocracy!
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Thank you! It's rather nice to know someone besides myself appreciates the details!
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You are a far more generous person than I am, but that may be because I bend over backwards hunting down modern expressions and looking for substitutes. So it irks to see others sliding by. But I agree, a good story is worth reading.
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Ahh, now I have to write a crummy hero and nasty heroine just to see what happens. But I know what you mean!
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Yes, that's what I'm afraid some authors are doing--turning readers away by their lack of curiosity. Really, doesn't one wonder about proper address?
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Resources are so readily available on the internet these days-- I don't know why people don't look it up! Back when I first started, I had to interlibrary loan a tiny book on titles and take copious notes so I could keep it all straight.
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I had a brilliant brainstorm that would cap off the ending so very nicely, except it involved all sorts of research. All writing came to a screeching halt as I dug into the origins of a baronetcy... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at Word Wenches
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Thank you for this addition to Andrea's marvelous blog! I admit to being curious about quills but too lazy to go into the research, but now that I know... I could be dangerous!
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Yes, isn't it wonderful that we can find our tribe online? Hope your community is always as lovely and supportive as ours.
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