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Thanks, Molly. I got into trouble at school because my writing was too fanciful.
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Thanks, Anne.
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Claire, I'm glad our storytelling is appreciated. My childhood home was a book place, too, though mainly from the library. But we visited a few times a week so I always had books.
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Carbon paper. ::shudder!:: These days we don't even have to deal with stacks of paper. So much easier.
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Oh, there is, Mary Jo. Our first books are often our most daring.
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Aren't we having fun with our ninth anniversary? Here are some more Wenchly first books. By chance the Friday post is Jo, Jo, Jo -- and Anne. So we have Joanna Bourne, Mary Jo Putney, me and Anne Gracie talking about our first published book. As on Wednesday, you still has a chance to win our anniversary prize. It's simple. You'll get a ticket in the Rafflecopter hat for every option you click on below. a Rafflecopter giveaway On to first books. Joanna Bourne. My first book -- it was the first fiction I'd written since short stories for Middle... Continue reading
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We call those potato cakes, and yes, they're yummy. Worth making extra mashed potatoes for.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Time for the Scones! at Word Wenches
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No, no. No eggs in scones! Not the traditional quick bread ones, anyway. People add eggs to make them last longer, I think. To me, it's the kneading v light handling that make the difference. But both are good.
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Isn't it, Vicki! I had no idea. I thought they'd go for Victoria or Elizabeth, but thinking about it, as she's unlikely to be queen that might have been implying frustrated ambitions. The duke and duchess seem to be very sensible parents.
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Thanks, Diane.
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You're welcome, Michele. It is one of these twists of fate with repercussions.
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Yes, it's possible that Charlotte had an excess of care, something that can still happen today. It is interesting to speculate on her as queen. She might have been much like Victoria, who was moderated by Albert. Leopold seems to have been a steady man and to have loved her.
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I wonder what the stats are for people of that time. We don't always know about early miscarriages, so we don't know if there was no conception or nothing came of them. It is possible that inbreeding was a factor with the German marriages, but Victoria married a German with family connections and she had plenty of children. And, of course, George III had married a German princess and had lots.
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You're right, HJ. As royal succession goes through the female line as well as the male, the princesses' children could have been heirs. Mind you, if they'd done the traditional thing and married abroad that could have meant the heir was foreign and even a foreign prince or king, which would be another kind of mess. George III might have had that in mind. Prince Leopold, who married Charlotte, was basically a noble nobody who didn't carry that threat. The princesses could have married British men, but there the danger was of creating a powerful house/faction. As things progressed, by the 19th century that hardly mattered, but in the mid 18th century it would have seemed a potential problem.
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But for a while there from the death of Charlotte into late 1817 the uncertaintly over the succession shook the country. The king was a mad old man expected to die at any moment. The Regent was not a well man and could also die. In addition, his extreme grief over his daughter made people begin to wonder if he might go mad, too. There were brothers to succeed him, but all middle aged men. What if none of them managed to sire a child who survived? Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2015 at Word Wenches
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Barbara Hambley has a lot of great back list to explore.
Toggle Commented May 1, 2015 on What We're Reading in April at Word Wenches
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Janice, have you tried the excerpt booklets that the Historical Romance Networks are putting out? It's an effort to help readers find work they'll enjoy, perhaps in books they wouldn't normally find or try. They're e-books and free. There are three here http://historicalromancenetwork.com/excerptbooklets/ And another that isn't up there yet. http://www.amazon.com/Hidden-Identities-Nineteen-Excerpts-Beverley-ebook/dp/B00UVYSTLM/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1430507494&sr=1-1&keywords=hidden+identities There will be more.
Toggle Commented May 1, 2015 on What We're Reading in April at Word Wenches
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Thank you so much, Margaret. The winner of a copy of A Pledge of Better Times is LynS. Congratulations, Lyn.
Toggle Commented Apr 30, 2015 on An Author at Hampton Court at Word Wenches
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Thank you, Margaret, for a very interesting blog. The randomly picked winner is LynS. Congratulations, Lyn. Margaret will be in touch with you.
Toggle Commented Apr 26, 2015 on An Author at Hampton Court at Word Wenches
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Yes, Melinda, e'Eon is in Devilish. He/she may have been an hermaphrodite. I can easily believe women passing as men. The problem in novels is that we usually want them to be young, attractive women and the ones who could convince best have a more masculine bone structure and body shape which is not usually attractive on a woman. The same thing for men. Some men have features and built that is more womanly. Quite likely they have less testosterone than average and the manly women have more.
Toggle Commented Apr 26, 2015 on Chick-in-Pants (part 2) at Word Wenches
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I love labyrinths, but mazes not so much. Labyrinths are soothing, but mazes make me anxious.
Toggle Commented Apr 22, 2015 on An Author at Hampton Court at Word Wenches
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GMTA, Pat. My sons read fantasy fiction, which is similar, but not the same. But It did give them some history. They also liked Horrible Histories, but that's different.
Toggle Commented Apr 22, 2015 on London Bobbies at Word Wenches
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Thanks for the compliment to the Wenches, Sue! I loved historical fiction as a child. I wonder how many children are exposed to those stories now.
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That area around Dr Johnson's house is great, Sonya. What an interesting place to grow up.
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...blogging about Hampton Court Palace, one of the royal palaces. It plays a part in her first mainstream historical novel, A Pledge of Better Times. "A sweeping tale of ambition, treachery, and passion For generations Lady Diana de Vere’s family loyally served England’s crown. But after King Charles II’s untimely death, her father firmly opposes James II’s tyranny. Charles Beauclerk, Duke of St. Albans—the late king’s bastard son by actress Nell Gwyn—also rebels against his newly crowned uncle’s manipulation. Political and religious turmoil bring revolution and yet another coronation before Charles returns to from war to claim his promised bride. In palace corridors and within their own household the young duke and duchess confront betrayals, scandals, and tragedies that threaten to divide them. And neither the privileges of birth nor proximity to the throne can ensure their security, their advancement—or their happiness." Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2015 at Word Wenches
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