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wearingpurple Thu 20-Sep-12 12:17:23

Jean Plaidy (an addiction of my teens) also wrote gothic romance as Victoria Holt and Philippa Carr. Not sure what the Philippa Carr books were like, as I never read any, but had ten zillion Plaidy books, the one about Anne Boleyn being my top comfort read. (Despite not being very comforting, especially at the end.)

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Thu 20-Sep-12 12:13:15

I'm pretty sure Jean Plaidy ISN'T Phillipa Gregory. She is however Victoria Holt. Her writing under those names are totally different though. Jean Plaidy is fairly serious historical fiction. Victoria Holt is fairly dreadful historical romance. They are ok stories, but once you've read one, you've read them all!

EchoBitch Thu 20-Sep-12 00:38:50

Was Jean Plaidy also Victoria Holt?

I read them too many years ago to admit.

Whisky4Tea Thu 20-Sep-12 00:22:22

Jean Plaidy was my favourite historical novelist. I think she also wrote as Phillipa Gregory (she did have another nom de plume but I am not too sure of it was PG.)

What a cool idea. My speciality is Mexican and LA History. I am not so clued up on UK stuff though.

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Wed 19-Sep-12 23:41:36

Gran try The Daughter of Time, a novel about history rather than set in history. Interesting.

LineRunner Wed 19-Sep-12 21:00:04

As soon as History Club launched, I became really poorly. With the lergy and the ague.

ExitPursuedByABear Wed 19-Sep-12 17:00:47

So what are we going to learn?

<makes self comfy>

Cake anyone?


nickeldaisical Wed 19-Sep-12 16:58:03

just join.
it's not really a club.

strandednomore Wed 19-Sep-12 13:30:01

Is it a secret club? Is there a code? Do you have to be invited to join it?

RaisinDEtre Tue 18-Sep-12 15:48:33

Thankyou Tech

Tee2072 Tue 18-Sep-12 15:39:02

Good answer, Daddyman!

SillyBeardyDaddyman Tue 18-Sep-12 15:10:14

It's a club about history grin

strandednomore Tue 18-Sep-12 12:34:22

What's the history club????

nickelcognito Tue 18-Sep-12 12:33:08



SillyBeardyDaddyman Tue 18-Sep-12 07:41:47

Dw really enjoyed the philippa Gregory ones (the other Boleyn girl etc) and said they were pretty much on the money.

GranToAirMissiles Tue 18-Sep-12 00:30:19

OK can anyone recommend good (and historically accurate) historical novels?

VintageEbonyGold Tue 18-Sep-12 00:15:26

<digs out shakespeares sister tape>

Valpollicella Mon 17-Sep-12 23:19:44

You`re no good for me
dont need anybody

Dont need no one
that`s no good for me

<channeling inner 90's raver>

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Mon 17-Sep-12 23:15:47

You're history. Na na naa na! grin
Are you the same Tech who feels safe in his car??

SillyBeardyDaddyman Mon 17-Sep-12 22:55:27

Hey Tech

Ever thought of doing an archaeological excavation on the computer systems? The servers qualify as antiques don't they? grin

LineRunner Mon 17-Sep-12 22:55:03

Thanks, Tech. wine

ChaosTrulyReigns Mon 17-Sep-12 22:47:40

Hullo there, Tech.

<<flutters eyelashes in comely manner>>


EmpressOfTheGoldOceans Mon 17-Sep-12 22:47:10

Thank you! <looks forward to learning stuff>

SillyBeardyDaddyman Mon 17-Sep-12 22:41:52

Thank you Tech!

Tech (MNHQ) Mon 17-Sep-12 22:03:35

No good for me

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