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Any. Victoria Holt fans here?

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SerenDippitty Sat 01-Jun-19 00:51:48

I have a stash of her books to read for guilty pleasure. I found a copy of Bride of Pendorric at my gran’s house as a young teen and was hooked. One thing is plaguing me though. I’m sure I remember a miniseries being made of Bride of Pendorric sometime in the 1990s. It was on ITV, Anthony Andrews was in it as Roc Pendorric and I watched it with my mum. Only thing is, I can’t find any reference to this series anywhere on line - not on AA’s wiki page or TV databases. I am wondering if I dreamt it!

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TheCanterburyWhales Sun 09-Jun-19 15:12:04

Oooh. I think i have a false memory of it too!
I remember the books definitely.
Maybe we are thinking of some other Cornish romantic tragic series!
Thanks for reminding me of it though. I might buy a copy.

Matildatoldsuchdreadfullies Sun 09-Jun-19 15:14:56

Are you sure you're not thinking of Penmarric - family saga by Susan Howatch, and definitely a TV series?

Papergirl1968 Wed 12-Jun-19 00:12:13

There is a book by Victoria Holt called Bride of Pendorric, but I can’t find any reference to it being on TV either. AA was in the Scarlet Pimpernel though - maybe your memory has mixed the two?
Your post reminded me I used to like Victoria Holts, and also that I have or did have Penmarric somewhere.

SerenDippitty Wed 12-Jun-19 17:03:38

No, wasn’t thinking of Penmarric, got that too somewhere! Like Susan Howatch too.

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carbuncleonapigsposterior Sat 15-Jun-19 08:31:08

Read her many years ago, am I right in thinking she also wrote under the more well known name of Jean Plaidy?

SerenDippitty Sat 15-Jun-19 09:29:52

Yes she did, her real name was Eleanor Hibbert, she was a prolific author, wrote as Jean Plaidy and Philippa Carr and a few others as well.

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saltedcaramelhotchoc Sat 15-Jun-19 22:45:49

I loved the Mask of the Enchantress even though it's terrible and actually arguably racist....

saltedcaramelhotchoc Sat 15-Jun-19 22:46:12

Never mind arguably, it IS racist...

Tawdrylocalbrouhaha Wed 19-Jun-19 22:06:54

Never saw a TV version, but I enjoyed Bride of Pendoric, and Mistress of Mellyn, The Shivering Sands, King of the Castle, Lord of the Far Island...I remember the lurid 1960s covers fondly!

Tawdrylocalbrouhaha Wed 19-Jun-19 22:08:40

Actually I now remember having nightmares about the wife who got trapped in the lepers squint and perished there!

Happy days.

mimiasovitch Wed 19-Jun-19 22:20:04

I can't remember anything about any of them, but I do know that as a teenager I was obsessed with them. Did not know that she and Jean plaidy were one and the same. Is the style very different?

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