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Uploaded Image I find I am coffee monitor this morning and a busy morning it is too. I have been up to my ears reading Philippa Gregory's novel 'The White Queen' an extravagant romp through the Wars of the Roses. And you thought history was boring. And unromantic.

We've just had the battle of Barnet. Won by King (I always win battles) Edward (again) against three to one odds. And uphill. We've just got the battle of Tewkesbury to go and then we can settle down for a bit. Hopefully. But thus far it's been all magic and witchcraft. No dryads but certainly Melusinas - water witches with a fish's tail - the ancestor of the Dukes of Burgundy (obviously - do keep up at the back there. But this White Queen - Elisabeth Woodville - who Edward marries for love despite her being on the 'wrong' side and a commoner to boot (romantic sigh) is the ancestor of most of us as well as being the mother of the princes in the tower.

I haven't had time to brew, I'm afraid, as we are just off to the market in Maurs. But Bear has put a surfeit of biscuits in the common room including the gluten free ones we were all missing. (Thanks Bear). So just take what you need and bring it out to the garden and sit under the walnuts. Anyway, I'll leave the novel on the table. Help yourself!

Posted at 27th May 2010 - 09:55AM   Posted by Fennie   Coffee Up Comments: 6

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Fennie's Avatar Uploaded Image

Oops sorry. Forgot the White Queen. Embarassed I shall be changed into a Dryad if I am not careful.

Posted by: Fennie on 27th May 2010 at 09:59AM

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Angel's Avatar Oooh Ooo, count me in although I shall have to dunk biscuits until they are soggy before I eat them
Embarassed

I loved the Other Boleyn Girl. Might have to try this. Phillipa Gregory writes so authentically. It must take a lot of work and research.
xx

Posted by: Angel on 27th May 2010 at 10:33AM

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Ivy's Avatar Angel how are you coping, I suppose? I#Ve seen the other Boleyn girl on tv the other day, don't know if I liked it , but the costumes were great.

Posted by: Ivy on 27th May 2010 at 10:57AM

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Faith's Avatar I've read The Other Boleyn Girl - very raunchy, but well written.

Fennie, that table is lovely - it deserves wooden chairs if you don't mind me saying so.

Posted by: Faith on 27th May 2010 at 12:38PM

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Jaynebeth's Avatar Cool - a day sat in th shade reading.

I'm currently absorbed in Monty Halls Great Escape - very entertaining reading.

Posted by: Jaynebeth on 27th May 2010 at 01:02PM

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Salle de Bain's Avatar Missed coffee time as usual...had to take the dogs for a haircut today....they were getting too hot in the recent heatwave.

Anyway, can I just sit under your Walnut trees with a book for the afternoon Fennie....it sounds so lovely.

Posted by: Salle de Bain on 27th May 2010 at 02:37PM

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