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Alixz

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« Reply #120 on: September 22, 2008, 05:28:31 PM »
I received this book last week and put it my pile to read  I started it today and so far, it flows very easily.

I believe that the Langtry "affaire" was handled as any "wrong side of the blanket" affaire would have been handled at the time.  I, too, wonder what happened to the baby girl and what her life was like.

Lilly was so famous, but in the US we mostly hear about Judge Roy Bean and his infatuation with her.

I suppose a detailed biography of Lilly would tell us something about the baby.  I know that the Masterpiece Theater movie about her didn't mention it at all.

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« Reply #121 on: September 23, 2008, 11:23:59 AM »
Alixz, as far as I know, the way I handle it in the book is supposedly what happened  and you will see the girl later on.

Jeanne Marie married a friend of Winston Churchill's named Ian Malcolm and had a nice large family. Lord Mountbatten was in contact with some of the Malcolms.

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« Reply #122 on: September 23, 2008, 11:41:51 AM »
 so Lilie langrty was not a "big" problem  between Vicky and louis.  I mean Lilie  has become a girl and she said  the father is Louis. WAs louis glad about that ?

Can someone tell me with wich age victoria fell in Love ? so louis was her first big love ?

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« Reply #123 on: September 25, 2008, 02:44:36 PM »
I just finished the book last night.  I couldn't put it down!  Theresa, so well done!!!!!  What a new a different kind of insight and view of the Hesse family and their relations.

The ending is wonderful and I had to read the last page twice the second time with tears of joy!

Just two things.  I thought that the Julian Calendar was 12 days behind the Georgian not 10 in the 19 century.  And I thought that Ella bequeathed Illinskoye to Grand Duke Dmitri Pavolovich.  I never heard that she sold it.

Also, somehow I never knew that Alice (mother of Philip, Duke of Edinburgh) was deaf.  But then I was never very interested in that branch of the family.

Thank you again for all of your hard work.  And for producing a "keep me awake until I'm finished" book.

Russka Princess - It would seem that Victoria of Hesse was intrigued by Louis when she was 5 and he was 12.  I think that the love grew slowly for her as she was so young, but he seems to have seen something in her even with the great age difference.  Of course, Louis did have other affaires besides Lilly Langtry, but the only child was Lilly's and that seems, as Theresa would have Queen Victoria say, "mysterious".  Lilly was such a larger than life figure in her own right.

As far as I have read, and that is not as much a Theresa of course, Victoria did not have any big "crushes" on any other boys or men as she grew older.


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« Reply #124 on: September 25, 2008, 03:18:42 PM »
to Alixz:



Yeah but can you plase tell me what has bring you to cry on the end of the  book ??  Was teh end of Vickys dead ?

Stand something  about Louis of  Battenbergs Death ? i has read that he was died  in a club, while vicky was in the apothecary  to get medicine or Louis.  athst right ?
Im sure it was a big shcok or Victoria, than she saw that he is dead.

But louis has loose his heart to Victoria. Was Dicki a planned child ?? cause you has read teh book, and mabe there stand somethingabout the last child.

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« Reply #125 on: September 26, 2008, 02:37:25 PM »
Russka Princess:

I would love to help you, but I don't want to spoil the book for those who haven't bought it yet.

The book doesn't end with Victoria's death, and goes quite a way past Louis's.  And yes, Louis did die while Victoria was at the apothecary getting some medication for him.  I have always felt bad that she wasn't with him at the end.

Actually it has a very satisfying and happy ending in 1948. It was Theresa's way of ending it that made me cry with tears of joy.  Not sorrow.  Her ending was beautiful and I hope that you can read it sometime.

It actually ends after the birth of Prince Charles Philip Arthur George - the current Prince of Wales.

I will pm you when I have time and give you the compete story so as not to spoil it for anyone else who has yet to read it.   :-)


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« Reply #126 on: September 26, 2008, 03:19:59 PM »


to Alixz:

oh that great, thanks, i  would love it!^^

i think  vicky was very unhappy, after she saw that louis is died. He couldnt todl her goodbye.. =(

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« Reply #127 on: October 15, 2008, 06:29:51 PM »
Well, someone at Amazon was paying attention and paired my book with Janet Ashton's... fictional memoirs of Ella and VMH!!

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« Reply #128 on: October 19, 2008, 11:33:03 AM »
Somebody shoot me... I meant that Janet Ashton's is a fictional memoir of ALIX!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #129 on: October 25, 2008, 02:06:53 PM »
My site did a review of The Royal Mob http://thechickmanifesto.blogspot.com/2008/10/royal-mob-by-theresa-sherman.html. I thought it was fantastic -and will confess to crying on the last page as well. Theresa, I've emailed you about it, but want to thank you again for giving me the opportunity to write about your book!

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« Reply #130 on: October 25, 2008, 02:27:44 PM »
Thats great, i has read it already about  taht with Taren.

But i wihs the book "the royal mob" would be in German too. I wish it so much. =(

Theresa Sherman: Do you know if wil the book be in German too ?  that would be great! because   soon i will be eighteen and i wnst by me this book with my Money that i have from my Work.

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« Reply #131 on: October 25, 2008, 07:32:55 PM »
Thats great, i has read it already about  taht with Taren.

But i wihs the book "the royal mob" would be in German too. I wish it so much. =(

Theresa Sherman: Do you know if wil the book be in German too ?  that would be great! because   soon i will be eighteen and i wnst by me this book with my Money that i have from my Work.

Theresa is actually with me at the moment - she wanted me to pass on to you that there are currently no plans to publish her book in any other languages.

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« Reply #132 on: October 26, 2008, 09:13:38 AM »
Oh ok, thanks, but if you know if someday will be it in German than plase tell it to me ok ?

thanks.

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« Reply #133 on: October 27, 2008, 07:04:45 PM »
Thanks, I hope it will happen, but I don't think so.

Oh, and many thanks to Taren for the truly wonderful review.  I'm extremely happy!!!!
Hugs to you....

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« Reply #134 on: November 29, 2008, 11:57:02 AM »
...so, a friend of mine handed the book to someone who is head of the TV division of a major studio here in LA.  Though this is a billion to one chance, I got to thinking... how would I cast this??

I did come up with two actors for Louis and Victoria...

What do you guys think of Jeremy Northam as Louis Battenberg and Cate Blanchett as VMH?  Who would you cast???