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Back From LA

Just back from a week in LA.

I did Conan (the O'Brien, not the Cimmerian) and the Today Show, and taped a segment for a BBC special about Machiavelli... along with the usual dozen or so meeetings.

Also, while in town, swung by the Bookstar in Studio City and signed all their stock of my books, which was considerable. So if you're an Angeleno or just visiting LA, and want to snag an autographed copy of one of my novels, get yourself to Studio City while the supply lasts.

And now I'm back in the land of wolves and savage dust storms, digging out from under.


Ciarn Dowd
Jun. 19th, 2013 11:16 am (UTC)
Re: The White Queen
Yes George, it's based on that Philippa Gregory novel (I think perhaps on that whole 'The Cousins' War' series, which continues after THE RED QUEEN with three or four further novels).

I watched the first episode the other night – it was very good, particularly the performace of the lead, Rebecca Ferguson. There was an element of magic that I could have done without, but according to wikipedia the mother of Elizabeth Woodville was later accused of witchcraft so it's not out of place.

My main problem with it is the same as my problem with any historical drama – I immediately want to know a bit more about the characters and events depicted but when I look them up in wikipedia I'm confronted with a minefield of spoilers, so I try (but sometimes fail) to wait until the end before I read any further.
Jun. 21st, 2013 08:46 am (UTC)
Re: The White Queen
See recent BBC2"Henry VII Winter King"; sandwiched between nephew-throttler Richard III & Joffrey-esque sociopath, Henry VIII - makes Varys seem a kindergarten teacher; & Channel 4"Richard III - The King in the Carpark"(nod to 'The King In The North')? Both crammed with little-known, terrifying nuggets of info. Unmissable to any 'War of Roses' connoisseur.


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