Monday, September 11, 2006

New Old Books, and More

I was pleased to see this weekend that Tempus Publishing is reissuing some out-of-print novels by Hilda Lewis (Harlot Queen, Wife to Charles II, Wife to the Bastard), Norah Lofts (The Concubine, The King's Pleasure, and Eleanor the Queen), and Rosemary Hawley Jarman (We Speak No Treason). I could do without another copy of We Speak No Treason, frankly--there are few scenes in historical fiction as interminable to me as the one where the Maiden goes to a fair and meets a poet who goes on, and on, and on, for pages about her beauty--but it's nice to see some of these older novels back in print.

Can't let today's date go by without remembering the anniversary. To this day, I never look at a picture of the present New York skyline without thinking that if I just blink my eyes a few times, it'll be back to the way it used to be.

4 comments:

Sarah said...

If you go to www.tempus-publishing.com, you'll find a bright pink headless bodice cover for Harlot Queen, and a very, very familiar-looking cover for The Concubine.

Nice to see they're reissuing them.

Margaret Evans Porter said...

Oh, I well remember The Concubine and the King's Pleasure! I lost or surrended my paperbacks years ago, prior to some cross-country move or other.
Maybe a re-acquisition is in order!

Susan Higginbotham said...

Sarah, loved that cover for Harlot Queen! (Should have retitled it The Queen's Bosom.)

Margaret, I just got an ancient copy of The King's Pleasure a few days ago. I'm looking forward to getting some of the rest, like Wife to the Bastard, that I've been interested in reading but haven't been able to find at a decent price.

Sarah said...

LOL, I bet that title would sell well in some circles.

I have an old pb copy of The King's Pleasure in which Katharine of Aragon looks somewhat like Marlo Thomas with false eyelashes.