Pauline Gedge





Pauline Gedge


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in Auckland, New Zealand
December 11, 1945

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I was born in Auckland, New Zealand, on December 11, 1945, the first of three girls. Six years later my family emigrated to England where my father, an ex-policeman, wanted to study for the Anglican ministry. We lived in an ancient and very dilapidated cottage in the heart of the English Buckinghamshire woodland, and later in a small village in Oxfordshire called Great Haseley. I grew up surrounded by countryside that I observed, played in, and grew to know and love passionately, and I wrote lyrically of its many moods.

My father had his first parish in Oxford, so in 1956, having passed the eleven-plus exam, a torture now fortunately defunct, I attended what was then the Oxford Central School for Girls. I was a very good student in everythin
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This is the only known draft of The Dial Press’s cover of Eagle. It’s a large poster, mounted on foamcore. Notice that the font is different than in the final version, and the words “A Novel” were dropped as well. Pauline’s name was also moved to the middle of the text area, at the top. […]
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Child of the Morning

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The Eagle and the Raven

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The Hippopotamus Marsh (Lor...

4.02 avg rating — 904 ratings — published 1998 — 14 editions
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House of Illusions  (Lady o...

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Lady of the Reeds (Lady of ...

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The Oasis (Lords of the Two...

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The Twelfth Transforming

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The Twice Born (The King's ...

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Scroll Of Saqqara

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“Bint-Anath was approaching, her many-pleated, floor-length sheath floating scarlet around her, her slim shoulders visible under a billowing white flounced cloak, and the long black ringlets of her wig already glistening with melted wax... She was like a goddess, like Hathor herself, moving lightly in the circle of reverence the guests had provided, her pair of massive Shardana guards towering beside her and her exquisitely gowned and painted retinue behind.”
Pauline Gedge, Scroll Of Saqqara

“... but now men who could work preferred to beg, and the artists forgot that their calling was noble and became imitators instead of creators, charging exorbitant sums for the rubbish they churned out with one eye closed.”
Pauline Gedge, The Eagle and the Raven

“The night folded around them with a sweetness and poignancy heightened by the new pale stars that prickled silver fire in the water of the lily ponds, by the scented winds, and by the nearness of each other.”
Pauline Gedge, Child of the Morning

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HISTORICAL FICTION POLL "B"
There will be a series of polls to begin putting together a potential reading list for the "historical fiction folder". I have divided the books into groups of 15 books apiece. Make sure to choose your favorite from each poll and make sure to vote in each of these polls so that we can generate a list according to priorities and interests. You will only receive one notification per poll. There will be simultaneous polls so please make sure to vote in each one.

Master and Commander (Aubrey/Maturin Book 1) by Patrick O'BrianPatrick O'Brian Patrick O'Brian

MASTER AND COMMANDER BY PATRICK O'BRIAN
 
  14 votes, 29.8%

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria RemarqueErich Maria Remarque Erich Maria Remarque

ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT BY ERICH MARIA REMARQUE
 
  6 votes, 12.8%

Life on the Mississippi by Mark TwainMark Twain Mark Twain

LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI BY MARK TWAIN
 
  5 votes, 10.6%

The Persian Boy (Alexander the Great, #2) by Mary RenaultMary Renault

THE PERSIAN BOY BY MARY RENAULT
 
  5 votes, 10.6%

The Virtues of War A Novel of Alexander the Great by Steven PressfieldSteven Pressfield Steven Pressfield

THE VIRTUES OF WAR: A NOVEL OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT BY STEVEN PRESSFIELD
 
  4 votes, 8.5%

Arundel by Kenneth RobertsKenneth Roberts

ARUNDEL BY KENNETH ROBERTS
 
  3 votes, 6.4%

The Eagle and the Raven by Pauline GedgePauline Gedge Pauline Gedge

THE EAGLE AND THE RAVEN BY PAULINE GEDGE
 
  2 votes, 4.3%

Gates of Fire An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae by Steven PressfieldSteven Pressfield Steven Pressfield

GATES OF FIRE: AN EPIC NOVEL OF THE BATTLE OF THERMOPYLAE BY STEVEN PRESSFIELD
 
  2 votes, 4.3%

The Afghan Campaign A Novel by Steven PressfieldSteven Pressfield Steven Pressfield

THE AFGHAN CAMPAIGN: A NOVEL BY STEVEN PRESSFIELD
 
  2 votes, 4.3%

The Black Arrow by Robert Louis StevensonRobert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis Stevenson

THE BLACK ARROW BY ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
 
  2 votes, 4.3%

The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary SutcliffRosemary Sutcliff


THE EAGLE OF THE NINTH BY ROSEMARY SUTCLIFF
 
  1 vote, 2.1%

Eagle in the Snow by Wallace BreemWallace Breem

EAGLE IN THE SNOW BY WALLACE BREEM
 
  1 vote, 2.1%

The Last of the Wine by Mary RenaultMary Renault

THE LAST OF THE WINE BY MARY RENAULT
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Killing Rommel A Novel by Steven PressfieldSteven Pressfield Steven Pressfield

KILLING ROMMEL: A NOVEL BY STEVEN PRESSFIELD
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Fire from Heaven (Alexander the Great, #1) by Mary RenaultMary Renault

FIRE FROM HEAVEN BY MARY RENAULT
 
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