Margaret George





Margaret George


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in Nashville, Tennessee, The United States
January 01, 1943

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Margaret George is a rolling stone who has lived in many places, beginning her traveling at the age of four when her father joined the U.S. diplomatic service and was posted to a consulate in Taiwan. The family traveled on a freighter named after Ulysses' son Telemachus that took thirty days to reach Taiwan, where they spent two years. Following that they lived in Tel Aviv (right after the 1948 war, when it was relatively quiet), Bonn and Berlin (during the spy-and-Cold-War days) before returning--at the height of Elvis-mania--to Washington DC, where Margaret went to high school. Margaret's first piece of published writing, at the age of thirteen, was a letter to TIME Magazine defending Elvis against his detractors. (Margaret has since been ...more

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Dear readers, I do apologize for having gone AWOL from the blog. How embarrassing to see the date of the last entry. How patient of you to stick with me all this time and keep revisiting my site, even though it’s overgrown with ivy and thistles! And another apology: I recently discovered a trove of […]
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“So I learned two things that night, and the next day, from him: the perfection of a moment, and the fleeting nature of it.”
Margaret George, The Memoirs of Cleopatra

“It is almost impossible to describe happiness, because at the time it feels entirely natural, as if all the rest of your life has been the aberration; only in retrospect does it swim into focus as the rare and precious thing it is. When it is present, it seems to be eternal, abiding forever, and there is no need to examine it or clutch it. Later, when it has evaporated, you stare in dismay at your empty palm, where only a little of the perfume lingers to prove that once it was there, and now is flown.”
Margaret George, The Memoirs of Cleopatra

“The cure for a broken heart is simple, my lady. A hot bath and a good night's sleep.”
Margaret George, Mary Queen of Scotland and The Isles

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The Memoirs Of Cleopatra by Margaret George The Memoirs Of Cleopatra by Margaret George
 
  9 votes 6.8%

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Captive Queen A Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine by Alison Weir Captive Queen: A Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine by Alison Weir
 
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Elizabeth the Queen The Life of a Modern Monarch by Sally Bedell Smith Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch by Sally Bedell Smith
 
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