Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Honorable Mention

I recently came across an article about Marie-Antoinette which mentions me in the same breath as Jean Plaidy. Never thought I'd see the day....
Marie Antoinette has been the focus of a number of historical fiction novels. "The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette" by Carolly Erickson, "Trianon" by Elena Maria Vidal and "Flaunting Extravagant Queen" by Jean Plaidy focus on the life of Marie Antoinette. Marie Antoinette has also appeared in film. She was played by Joely Richardson in "The Affair of the Necklace" and most well-known played by Kirsten Dunst in the recent movie "Marie Antoinette". She was also played by Norma Shearer in a 1938 film also called "Marie Antoinette."
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15 comments:

SF said...

:)
Nice!

Julygirl said...

You were also mentioned in the same paragraph as Kirsten Dunst! What a paradox!

elena maria vidal said...

Thanks, Susan.

Yes, Julygirl, how ironic.

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

what a nice - and deserved - compliment!

elena maria vidal said...

Thanks, Tristan!

Enbrethiliel said...

+JMJ+

Elena, I remember checking out Jean Plaidy precisely because you recommended her. Congratulations!

elena maria vidal said...

You read Jean Plaidy because of me! Well, I'm glad somebody listens to what I say.

Julygirl said...

I read Jean Plaidy because of you. Isn't she the same person as Victoria Holt?

elena maria vidal said...

Yes, she went by several different names. Just like some other people.

Lauren said...

Awesome!

lara77 said...

Elena Maria, it is so nice to see your name mentioned; as it should be. It is also nice to see that in your book there is a much fairer treatment of Her Majesty. The faith of Their Majesties is also so very important(as it would be in the 18th century.) Your book presents a young inexperienced girl who matures into the noble woman, mother and queen that Marie Antoinette was for all history.

Julygirl said...

I believe to be respected in your field among contemporaries is the highest praise anyone could want.

elena maria vidal said...

You are all so kind to me. Thanks!

Matterhorn said...

Your work is so powerful and moving.

elena maria vidal said...

Readers like you make it all worthwhile!