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Antonia Fraser

Autor(a) de Marie Antoinette: The Journey

84+ Works 20,534 Membros 301 Reviews 68 Favorited

About the Author

Antonia Fraser is the author of numerous internationally bestselling biographies, including "The Six Wives of Henry VIII" and "Cromwell: Our Chief of Men". (Publisher Provided)
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Séries

Obras de Antonia Fraser

Marie Antoinette: The Journey (2001) 3,331 cópias
Mary Queen of Scots (1969) 2,911 cópias
The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1992) 2,265 cópias
The Warrior Queens (1988) 1,303 cópias
The Weaker Vessel (1984) 1,291 cópias
Cromwell, Our Chief of Men (1973) 1,162 cópias
The Lives of the Kings & Queens of England (1975) — Editor — 1,142 cópias
King Charles II (1979) 807 cópias
Quiet as a Nun (1977) 355 cópias
Oxford Blood (1985) 245 cópias
A Splash of Red (1981) 204 cópias
The Pleasure of Reading (1992) — Editor — 189 cópias
Your Royal Hostage (1987) 185 cópias
The Wild Island (1978) 180 cópias
Love Letters: An Illustrated Anthology (1976) — Editor — 176 cópias
The Cavalier Case (1990) 167 cópias
Cool Repentance (1982) 144 cópias
Political Death (1996) 114 cópias
Scottish Love Poems: A Personal Anthology (1975) — Editor — 91 cópias
The Stuarts (2000) — Editor — 83 cópias
Robin Hood (1955) 65 cópias
The Houses of Hanover and Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (2000) — Editor — 63 cópias
A history of toys (1966) 48 cópias
Dolls (1963) 43 cópias
The Life and Times of Queen Anne (1972) — Editor — 41 cópias
King Charles II : Part Two (2001) 24 cópias
Heroes and Heroines (1980) — Editor — 23 cópias
King Charles II : Part One (2002) 22 cópias
Jemima Shore Investigates (1983) 12 cópias
Jemima Shore on the Case (2006) 9 cópias
Cromwell, Volume 1 1 exemplar(es)
Have a Nice Death 1 exemplar(es)
Cromwell, Volume 2 1 exemplar(es)
Jemima Shore Investigates [1983 TV Series] (1983) — Creator — 1 exemplar(es)
How to write : memoir & biographies (2008) — Introdução — 1 exemplar(es)
Boots 1 exemplar(es)
The Lives of the Kings and Queens of England — Editor — 1 exemplar(es)
Flying Finish 1 exemplar(es)
Oxford Blood | Cavalier Case (1995) 1 exemplar(es)
Robin Hood / King Arthur (1994) 1 exemplar(es)
Love Letters | Scottish Love Poems (1977) 1 exemplar(es)
The Antonia Fraser Collection (2013) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Franchise Affair (1948) — Introdução, algumas edições2,153 cópias
Framley Parsonage (1861) — Introdução, algumas edições1,858 cópias
A Woman's Eye (1991) — Contribuinte — 275 cópias
Marie Antoinette [2006 film] (2006) — Original book — 228 cópias
Women on the Case (1996) — Contribuinte — 212 cópias
Masterpieces of Mystery and Suspense (1988) — Contribuinte — 192 cópias
The life and times of Henry VIII (1972) — Editor; Introdução — 169 cópias
The Virago Book of Ghost Stories (2006) — Contribuinte — 141 cópias
Women of Mystery (1992) — Contribuinte — 126 cópias
The Middle Ages (2000) — Editor — 117 cópias
The Life and Times of Charles II (1972) — Editor — 116 cópias
Murder Most Scottish (1656) — Contribuinte — 93 cópias
The Big Book of Female Detectives (2018) — Contribuinte — 82 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Great Detective Stories (1985) — Contribuinte — 81 cópias
Crime Through Time II (1998) — Introdução — 78 cópias
Midsummer Nights (1702) — Contribuinte — 74 cópias
Dior by Dior (1958)algumas edições73 cópias
2nd Culprit: A Crime Writers' Association Annual (1993) — Contribuinte — 66 cópias
The Life and Times of Charles I (1972) — Introdução, algumas edições59 cópias
1st Culprit: A Crime Writers' Association Annual (1992) — Contribuinte — 59 cópias
A Century of British Mystery and Suspense (2000) — Contribuinte — 56 cópias
A Guide to Tudor and Jacobean Portraits (2008) — Prefácio, algumas edições35 cópias
The Life and Times of Mary Tudor (1868) — Editor — 35 cópias
Mysterious Pleasures (2003) — Contribuinte — 34 cópias
Great Commanders of the Early Modern World, 1583–1865 (1721) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
Women of Mystery - Book 3 (1998) 24 cópias
The Life and Times of Edward I (1981) — Introdução, algumas edições23 cópias
Murder Most Divine: Ecclesiastical Tales of Unholy Crimes (2000) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Movie Detectives and Screen Crimes (1998) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
The Man Who ... (1992) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
John Creasey's Crime Collection, 1985 (1985) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Crime Waves: No. 1 (1991) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Great Tales of Crime and Detection (1992) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Dangerous Ladies (1992) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Death on Wheels (1999) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
The Year's Best Mystery and Suspense Stories, 1990 (1990) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Winter's Crimes 10 (1978) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Winter's Crimes 15 (1983) 5 cópias
John Creasey's Crime Collection, 1990 (1990) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
John Creasey's Crime Collection, 1987 (1987) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
John Creasey's Crime Collection, 1989 (1989) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
John Creasey's Crime Collection, 1982 (1982) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias

Etiquetado

16th century (173) 17th century (341) 18th century (108) 19th century (110) anthology (232) biography (2,221) Britain (188) British (273) British history (488) crime (212) England (828) English History (383) European History (148) fiction (1,124) Folio Society (147) France (390) French History (172) French Revolution (137) Great Britain (110) Henry VIII (150) history (3,521) literature (115) Marie Antoinette (125) Mary Queen of Scots (127) monarchy (133) mystery (1,122) non-fiction (1,451) novel (140) own (112) read (184) royalty (396) Scotland (306) short stories (291) to-read (1,065) Tudor (132) Tudors (117) UK (119) unread (152) women (325) women's history (154)

Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Fraser, Antonia Margaret Caroline
Outros nomes
Fraser, Lady Antonia
Pinter, Lady Antonia
Data de nascimento
1932-08-27
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
UK
Local de nascimento
London, England, UK
Locais de residência
London, England, UK
Educação
Oxford University (Lady Margaret Hall ∙ History)
Dragon School, Oxford
St. Mary's School, Ascot
Ocupação
historian
crime writer
aristocrat
biographer
Relacionamentos
Pakenham, Frank, 7th Earl of Longford (father)
Longford, Elizabeth (mother)
Pinter, Harold (second husband)
Fraser, Flora (daughter)
Billington, Rachel (sister)
Pakenham, Thomas Francis Dermot, 8th Earl of Longford (brother) (mostrar todas 15)
Kazantzis, Judith (sister)
Fraser-Cavassoni, Natasha (daughter)
Fraser, Rebecca (daughter)
Pakenham, Valerie (sister-in-law)
Powell, Lady Violet (aunt)
Pakenham, Edward (uncle)
Fraser, Sir Hugh (first husband) m.1956-1977
Clive, Mary (aunt)
Lamb, Lady Pansy (aunt)
Organizações
Weidenfeld & Nicholson
British Crime Writers Association (chairman)
Premiações
Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (2011)
Norton Medlicott Medal (2000)
Order of the Companions of Honour (2018)
Fellow, Royal Society of Literature (2003)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (1999)
James Tait Black Memorial Prize (1969) (mostrar todas 9)
Wolfson History Prize (1984)
Enid McLeod Literary Prize (2001)
Gold Dagger Award (1996)
Pequena biografia
Lady Antonia Fraser, née Pakenham, was born in London to an aristocratic English family. Her mother was the distinguished biography Elizabeth Longford. She was educated at the Dragon School in Oxford, St. Mary's School, Ascot, and Oxford University. She is the author of major historical biographies, including Mary, Queen of Scots (1969), The Weaker Vessel (1984) and The Wives of Henry VIII (1996), as well as a popular mystery series featuring British television personality and investigative journalist Jemima Shore. She is a past chairman of the British Crime Writers Association. Lady Antonia married her second husband, the late Harold Pinter, in 1980, and is sometimes known as Lady Antonia Pinter. She was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2011.

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Resenhas

Muddled plot & muddled writing.
 
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Abcdarian | outras 15 resenhas | May 18, 2024 |
Enjoyable love story with good literati gossipy tidbits (but not enough of those either)and too careful "surface" writing without the depth and understanding which may be found in an unauthorized bio. I closed it with more questions than it answered: what about Pinter's severed relationship with his son? Her children? More of the politics of their PEN demonstrations and relationships to people like Vaclav Havel. I will have to try the Billington bio of Pinter.
 
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featherbooks | outras 11 resenhas | May 7, 2024 |
A compilation of pieces showcasing the passions for literature of forty authors. This is a book that is enjoyed in bits and pieces, and it contains both intriguing essays and recommendations for further reading.
 
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jwhenderson | outras 7 resenhas | Apr 27, 2024 |
Best known for writing British histories, this book, written in 1977, is the first in the Jemima Shore series of mysteries.

This one has a strong grounding in Roman Catholicism, and is set in a convent. It is written in a "high British" style, slightly formal: "As I made the preparations for my nocturnal adventure,..." reminiscent of Dorothy L. Sayers' Lord Peter Wimsey series. Once you get into the rhythm of the words, it reads very cleanly. It is well written, the main characters are well drawn, though the secondary characters less so.

The mystery is not the main point of the book, though it does build suspense well. The satisfactory nature of the resolution will, in part, depend on your sympathy with the spiritual views presented.

Based on the synopses of the next few books in the series, it looks like Fraser relies heavily on her strengths writing about history, at the expense of the mystery side. As a mystery fan, I will not be seeking out the rest of this series.


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Dorothy2012 | outras 15 resenhas | Apr 22, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
84
Also by
52
Membros
20,534
Popularidade
#1,054
Avaliação
3.8
Resenhas
301
ISBNs
641
Idiomas
14
Favorito
68

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