Friday, September 15, 2006

I stole this meme from Sarah Weinman

It's Friday, so let's have a little fun. Here are the rules: Pick a historical novel. Change one letter in the title. Describe the plot. Hopefully you'll find that the book just writes itself.

See the post from Weinman's blog here; this game seems a lot easier with mysteries for some reason.

My submissions:

CLAN OF THE CARE BEAR:
In prehistoric Europe, young Ayla takes refuge with members of a peculiar species who couldn't possibly be human.

THE FATAL CROWD:
King Stephen and his cousin, Empress Maud, are trampled underfoot by rampaging peasants sick of hearing rumors about their affair.

THE QUEEN'S FOOD:
Let's chow down with Mary Tudor and her courtiers.

HARUM:
A multi-period epic of Salisbury Plain and its very secret and scandalous history.

TALES OF PASSION, TALES OF POE:
The many lives and secret sorrows of Edgar Allan P.

A DARK AND DISTANT WHORE:
Reay Tannahill's sweeping Victorian epic about a cold and haughty courtesan.

SHYGUN:
The Elizabethan adventurer who would have conquered feudal Japan - if he weren't so timid.

SWORE AT SUNSET:
Don't let the sun go down on King Arthur, damn it.

You can do better than this, I'm sure. Your contributions are more than welcome.

5 comments:

  1. Loved these! I've always been unable to even think of reading Clan of the Cave Bear because my mind makes the very change you did.

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  2. Sarah, those are great! LOL!

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  3. Heather11:42 AM

    From Dorothy Dunnett:

    THE SPRING OF THE HAM
    Nicholas vander Poele travels to Trebizond, where he introduces a new Easter meal to the Byzantine court.

    THE FIRST MAN IN HOME
    The rivalry between Gaius Marius and Lucius Cornelius Sulla is played out in a friendly baseball match.

    SPAMMERKIN
    A frustrated maid who longs for wealth tries to make a profit selling Viagra over e-mail.

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  4. I love those! Thanks! Spammerkin... hee.

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