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The Memoirs of Cleopatra
The Memoirs of Cleopatra: A Novel | Margaret George
Bestselling novelist Margaret George brings to life the glittering kingdom of Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile, in this luch, sweeping, and richly detailed saga. Told in Cleopatra's own voice, this is a mesmerizing tale of ambition, passion, and betrayl, which begins when the twenty-year-old queen seeks out the most powerful man in the world, Julius Caesar, and does not end until, having survived the assassination of Caesar and the defeat of the second man she loves, Marc Antony, she plots her own death rather than be paraded in triumph through the streets of Rome. Most of all, in its richness and authenticity, it is an irresistible story that reveals why Margaret George's work has been widely acclaimed.
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#Jazzyjune @Eggs #crymeariver Cleopatra has many ups and downs, triumphs and tribulations, and I‘m sure tears near the end - along the River Nile.

Eggs Lovely 💕🤗💞 2mo
Melissa_J Have you read this one? I love George‘s books but this one is still in my TBR pile. 2mo
StayCurious @Melissa_J I have read about 3/4 of it. It is, like all of her books, massive. Very interesting read though - and I do intend to finish it someday. 2mo
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Love how human and real George makes these great ladies of history

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Thanks to Cindy‘s explanation I could think of something for today!
Margaret George‘s books are awesome historical fiction! But beware those with #bigbookphobia they‘re usually around 1000 pages! I still have a few to go - but I like knowing they are there and have loved them all.
#omarsharif #musicalnewyear
Thanks for a great month you guys 😁

Cathythoughts Nice one ♥️👍🏻 7mo
Cathythoughts And great pic ✨✨✨ 7mo
Melissa_J Love George‘s books but have yet to read this one. 7mo
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TrishB @Melissa_J I‘ve read this one but there are a couple I haven‘t! I‘ve enjoyed all of hers. 7mo
juliegumdrop This is a great read! 7mo
TrishB @juliegumdrop it definitely is 👍🏻 7mo
LeahBergen I loved this book! 7mo
TrishB @LeahBergen me too 👍🏻 7mo
vivastory Thanks for joining us! 👏🙌 7mo
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Does anyone else have a serious affinity with #chunksters?? Weighing at 945 pages this chunkster is HEAVY. I couldn‘t walk away though!!

LeahBergen It‘s so good! 1y
RebelReader I love a chunkster! I have several on my TBRand my current read Is just over 900 pages 1y
Jabberwocky @RebelReader I love long books because it makes the characters seem like old friends, and it‘s almost easier to inhabit the pages ♥️ 1y
Jabberwocky @LeahBergen I‘m so glad to hear that! 1y
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1. Only thing near me is my kindle
2. Tagged book - just haven't had time to get into 1139 pages and I usually love a good chunkster!
3. No idea - something on the run because I have a 5:30 workshop in the city today.
4. #raisingreaders
5. Love Story by Erich Segal -never read it!
#humpdaypost @MinDea

Bklover 5- Love Story- depressing and silly. 1y
Ingerella I have a couple of Margaret George books, including Memoirs of Cleopatra, that I am working up the motivation to tackle. 1y
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Day 5 of #riotgrams is #royalty.

I mean you had to see this coming right? 😉

QuoteQueen I have 2 copies of this book and still haven't read it! Why?!?!? I LOVE Cleopatra & reading anything related to her! (Also a big fan of Julius Caesar and historical fiction set in ancient Egypt, Greece, or Rome). 2y
VeganCleopatra @QuoteQueen I highly recommend it! (And I have four copies but that's ok because I've read it. Haha 😏) It is probably my favorite book, although depending on my mood I say Daughter of the Forest too. 2y
rubyslippersreads I ❤️❤️❤️ everything about this picture! 😍 2y
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VeganCleopatra @rubyslippersreads haha thank you! I may have a thing for Ancient Egypt. 2y
Wife Welcome to Litsy! 🌹 2y
VeganCleopatra @Wife Thank you! 2y
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I'm late! Day 3 of #febinbooks18 is books set in history. Here are only two of my favorites. Most of my favorite books are historical fiction so I had to be reasonable here. 🙃

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My #TBR pile continues to grow exponentially! I just know these new #books will inspire me to get through this #readingrut. #historicalfictionlove #shortstories

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For the #seductiveshakepeare challenge today the theme is 'Anthony and Cleopatra.' I chose this book to embody that. I have not yet read it, But really look forward to doing so.... Research always pulls my attention away though.

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An It sized chunkster that I've owned for well over a decade. Started reading many moons ago but wasn't in the mood. One for a rainy weekend with very few chores! #TBRsomeday

TrishB Loved this 💟 2y
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The way Anthony is portrayed in the novel makes me fall in love with this historical figure.

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So, this book was in my reading list for summer... and I think as of now, this book counts as two books off of my summer reading goal

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It breaks my heart but I'll DNF this one 😢It started off really well, with an intelligent, strong Cleopatra and wonderful descriptions of ancient Egypt. But Cleopatra soon started sounding like a naive, love-driven teenager, and the story's main focus shifted to her romance with Caesar. I just can't read another page about her love concerns or Caesar's lovemaking skills. Sorry Cleo, but my TBR is too long for me to gamble on another 700 pages. 💔

JazzFeathers I don't blame you 2y
MrBook Great review! 2y
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Sent the baby to his grandma to get some stuff done at home. 2 hours and nothing done later, this time it's true that I'll read just one more chapter 🙄

Rachel.Rencher You're making a dent in your reading list...sounds like getting stuff done to me 😉 2y
Aninski @Rachel.Rencher haha good point!! 😊 2y
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#bookmail aww yisss! I fell in mad love with Ancient Egypt historical fiction when I read Pauline Gedge's "Child of the Morning". Ordered this beauty not knowing that it's 900+ pages long ?I'm itching to start reading it but not sure if I'm in the mood for such a big book right now. Decisions, decisions...

Tsubame I'd start reading if it's itching so much 😉 In case it's good then 900+ pages of bliss are ahead of you and at the end you might regret there isn't more left. If it's bad, then bail. Too many good books out there waiting! 😆 2y
BookishTrish My husband still remembers how absorbed I was in this book and I read it well over ten years ago. Read it! It's a treat. 2y
Aninski @Tsubame that's a great way of looking at it! I feel intimated because it will probably take me like a month to get through it, and that drives me crazy exactly because there are so many good books waiting out there 😆I haven't LOVED a book in a long time though, and like @BookishTrish said, this is probably a good candidate... Sooo alright, I'll do it!! Thank you both for the little push 😁 2y
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#bookhaul because even though I just bought a box set of The Dark Tower series, when the used bookstore called to say they got in a trade paper edition of The Gunslinger (i.e. a copy with illustrations), I had to have it, and you can't leave with just one book. *sigh* #lostcause #hopeless #bookaholic

Bookladylinda Wow! You get calls from the used book store! 🤢🤢🤢 I'm green with envy!!! 2y
TrishB I've had the Cleopatra one in my tbr pile for ages! Let me know if it needs rushing up to the top! 2y
DGRachel @TrishB You say that like it won't languish in mine for years. 😂😂😂😳😳😢 2y
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TrishB Lol 😂😂😂 true! 2y
[DELETED] 2111265813 'Cleopatra' was so good! I feel in love with her and almost refused to finish the book because there's only one way for that story to end. 2y
DGRachel @SecondRunReviews Good to know, thanks! I loved Mary Called Magdalene, so I have high hopes for Cleopatra. 2y
[DELETED] 2111265813 I haven't read that one. I tried Helen of Troy via audiobook and the narrator was atrocious. She has one out now about Nero. 2y
DGRachel @SecondRunReviews Definitely give Helen of Troy another shot, in print. I enjoyed that one, too. I need to remember to look for Nero the next time I go to B&N or my local indie store. 2y
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#FunFridayPhoto ... a book I've read that's over 500 pages. This one clocks in at 1024 pages (964 in the hardback) but it was worth every second. Has anyone else read it? Or any of this author's other biggies?

Owlizabeth Love Margaret George!! 3y
saresmoore I haven't read this or anything by her, but I think I would probably love it. This book is beautiful! 3y
Melissa_J I've read Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles, Helen of Troy, and Elizabeth I. The Helen of Troy book was my least favourite, although I still liked it; I loved the other two. 3y
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kspenmoll Too too many pages...!! Is there a name for #toomanypages phobia?! (edited) 3y
Suet624 Yikes! 3y
KVanRead Looks good!! 3y
krismac I love Margaret George! Her other books are just as good! 3y
TorieStorieS I love this book!! And really enjoyed some of her others too- particularly the Henry VIII one! I'm hoping to read her latest book on Nero soon! 3y
MeganAnn I really enjoyed Helen of Troy, but I haven't read any of her other books. I may have to remedy that... 3y
Redwritinghood That's a new author for me. Will have to check this one out. 3y
CherylDeFranceschi Stacked! 3y
BookishTrish I read this book when I lived in Portugal. It was one of the only English books I had. Whenever I picked it up the real world disappeared... pure magic. 3y
ValerieAndBooks Hmm! I'll definitely have to check out this and the author! 3y
Jinjer No clue have not! Stacked! 3y
Teresa3 I've read her Henry the viii and Mary queen of Scots. They were wonderful. Couldn't get into the one she wrote about Elizabeth the 1st. Her book Mary Called Magdalene and Cleopatra are my favourites. 3y
LeahBergen @Owlizabeth I do, too. I have Henry VIII on my shelf and should read it soon. 3y
LeahBergen @saresmoore You probably will if you like huge and immersive historical novels 😀 3y
LeahBergen @Melissa_J I've read Mary and own Henry VIII (but haven't read it yet 😬). 3y
LeahBergen @KVanRead 👍🏼👍🏼 3y
LeahBergen @krismac I really enjoyed her Mary, Queen of Scots (and have Henry VIII on my shelf). 😀 3y
LeahBergen @TorieStorieS I'm looking forward to that Nero one, too. 😀 3y
LeahBergen @MeganAnn This one is great and I liked Mary, Queen of Scots, too. Her Henry VIII book is supposedly one of her best. 😀 3y
LeahBergen @Redwritinghood Yes, do! 😀 3y
LeahBergen @CherylDeFranceschi 👏🏻👏🏻 3y
LeahBergen @BookishTrish I love when I have such vivid situational memories for a book. That's awesome! 😍 3y
LeahBergen @ValerieAndBooks Yes, do! 😀 3y
LeahBergen @Jinjer 👍🏼👍🏼 3y
LeahBergen @Teresa3 I read Mary and liked it, too (and own Henry and need to make some time for him 😉) 3y
Melissa_J @LeahBergen I've got Henry and Cleopatra sitting on my shelves unread (where they've been for years 😬) and her new book on Nero on pre-order. 3y
LeahBergen @Melissa_J Yep, Henry has been on my shelf for a loooong time, too. When does Nero come out? 3y
Melissa_J @LeahBergen Early March. We should do a Henry readalong...whenever we manage to finally get to it LOL 3y
LeahBergen @Melissa_J Yes, we should! It will make me finally pick it up. I KNOW I'll enjoy it. 3y
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I couldn't get enough of this first person account of the life and loves of Cleopatra #publishedinthe90s #bookadayNov16

TrishB This has been on my tbr pile for ages! Might get round to it after your review! 3y
LeahBergen Loved this one, too. 3y
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Margaret George is the queen of historical fiction. This is one of my favorites. She imagines a rich and gorgeous history that makes the woman more than a myth, a woman searching for love and acceptance in a land ruled by men.

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I love pretty much anything that Margaret George has written, and this might be my favorite of hers, garnering a reread from me every few years. Humanizes and makes very real such historical figures as Cleopatra, her siblings, Caesar, Antony, Octavian, etc. So evocative. A wonderful epic story.

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This is one of the books that made me fall in love with historical fiction. It is lengthy but so well done. Beautiful character development and world building. I fell in love with these characters!

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