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Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Sarah Patton: No, I've never been to Ferrycarrig, but I think that Wexford is full of history. I was reading a book about Isabelle de Clare, daughter of Strongbow and of his wife, Aoife, the daughter of an Irish King. Because her father died when she was only 12 she was lodged in the Tower of London so that the English king, King Henry II, could give her as a prize to one of his knights (because she was the heir to all of Leinster). It's terrible, isn't it, to think of a 12 year-old girl lodged in the tower of London waiting for her husband to arrive? Luckily he was a very nice man (and she was 16 before she was 'sold off'). He was William Marshall and they built New Ross and other places together and were very happy.
Dated:Wed May 13 18:17:50 2009  

Name: Sarah Patton
Message:We are going on a history tou tomorrow to Ferrycarrig(I think that's what it is called) in County Wexford, have you ever been there.
Dated:Wed May 13 17:03:36 2009  

Name: Sarah Patton
Message:Gorgeous was the first book I read by you, I was rushing around town and I was drawn to the bright pink colour on the outside so I picked it up and just brought it over to the counter only then reading the title while the librarian was scaning it. I was very glad I had picked it up!!
Dated:Wed May 13 16:59:54 2009  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:I wonder who you will like best when you do read it. One girl said that she really liked Zara in the beginning but then she changed her mind.
I think I like Jessica best.
Dated:Wed May 13 15:57:13 2009  

Name: Katie Clancy
Message:hi cora my friend wrote the message before this and i also really want to read the book gorgeous
Dated:Wed May 13 15:55:41 2009  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:I'm glad you enjoyed it, Ailish. Which class are you in?
Dated:Wed May 13 08:20:08 2009  

Name: Ailish
Message:hi you were at my school today and i found it very interesting and i have to sayi love the book GORGEUS[sorry i cant spell it]
Dated:Wed May 13 08:06:02 2009  

Name: Aoibheann
Message:Cora: Thats is a good idea,
Dated:Sat May 9 22:07:16 2009  

Name: Sarah Patton
Message:Yes , it is like any book, if you give mre the title of a book from a few years ago, i could probably remember what it was about. Ask me what i was learning Friday in History, i could barely tell you.
Dated:Sat May 9 21:40:36 2009  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:I don't think that I would have the time at the moment - I have one children's book, one 'young adult' book and one book for adults - all on the go at the moment.

Why don't you give it a go - perhaps start off with a family where they are very poor and the eldest daughter volunteers to go to America to earn money and send it back to her family. You could write it as a diary if you liked. You'll find the right dates for the days of the Titanic's voyage in my book. I looked them up - and all the factual details of the ship have been carefully researched.
Dated:Sat May 9 09:41:10 2009  

Name: Aoibheann
Message:Cora: I love Titanic. Have you thought of doing a story in diary version of a maid or posh merchants daughter or son and they go on the titanic?
Dated:Fri May 8 20:56:58 2009  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Sarah Patton: I agree with you - the bits of history that I remember the best are those that are connected with a story. I myself think that historical novels are best way of learning history. The worst way is trying to learn dates and things like that off by heart.
Dated:Fri May 8 20:03:21 2009  

Name: Sarah Patton,13
Message:It sounds really good I liked the ides of the ball in the drumshee book, i think it was called the dark days.I really enjoyed readind the Drumshee books like , the titanic, the famine all them books. I don't enjoy History in school, I much prefer reading stories based on that time but with a twist.
Dated:Fri May 8 17:34:59 2009  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Aoibheann: I don't think so - though my book on Titanic was a great best-seller.
Dated:Thu May 7 21:19:57 2009  

Name: Aoibheann
Message:Cora: Are you planning to do any more books about the titanic?
Dated:Thu May 7 20:59:49 2009  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Sarah Patton: That's brilliant - I was so worried about it - I'll never do that again!
'I Was Jane Austen's Best Friend' is finished - it's about 70,000 words - but my editor and I are still talking about it and changing bits. The trouble is that I have to be true to the historical period - I am writing about someone who lived more than two hundred years ago - and at the same time make it interesting to fourteen/fifteen-year-olds nowadays.
It was such a different world then - though I think the balls were very nice and I like the dresses!
Dated:Wed May 6 10:25:06 2009  

Name: Sarah Patton
Message:Cora:the message board is working from my computer again.How is the book going about Jane austen?x
Dated:Tue May 5 21:09:36 2009  

Name: Aoibheann
Message:Cora: Wer're going to Inis Ir tomorrow
Dated:Sun Apr 26 19:47:43 2009  

Name: Aoibheann
Message:Cora: Just finshed Chapter 2. It is now 450 words.
Dated:Fri Apr 24 21:39:01 2009  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Well done, Aoibheann. This story could be very good.
And your experience with drama will help. Look how each play has a beginning and a middle and a clever ending.
Dated:Fri Apr 24 20:00:43 2009  

Name: Aoibheann
Message:Cora: By the way, we did our drama in the All ireland drama finals yesterday,
Dated:Thu Apr 23 21:25:38 2009  

Name: Aoibheann
Message:Cora: I just sent in the first chapter. The storys called 'Wherever the ball lands'
Dated:Thu Apr 23 21:19:36 2009  

Name: Aoibheann
Message:Cora: Thanks. A sporty story sounds good. I might start that tonight.
Dated:Thu Apr 23 20:51:27 2009  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Dear Aoibheann,
If I were you, I would leave 'Maids' and write it off to experience. It's not that easy to write a historical story - you have to know the period very well.
Where you excel is in modern stories - there was loads of good stuff in 'Rainbow' - and it was a great idea to write about a bully rather than a person who is being bullied - it made it much more original.
What about a writing a sporty story? There are not many of them for girls, but you play sport, don't you and that could be good. Of course, it has to have a good story line - the sport is just the background.
Have a think about it - don't worry about abandoning 'Maids' - you did your best.
Dated:Thu Apr 23 19:48:27 2009  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Nicole: I'm afraid Wolf has gone to the 'Happy Hunting Grounds'' I've now got a dog called 'Oscar', but I still miss Wolf who was the most beautiful dog I've ever owned..
Sarah Fitgerald: I hope you get a chance to read 'Gorgeous'.
Sarah: Your story is on the Story Club board for about a week now - didn't you look? And there's a message on the message board.
Dated:Thu Apr 23 19:42:24 2009  

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