Aline Countess of Romanones Message Board
Roseanne H. posts on 10/22/2011 6:26:19 PM
Sadly, Robert H. has been discrediting the Countess on this board for YEARS. He just will not accept the fact that we KNOW she embellished her writings, and yet we LOVE her books and great storytelling. Let it rest, Robert, once and for all. Enough already.
Kathy posts on 10/22/2011 6:02:31 PM
For your research to be complimented by the person who provided the documents is a little somthing like someone looking in a mirror, isn't it?
The Countess' books have been entertaining for many, not just factual history. End of snarky discussion.
Angela posts on 10/22/2011 5:21:23 PM
Robert, Aline has clearly stated that she has changed dates of occurences. As for Edmundo's sad ending, I believe the Countess has stated that at the time she wrote about Edmundo's death, his cause of death was undetermined. You and Aline both agree that Edmundo died with his head in an oven. Yes, we know the dates don't fit, but she warns us of this beforehand, and it's not like she's claiming that her books are historical documents. If you really want to get technical about the criteria for fiction and nonfiction, we could probably discount every nonfiction book ever written, depending on your own personal beliefs and angle on the given subject.
Robert Huddleston posts on 10/22/2011 4:54:03 PM
You toss me too easy a challenge.
Aline, In The Spy Wore Red, claims Edmundo, aka Top Hat, murdered a man in the casino at Estoril, Portugal on December 30, 1943. Robert says that Edmundo was in Washington with his family on Christmas 1943 and did not arrive in Portugal until May 10, 1944.
Aline, In The Spy Went Dancing, claims Edmundo was murdered by the KGB in 1966, Robert says he died in 1974.
These are but two examples of how the countess created facts that never were. Her books should have been marketed as fictional memoirs with fictional characters.
Angela posts on 10/21/2011 7:41:43 PM
Robert, have you ever considered the possibility that maybe you and the Countess are both right? Why does it have to be that you are right and she is a liar?
Robert Huddleston posts on 10/21/2011 10:32:26 AM
When my biography, Edmundo: From Chiapas, Mexico to Park Avenue, was published I received a telephone call from John Taylor, Chief Archivist of World War Two documents in the National Archives. Mr. Taylor complemented me on the book and on my reaearch which was performed under his guidance. That call meant more to me than my wartime decorations.
Anita posts on 10/20/2011 9:02:38 PM
Hope all is well with you. If you have any idea how I can locate the book the Countess just finished, that is in fact, written in Spainish, please let me know. Apparently there is a hold up with The Countess getting final printing, etc. from her publisher here stateside.
Angela posts on 10/18/2011 8:34:03 PM
Mr.Huddleston, I can clearly see how irked you are that the Countess has such loyal and believing fans as myself, but what you are referring to as critical thinking on your part, I see as a personal opinion based on incomplete information, possible misinformation, and the fact that you don't like or agree with the Countess' description of your father in law Tophat. With all due respect, I'd hardly consider your research on the Countess and her clandestine operations on par with that of a professional historian. Hi Anita!
October Mist posts on 10/17/2011 8:51:55 PM
Thanks for the info on the DVD series: Wish Me Luck. I was able to order thru the interlibrary loan and am excited about it. I love the descriptions of ppl in her books and wasnt she the first to out some famous fashion designers as Nazi collaborators?
Anita posts on 10/17/2011 11:52:57 AM
To October Mist and Robert Huddleston:
Robert I hope all is well with you!
The cheese from Pascualete adds just one more delightful thing about the Finca in Extremadura. Creamy, tasty, earthy, is my take on the product.
October Mist: Plans for a movie of her books, is in the works. We simply do not know when this will all happen.
Fact or fiction or both, how exciting it will be. There is enough material in the Countesses' books, to make a mini series or a 3 hour movie!
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