Aline Countess of Romanones Message Board
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!
October Mist posts on 10/17/2011 12:06:25 AM
I seem to have a fascination with the woman and I have never even met her. Last nite, I had the strangest dream. The Countess and I were in Madrid or somewhere in Spain I am guessing amid a gorgeous backdrop of ocean, white mansions with pillars and gorgeous palm trees. She and I were in a secluded cave on a mission together collaborating when the enemy approached and she took flight and turned into a stone griffin with the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle. This was probably some subconscious play on her maiden name. But in this dream, she and I were talking like we were old friends and she was telling me about the fabulous cheese that her son makes and I was telling her that I could hardly wait to taste some. Then the enemy agent appeared and my cat woke me up from the very vivid dream with his meowing!
October Mist posts on 10/13/2011 1:23:20 AM
Thank u for answering my questions. I will be very happy to read the last book about Pascquale and am excited over the possibility of movies! I am now re reading The Spy Wore Silk for the 4th time.
I recently read where the old Dutchess of Alba got married to a man her junior. The Countess mentioned the Dutchess of Alba in one of her books, isnt that cool? I think that connection is the only reason I was interested in the dutchess in the first place.
Robert Huddleston posts on 10/12/2011 4:04:47 PM
Dear October Mist
My congradulations. You are one of the few readers who applied "critical thinking" and concluded that Aline's memoirs were fiction. I have attempted this for several years with out success being told that since I "wasn't there" I wouldn't know. A requirement of "being there" would put historians out of business.
Hi Anita, Best to you.
Anita Savino Fournier posts on 10/11/2011 10:45:06 AM
There are negotiations going on for a movie etc.,and this has been in the works for some time now. Also, her last book that is published in Spain, is hopefully going to be on the market in English in this country soon. We fans are eagerly awaiting the good news of all of the above!
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