Aline Countess of Romanones Message Board
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!
October Mist posts on 10/10/2011 12:48:23 AM
Does anyone know for sure if the books will become movies? I love the books, bought them second hand by accident and read them over and over!
October Mist posts on 10/6/2011 4:36:41 AM
I saw pictures of the jewelry from the Countess and agree that the pieces look antiquated. I also believe that she DOES need the money especially if she is maintaining so many properties. I am certain it gets expensive since Spain is expensive to even visit! I had a feeling that she and her sons fell out over money and greed. That is what usually happens in wealthy families, but hopefully she has a better relationship with the grandchildren. They probably live with her in Madrid to save money. If u think that is ludicris, guess again. Things have changed and the rich must also change. I maintain that her books are FICTION with a flair for the dramatic based upon some actual events. Yes, they are highly entertaining and I love this message board to get additional information. I know she has her fans, but let us not relinquish critical thinking and believe all that she has written and even bragged about in her "novels".
Anita posts on 8/21/2011 1:35:38 PM
Angela and Roseanne H., Yes, I would start with the first discs, and thus watch the whole series. It is fascinating and seems to me more real that most of these movies re; WW II OSS and French underground, etc, as I think most of them tend to "sensationalize".
Also, if you have not seen "Charlotte Gray", it is a good choice, and the character portrayed has been taken from the life of a real Spy, who just recently passed away in her 90's. Although it tends to drag a bit in places. I wonder if the Countess has seen all these movies and I frankly think she has. I would love to hear "her take" on them.
Angela posts on 8/17/2011 8:49:19 PM
Thanks, Anita. I found some clips of Wish Me Luck on youtube, and it is very engrossing. I love the characters and authentic feel of the setting. Whoever produced this series should do the Countess' story for the big screen.
Roseanne H posts on 8/10/2011 10:30:54 PM
Anita, I checked on the DVD Wish Me Luck and found that there are three series, each with 2 discs. I guess I should start with the first series!
Anita posts on 8/9/2011 8:56:22 PM
My local Library here is doing an Inter Library Loan search for me, and I will hopefully have the book soon. Let's see what happens. Maybe the title is a bit screwed up but we will find out.
Also, I have watched a British movie entitled "Wish Me Luck" and I have found it to be the best movie done re: WW II, and Intelligence Agents(Brits) dropped behind the lines in France. This is certainly MORE realistic than any I have seen and I have seen a lot of them. It is a Series, and comes in 2 Discs from Netflix. You all need to see this one. I think this is so "Aline" and reminds me of her books to a great degree especially the training they receive before becoming agents.
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