Aline Countess of Romanones Message Board
Roseanne H posts on 8/4/2011 1:22:06 PM
The book sounds great, but I wonder how was the author able to use the same name as the 1954 movie, which starred Elizabeth Taylor and Van Johnson.
Anita posts on 8/3/2011 1:34:40 PM
Well Angela, I thank you as it has been a long while since I have found a book such as you mentioned here. Therefore, I will run down to the Library and request it. "The Last Time I Saw Paris, sounds absolutely wonderful. If she sounds like The Countess then she is one "resilient & determined cookie" as a character. I look forward to reading this novel.
Angela posts on 7/21/2011 3:02:01 PM
I am half way through a book entitled The Last Time I Saw Paris, by a fabulous new author, Lynn Sheene. It is fiction, set in German occupied France where the lead character is a socialite from Manhatten that becomes a spy for the resistance in France. For all of you who are starved for something with the Countesses' flavor, you will love this book. The character Claire reminds me a lot of Aline, with her feisty, fly by the seat of your pants demeanor and built in elegance.
Anita posts on 7/18/2011 9:04:19 PM
no problem Sarah, as I figured it out, and its only a mistake.
When you think you figure it out let me know. I will keep looking for those notes I recorded a long time ago.
Sarah posts on 7/7/2011 5:00:26 AM
Sorry, her name is actually Aisha (sometimes with at 'y') Benhima -- Ahmed was her husband.
Sarah posts on 7/5/2011 12:03:52 PM
No worries!! It was really curiosity more than anything. I did try googling but didn't have any luck. I found one woman who I *thought* it might be -
Ahmed Benhima, wife of the former Moroccan ambassador to the U.N
but something contradicted it (can't remember what) but that was all that I could find.
I will keep y'all posted if I decide to take a trip!
Anita posts on 7/2/2011 1:11:30 PM
Sarah, my apology...I tore my office apart looking for that info I saved, and still could not find it. I am still looking & when and if I do I will post it.If I could"just remember the name as I tried hard at the time to memorize it.
I hope you do go to Extremadura, to Trujillo, and maybe Pascualete. What a wonderful trip it would be for you!
Sarah posts on 7/1/2011 7:51:11 PM
Anita did you ever find the real names of Salima and Fatima?
I also would love to know who Casilda was!!
I recently moved to London, and since I'm so close to Spain I thought maybe I'd go down there for a visit. There's a parador in Trujillo that looks amazing and maybe I could see Pascualete!
Angela posts on 6/26/2011 9:06:32 PM
I still believe that her books hold a lot more fact than many others are willing to believe. I guess the same critics might think that God is fictional, based on the many different descriptions and forms he takes, and the lack of physical proof. Just a thought...
Anita posts on 6/24/2011 7:07:02 PM
I too, read the Preface in her book, and now I think, we can put this minor "dispute" to rest and move on. Let's face it, Aline's books are nothing short of wonderful. Marvelous characters,fully of mystery and espionage. That is what is so appealing not to mention her references to Spain's Peerage and Social community. The balls the parties, The hunts,and all the rest of it. Frankly I am saddened that she won't be writing any more since this last book published in Spain. Truly, the "End Of An Era".
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