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Elizabeth Marie Pope
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Who recommends: Preeti, Edith, JW, Barbara, Linda, Shelley, Lynn, Danielle, Isabel, Tanya, Rebekah, Shelly, Margaret
Who discommends:

An all time love. This book inspired me to memorize the entire ballad of Tam Lin when I was in Jr. High.--Shelley

This is one of my all time favorite books - I have loved it since I was about 11. One of the highlights of my jr. high school career was getting to go on a field trip to visit Elizabeth Marie Pope at Mills college. She was a professor of history and quite old at the time. Fascinating woman - she was putting together a lot of research around King Richard and the princes in the tower and told us all the stories around the incident in a very interesting way - like listening to a current scandal. Her office was very interesting also - full of things like the armoire that was painted with animals out of an old beastiary. I really enjoyed meeting her and still have the copy of THE SHERWOOD RING she signed.--Shelley

Oh! Wonderful, wonderful wonderful book!!! This and her one other book THE SHERWOOD RING are absolutely marvelous.--Lynn

I love Tam Lin derivatives and this is one of the best. I can't believe I didn't discover Pope until last year!--Isabel (31 Jul 99)

Read this during my quest for Tam Lin retellings .. it's nicely done, though the romance is very low-key, and hardly hinted at until the last few pages.--Tanya (30 Jul 99)

I'm glad that this book was on the SFR 101 list so I reread it. I remembered this one book that I really like, but was sure it wasn't this book. One reason is probably the terribly stupid cover of mine (MagicQuest edition), which has a ring of fairies that are cutesy little things that have wings and wear flowers on their heads. The "People Under the Hill" in this book look very human, and I think one of the things the book explores is what sets humans apart from such soulless creatures. It's a warm story about surviving terrible conditions and the strength of the human heart. Romance, an HEA, and I really liked it.--Rebekah (20 Aug 99)

It was a nice YA book. I wasn't overly thrilled by it, but then I wasn't really in the mood for YA. So I probably shouldn't have read it just then. I would recommend it for anyone who wants a quality YA fantasy romance, but if you're in the mood for an adult relationship, wait for another time.--Shelly (10 Dec 99)

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