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    Is there a market for love stories set in historical times?
     
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    yes, if well written
     
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    Have you ever glanced at the Romance novel section in a supermarket?

    The shelves are laden with period romances.
    Quality is relative. :)

    By the way, you probably want to give threads titles that give some idea of what you are asking, if you want useful replies.
     
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    Sorry. I'll make sure to do that next time. :)
     
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    Yes! My nan eats them up, esp ones set during the war for some reason. I think thats because she was little then and has an interest in it.
     
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    Have you ever read anything by Phillipa Gregory? She writes historical fiction that always circles around a love story, and she sells, and sells, and sells...
     
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    No, I've never heard of Phillipa Gregory. The only one i can think of off the top of my head is Pride and Predjudice. I love history though, and thought it might be cool to try one.
     
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    Pride and Prejudice was contemporary romance when it was written wasn't it? I always thought that historical romance denoted a romance set in a time before that in which it was written.
     
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    Oh yeah. I forgot that it was written years ago.
     
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    yes, wrey, that's right!
     
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    I love it when people say "historical times". Which part of the 200,000 years of human history do they mean?

    Actually, I'd quite like to see a caveman romance novel. Star-crossed lovers from neighbouring cave systems, set before a backdrop of "which tribe can kill the biggest mammoth?". And a love eternal, the most simple and inspiring story in human history, expressed through little more than a series of grunts. Plus all the great (if a little cheesy) metaphors you could get from talking about the discovery of fire and the spark of their relationship. It's gotta be done!!
     
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    Why does it have to be human history?


    Didn't they make a film of that? With Jack Black and Michael Cera?
     
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    Dinosaur romance! Love it! You don't even get grunts - just body language and a few roars. Now that would be something!
     
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    Historic romance?

    What part of history? I immediately thought of Last of the Mohican's although I never read James Fenimore Cooper's book. Love the movie though.
     

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