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  Alexandra of Denmark biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Alexandra of Denmark (December 1 1844 - November 20 1925) was queen consort of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom 1901-1910.
In many ways, Alexandra, or "Alix" as she was known within the family, may be seen as a precursor to Diana, Princess of Wales.
Alexandra of Denmark was not her first choice, since the Danes were at loggerheads with the Prussians, and most of the British royal family's relations were German.
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 Alexandra Ripley Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Information on Alexandra Ripley is very hard to comeby, here is the little bit of information that I found about her.
Alexandra Ripley was born on January 8, 1934 in Charleston, South Carolina.
Ripley was authorized by two of Margaret Mitchell's nephews to write the novel, even though Mitchell had opposed the writing of one.Scarlett was released on September 25, 1991.
www.angelfire.com /movies/LindysGWTWPage/ripley1.html   (119 words)

  
 Telegraph | News | Alexandra Ripley
Alexandra Ripley had first read Gone with the Wind when she was 12, but now she read it a further six times; she even copied the first 350 pages out longhand "to get the feel of Margaret Mitchell in my wrist".
Alexandra Ripley was born Alexandra Braid on January 8 1934, the daughter of an insurance salesman.
Alexandra Ripley married, secondly, in 1981, John Graham, a professor of rhetoric with whom she lived in an 18th-century farmhouse in Virginia.
www.telegraph.co.uk /news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/01/27/db2703.xml&sSheet=/portal/2004/01/27/ixportal.html   (689 words)

  
 Alexandra Ripley; wrote 'Gone With Wind' sequel
Ripley had always wanted to be a writer, but ''didn't get up the nerve'' until after she had worked at several publishing houses, writing catalog and flap copy for books that had been accepted for publication, said the author's friend and former publicist, Lynn Goldberg.
Ripley's Charleston became the first of the historical novels for which she was best-known.
Ripley is survived by another daughter, Merrill Ripley Geier, and a granddaughter, both of Richmond.
www.suntimes.com /output/obituaries/cst-nws-xripl26.html   (259 words)

  
 Author of 'GWTW' sequel dies at 71 | ajc.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Ripley died of natural causes Jan. 10 at her Richmond home, her daughter, Elizabeth Lyon Ripley, said Sunday.
Ripley always wanted to be a writer, but she "didn't get up the nerve" until after she had worked at several publishing houses, writing catalog and flap copy for books that had been accepted for publication, said the author's friend and former publicist, Lynn Goldberg.
Ripley is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Ripley and Merrill Ripley Geier, and a granddaughter, Alexandra Geier, all of Richmond.
www.ajc.com /metro/content/metro/obits/0104/26ripley.html   (279 words)

  
 LTjg Alex Ripley - Psychological Evaluation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
She can be impatient with those whom she does not consider her intellectual equals, and will not tolerate less than the best work from all of her classmates with whom she works.
This is not to say that she is masculine in any way, or that she denies her feminine side; she has been in relationships before, and she is a physically attractive person.
CDT Ripley has shown that she has leadership qualities which will enable her go far in Starfleet; how far she will go will depend on whether she can learn patience and tolerance toward her fellow officers, and eventually, the officers serving under her supervision.
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 Boston.com / A&E / Books / Alexandra Ripley, author of `Scarlett'
Ripley died of natural causes Jan. 10 at her Richmond home, her daughter, Elizabeth Lyon Ripley, said yesterday.
Ripley to write "Scarlett." The 1991 novel was met by lackluster reviews, but ended up a best seller.
Ripley had always wanted to be a writer, but "didn't get up the nerve" until after she had worked at several publishing houses, writing catalog and flap copy for books, said the author's friend Lynn Goldberg.
www.boston.com /ae/books/articles/2004/01/26/alexandra_ripley_author_of_scarlett   (191 words)

  
 Scarlett: The Sequel to Margaret Mitchell's "Gone with the Wind" Book at Shop Ireland
The main problem is that Alexandra Ripley is not Margaret Mitchell.
Ms Ripley is an excellent writer (and if I'll ever be happy about this whole fuss about "Scarlett", it will be because it made the author famous, so her other novels became available here) but she's a completely diferent personality.
Ripley's novel continues with the tempestuous love affair between Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara.
www.shopireland.ie /books/reviews/0330307525   (1355 words)

  
 20th-Century American Bestsellers
Alexandra Ripley was finally chosen to be the author to challenge and endure harsh criticisms in order to produce a viable sequel to Margaret Mitchell's GONE WITH THE WIND.
Ripley, being a native Charlestonian, born and bred in the heart of the South, was an excellent choice.
Alexandra Ripley made numerous publicity appearances on morning news and talk shows, and toured all over the country going to bookstores and signing copies of her book once it was released.
www3.isrl.uiuc.edu /~unsworth/courses/bestsellers/search.cgi?title=Scarlett   (5358 words)

  
 Blog of Death: Alexandra Ripley
Alexandra Braid Ripley, the author who wrote the official sequel to "Gone With the Wind," died on Jan. 10 of natural causes.
Ripley graduated from Vassar College with a major in Russian.
I recall the LIFE article fondly, it had a nice pictorial of her family: I think her daughter was doing a MA in literature at the time.
www.blogofdeath.com /archives/000702.html   (288 words)

  
 Term Paper Outline
B. Almost every time that Alexandra Ripley introduced a new subplot, she would either not write enough about it, or write too much and overkill the entire topic.
Alexandra Ripley (AR) left out too many characters that were prominent in Gone With The Wind.
Often, if a scene in Gone With The Wind was omitted, it was either because it was unnecessary or reflected badly on a character, for example the omission of Wade and Ella, the alteration of part of the Paddock scene, and the omission of the scene in which Rhett asks Scarlett to be his mistress.
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 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Arts | Scarlett author Ripley dies at 70
US author Alexandra Ripley, best known for Scarlett, sequel to Gone with the Wind, has died aged 70.
Ripley died of natural causes at her home in Richmond, Virginia, her daughter Elizabeth said.
Ripley, who was separated from her partner, is survived by two daughters and a granddaughter.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/arts/3429933.stm   (124 words)

  
 IT'S A LONG WAY FROM SCARLETT TO BIBLICAL JOSEPH OF ARIMATHEA
In fact, Ripley says it was the success of ``Scarlett'' that gave her the time, resources and freedom to finally write the novel she has been mulling over since she visited Glastonbury in 1973.
Ripley is tall, stylish and 60ish with light hair that was still carefully coiffed from the television makeup session.
For Ripley, who previously had written only Southern historical fiction, there was a lot of research to be done to understand the times of Joseph.
scholar.lib.vt.edu /VA-news/VA-Pilot/issues/1996/vp960911/09110033.htm   (1422 words)

  
 PUTTING PASSION ON PAPER FULFILLS AUTHOR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
And when she was an editor 25 years ago, she got her first book printed by telling a publisher she would to disclose to his wife that he was having an extramarital affair with another employee.
Ripley said the idea for the book came to her while she was reading a biography of James Buchanan Duke, who became filthy rich and got a university named after him after forming a tobacco industry monopoly.
Ripley said she doubts a British woman can have the background to pull off a story about a 19th-century Southern belle.
scholar.lib.vt.edu /VA-news/VA-Pilot/issues/1994/vp941226/12260050.htm   (696 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Books: From Fields of Gold [Large Print]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This one is either an early novel of hers or she was afraid to miss the deadline and wrote it very hastily.
Alexandra Ripley is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors.
Ripley gives you a character with the strength and passion of Scarlett O'Hara, but the honor and heart of Melanie Wilkes.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/078381237X   (901 words)

  
 CNN.com - Author of 'GWTW' sequel dies - Jan. 26, 2004
Alexandra Ripley, the prolific historical fiction writer best known for "Scarlett," the official sequel to "Gone With the Wind," has died.
Ripley died of natural causes January 10 at her Richmond home, her daughter, Elizabeth Lyon Ripley, said Sunday.
The estate of "Gone With the Wind" author Margaret Mitchell picked Ripley to write "Scarlett." The 1991 novel was met by lackluster reviews, but ended up a best seller.
www.cnn.com /2004/SHOWBIZ/books/01/26/obit.ripley.ap   (363 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Scarlett: The Sequel to Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind: Books: Alexandra Ripley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Ripley's ultra-mega-hyped sequel to Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind spent 28 weeks on PW 's bestseller list while receiving uniformly dismal notices from the critics.
Some thirty-plus years after her untimely death, Mitchell's estate was persuaded to release the rights, and Alexandria Ripley was contracted to "finish" the story.
Although she is writing a sequel, Ripley goes to considerable pain to prevent readers from compairing her style and her novel to Mitchell's style and her novel--and so, wisely perhaps, Ripley wastes little time in killing off Mammy and moving the action out of Georgia entirely.
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 Alexandra
Alexandra, 1844–1925, queen consort of Edward VII of Great Britain, whom she married in 1863.
The day I was mugged; Life and Style: Yesterday, on her way to be interviewed by the Evening Standard, Alexandra Aitken was attacked.
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 Variety.com - Reviews - Scarlett
So novelist Ripley's decision to move the action to England and Ireland seems arbitrary, particularly since the politics of that time are mentioned but never integrated into the plot.
There are nice moments: Rhett watching Scarlett sleeping, her realization she's pregnant, the beautiful scenery at her arrival in Ireland, and a heartfelt scene between Scarlett and a priest in part three.
Starting with the publisher signing Ripley to write the novel, "Scarlett" involves a history of deal-making and pre-salespre-sales based on name recognition.
www.variety.com /review/VE1117909382?categoryid=31&cs=1   (1225 words)

  
 eBay - alexandra ripley, Scarlett, Fiction Books items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Scarlett by Alexandra Ripley (1992) Sequel to Gone....
From Fields of Gold by Alexandra Ripley (1994).
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After reading this book, I have to say that although the plot was very captivating and Ripley's writing was somewhat similar to Mitchell's, I was also very disappointed in parts of the novel.
And Ripley has also written a number of times with characters saying phrases such as "sort of" and other modern-day slang phrases.
Ripley has failed to grasp some of the characteristics of the infamous Scarlett O'Hara and has made a 360-degree turn of what Mitchell's Scarlett believed in.
www.kiwibox.com /article.asp?a=8849   (1151 words)

  
 Artsandentartainment: Author of 'Gone with Wind' sequel dies at 70
RICHMOND, Va. - Alexandra Ripley, the prolific historical fiction writer best known for Scarlett, the official sequel to Gone With the Wind, has died.
The estate of Gone With the Wind author Margaret Mitchell picked Ripley to write Scarlett.
Part of Ripley's charm was her whole-hearted enjoyment of life, Goldberg said.
www.sptimes.com /2004/01/27/Artsandentartainment/Author_of__Gone_with_.shtml   (268 words)

  
 Hallmark Entertainment: Scarlett
Scarlett, the eight-hour mini-series based on Alexandra Ripley’s best-selling sequel to Gone With the Wind, takes up precisely where that story left off, and sees Scarlett O’Hara off on a journey from Atlanta to Charleston and Savannah, to London, and to her ancestral home of Ballyhara in Ireland.
The motive force behind the story is once again the turbulent romance between Scarlett and Rhett Butler.
Scarlett continues what is unarguably the most celebrated story of the American cinema, with all the richness of the original and with an epic sweep that today is seen only in long-form television.
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 Entertainment Weekly: Studies in Scarlett. (Alexandra Ripley's book 'Scarlett: The Sequel to Margaret Mitchell's Gone ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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(Alexandra Ripley's book 'Scarlett: The Sequel to Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind') (includes related articles)
That was the Saturday Alexandra Ripley, author of Scarlett: The Sequel to Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind, came to Rich's department store in Atlanta.
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Some of my favorite authors are Jean Auel, Johanna Lindsey, Delia Parr, Eugenia Price, Alexandra Ripley, and Laura Ingalls Wilder, among lots of others.
Alexandra Ripley was the writer chosen by the Margaret Mitchell Estate to write the sequel to GONE WITH THE WIND.
She was born and raised in the South.
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 Amazon.ca: Books: From Fields of Gold   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
As usual, Ripley presents a strong female character with passion and flaws.
This is far from being Alexandra Ripley's best book.
There was a time I even doubted it was really written by Alexandra Ripley.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0446602493   (924 words)

  
 Mary's Journal
It was strange enough to keep you listening but the ending seemed like the author just decided it was time to quit writing and just wrapped everything up in a couple of paragraphs, sort of like a short prologue.
I did like "From Fields of Gold" by Alexandra Ripley although it did deal with the early history of the tobacco business.
The characterizations and background detail were not as strong as John Jakes' but it is an interesting tale set in post Civil-War America.
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 Writers and Artists whom I admire and vaguely emulate.
I enjoyed her Rowan series, but it wasn't very focused, compared to her other novels.
Alexandra Ripley 'The Power of History and Reality'
Alexandra Ripley is by far the best female writer I have ever read, the best at writing historical fiction, and one of the greatest characterizers.
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 eBay.co.uk - ripley, Fiction Books, DVDs, Postcards items at low prices   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
RIPLEY * Matt Damon * Jude Law * DVD 
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Cablematic CATV Crimper 324/360 by Ripley RG6/59 N/R 
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 Alexandra Ripley
OBITUARY: Alexandra Ripley; Author of `Scarlett', the best-selling sequel to Margaret Mitchell's `Gone With the Wind'.(Obituaries) (The Independent (London, England))
(Alexandra Ripley's book 'Scarlett: The Sequel to Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind') (includes related articles) (Entertainment Weekly)
Ripley, Author of 'Scarlett,' Dies at 71 (AP Online)
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