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Margaret George is a rolling stone who has lived in many places, beginning her traveling at the age of four when her father joined the U.S diplomatic service and was posted to a consulate in Taiwan The family traveled on a freighter named after Ulysses son Telemachus that took thirty days to reach Taiwan, where they spent two years Following that they lived in Tel Aviv right after the 1948 war, when it was relatively quiet , Bonn and Berlin during the spy and Cold War days before returning at the height of Elvis mania to Washington DC, where Margaret went to high school Margaret s first piece of published writing, at the age of thirteen, was a letter to TIME Magazine defending Elvis against his detractors Margaret has since been to Graceland But it was earlier in Israel that Margaret, an avid reader, began writing novels to amuse herself when she ran out of books to read Interestingly, the subject of these was not what lay around her in the Middle East, but the American west, which she had never set foot in Now that she lives in the American Midwest she writes about the Middle East Clearly writing in her case followed Emily Dickinson s observation There is no frigate like a book and she used it to go to faraway places Now she has added another dimension to that travel by specializing in visiting times remote from herself.Neither of these horse sagas got published, but the ten year old author received an encouraging note from an editor at Grosset Dunlap, telling her she had a budding talent but should work on her spelling.It was also in Israel that Margaret started keeping land tortoises as pets, an interest which she still follows today She had a great affinity for animals and nature and that led her to a double major at Tufts University in English literature and biology Following that she received an MA in ecology from Stanford University one of the earliest departments to offer such a concentration Today she is active in environmental and animal conservation groups.Combining her interests led her to a position as a science writer at the National Cancer Institute National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland for four years.Her marriage at the end of that time meant moving, first to St Louis, then to Uppsala, Sweden, and then to Madison, Wisconsin, where she and her husband Paul have lived for than twenty years now They have one grown daughter who lives in California and is in graduate school.Through all this Margaret continued to write, albeit slowly and always on only one project at a time She wrote what she refers to as her Ayn Rand adventure novel in college and her Sex and the City novel in Washington DC It was in St Louis that she suddenly got the idea of writing a psycho biography of Henry VIII She had never seen such a thing done but became convinced the king was a victim of bad PR and she should rescue his good name Her background in science meant that only after thoroughly researching the literature and scholarship on Henry VIII would she embark on the novel itself She sought the guidance of a Tudor historian at Washington University for a reading list, and proceeded from there.It was actually fourteen years between her initial idea and the publication of The Autobiography of Henry VIII The book made an impression for several reasons first, because no one had ever written a novel sympathetic to the king before second, because it covered his entire life from before birth until after his death, making it almost a thousand pages long, and third, because it was so fact filled.
Helen of Troy In Greek mythology, Helen of Troy, Helen, Helena, Ancient Greek Heln , pronounced , also known as beautiful Helen, Helen of Argos, or Helen of Sparta, was said to have been the most beautiful woman in the world She was believed to have been the daughter of Zeus and Leda, and was the sister of Clytemnestra, Castor and Pollux, Philonoe, Phoebe and Timandra. Helen of Troy Legend, Family, Worship Britannica Helen of Troy, in Greek legend, the most beautiful woman of Greece Her suitors came from all parts of Greece, and from among them she chose Menelaus, Agamemnon s younger brother Helen later fled to Troy with Paris, son of the Trojan king Priam, an act that ultimately led to the Trojan War. Company Helen of Troy Helen of Troy Limited NASDAQ HELE is a leading global consumer products company offering creative solutions for our customers through a diversified portfolio of well recognized and widely trusted brands We have built leading market positions through new product innovation, product quality and competitive pricing. Helen of Troy Limited Helen of Troy Limited is an American publicly traded designer, developer and worldwide marketer of consumer brand name housewares, health and home, and beauty products under owned and licensed brands It is also the parent corporation of OXO International Ltd Kaz, Inc Steel Technologies, LLC, and Idelle Labs, Ltd, among others The company is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda, and its U.S Helen of Troy Greek Mythology Helen of Troy When Menelaus realised what had happened, he asked all the suitors to help him bring his wife back, as they had sworn initially This is how the Trojan War started In some accounts, Helen was thought to prosper in the city of Troy and be a treacherous woman, but in other stories, she was considered to be in constant gloom and sorrow. Home Helen of Troy The Power of One Helen of Troy s Culture Transformation Journey In May of , we launched an ambitious five year strategic plan intended to transform Helen of Troy into a faster growing, consumer centric operating company unified by a common culture. Biography of Helen of Troy, Cause of the Trojan War May , Helen of Troy is a character in Homer s classic epic poem, the Iliad, written in the th century about the Trojan War, imagined by the Greeks to have occurred about years earlier Her story is one of the most dramatic love stories of all time and is said to be one of the main reasons for a year war between the Greeks and Trojans, known Helen of Troy in the Iliad of Homer ThoughtCo Jan , The Iliad describes the conflicts between Achilles and his leader, Agamemnon, and between Greeks and Trojans, following the abduction of Agamemnon s sister in law, Helen of Sparta aka Helen of Troy , by the Trojan prince Paris.Helen s precise role in the abduction is unknown since the event is a matter of legend rather than historical fact and has been variously interpreted in literature. Helen of Troy, The Beauty Who Sparked the Trojan War Mar , In Greek mythology, Helen of Troy is known as the woman whose beauty sparked the Trojan War But Helen s character is complex than it seems When considering the many Greek and Roman myths that surround Helen, from her childhood to her life after the Trojan War, a layered and fascinating woman emerges. Helen of Troy TV Mini Series Helen of Troy With Emilia Fox, James Callis, Daniel Lapaine, Nigel Whitmey The abduction of beautiful Helen, wife of Spartan King Menelaus, by Paris of Troy triggers a long war.