THROCKMORTONS IN FICTION
Bossy, John. Under the Molehill: An Elizabethan spy story. Yale University Press, 2002. Much detection ado about the Throckmorton Plot, a real event.
Cornwell, Patricia. Isle of Dogs. Berkley Publishing Group , 2002. On about p. 152 of her novel, Ms. Cornwell mentions “JR120”, widely believed to be Kenelm or Kellum Throckmorton, possibly the first Throckmorton to America, an inhabitant of the Jamestown settlement, being researched by anthropologists and a historian. His bones have been found.
Fairstein, Linda. Bad blood. New York: Scribner, 2007. Ms. Fairstein’s settings are often in New York City or the area. In this book she mentions much about the “sandhogs” of New York, the folks who dig the tunnels, and as mention of the history of the eastern area of the Bronx, she discusses the Throg’s Neck area named for my ancestor John Throckmorton, who had a farm there of hundreds of acres in the 1640s. There is no other relation of any Throckmorton to the actual plot, however. Check p. 186.
Grand, Gordon. A horse for Christmas morning, and other stories. New York: Winchester Press, 1970. “Mr. Henry P. Throckmorton”
Jenkins, Dan. Fast copy. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1988. “Betsy Throckmorton”
Morgan, Tony. Remember, Remember the 6th of November . UK: 2017. A fictionalized treatment of The Gunpower Plot.
OWL. The Throckmorton case. Bloomington: Our Writing League, 2006. “William J. Throckmorton III. (see more at http://stores.lulu.com/Throckmorton)
Pullinger, Kate. Weird sister. Phoenix mass market , 1999. This is about Agnes Samuel, wrongly condemned to death as a witch by the Throckmortons of Warboys. (courtesy of David Nolan, a Throckmorton descendent.)
Seawell, Molly Elliot. Throckmorton. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1899. This historical novel seems to include names familiar to us but perhaps encompassing traits of multiple people: “Major George Throckmorton” of Virginia, “Jack Throckmorton.”
Woods, Stuart. The short forever. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2002. “Detective Inspector Evelyn Throckmorton” (long E in Evelyn, male gender, very British.)
Lobster Man from Mars. V VHS, 1990. This is a wacky sci-fi spoof in which Billy Barty plays the role of “Mr. Throckmorton”. Well, I didn’t know where to put this one but it’s definitely unique!
AND SOMETIMES HAVING NO CLASSIFICATION….
Dr. Tom D. Throckmorton, in addition to his reknown due to daffodil propagation (see Daffodils and Throckmortons page), also was an appreciator of excellent writing. He made the following review comments for:
Waller, Robert James. Just beyond the firelight. Stories and Essays by Robert James Waller (also the author of “Bridges of Madison County”). Publisher: Iowa State University Press, 1989.
“Poetry disguised as prose. A master of short sentences with exactly the right descriptive words. His ‘soft-upon-the-Earth’ passion converts rather than changes-a rare quality.”-Tom D. Throckmorton, M.D., Des Moines
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