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Posted: 04 Nov 05, 09:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just finished reading Mercury and Me last night. I cried through the last two chapters.I felt so sorry for Jim Hutton.I was very suprised at the way Mary treated him and that she didnt like him.
It was a very interesting book.It really gave you a good sense about what Freddie was like. Jim really loved him and his portrayal of Freddie showed that he was human and had his faults but he was also very kind,generous and loving.
I actually liked it better than Peter Freestone's book.


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Posted: 04 Nov 05, 10:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yes thats the word emotional!! and yes mary sucks at the end, some days i wonder if she ever love or like freddie(or she just wanted all his money) thats why when i hear death on two legs , i think of her. after freddie fie she send people to cleann garden lodge, that should be keep like that! in honor of freddie not to clean it up. well i'm sorry for going off!!!!


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Posted: 04 Nov 05, 12:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ok Mary has to bring cleaners in as the mansion will get very dirty just like anyone elses...
As for Jim saying she hated him and all that i think hes exaggerating abit, thats just what i think...


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Posted: 04 Nov 05, 12:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I can't wait to read it.


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Posted: 04 Nov 05, 12:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Im reading this as we speak! only got the last chapter to read very good book


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Posted: 04 Nov 05, 13:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think you have to take it with a grain of salt. We're dealing with the opinion of one of the two loves of Freddie's life. I read in an interview with Mary in the late 90's that it took her 5 years after Freddie's death to even sleep in the master bedroom. She hadn't changed anything in the house, because she wanted everything to be as Freddie had left it. You can also tell that Jim didn't like Mary, as in his book, he refers to her simply as "the secretary at Goose Productions" instead of something more appropriate. And in the end, Jim got $100,000 and a house in Ireland, Mary got $20,000,000 and Garden Lodge. Wouldn't you be bitter?

Considering that Freddie's will was last done a week before he died, I don't think this share was an oversight. There may have been things going on that we still don't know about. Nobody can even agree who was in the room when Freddie died. According to Jim, it was he and Peter Freestone. According to Mary, it was her and Freddie's parents. Others say his parents didn't make it in time. According to everyone else it was only Dave Clark that was there at that moment. It really doesn't matter in the end, but you can see how the truth may be hard to find where egos and book sales profits come into play.


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Posted: 04 Nov 05, 13:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

kagezan1313 wrote:

I think you have to take it with a grain of salt. We're dealing with the opinion of one of the two loves of Freddie's life. I read in an interview with Mary in the late 90's that it took her 5 years after Freddie's death to even sleep in the master bedroom. She hadn't changed anything in the house, because she wanted everything to be as Freddie had left it. You can also tell that Jim didn't like Mary, as in his book, he refers to her simply as "the secretary at Goose Productions" instead of something more appropriate. And in the end, Jim got $100,000 and a house in Ireland, Mary got $20,000,000 and Garden Lodge. Wouldn't you be bitter?

Considering that Freddie's will was last done a week before he died, I don't think this share was an oversight. There may have been things going on that we still don't know about. Nobody can even agree who was in the room when Freddie died. According to Jim, it was he and Peter Freestone. According to Mary, it was her and Freddie's parents. Others say his parents didn't make it in time. According to everyone else it was only Dave Clark that was there at that moment. It really doesn't matter in the end, but you can see how the truth may be hard to find where egos and book sales profits come into play.


Wonderful post, very true and i totally agree...
Sorry to burst all your bubbles but i feel that Jim is just jealous of Mary that Freddie gave her mostly everything the house and everything in it, thats alot...


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Posted: 04 Nov 05, 14:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mary and Jim never got on..End of!
There are 2 sides to the story and nobody will ever know the truth...Jim was nasty towards Mary in the book and that..But that is proberly cos they didnt get on...I dont believe that she would of been that nasty to them like he said they she was when she told them that they had to leave Garden Lodge, but on the other hand she might of been like that because of pressure she was under and grief that Freddie had died might of got all on top of her and she was finding it hard to cope.

It is a very very good book.. I laughed, I cried. And i couldnt put it down the both times i read it.

The parts that made me laugh was when they would have there little poofy arguments and freddie would do all the name calling and all that hahahaha that made me chuckle...And i also love the way that Jim described that at home freddie..Very loving generous and fun to be around..

Good book..!!! I also like peters book, but i do find Mercury and me a better read...


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Posted: 04 Nov 05, 16:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

BeckyLovesBrianMay+RogerTaylor wrote:

Yes,Freddie did love Mary more,he gave her a mansion and Jim a house in Ireland.And Jim was jealous,Mary and Jim were arguing who did Freddie love more?Freddie always loved Mary more,because she knew him before Freddie was famous,also thats Freddie's bestest friend in the world which was Mary.Thx mwah xxxx


I agree. I also think because Mary had children and I believe Freddie was a godparent to the first born that he would want Garden Lodge for them.It would be put to better use. If Jim got it he would have had a new boyfriend living there at some point which Im sure Freddie would not want. He had no dependents so whats the point of leaving it to him. This way Freddie knew the house would be used for a family that he loved.


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Posted: 04 Nov 05, 17:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

tia wrote:

BeckyLovesBrianMay+RogerTaylor wrote:

Yes,Freddie did love Mary more,he gave her a mansion and Jim a house in Ireland.And Jim was jealous,Mary and Jim were arguing who did Freddie love more?Freddie always loved Mary more,because she knew him before Freddie was famous,also thats Freddie's bestest friend in the world which was Mary.Thx mwah xxxx


I agree. I also think because Mary had children and I believe Freddie was a godparent to the first born that he would want Garden Lodge for them.It would be put to better use. If Jim got it he would have had a new boyfriend living there at some point which Im sure Freddie would not want. He had no dependents so whats the point of leaving it to him. This way Freddie knew the house would be used for a family that he loved.


Exactly Freddie always wanted the best...
Great home to bring up his godchild :D


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Posted: 05 Nov 05, 03:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

its_a_hard_life wrote:

kagezan1313 wrote:

I think you have to take it with a grain of salt. We're dealing with the opinion of one of the two loves of Freddie's life. I read in an interview with Mary in the late 90's that it took her 5 years after Freddie's death to even sleep in the master bedroom. She hadn't changed anything in the house, because she wanted everything to be as Freddie had left it. You can also tell that Jim didn't like Mary, as in his book, he refers to her simply as "the secretary at Goose Productions" instead of something more appropriate. And in the end, Jim got $100,000 and a house in Ireland, Mary got $20,000,000 and Garden Lodge. Wouldn't you be bitter?

Considering that Freddie's will was last done a week before he died, I don't think this share was an oversight. There may have been things going on that we still don't know about. Nobody can even agree who was in the room when Freddie died. According to Jim, it was he and Peter Freestone. According to Mary, it was her and Freddie's parents. Others say his parents didn't make it in time. According to everyone else it was only Dave Clark that was there at that moment. It really doesn't matter in the end, but you can see how the truth may be hard to find where egos and book sales profits come into play.


Wonderful post, very true and i totally agree...
Sorry to burst all your bubbles but i feel that Jim is just jealous of Mary that Freddie gave her mostly everything the house and everything in it, thats alot...

I agree with both of you.


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Posted: 25 Nov 05, 14:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

hi everybody
where could i possibly get a copy of this book? I live in hungary and it seems to be out of print here.
thanks a lot


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Posted: 25 Nov 05, 16:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I liked both books a lot. Who did Freddie love more - Mary or Jim? Both of them, but differently, I would say. Jim Hutton seemed to value his independence and didn't want a free ride, and I have never read that he was dissatisfied with Freddie's will. At first I thought it was heartless for Mary to evict the entourage from Garden Lodge so soon. But what is the definition of "soon?" When you inherit property, it is your responsibility in every way - its value and safety. I cannot imagine the extreme emotional distress all who knew Freddie must have felt as he declined; plus they had to keep it secret. It ain't so easy being a caretaker - it can shred you to pieces. Peter Freestone was truly a great friend - right to the end.


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Posted: 25 Nov 05, 16:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

polly28 wrote:

hi everybody
where could i possibly get a copy of this book? I live in hungary and it seems to be out of print here.
thanks a lot


I have gotten almost all of my Queen books off of eBay from the U.K. I don't see anything listed today, but it will come up again. Queen books don't seem to be readily available in the USA either - not even in libraries. Check Amazon.com, also.


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Posted: 28 Nov 05, 04:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I trust Freddie's choice. He wanted her to have it all, so that is all that matters.


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Posted: 28 Nov 05, 08:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks Barry!

Anyway, in a couple of days I will get the real thing in the mail...I publicly thank wonderful QZer Flash00 for giving up such a precious (in every sense)asset to give it to me!!!!!!!
I'm lucky!!!

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Posted: 28 Nov 05, 08:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

polly28 wrote:

hi everybody
where could i possibly get a copy of this book? I live in hungary and it seems to be out of print here.
thanks a lot


You can try Abebooks on the internet. They have used books at reasonable prices. There is also ALibris but I find the prices way to high.


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