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The King's Mistress - Emma Campion
The King's Mistress
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780307589255 (0307589250)
Publisher: Crown
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
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Grey Warden
Grey Warden rated it
1.0 Sugar Plum Fairy
This quote foreshadows the constant barrage of wangst in store for you when reading The King's Mistress by Emma Campion. This is a historical fiction of the life of Alice Perrers, who's regarded as one of the more infamous ladies ever to keep royal company. She was the longtime companion of Edward I...
K. rated it
3.0 The King's Mistress
Alice Perrers is almost wholly reviled by historians, but many of her "choices" were not hers to make. Think of the time period. What woman could have refused the king and walked away unscathed? A common one, at that.However, Campion's version of her character was just a tad on the sickeningly naive...
The True Book Addict
The True Book Addict rated it
4.0 The King's Mistress
This was such a great book. My first real foray into the life of King Edward III and his mistress, Alice Perrers and it was quite enthralling. Campion does an excellent job of portraying the plight of a woman in the 14th century. Women had so very little choice of who they would marry. And then,...
That's What She Read
That's What She Read rated it
0.0 The King's Mistress
"To the winner go the spoils" - Nowhere is this popular phrase more true than with historical accounts of events. Emma Campion masterfully captures the truth behind this phrase with her daring "what if" account of Alice Perrers, infamous mistress of King Edward III. While certain liberties are taken...
misfitandmom rated it
Daughter of a wealthy London merchant, Alice catches the eye of Janyn Perrers and the two marry despite her mother’s rather irrational objections. The marriage is definitely a love match, but Janyn and his mother have a deep dark secret that has something to do with the dowager Queen Isabella and wh...
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