The Other Queen (Tudors, #6)
Now in paperback from “the queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory— a unique novel about the intriguing, romantic, and maddening mary Queen of scots. For years Philippa Gregory’s readers have been asking her to write a novel about Mary Queen of Scots—a request she now fulfills with a... show more
Now in paperback from “the queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory— a unique novel about the intriguing, romantic, and maddening mary Queen of scots. For years Philippa Gregory’s readers have been asking her to write a novel about Mary Queen of Scots—a request she now fulfills with a tale as engrossing as any she has ever written. A heroine everyone recognizes but few truly know, Mary Queen of Scots is remembered mostly for her death on the scaffold than for her turbulent, romantic life. In The Other Queen, Philippa Gregory resurrects Mary and her world by way of a chapter from her life that is all but forgotten: Mary’s long imprisonment as a “guest” of the Earl of Shrewsbury and his wife, Bess of Hardwick. With the earl and his wife, whose fortune and marriage are jeopardized by the extraordinary woman under their charge, Gregory has found the perfect means for understanding Mary herself, a queen who will lie, seduce, plot, and sacrifice the lives of thousands in her quest to regain her Scots throne—and to take over Queen Elizabeth’s.
Publish date: July 14th 2009
Pages no: 440
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
Philippa Gregory trzyma poziom. Praktycznie od 1998 roku wydaje jedną powieść rocznie, a od momentu, w którym zaczęła "na boku" tworzyć "Zakon Ciemności", to nawet dwie. Oczywiście nie jestem taką fanatyczką, żeby twierdzić, iż dosłownie każda jej książka jest niepowtarzalna i jedyna w swoim rodzaju...
Didn't love it. Didn't dislike it. Just...eh. I didn't like any of the characters particularly well. They all suffered from an extreme case of narcissism, which, I suppose, was integral to the whole royalty class system. But it often got in the way of a good story. I was taken with the idea that Eli...
Rather overblown and it goes on too long. I didn't much like any of the 3 main characters either who were hugely irritating. Not Gregory's best by a long chalk.
Having just left Sarum and the individual narratives that made up that historical framework I was a bit let-down when I saw that this was similar in style. I personally am not a big fan of the changing viewpoint from the perspective of the three main characters: Mary, Bess and George.The one charact...
Philippa Gregory is an amazing author to me...There are none of her stories/books that are less than 4 stars to me...this book is simply a continuation on the "dramatization" of the 1600-1700 monarchies, but still entrancing.