Venus in Winter
Publish date: July 2013
Publisher: The Berkeley Publishing Group
Pages no: 406
Edition language: English
Setting: England, Derbyshire, Hardwick Manor, LondonTime: 1539-1567, Prologue and Epilog 1603Main characters: Elizabeth Hardwick Talbot - Countess of Shrewsbury, Elizabeth Brooke - eventually wife of William Parr (brother of Katherine Parr)First paragraph, Prologue: "She stood at the westward-facing...
I had such high hopes for this one, a retelling of the life of Bess of Hardwick. This novel is full of descriptions, some sex, encounters with Tudor royalty, a nasty relation, but cuts off the final, most interesting part of Bess's life -- when she was Countess of Shrewsbury, and her life became ent...