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The Confession of Katherine Howard,
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I found this a fascinating read, written mainly from the point of view of her maid, Cat Tilney.
I did not like the photograph on the front of the book, and found some of the English too modern, like 'would've' rather than would have, which grated on me, but I would rate it as a good and intriguing read.
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Initial post: 11 Jul 2012 21:08:12 BDT
C. Wilson says:
She is using modern language deliberatly to give the characters more relevance. They would have used the most modern of language in their day which somehow makes them sound a little odd in present day books. I think that Dunn restrained herself more witht he language than she did with the Anne Boleyn one and I was sorry about that! We wouldn't understand the English they spoke at all so why not 'translate' it into something we can rather than the half way houses that most historical romantic writers use. (ie would you like to read something that sounded like a cross between The Canterbury Tales and a Shakespeare?
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