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AN INCREDIBLE DEBUT NOVEL,
This review is from: Queen's Gambit (Hardcover)
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This book is so skillfully written I find it difficult to believe it is a debut novel.
I would say it is by far the best historical novel that I have ever read and I have
read a fair few.
Opening in 1543 and written in modern idiom this is an easy and intelligent read that
romps along charting the marriage of Katherine Parr to Henry VIII. Henry is obese,
smelly , mean spirited and extremely bad tempered. There is tension, intrigue, and
drama aplenty as events unfold around Katherine in Henry's court. Throughout it all
she maintains her dignity - though I don't know HOW.
Historical fiction marries with fact to make this an extremely enjoyable read and I
reallyt recommend and cannot wait for her next. Absolutely brilliant.