Whyever did I buy this book,
This review is from: The Sixth Wife (Paperback)
It must have been because at the time I was devouring all kinds of books about Henry VIII and his reign. Anyhow, I am at page 105 and am almost throwing it out. This Catherine Willoughby, the narrator of the story, sort of claims to be open-minded and forward-thinking. In this book she is portrayed as being suspicious, jealous, opinionated, prejudiced and narrow-minded. And whaddayaknow, she is the only one who finds out that Parr is pregnant after about three months. And this in a household of hundreds of people. Hard to believe she was Catherine Parr's best friend. I have read some of Phillippa Gregory's books, of which I found "The red Queen" rather silly, but this one beats it all. I'll keep on reading it, hoping it might get better. I'll get back to you in 24 hours.
In the meantime, if you want to know about Henry VIII's court, do buy Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies by Hillary Mantel, even though it takes some time to get used to her grammar and syntax.
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Initial post: 22 Dec 2013 16:39:48 GMT
Eileen Shaw says:
Yes I agree - Hilary Mantel is the one to go to for the Tudors told from a unique narrator. Brilliant books.
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