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1.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely woeful!, 20 April 2006
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This review is from: A Royal Affair: George III and His Troublesome Siblings (Hardcover)
I love reading about the House of Hanover, and I had very high hopes for this book. Unfortunately, it didn't live up to my expectations. In fact, it's down right bad! It's this sort of writing that turns people off the Hanoverians!

Stella Tillyard just can't make her writing compelling. There is no incentive whatsoever to read on. The book is listless, to say the least. I had hoped that not only George III, Princes Edward, Henry and William and Princess Caroline Matilda would be covered - I wanted to read more about Princess Augusta, mother of Queen Caroline, and also the other two daughters, Elizabeth and Louisa, and the son who died aged 15, Frederick William. Instead, we get to hear all about Edward, Henry and William, whose lives, though potentially interesting, are really no different than the lives of George III's sons in the next generation, bar the 'unequal' marriages Henry and William made. When hearing all about the 'fast' life Edward led, one gets the feeling that one's heard all this before, about a million different princes of that era. As for Caroline Matilda, her plight is sympathetic, but it's handled in such a drab way, it's hard to really care.

In short, this book was a disappointment. It's because of books like this that people think the Hanoverians were a boring family!
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