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Top Customer Reviews
Winchester Goose is a term coined for prostitutes. The author does a splendid job at making the Goose in this novel very human, likeable and familiar. The writing style draws you into the characters immediately, long before you even understand fully who is talking and about whom.
I have long been a fan of Judith Arnopp and have yet to read a novel that disappoints. This novel provides a truly fresh perspective on Henry VIII and tells a human story of love and survival for the less privileged in Tudor London.
Two gently-born young ladies, Isabella and Evelyn Bourne, become ladies-in-waiting to King Henry's new queen, Anna of Cleves. Yet courtly life is not as easy and comfortable as it might appear. Their lives and their fate become inextricably linked with one Joanie Toogood, a Winchester Goose (or prostitute) who plies her trade in the stews on the other side of London Bridge.
This novel gives a fascinating insight into what life was like in Tudor times, both for the rich and the poor. Judith Arnopp's prose invokes the smell of the Thames, the cries of costermongers, and the stately strains of court music. You will also hear the thud of the headman's axe, and low whispers in dark corridors as secrets pass between court spies.
If you like your historical novels rich with lust, danger and drama then I can thoroughly recommend The Winchester Goose, the latest book by historical novelist Judith Arnopp.
Arnopp weaves a credible and intriguing tale which moves from the Queen's household to the back streets, and the story holds the interest until the very end.
Don't miss it.
As with all of Arnopp's novels, this is beautifully written drama with the 'unputdownable' quality we have come to expect.
Don't miss it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Will continue to read more books by this author. ! I love this kind of fiction couldn't put it down !Published 17 hours ago by welshmaid
loved the descriptive writing style. wonderful characters loved Joanie Toogood. The backdrop of Henry 8th court was great and how the poor perceived their queens demise was... Read morePublished 1 month ago by gemma7
beautifully written. engaging story harrowing at times. and it makes a change to here about the poor in Tudor times. Read morePublished 4 months ago by rachel may dawson
A fascinating insight into Tudor history. Loved this interpretation although mainly fictitious Judith writes as if she has had experience of Henry's court and the streets of Tudor... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Denise Jones
I loved this book, read quite a while back and still think about it, very well researched and great writing.Published 6 months ago by Mary Grand Amazon Customer
Judith Arnopp writes well...she has a lively sense of words. Judith manages to blend the fictitious characters seamlessly with the historically understood ones. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book was a really good read. Couldn't put it down. The characters , etc are so well described you felt you were there .Published 7 months ago
A nice little story with a different slant on the Henry the 8th theme. Thoroughly enjoyed reading it.Published 9 months ago by Gail Hardman-Carr