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Simply told, but quite engaging
on 3 March 2015
This tale of the contrasting lives of Southwark whores (the "geese" of the title) and ladies living at the Tudor court was fairly entertaining, though the characters were fairly one- and two-dimensional (albeit quite engaging in a couple of cases). There is a central murder mystery where the main male character in the first half meets a bloody end, and this is not resolved until near the very end, and then in a fairly throw away manner. The author is clearly much more concerned with the contrasting lives of the females in the plot and presents this competently, though it all seems a little simplistic. This said, there was enough here to make me feel I would read more by this author.