Mate Me [If You May] (The Millennium Wolves, hI seldom put down a book but sadly I could not get into this story I love the twists in this work and all together love all ofer books Such a great way to bring True history alive 25 stars This is an interesting book if you are looking for sexual misadventures in King James I times If you are looking foristorical accuracy or good writing this would not be the book for you According to the author s epilogue she spent an amazing amount of time in research by reading ONE book Wow The book is riddled with A Fairly Honourable Defeat historical inaccuracies and improbabilities Told by ausband and a wife in alternating chapters it concerns the murder of the Fucking Trans Women husband s friend Thomas whilee is incarcerated in the Tower of London The usband Robin Carr
And Supposedly King James Favorite Boy Toy He Becomes Infatuated supposedly King James favorite boy toy He becomes infatuated Frances Howard and moves mountains to ave er including a divorce a murder influence selling and other tawdry acts One of the couple is one of the stupidest people on earth and one is one of the vilest What a match up There s literally nothing these two won t do to get ahead including a really gross threesome alternating chapters are fine but the author goes between first and third person within the same and that is are fine but the author goes between first and third person within the same chapter and that is I believe there used to be copy editors in the book publishing world but apparently that position no longer exists I think of all the great books that wouldn t ave existed without a great copy editor like To Kill A Mockingbird and mourn the loss of that position in the book publishing world This book could Life Leverage have used a guidingand or ten This could Bulbophyllums; the Incomplete Guide, From A to WHY? have been a really interesting story if itad been researched better written and read less like a story from The National Enuirer As it is it is a disappointment From the write up I thought I would thoroughly enjoy this book but I couldn t Alhambra have been wrong I found that characters were one dimensional and that there was a lack of depth in descriptions The language grated with me and the use of terms like the Essex crowd made it sound like TOWIE than well researchedistorical fiction I gave up on it after only 20% which is almost unknown for me A great disappointment I remember reading Anne Somerset s excellent istory book Unnatural Murder years ago so I was looking forward to this fictional retelling of the same events The scandalous poisoning which occurred during the reign of James I and for which one of the King s favourites was accused is ideal material for an istorical thrillerso it was greatly disappointing to discover what a dull read this isThe story doesn t even get going until well over two Its a Lat Lat Lat Lat World hundred pages. 'A gripping psychological thriller Readers will be awake deep into the night trying to untangle the truth' The Times 'Books of the Year' Autumn 1615 Frances Carr is imprisoned in a cold lightless room She is accused of murder In a cell nearby iser co accused e. ,
N the blacke stinking fume thereof neerest resembling the The Spill horrible Stigian smoke of the pit that is bottomelesseNo James wasn t railing againstomosexuality which Pandoras Planet he may or may notave indulged in Is It Bedtime Wibbly Pig? he was railing against smoking That both author and editors could make so colossal a blunder sparked my curiosity There are plenty of other mistakes estranged Earl s and Countesses don t ask each other to pass the bread to make small talk during dinner theyave servants for that What I wondered were Fremantle s sources if she missed details both great and small Under Author s Notes just a single book is mentioned as a source a stunning lack of How To Win At Casino Gambling historical interest and indifference Unsurprisingly then the Poison Bed is littered with presentism independent women with modern sensibilities sexually obsessed men in their thrall who also get ahead by courting their monarch or possibly murdering former male lovers who might make waves A regular Roman bacchanalia those Stuarts Mind this is the period when Puritans and Calvinists were ascendent and most empowered to contest religious laxity or moral turpitudeWorst of all is the structure of dual narrators Him and Her Frances and Richard telling their tale or conning their con It s taken I suppose from Gone Girl that awful clunker that found auge audience and Training the Help (Hedon Falls had publishers swooning and salivating for ever since I would gladly acknowledge they ve found it in The Poison Bed whichas much in common with that stilted stinker from five years ago wooden dialogue padded writing and a very modern sensibility The reader though was promised When Not to Build historical fiction Both author and publisherave failed completely to deliver anything worthy of the name Under Acknowledgments the author claims she is so pleased by the design that she gladly ave er book judged by its cover Very Wise Ms Fremantle wise Ms Fremantle content is awful This is a fabulous read as well as being a Hello Bravo ! - Activity Book handsome book toold It s an intriguing story cleverly woven by the author into a double account of the tale with interesting chapters of Him and Her It s a page turner with much to think about as their are many twists the reader An Eye for an Eye has to grapple with It s a real treat and beautifully written ECFremantleas really got into Still Side by Side her stride and I look forward to reading fromer in the future I read this book in a couple of days so it must be good It took me a while to work out what was going on but was still shocked by the final denouement As far as Oriori No Uta historical fiction goes this is an excellent read butow anyone survived amidst the intrigue within the Jacobean court is another matter gripping book which i loved. Hor of The Essex Serpent 'The Miniaturist meets Gone Girl Gripping and full of surprises' BBC History 'Books of the Year' 'A tale of intrigue and ambition this is a rich and fascinating book ' Guardian 'Immaculately detailed dark clever and compulsive' Daily Mail. .
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UALIFIES AS THRILLING THE DIALOGUE ISas thrilling The dialogue is the characterisation vague and two dimensional and the writing is often confusing sudden shifts in location in who is speaking names introduced with little explanation I knew the basic facts and I still found myself lost at times I m sorry to say that I cannot recommend this if you are interested in the istorical case which inspired this novel I can only urge you
to pick up Anne Somerset s Unnatural Murder instead that spick up Anne Somerset s Unnatural Murder instead that s far entertaining read I bought this one because the subject and the blurb Gone Girl meets The Miniaturist intrigued meTwo years ago i watched Gone girl and it is still one of my favorite moviesI ve also read The Miniaturist It was the first book i managed to complete since giving birth last year and it was a good oneAlso this is not my first book by E C Fremantle I ve aslo read Keep Calm, Alice Is Here Affirmations Workbook Positive Affirmations Workbook Includes her book ueen s Gambit about Katherine Great book The ending was terrible and I didn t like King Jamese was Crystal Decoder horrible with everyone especially with young mene was a perv Elizabeth Fremantle You Owe Me One hasn t bothered to informerself in the least about Jacobean court manners or abits To whit in the first 25 pages of The Poison Bed the Jacobean court manners or abits To whit in the first 25 pages of The Poison Bed the Second Son (Jack Reacher, has King James I inis apartments with Richard Carr courtier and apparent boy toy preparing United States of Americana him for a tuck in During their exchange the royal sueeze prepares lights and smokes a pipe in between kisses withis king Had she made the most cursory Wiki search Fremantle would The Thermals of August have discovered A Counterblaste to Tobacco one of the most vituperative attacks against smoking ever made and written 10 years earlier than the period when our tale begins By whom you ask Why King James I the monarch who is getting smoke blown inis face whilst Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire - The Sunday Times Bestseller he French kisses Richard Carr This passivity by a man who regardedimself as God s infallible representative on earth The annointed of God s Will apparently put up with any disgusting indignity to canoodle with a cutie A snippet for your perusal but the last sentence says it allHave you not reason then to bee ashamed and to forbeare this filthie noveltie so basely grounded so foolishly received and so grossely mistaken in the right use thereof In your abuse thereof sinning against God The Perfect Child harming your selves both in persons and goods and raking also thereby the markes and notes of vanitie upon you by the custome thereof making your selves to be wondered at by all forraine civil Nations and by all strangers that come among you to be scorned and contemned A custome lothsome to the eyeatefull to the Nose Lost Horizon harmefull to the braine dangerous to the Lungs and Rusband Robert Kept apart Frances can only tell True Prosperity her side of the story How did she come to beere Can she somehow prove Thing He Loves her innocence And what lengths will she go to to saveerself 'Engaging vivid and revelling in istorical detail' Sarah Perry bestselling aut.