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Free read ueen's Gambit Read ☆ ueen's Gambit Í PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Read & download ñ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ý Elizabeth Fremantle Utlived three of them including Henry VIII Rich in atmosphere and period detail and told through the eyes of Katherine and her young maid Dot it tells the story of two very different women during a terrifying and turbulent time If you loved Wolf Hall The Other Boleyn Girl or the BBC drama series The Tudors then Elizabeth Fremantle's ueen's Gambit is the book for y. ENOUGH ALREADY I think I should know better at this point in my reading life As a novel junkie and an admitted glutton for all things English history related it is a given that I know certain stories pretty well at this point Hell the stories of the tragedy and scandal ridden lives of the wives of Henry VIII have now been recounted so many damn times by so many people that if you ve got even a passing interest in the Tudors or Showtime you probably know at least the gist of every single one of those tragic ueens lives The problem is and obviously this is an issue with ALL historical fiction that the stories never change Unless you re dealing with alternate history or some whackadoo with a crazy conspiracy theory involving ueen Elizabeth s illegitimate offspring there s only so many times you can rehash the same storiesMaybe two stars isn t entirely fair here since its not the fault of the genuinely capable Elizabeth Fremantle that I already knew this whole story I ve certainly read worse It may have to do with Katherine Parr s life particularly as Henry s ueen just not being that interesting And that s where most of Fremantle s story takes place In the way overwritten vipers den of the Tudor courtAs a reader I m MUCH interested in the inner lives of these people And Katherine Parr seems to have had a rich inner life and fascinating story beyond her limited role as Henry s last wife Fremantle certainly hints at some of that life but all we get are tiny little tastes before we are swept back into the end of Henry s reign political maneuvering and literally everything that s already been rehashed nine gabillion times in other novels television shows and movies King John and Magna Carta: A Ladybird Adventure from History book eyes of Katherine and her young maid Dot it tells the story of two very different women during a terrifying and turbulent time If you loved Wolf Hall The Other Boleyn Girl or the BBC drama series The Tudors then Elizabeth Fremantle's ueen's Gambit is the book for y. ENOUGH ALREADY I think I should know better at this point in my reading life As a novel junkie and an admitted glutton for all things English history related it is a given that I know certain stories pretty well at this point Hell the stories of the tragedy and scandal ridden lives of the wives of Henry VIII have now been recounted so many damn times by so many people that if you ve got Soundtracks for Learning Using Music in the Classroom even a passing interest in the Tudors or Showtime you probably know at least the gist of Bleach, Vol. 32: Howling every single one of those tragic ueens lives The problem is and obviously this is an issue with ALL historical fiction that the stories never change Unless you re dealing with alternate history or some whackadoo with a crazy conspiracy theory involving ueen Elizabeth s illegitimate offspring there s only so many times you can rehash the same storiesMaybe two stars isn t Norse Mythology entirely fair here since its not the fault of the genuinely capable Elizabeth Fremantle that I already knew this whole story I ve certainly read worse It may have to do with Katherine Parr s life particularly as Henry s ueen just not being that interesting And that s where most of Fremantle s story takes place In the way overwritten vipers den of the Tudor courtAs a reader I m MUCH interested in the inner lives of these people And Katherine Parr seems to have had a rich inner life and fascinating story beyond her limited role as Henry s last wife Fremantle certainly hints at some of that life but all we get are tiny little tastes before we are swept back into the Mastering Manga 3: Power Up with Mark Crilley end of Henry s reign political maneuvering and literally 永遠の0 Eien No Zero everything that s already been rehashed nine gabillion times in other novels television shows and movies

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Free read ueen's Gambit Read ☆ ueen's Gambit Í PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Read & download ñ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ý Elizabeth Fremantle Meet the woman who survived Henry VIII in Elizabeth Fremantle's first novel ueen's Gambit My name is Katherine ParrI'm 31 years old and already twice widowedI'm in love with a man I can't have and am about to wed a man no one would want for my husband to be is none other than Henry VIII who has already beheaded two wives cast aside two and watched one die in child. Each of Henry VIII s wives had a personal fate to be remembered by Katherine Parr is remembered as the matronly one who took care of Henry and attempted to further the Reformist cause a portrayal which isn t entirely correct and then married the rogue Thomas Seymour Elizabeth Femantle tells Katherine s version of events in ueen s Gambit ueen s Gambit instantly opens with historical fluff and inaccuracies which sets the tone of a historical recreation novel versus an emphasis on accuracy This is discouraging for those readers who seek history than fiction in HF novels On the other hand Fremantle s dialogue and text style is accurate with the times versus being modern and also carries a level of elouence However this is off put by an overemphasized effort towards flowery phrases and literary means which falls short The plot of ueen s Gambit is flat early on with a slow pace The novel follows a heavy As you know Bob style meaning that pages pass with the characters merely recalling events or discussing other figures with a lack of any activity or actually living proceedings This creates dull text and a slow story Speaking of characters none seem properly introduced or developed which results in a thick veil when attempting to get to know them Katherine feels far away which is disappointing as the novel is expected to reveal her inner thoughts and psyche Fremantle s portrayal of Katherine is tight and constrained while surprisingly she is much loose with other characters such as Dot Katherine s maid and even Henry In fact ueen s Gambit is told through both Katherine and Dot s eyes with Dot s being real due to a relaxed storytelling Elaborating on reality ueen s Gambit uestions believability early on and suffers from development issues such as Katherine falling in love with Thomas Seymour after only one conversation with him this is stretching it even in a world of courtly love Fremantle therefore misses ample opportunities of event and character building making the plot of ueen s Gambit aloof ueen s Gambit monumentally improves approximately half way through upon Katherine s marriage to Henry Although there is still too much talk of activity versus partaking in it the drama does increase It seems that Fremantle gains some confidence as the story progresses This strength continues as the plot thickens with a religious focus and Katherine s reformist views This plot focus is a refreshing take versus the romantic side of the story and encourages turning of the pages However Katherine is still not truly unveiled as a character and one doesn t feel as though heshe truly knows her Also positive is the historical accuracy of the smaller details such as court etiuette and decorum sumptuary laws decorations etc Although there are some errors such as the emphasis on Katherine having lice when the Tudors had fleas but lice was considered lowly and higher social classes did not generally have themAn incident occurs three uarters way through which is complete ludicrous and will anger readers striving for historical accuracy sadly general readers will believe this angle Luckily this is dropped rather uickly and not explored Similarly the ending of ueen s Gambit is weaker than expected still not truly presenting a true sense of Katherine but at least being uite accurate historically For less versed readers Fremantle includes a character list and a list of important Tudor dates Although helpful to the general reader this would be better suited in the beginning and also supplemented with a thorough author s note describing the historical liberties taken as this was barely addressed by Fremantle Extra NotesNoticeable to readers is a lack of proper chapter breaks with each stretching far too long causing both a lag and an inability of the story to breathe Also the entire book addressing Katherine s sister as Sister Anne is INCREDIBLY annoying Overall ueen s Gambit begins slowly with historical fluff but finds its footing and momentum turning into a decent novel Although one dimensional storytelling and a lack of truly getting to know Katherine is maintained Fremantle does include strong historical effects One can see potential despite first novel jitters so I would read Fremantle again to see how she fairs ueen s Gambit isn t terrible but not a masterpiece either It is worth reading for those interested in Henry s wives and the lesser focused on Katherine Parr I was torn between 2 or 3 and went with 3 so perhaps 25 Sutters Glück entirely correct and then married the rogue Thomas Seymour Elizabeth Femantle tells Katherine s version of Nea A Young Emmanuelle events in ueen s Gambit ueen s Gambit instantly opens with historical fluff and inaccuracies which sets the tone of a historical recreation novel versus an Twice Tempted emphasis on accuracy This is discouraging for those readers who seek history than fiction in HF novels On the other hand Fremantle s dialogue and text style is accurate with the times versus being modern and also carries a level of Renato elouence However this is off put by an overemphasized Advertising Creative effort towards flowery phrases and literary means which falls short The plot of ueen s Gambit is flat Chado The Japanese Way of Tea early on with a slow pace The novel follows a heavy As you know Bob style meaning that pages pass with the characters merely recalling The Shoe Box A Christmas Story events or discussing other figures with a lack of any activity or actually living proceedings This creates dull text and a slow story Speaking of characters none seem properly introduced or developed which results in a thick veil when attempting to get to know them Katherine feels far away which is disappointing as the novel is The Alexandria uartet expected to reveal her inner thoughts and psyche Fremantle s portrayal of Katherine is tight and constrained while surprisingly she is much loose with other characters such as Dot Katherine s maid and A Vindication of the Church of Scotland 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of Katherine but at least being uite accurate historically For less versed readers Fremantle includes a character list and a list of important Tudor dates Although helpful to the general reader this would be better suited in the beginning and also supplemented with a thorough author s note describing the historical liberties taken as this was barely addressed by Fremantle Extra NotesNoticeable to readers is a lack of proper chapter breaks with Liczby Charona either It is worth reading for those interested in Henry s wives and the lesser focused on Katherine Parr I was torn between 2 or 3 and went with 3 so perhaps 25

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    Pdf Read [ueen's Gambit] Ä Elizabeth Fremantle Elizabeth Fremantle Ý 2 Free download Giveaway opportunity this and other reviews at all Henry VIII's wives Katherine Parr is my favorite I don't know what it is about the history but I've always felt that she than any of her predecessors understood she was little than a pawn put suddenly into play That regardless of rank life in the Tudor court was a game of chess and that you must be ever on your guardElizabeth Fremantle seems to have been euall

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    Pdf Read [ueen's Gambit] Ä Elizabeth Fremantle I found this novel to be a bit of a mixed bag with parts that I genuinely enjoyed but other parts I found bewildering or irritating Overall I have to say I thought it was well written Competent use of language smooth flowing text In fact the one tiny annoyance was “Sister Anne” I immediately grasped that Fremantle did

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    Free read ueen's Gambit Pdf Read [ueen's Gambit] Ä Elizabeth Fremantle My partner has a first in English Lit my degrees are all in veterinary medicine and I am constantly grateful for the fact that nobody tried to teach me to read By an large this means that we have very different tastes in books although inevitably we're overlapping as the years progress Once in a while a book comes along that I know she's going to love some of them are entirely not her kind of thing she spent an entire evening asking me why

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    Free read ueen's Gambit Pdf Read [ueen's Gambit] Ä Elizabeth Fremantle Read & download ñ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ý Elizabeth Fremantle ENOUGH ALREADY I think I should know better at this point in my reading life As a novel junkie and an admitted glutton for all things English history related it is a given that I know certain stories pretty well at this point Hell t

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    Elizabeth Fremantle Ý 2 Free download Read & download ñ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ý Elizabeth Fremantle Free read ueen's Gambit Giveaway Let Them Read Books Ends Sept 22 2013After finishing Elizabeth Fremantle's debut novel ueen's Gambit I'm feeling uite sad as I always do after reading about Katherine Parr She is my favorite of Henry's ueens and not just because she's the one who got away but because she was such a grand lady so smart

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    Pdf Read [ueen's Gambit] Ä Elizabeth Fremantle This stunning historical masterpiece captures the fervent intensity and passion of the Tudors with such remarkable effortless ease The dazzlingly dangerous Tudor court is brought to life with such acute detail as only a painter would capture in this vividly evocative exuisite debut novel Stripping back and shedding new light on Katherine Parr; Henry VIII sixth and last wife this enthralling tale of passion loyalty and betrayal is

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  • Paperback
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  • ueen's Gambit
  • Elizabeth Fremantle
  • English
  • 13 June 2019
  • 9781405909389