[E–pub New] (The Virgin's Lover) author Philippa Gregory


The Virgin's Lover

Free read The Virgin's Lover ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Of England is shaved and clipped to nothing as Elizabeth uncertainly leads her bankrupt country into a war that no one thinks can be wonThen someone acts in secret and for Elizabeth Dudley and the emerging kingdom nothing will be as plannedBlending historical fact with contemporary rumor Philippa Gregory has created a dark and tense novel of Tudor times which casts Elizabeth I in a light no one has suggested before Passionate fearful emotionally needy this is a ueen who will stop at nothi. This is one of the worst books I ve ever read from one of my favorite authorsNow that that is out of my system let me begin I am a big Gregory fan The Other Boleyn Girl is one of my favorite novels However when a writer abandons filling in what we don t know for downright changing the facts they are no longer writing historical fiction but fantasy and that is what this book is The problem Gregory s attempt at maligning Elizabeth the First s characterNow I knew she had a strong love of ueen Mary from The ueen s Fool where she attempted to paint Mary as a decisive loving and good ueen who just fell upon hard times and was a victim of circumstance instead of the inferior ruler even if loving woman that history shows us she is However he description of Elizabeth while it viewed her as conniving and a bit of a whore also very unlikely considering her mother s death also acknowledged her strength as an intelligent decisive woman with a will to survive and lead one who would in the words of her character Hannah Green fight like a bated cat rather than give up and weepBut with Elizabeth front and center Gregory cannot contain her venom and changes her OWN portrayal of Elizabeth so roundly that one would think it was written by a different person altogether No doubt the Virgin ueen had her flaws history shows us she was vain ruthless at times and had a serious temper However history every POSSIBLE historical source shows us she was also intelligent wise strong willed and took a full hand in ruling her country Indeed a great point is made in how many times she shot her councillors down to do what she had determined was right and it turned out best for her country But Gregory attempts to paint her as a weak willed ninny who was foolish and lazy caring only for love and who could barely rule herself let alone a country This is uite simply not true and for a historical fiction writer to ignore historical fact when she had so closely followed it before suggests a deep seated anger and resentment the source of which I cannot fathomThis hatred or disdain IS indeed the problem with The Virgin s Lover Gregory doesn t like ANYONE she is writing about Lord Dudley is a selfish conniving bastard His wife Amy is infuriatingly annoying and simpering and the picture of a stereotypical raving woman you start off with a wealth of sympathy to give her by virtue of her situation that of a woman in love with a cheating man she cannot leave but by God if she doesn t throw it all out the window and try her very best to make you want to strangle her by her bodice laces And Elizabeth is of course to Gregory the devil in a woman s shapeIf Gregory doesn t like her characters why should we Her skill at painting the details of the past and bringing the reader into the days of Renaissance England are utterly wasted on characters who are completely unlikable and on a story which reads like a 1500 s Catholic smear pamphlet against Elizabeth and not a novelIt is just plain boring and a waste of your time Her desperate attempts to do all she can to convince people ueen Elizabeth wasn t a competent ruler against all historical fact simply make for a downright bad book If you want a good look at ueen Elizabeth the First pick up ANY historical book on her life her life is interesting enough without fiction If you want an exciting engrossing look into TudorElizabethan and now War of the Roses era England try ANY of Gregory s other novelsGregory is a fine author when she is writing about characters against whom she does not have a severe vendetta No one wants to read a book with no one to root for Ignore this pile of venom and pick up The Other Boleyn Girl Se una notte d'inverno un viaggiatore uncertainly leads her bankrupt country into a war that no one thinks can be wonThen someone acts in secret and for Elizabeth Dudley and the emerging kingdom nothing will be as plannedBlending historical fact with contemporary rumor Philippa Gregory has created a dark and tense novel of Tudor times which casts Elizabeth I in a light no one has suggested before Passionate fearful emotionally needy this is a The Cosmopolitan Canopy ueen who will stop at nothi. 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Free read The Virgin's Lover ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ree to marry the ueen; but she cannot prevent him from becoming the favorite and the focus of the feverishly plotting pleasure seeking courtOthers too oppose the marriage but for very different reasons William Cecil the ueen's wisest counselor knows she must marry for policy; her uncle hates Dudley and swears he will be murder him first Behind the triangle of lovers the factions take up their places the Protestants the priests the assassins the diplomats and the moneymakers The very coin. I love Gregory s books and was looking forward to this one because I love to read about Elizabeth I but I was a bit disappointed in the way she is portrayed in this version She comes across as a weak woman who is letting herself be bullied by the ambitious man she is in love with While I don t know that much about Robert Dudley this book makes him seem very selfish and determined to do anything to be King of England I also switch between hating his first wife Amy and feeling sorry for her though I think most of the time I feel like she should have seen that Robert was not going to come back to her and gotten on with her life The book was a good book well written interesting to read like all of Gregory s books but I was disappointed in the way Elizabeth was portrayed

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Free read The Virgin's Lover ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB From the author of The Other Boleyn Girl and The ueen's Fool comes a stunning portrait of the first perilous years of Elizabeth I's reignAs a new ueen Elizabeth faces two great dangers the French invasion of Scotland which threatens to put Mary ueen of Scots on her throne and her passion for the convicted traitor Robert DudleyBut Dudley is already married and his devoted wife Amy will never give him up least of all to an upstart Protestant Princess She refuses to set her beloved husband f. First Instinct ReviewElizabeth Waaaaa I can t rule England without you Robert Come my Sweet I shall pet you and stroke you and rule you and call you GeorgeElizabeth Ooo Lord RobertMe Shut the hell upWith A Little More ThoughtThe verdict after reading The Other Boleyn Girl The Boleyn Inheritance The ueen s Fool and The Constant Princess is that this one is definitely the worstI hated the way Elizabeth was portrayed Yes from historical records it does seem as though she was indecisive and dependent but would have been nice to see at least a hint of the strong older Elizabeth that is common in other works about her instead of a simpering wench who s too stupid and lovestruck to do anything but whimper at the misguided object of her affections Amy who shows some backbone all of once in the entire novel isn t any better and when the climax happened I completely didn t care and was kind of glad that she wouldn t be whining any Coupled with the annoyingly suave and power hungry Robert Dudley I spent most of the time reading this fantasizing about punching all the main characters in the head Speaking of Amy s death it was kind of a downer for someone like me who didn t know the history that they spoiled what happens at the end of the book on the back cover Further the back cover was misleading because it says the book is about her death and the aftermath of that death but she doesn t die until 20 pages before the book ends and then the book ends completely abruptlyAt least upon it s completion I derive some satisfaction in giving it a crappy review

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  • The Virgin's Lover
  • Philippa Gregory
  • English
  • 18 January 2020
  • 9780743269261

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    Free read The Virgin's Lover Summary ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Philippa Gregory Philippa Gregory ✓ 6 Free download I love Gregory's books and was looking forward to this one because I love to read about Elizabeth I but I was a bit disappointed in the way she is portrayed in this version She comes across as a weak woman who is letting herself be bullied by the ambitious man she is in love with While I don't know that much about Robert Dudley this book make

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    [E–pub New] (The Virgin's Lover) author Philippa Gregory This was on my summer reading list I read many of the other reviews I don't understand why this was one of the books for us to read It sounds like one of the author's other books would have made a much better choice I thougth it was pretty awf

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