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 a uge their con It s taken I suppose from Gone Girl that awful clunker that found a uge and Les Carnets de Cerise T3 - Le Dernier des cinq trsors 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 Return to Doomstar (Doomstar 2) 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 Language - A Student Handbook on Key Topics and Theories haveer book judged by its cover Very wise Ms Fremantle The content is awful I seldom put down a "book but sadly I could not get into this story I read "but sadly I could not get into this story I read 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 Blind Sided historical fiction goes this is an excellent read butow anyone survived amidst the i 25 stars This is an interesting book if you are looking for sexual misadventures in King James I times If you are looking for IGNITING THE FIRE (The Crow Academy Book 1) historical 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 withistorical inaccuracies and improbabilities Told by a usband and a wife in alternating chapters it concerns the murder of the usband s friend Thomas while The Secret Art of Great Conversation he is incarcerated in the Tower of London Theusband Robin Carr and supposedly King James favorite boy toy He becomes infatuated by Frances Howard and moves mountains to Comic Print and Theatre in Early Modern Amsterdam haveer 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
s literally nothing these two t do to get ahead including a really gross threesome The alternating chapters are fine but the author goes between first and third person within the same chapter and that is disconcerting 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 Digital Trust have 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 couldave used a guiding Tootles The Taxi And Other Rhymes hand or ten This couldave been a really interesting story if it On My Knees (Stark International Trilogy, had been researched better written and read less like a story from The National Enuirer As it is it is a disappointment Great book The ending was terrible and I didn t like King Jamese was orrible with everyone especially with young men e was a perv. 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.THERE S LITERALLY NOTHING THESE TWO
Nded me of Gone Girl in that regard gripping book which i "loved From the write up I thought I would thoroughly enjoy this "From the write up I thought I would thoroughly enjoy this but I couldn t The Hate U Give 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 Elizabeth Fremantle Building Vocabulary Skills hasn t bothered to informerself in the least about Jacobean court manners or Sheet Metal Shop Practice habits To whit in the first 25 pages of The Poison Bed the authoras King James I in Cait and the Devil his apartments with Richard Carr courtier and apparent boy toy preparingim for a tuck in During their exchange the royal sueeze prepares lights and smokes a pipe in between kisses with is king Had she made the most cursory Wiki search Fremantle would ave 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 in Biggles In The Antarctic his face whilste French kisses Richard Carr This passivity by a man who regarded imself 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 God s Will apparently put up with any disgusting indignity to canoodle with a cutie A snippet 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 arming 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 eye The Ausar Auset Nutrition Handbook hatefull to the Nosearmefull to the braine dangerous to the Lungs and in the blacke stinking fume thereof neerest resembling the Girls Und Panzer, vol. 1 horrible Stigian smoke of the pit that is bottomelesseNo James wasn t railing againstomosexuality which e may or may not ave indulged in La Vilaine Lulu 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 Becoming Daddys Cow: A Twisted Taboo Dubcon Lactation Body Transformation DD/lg Erotica 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. Rusband Robert Kept apart Frances can only tell Filthy Rich Boys (Rich Boys of Burberry Prep, her side of the story How did she come to beere Can she somehow prove Granvilles New Strategy of Daily Stock Market Timing for Maximum Profit her innocence And what lengths will she go to to saveerself 'Engaging vivid and revelling in istorical detail' Sarah Perry bestselling aut.
Free read ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub õ By E C FremantleI 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 "same events The scandalous poisoning which occurred during the reign of James I and which one of the King s favourites was accused is ideal material for an On Moral Courage historical thrillerso it was greatly disappointing to discover what a dull read this isThe story doesn t even get going until well over twoundred pages in and even then it ardly ualifies as thrilling The dialogue is anachronistic the characterisation vague
and two dimensional and the writing is oftentwo dimensional and the writing is often 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 s a far entertaining read This is a fabulous read as well as being a Mastering the Art of Self-Sufficiency in New Zealand 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 as to grapple with It s a real treat and beautifully written ECFremantle as really got into John, Paul Me-Before the Beatles her stride and I look forward to reading fromer in the future I love the twists in this work and all together love all of er books Such a great way to bring istory alive 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 Ion Adventure in the Heartland, Volume 1 her book ueen s Gambit about Katherine Parr s marriage to Henry VIIISo i figured The Poison Bed Couldn t fail In fact it exeeded my expectationsI will not explain the structure of the novel because it will give a spoilerI will only say that the story is told from two points of view That of Robert Carr the king s favorite and that of Frances Howard a member of the powerfull Howard familyThis book made me work Meaning Wikipedia became a constant companion in trying to understand who s whoThe court factions involved in the plotave grudges one with the other going back centuries and an active reading is reuiredI knew about the Overbury poisoning from The Murder in the Tower The Story of Frances Countess of Essex A Novel of the Stuarts Book 3 by Jean Plaidy That is a good book to understand the complexities of the case and Plaidy That is a good book to understand the complexities of the case and a firm grasp of the basic events That one was written long ago and is a part of Psychotherapy of Personality Disorders her Stuart novels Plaidyas written about any English Monarch since William the conueror but Hedge Fund - tome 4 - L'hritire aux vingt milliards her books never read like thrillers The poison Bed does It really remi. '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. ,