Great book The ending was terrible and I didn t like King James he was horrible with everyone especially with young men he was a perv 25 stars This is an interesting book if you are looking or sexual misadventures in King James I times If you are looking Courting Miss Adelaide (Noblesville, Indiana, for historical accuracy or good writing this would not be the bookor 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 historical inaccuracies and improbabilities Told by a husband and a wife in alternating chapters it concerns the murder of the husband s A Convenient Wife friend Thomas while he is incarcerated in the Tower of London The husband Robin Carr and supposedly King Jamesavorite boy toy He becomes infatuated by Frances Howard and moves mountains to have her 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 The alternating chapters are A Colton Target fine but the author goes betweenirst 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 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 could have used a guiding hand or ten This could have been a really interesting story if it had been researched better written and read less like a story Love Isnt Enough from The National Enuirer As it is it is a disappointment 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 theinal denouement As Prodigal Prince Charming far as historicaliction goes this is an excellent read but how anyone survived amidst the intrigue within the Jacobean court is another matter I seldom put down a book but sadly I could not get into this story Elizabeth Fremantle hasn t bothered to inform herself in the least about Jacobean court manners or habits To whit in the Task Force Bride first 25 pages of The Poison Bed the author has King James I in his apartments with Richard Carr courtier and apparent boy toy preparing himor a tuck in During their exchange the royal sueeze prepares lights and smokes a pipe in between kisses with his king Had she made the most cursory Wiki search Fremantle would 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 in his ace whilst he French kisses Richard Carr This passivity by a man who regarded himself as God s infallible representative on earth The annointed of God s Will apparently put up with any disgusting indignity to cano. '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 is her co accused he.
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 avorite moviesI ve also read The Miniaturist It was the Desejo Indomado (To Tame A Playboy, first book i managed to complete since giving birth last year and it was a good oneAlso this is not myirst book by E C Fremantle I ve aslo read her book ueen s Gambit about Katherine Parr s marriage to Henry VIIISo i Dangerously Attractive (Harlequin Intrigue figured The Poison Bed Couldn tail In Mistress 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 toldrom two points of view That of Robert Carr the king s Cinderella Story Part 2 (36 Hours) favorite and that of Frances Howard a member of the powerfull HowardamilyThis book made me work Meaning Wikipedia became a constant companion in trying to understand who s whoThe court A Ranchers Redemption factions involved in the plot have grudges one with the other going back centuries and an active reading is reuiredI knew about the Overbury poisoningrom 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 get a A Doctor, a Nurse, a Christmas Baby firm grasp of the basic events That one was written long ago and is a part of her Stuart novels Plaidy has written about any English Monarch since William the conueror but her books never read like thrillers The poison Bed does It really reminded me of Gone Girl in that regard I love the twists in this work and all together love all of her books Such a great way to bring history alive This is aabulous read as well as being a handsome book to hold 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 has to grapple with It s a real treat and beautifully written ECFremantle has really got into her stride and I look A Mother in the Making forward to readingrom her in the Her Kind Of Cowboy future I remember reading Anne Somerset s excellent history book Unnatural Murder years ago so I was lookingorward to this His Pregnant Christmas Princess fictional retelling of the same events The scandalous poisoning which occurred during the reign of James I andor which one of the King s Through the Language Glass favourites was accused is ideal materialor an historical thrillerso it was greatly disappointing to discover what a dull read this isThe story doesn t even get going until well over two hundred pages in and even then it hardly ualifies as thrilling The dialogue is anachronistic 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 acts and I still ound myself lost at times I m sorry to say that I cannot recommend this if you are interested in the historical case which inspired this novel I can only urge you to pick up Anne Somerset s Unnatural Murder instead that s a Private Arrangements (Forged of Steele, far entertaining read. Hor of The Essex Serpent 'The Miniaturist meets Gone Girl Gripping andull of surprises' BBC History 'Books of the Year' 'A tale of intrigue and ambition this is a rich and ascinating book ' Guardian 'Immaculately detailed dark clever and compulsive' Daily Mail.
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Odle with a cutie A snippet or your perusal but the last sentence says it allHave you not reason then to bee ashamed and to Sanctuary forbeare thisilthie noveltie so basely grounded so Forever Faithful (Forever Faithful, foolishly received and so grossely mistaken in the right use thereof In your abuse thereof sinning against God 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 allorraine civil Nations and by all strangers that come among you to be scorned and contemned A custome lothsome to the eye hatefull to the Nose harmefull to the braine dangerous to the Lungs and in the blacke stinking Friendfluence fume thereof neerest resembling the horrible Stigian smoke of the pit that is bottomelesseNo James wasn t railing against homosexuality which he may or may not have indulged in 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 they have servantsor 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 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 One Part Woman 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 supposerom Gone Girl that awful clunker that Stranger found a huge audience and had publishers swooning and salivatingor ever since I would gladly acknowledge they ve Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis found it in The Poison Bed which has much in common with that stilted stinkerrom ive years ago wooden dialogue padded writing and a very modern sensibility The reader though was promised historical iction Both author and publisher have The English Spy (Gabriel Allon, failed completely to deliver anything worthy of the name Under Acknowledgments the author claims she is so pleased by the design that she gladly have her book judged by its cover Very wise Ms Fremantle The content is awful From the write up I thought I would thoroughly enjoy this book but I couldn t have been wrong Iound 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 researched historical To See Paris and Die fiction I gave up on it after only 20% which is almost unknownor me A great disappointment gripping book which i loved I bought this one. R husband Robert Kept apart Frances can only tell her side of the story How did she come to be here Can she somehow prove her innocence And what lengths will she go to to save herself 'Engaging vivid and revelling in historical detail' Sarah Perry bestselling aut.