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Memorial To The Duchess
Jocelyn Kettle
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Memorial To The Duchess

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Published (first published 1968)
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Jan 29, 2012 Susan rated it it was ok
This is a novel about Alice Chaucer, Duchess of Suffolk, who was married to William de la Pole, Duke of Suffolk. William's great unpopularity led murder in 1450, and Alice herself was a controversial figure. Thus, this should have been a fascinating story. Unfortunately, it wasn't. William never came alive for me, and Kettle never made it clear why Alice herself excited so much dislike in her later years. Indeed, the last 25 years of Alice's eventful life take up only about a fifth of the novel, ...more
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Jun 30, 2016 Elizabeth Beckett rated it liked it
A fair enough read and some insight into the war of the roses. It did leave me wanting to know a lot more about this era in British history and the book is somewhat brief.
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