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Wideacre by Philippa Gregory
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Apr 08, 2012

did not like it
bookshelves: historical-fiction
Read in April, 2012

This book is seriously trash. We see events through Beatrice, our main character and villian. She is so terribly bad with no redeeming quality, it is ridiculous. This is the first in a triliogy, and I won't be reading another. I actually really like Gregory's historical fiction, but I think she must be better when she is left in the confines of real events and people. When she allows her own imagination to run wild, it goes really wild, to the laughable. How did you feel about the movie Show Girls? Did you love it in that it is a hilarious trainwreck kind of a way? If you did and you can get that same vibe going while reading this, you might have a good time. Or if you love V.C. Andrews (better and more gloriously trashy fun than this), you might like this drivel. However, if you are looking for historical fiction, try one of Gregory's other books first.
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