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The Virgin's Lover by Philippa Gregory
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Feb 20, 12

it was ok
bookshelves: read-in-12
Read from February 15 to 17, 2012

** spoiler alert ** This was not written by the same Philippa Gregory who has written all of the other Tudor books I've loved. I'm quite certain of it.

Because I hated the two female main characters. Hated them. Wanted both of them to end up like Anne Boleyn.

W.T.F. She spent Queen's Fool setting Elizabeth up as a masterfully manipulative young woman who could do anything she set her mind to, and even when she had to do something she didn't want to do, she managed to spin it around for herself. And if she wasn't plotting, her associates were, and getting her everything she wanted.

So who is this mealy-mouthed fishwife that we have to deal with in this book?!

And Amy Robsart? Who the hell cares! She's so irritating I wanted her to die two chapters in instead of at the ass end.

GAH. This was the first Gregory book I dived into without hesitation, as I do all the others. I should've seen this coming.

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