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"You could let him watch you...while you touch yourself. He loves that. It makes him almost weep with lust." Oh, good God Almighty, Mary is now giving Anne sex advice. Almost sounds like two teenaged girls giggling about sex. *rolls eyes*
May 30, 2012 09:08AM
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OMG, only an hour left until "Off with her head!" On a more serious note, glad it is picking up, I thought I was going to DIE of boredom reading Mary and William's super amazing life.
Jun 02, 2012 11:28AM
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STOP. CALLING. KING HENRY. A BOY!!!! You f@#$ing f@#$ed him!!! So STOP with the comparisons to a SMALL BOY!! GROSS!!
Jun 01, 2012 07:52PM
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Crystal Starr Light
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Can we excise Mary and William from the story all together? Because I really don't care about them and their "happy, wonderful country life". Good thing this isn't a drinking game or I'd be on the floor :P
Jun 01, 2012 06:05PM
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Uh, wouldn't Mary's elder children be a bit, oh, I dunno, UPSET about a younger sibling? A younger sibling that has NOT been separated from the mother for months at a time? In fact, why don't ANY of the children resent their mother for being gone so long? Oh, right, we gotta have this idyllic ending. D'oh!!
Jun 01, 2012 04:34PM
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This is about as horrible as reading Jondalar and Ayla boink in "Valley of Horses" and declare their Twooo Lurve for each other...Mary is becoming quite the little housewife and LOVES it--even if her skin isn't as soft or pale, even if she is wasting another woman's time teaching her how to cook, even if she is doing stuff she has NO IDEA how to do. *headdesk*
Jun 01, 2012 03:18PM
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I don't know, is Anne EVUL or something? I just can't tell!


Jun 01, 2012 01:45PM
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"Nothing mattered more than Anne and her belly." Hmm, I remember, not too long ago, you were pretty much the same way with your kids.

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Jun 01, 2012 08:34AM
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Crystal Starr Light
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Had to stop yesterday after reading about how "wonderful and pure and golden" Mary's TWU LUV for Stafford was. I've since downed a bottle of Tums.
Jun 01, 2012 08:06AM
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So Mary leaves court without an escort, rides 3 days to Stafford where she declares her Twoo Lurve to him, and somehow, expects to return court??? Given he is a commoner with a farm, what would she DO? She can't cook, clean, mind the farm...Stafford would be stuck doing this until she learned and then, what if she learned it wasn't so "cute" and "fun" as she imagined? UGH!
May 31, 2012 12:58PM
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Crystal Starr Light
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Sexy time! Did PG take a page out of Auel's book of writing sex scenes?
May 31, 2012 10:52AM
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message 1: by Iset (new) - rated it 1 star

Iset *sigh* Mary may have been a "loose-woman" and something of an embarrassment to the Boleyn family, but Anne prudently guarded her virtue well. And Henry was very proper and particular - he'd get angry at his courtiers when they used suggestive words that today we'd consider the mildest of rude inferences. Anne may have been barely still a teenager when Henry's attention turned to her (18/19 in 1525/1526), though she did attempt to avoid his advances at first, but Mary was in her twenties for her entire affair with the king (c. 1522 - 1524).


Crystal Starr Light Ah, so these are the bawdy sextions (LOL, misspelling on purpose) put in for modern sensibilities ;)


message 3: by Iset (new) - rated it 1 star

Iset I think so. If nothing else Gregory does seem to be characterised by giving her characters all too modern speech and attitudes. It's just not authentic. And, you may discover as you continue with this book, she deeply misunderstands a lot of the social mores of the day. Have you come across the bit yet where Anne "steals" Mary's son, Henry Carey?


Crystal Starr Light Isis wrote: "Have you come across the bit yet where Anne "steals" Mary's son, Henry Carey? "

Yes, I did! What was up with that bit? That confused me.


message 5: by Iset (new) - rated it 1 star

Iset Yeah, well that is one of those times where Gregory completely misunderstands the social mores of the day. The link below explains more. But Anne was not forcibly adopting Henry Carey. The king gave Anne wardship of her nephew. Wardship was where an underage person of noble blood who had perhaps lost a parent or both parents or whose parents were imprisoned were given into the care of another noble personage who was in a position of patron, if you will, and to provide for their education (which could cost a lot of money) and as a benefit they acted like a guardian and often got first say on where to marry off the ward when he/she come of age (if they were a rich heir or heiress, preferably into their own family or marrying them themselves!). This was normal for the time. Anne was actually helping Mary and her son Henry, since William Carey had died and Mary was now impoverished to a much greater degree than she had been previously - Anne is showing off her prosperity and demonstrating her generosity by doing charitable works like this, providing for relatives in need.

http://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/668...


Crystal Starr Light Very interesting! I really like the link; it picks apart the big flaws in the book and explains them. Very nice!


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