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The Poison Bed by E.C. Fremantle
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really liked it

I did enjoy this but the ending, which could have been so delicious was a little rushed. Frances who has been reduced to an amoral creature by the Howards, but in particular by her monstrous, inappropriate Great Uncle has squashed any kindness or empathy out of her character, in order to carry out her families wishes. Her beauty. and wiles are so great that she manages to seduce Robert Carr - James 1st's lover and favourite and possibly, James himself.

The novel is very well researched and the fictional parts are well done and entirely credible. Freemantle paints a vivid and disturbing view of a Stewart court with its factions, partisan politics & religion causing bloodshed & suspicion.

I would definitely recommend this to any fans of Alison Weir or Phillipa Gregory.
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June 5, 2018 – Shelved

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