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Alaric
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Postby Alaric » Mon September 22nd, 2008, 2:37 pm

Am I reading that? It costs twenty quid in stores? Bloody hell.

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Postby boswellbaxter » Mon September 22nd, 2008, 2:45 pm

I skimmed through it at the bookstore and didn't find it intriguing enough to buy. Demented person that I am, I also peeked at the ending and found it reminscent in tone of the endings of the last couple of Gregory novels I've read. So I gave this one a pass--maybe I'll get it at the library or used one day.
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Postby Misfit » Mon September 22nd, 2008, 3:10 pm

"EC2" wrote:Good fun - thanks!
This probably isn't one for my TBR at the moment. It's garnering some fairly underwhelming reviews from Amazon UK thus far.



I was just looking at those reviews as well. Underwhelming is the perfect description.

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Postby princess garnet » Mon September 22nd, 2008, 6:50 pm

Out of curiosity: To those who've read Plaidy's Captive Queen of Scots (which covers the same time frame), how does this compare?

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Postby SonjaMarie » Mon September 22nd, 2008, 6:56 pm

You know I think I'll skip this book, the only Gregory book I enjoyed was "The Boleyn Inheritance", the others I've read were wallbangers.

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Postby Divia » Mon September 22nd, 2008, 8:35 pm

I got this one from the library. I guess I never took my name off the list :o

its dull as tombs. I get theimpression that everything cool in Mary's life has already happen.

told from 3 point of views again like TBI, only this timeI dont think it works. I just dont care about the characters. I think a book from Mary's point of view, in her younger years would have been far more interesting!
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Postby amyb » Mon September 22nd, 2008, 8:49 pm

"Divia" wrote: I think a book from Mary's point of view, in her younger years would have been far more interesting!


I couldn't agree more! Her life with Darnley and Bothwell would have been much more appealing.

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Postby Divia » Mon September 22nd, 2008, 10:49 pm

Why oh why did she choose to do this part of her life then?
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Postby michellemoran » Mon September 22nd, 2008, 11:10 pm

Very disappointing. I've put it back on my bookshelf half-way through. It's too bad, because Mary had a life that could fill several novels.
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Postby Tanzanite » Mon September 22nd, 2008, 11:24 pm

The Denver public library system ordered more than 80 copies of the book and I picked mine up yesterday. I'll probably still give it a go (since I went to the trouble to go get it) and we'll see.


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