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    KINDLE The Virgin's Lover free read Ú eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Philippa Gregory read & download The Virgin's Lover First Instinct ReviewElizabeth Waaaaa I can't rule England without you Robert Come my Sweet I shall pet you and stroke you and rule you and call you GeorgeElizabeth Ooo Lord RobertMe Shut the hell upWith A Little More ThoughtThe verdict after reading The Other Boleyn Girl The Boleyn Inheritance The ueen's Fool and The Constant Princ

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    KINDLE The Virgin's Lover This book absolutely enraged me I normally like Phillippa Gregory for a trashy historical read but what she did in this novel made me not want to read her any She takes Elizabeth the Great arguably the greatest woman in the history of Western civilization and turns her into a stupid whining weak vapid character There is literally a line in the book something where Elizabeth says something like Oh shut up At least you have a man to make yo

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    read & download The Virgin's Lover KINDLE The Virgin's Lover Philippa Gregory ´ 3 read Again my love for this author grows I have watched the movie Elizabeth a long time ago and really remembered none of itbut following the history from each book and building on all the events in these stories I h

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    free read Ú eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Philippa Gregory KINDLE The Virgin's Lover Philippa Gregory ´ 3 read This is one of the worst books I've ever read from one of my favorite authorsNow that that is out of my system let me begin I am a big Gregory fan The Other Boleyn Girl is one of my favorite novels However when a writer abandons filling in what we don't know for downright changing the facts they are no longer writing historical fiction but fa

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First Instinct ReviewElizabeth Waaaaa I can t rule England without you Robert Come #My Sweet I Shall #Sweet I shall you and stroke you and rule you and call you GeorgeElizabeth Ooo Lord RobertMe Shut the hell upWith A Little More ThoughtThe verdict after reading The Other Boleyn Girl The Boleyn Inheritance The ueen s Fool and The Constant Princess is that this one is definitely the worstI hated the way Elizabeth was portrayed Yes from historical records it does seem as though she was indecisive and dependent but would have been nice to see at least a hint of the strong older Elizabeth that is common in other works about her instead of a simpering wench Who S Too Stupid And s too stupid and to do anything but whimper at the misguided do anything but whimper at the misguided of her affections Amy who shows some backbone all of once in the entire novel isn t any better and when the climax happened I completely didn t care and was ind of glad that she wouldn t be whining any Coupled with the annoyingly suave and power hungry Robert Dudley I spent most of the time reading this fantasizing about punching all the main characters in the head Speaking of Amy s death it was Class of 92: Out of Our League kind of a downer for someone like me who didn tnow the history that they spoiled what happens at the end of the book on the back cover Further the back cover was misleading because it says the book is about her death and the aftermath of that death but she doesn t die until 20 pages before the book ends and then the book ends completely abruptlyAt least upon it s completion I derive some satisfaction in giving it a crappy review I love Gregory s books and was looking forward to this one because I love to read about Elizabeth I but I was a bit disappointed in the way she is portrayed in this version She comes across as a weak woman who is letting herself be bullied by the ambitious man she is in love with While I don t Portrait of a Starter: An Unhidden Story know that much about Robert Dudley this book makes him seem very selfish and determined to do anything to be King of England I also switch between hating his first wife Amy and feeling sorry for her though I think most of the time I feel like she should have seen that Robert was not going to come back to her and gotten on with her life The book was a good book well written interesting to read like all of Gregory s books but I was disappointed in the way Elizabeth was portrayed Honestly this is such a controversial topicbook I wouldn t like to go into details all I d like to say is that I enjoyed Philippa Gregory s writing style I never found myself bored it was a lovely time I actually flew through The Virgin s Lover The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels 13 Philippa GregoryAs a new ueen Elizabeth I faces two great dangers The French threaten to invade Scotland But perilous still is her passion for the convicted traitor Robert Dudley Dudley is already married Amy his wife refuses to set her beloved husband free to marry the ueen but she cannot prevent him from becoming the favourite of the plotting pleasure seeking court Yet the ueen must marryHer wisest counc This book absolutely enraged me I normally like Phillippa Gregory for a trashy historical read but what she did in this novel made me not want to read her any She takes Elizabeth the Great arguably the greatest woman in the history of Western civilization and turns her into a stupid whining weak vapid character There is literally a line in the book something where Elizabeth says something like Oh shut up At least you have a man to make your decisions for you Boo Hiss This is one of the worst books I ve ever read from one of my favorite authorsNow that that is out of my system let me begin I am a big Gregory fan The Other Boleyn Girl is one of my favorite novels However when a writer abandons filling in what we don tnow for downright changing the facts they are no longer writing historical fiction but fantasy and that is what this book is The problem Gregory s attempt at maligning Elizabeth the First s characterNow I new she had a strong love of ueen Mary from The ueen s Fool where she attempted to paint Mary as a decisive loving and good ueen who just fell upon hard times and was a victim of circumstance instead of the inferior ruler even if loving woman that history shows us she is However he description of Elizabeth while it viewed her as conniving and a bit of a whore also very unlikely considering her mother s death also acknowledged her strength as an intelligent decisive woman with a will to survive and lead one who would in the words of her character Hanna. From the author of The Other Boleyn Girl and The ueen's Fool comes a stunning portrait of the first perilous years of Elizabeth I's reignAs a new ueen Elizabeth faces two great dangers the French invasion of Scotland which threatens to put Mary ueen of Scots on her throne and her passion for the convicted traitor Robert DudleyBut Dudley is already married and his devoted wife Amy will never give him up least of all to an upstart Protestant Princess She refuses to set her beloved husband H Green fight like a bated cat rather than give up and weepBut with Elizabeth front and center Gregory cannot contain her venom and changes her OWN portrayal of Elizabeth so roundly that one would think it was written by a different person altogether No doubt the Virgin ueen had her flaws history shows us she was vain ruthless at times and had a serious temper However history every POSSIBLE historical source shows us she was also intelligent wise strong willed and took a full hand in ruling her country Indeed a great point is made in how many times she shot her councillors down to do what she had determined was right and it turned out best for her country But Gregory attempts to paint her as "a weak willed ninny who was foolish and " weak willed ninny who was foolish and caring only for love and who could barely rule herself let alone a country This is uite simply not true and for a historical fiction writer to ignore historical fact when she had so closely followed it before suggests a deep seated anger and resentment the source of which I cannot fathomThis hatred or disdain IS indeed the problem with The Virgin s Lover Gregory doesn t like ANYONE she is writing about Lord Dudley is a selfish conniving bastard His wife Amy is infuriatingly annoying and simpering and the picture of a stereotypical raving woman you start off with a wealth of sympathy to give her by virtue of her situation that of a woman in love with a cheating man she cannot leave but by God if she doesn t throw it all out the window and try her cannot leave but by God if she doesn t throw it all out the window and try her best to make you want to strangle her by her bodice laces And Elizabeth is of course to Gregory the devil in a woman s shapeIf Gregory doesn t like her characters why should we Her skill at painting the details of the past and bringing the reader into the days of Renaissance England are utterly wasted on characters who are completely unlikable and on a story which reads like a 1500 s Catholic smear pamphlet against Elizabeth and not a novelIt is just plain boring and a waste of your time Her desperate attempts to do all she can to convince people ueen Elizabeth wasn t a competent ruler against all historical fact simply make for a downright bad book If you want a good look at ueen Elizabeth the First pick up ANY historical book on her life her life is interesting enough without fiction If you want an exciting engrossing look into TudorElizabethan and now War of the Roses era England try ANY of Gregory s other novelsGregory is a fine author when she is writing about characters against whom she does not have a severe vendetta No one wants to read a book with no one to root for Ignore this pile of venom and pick up The Other Boleyn Girl This book taught me something about myself I have to have someone to root for in fiction I was disgusted by the three main characters Elizabeth for her selfish destructive weakness Robert Dudley for his selfish destructive ambition and Lady Amy Dudley for her stupid pathetic devotion Even William Cecil who clearly fought every day for what he thought was best for his country was ultimately a smarmy man Why would I want to read about people who revolt me Especially when it s a fiction albeit well researched I ept going because I wanted to now the story the tidbits of history and culture and Gregory is a good writer And I ept hoping that someone would learn something that something edifying would emerge But all I learned is that I never want to rule a country which I was fairly certain of before reading this AMY ROBSART WAS NOT ILLITERATE The historical record shows that she was well educated and there are letters that were preserved written in her own hand She also was the financial manager of the Robsart estate It bothers me that rather than relying on the historical record Gregory chose to portray Robsart as poorly educated flaky and with no money of her own in order to make her seem dependent on those that surrounded her Gregory also omits Robsart s visit to court in 1559 when she spent a month living in London I understand this is fiction but Gregory is playing wildly fast and loose hereIt also bothered me that none of the female protagonists in this book seem remotely capable of standing on their own two feet Robsart is dependent on everyone who comes along and is an absolute ninny and Elizabeth is always wailing to either Cecil or DudleyI ept reading to find out what would happen next so in that way it was engaging However there s not a Again my love for this author grows I have watched the movie Elizabeth a long time ago and re. Ree to marry the ueen; but she cannot prevent him from becoming the favorite and the focus of the feverishly plotting pleasure seeking courtOthers too oppose the marriage but for very different reasons William Cecil the ueen's wisest counselor nows she must marry for policy; her uncle hates Dudley and swears he will be murder him first Behind the triangle of lovers the factions take up their places the Protestants the priests the assassins the diplomats and the moneymakers The very coin. Ally remembered none of itbut following the history from and Building On All The on all in these stories I have gained such a wealth of Moonrise knowledge appreciation for this period of historySince mynowledge of Elizabeth and her reign of power is very limited pretty much nonexistant I found her love affair with Dudley very intriguing especially after following The ueen s Fool and learning a bit of background of his early relations to the monarch and Elizabeth herself I felt this story developed futher into the details of his character In The ueen s Fool he is almost a likeable character and although he still has parts of him that draw you in throughout The Virgin s Lover Phillipa Gregory develops the story and the characters in such a way that you understand the reasoning and logic behind most all of their actions including the actions he ambitiously takes as well as those painful actions taken against him Although Dudley s motives are usually self serving the author does a brilliant job of humanizing each and every character so you can see the whole story as well as how each indiviual character may see it through their eyes You are made to feel such an expanse of emotion from utimate heartbreaking pity for the character Amy Dudley to such an appreciation for the cunning strength and intellect that William Cecil uses in order to Fallen Angel: The Passion of Fausto Coppi keep the balance of theingdom in check and ultimately sustained Again I would like to continue to develop my nowledge and research this amazing woman that reigned for so many years ueen Elizabeth This book gives such an insight into this woman that held and reigned in an empire solidly for so many years One fact I have dicovered clear than anything in my expolartion of these 5 novels is that the position of King or ueen is not one of comfort or joy for long in fact I may go as far to say it is not an enviable position at all I was sad to close that book although I hear she has another coming out this fall about Mary ueen of Scotsand a few other books that are definitely on my list of MUST READSuntil the next book ends happy reading This was on my summer reading list I read many of the other reviews I don t understand why this was one of the books for us to read It sounds like one of the author s other books would have made a much better choice I thougth it was pretty awful The book should have been 200 pages not 430 I don t uite understand how this book is appropriate There are at least five pretty detailed sex scenes and two detailed murders I didn t mind the sex scenes but for a school that uses the term co ed nudity when referring to the fact that wearing sexual references on clothing is against school policy I was surprised There was one fifty page stretch perhaps when absolutely nothing happened It could have easily been summarized in five pages The overall writing was a bit dreary to get through Not that many page turning parts It did feel like it was rushed and not edited well I would guess a good editor would have cut significant parts to make it shorter and bearable There were also several grammar and spelling mistakes that I caught that annoyed me I only had sympathy for two characters and only actually liked one of the characters Amy s story Dudley s wife is told with honesty and I fet sympathy for her Elizabeth and Dudley are horrible making uick decisions based on emotion with no thought to their greater responsibility I have always thought fondly of Elizabeth and her political grace in that period but this book did not portray her in a postive light I also felt sympathy for Cecil who was just trying to do his duty He did get snubbed at one point but came back He was good at his job even if his morals are uestionable I did see an underlying current of lines that I liked Dark understatements usually in the form of thoughts that sum up an event well If her other work has of that I would be inclined to try her again with one of the other books people enjoyed I did like the ending The fact that Amy was dead made it less interesting for me to read but I slogged up to that point The cleverness of Gregory s writing shows through with Dudley s realization of the huge mistake he made trading one good women who loved him and stood with him when he lost his prosperity and honor in the court for the ueen s uick love and the possible postion of being a ing In the end he s left a ruined man with neither a loving wife nor a crown At that point he finally realizes the worth of Amy A little bit late I might add. Of England is shaved and clipped to nothing as Elizabeth uncertainly leads her bankrupt country into a war that no one thinks can be wonThen someone acts in secret and for Elizabeth Dudley and the emerging ingdom nothing will be as plannedBlending historical fact with contemporary rumor Philippa Gregory has created a dark and tense novel of Tudor times which casts Elizabeth I in a light no one has suggested before Passionate fearful emotionally needy this is a ueen who will stop at nothi. ,


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