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The Queen's Fool Paperback – 1 April 2004
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Praise for Philppa Gregory:
‘Gregory's research is impeccable which makes her imaginative fiction all the more convincing’ Daily Mail
‘Gregory is great at conjuring a Tudor film-set of gorgeous gowns and golden-lattered dining. She invokes some swoonsome images…while the politics are personal enough to remain pertinent’ Daily Telegraph
‘Subtle and exciting’ Daily Express
‘Written from instinct, not out of calculation, and it shows’
Peter Ackroyd, The Times
‘For sheer pace and percussive drama it will take a lot of beating’ Sunday Times
About the Author
- ASIN : 0007147295
- Publisher : HarperCollins GB (1 April 2004)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 496 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780007147298
- ISBN-13 : 978-0007147298
- Dimensions : 12.9 x 3.2 x 19.8 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 184,069 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The freedom with which Hannah is able to move between the two sisters and Dudley, who Hannah is in love with, stretches the credulity somewhat. She is a favourite of all of them apparently to the exclusion of most others, despite her refusal to act according to the norms of the time. Added to this her ability to see the future, she becomes supernatural, although of course cannot change the course of history.
Action was a bit slow and this was not one of Philippa Gregory's best.
Mary and Elizabeth and ultimately finds herself and her place in the world. Great book.
The real story in the book, a revisionist account of the reign of Queen Mary (Bloody Mary), and the accession of Elizabeth I, is quite well written, but the central character, Hannah Green (the titular Queen's Fool) is miraculously realised as an unlikely 21st century style feminist savant, way beyond the realms of credibility and actually rather irritating.