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Gone Girl that awful clunker that found huge audience and had publishers swooning and salivating for ever since I Girl that awful clunker that found a audience and had publishers swooning and salivating for ever since I gladly acknowledge they ve found it "In The Poison Bed "The Poison Bed has much in common with that stilted stinker from five years ago wooden dialogue padded writing and a very modern sensibility The reader though was promised historical fiction Both author and publisher have failed completely to deliver anything worthy f the name Under Acknowledgments the author claims she is so pleased by the design that she gladly have her book judged by its cover Very wise Ms Fremantle The content is awful I love the twists in this work and all together love all f her books Such a great way to bring history alive Great book The ending was terrible and I didn t like King James he was horrible with everyone especially with young men he was a perv I seldom put down a book but sadly I could not get into this story I bought this ne because the subject and the blurb Gone Girl meets The Miniaturist intrigued meTwo years ago i watched Gone girl and it is still ne The Wallflower's Revenge of my favorite moviesI ve also read The Miniaturist It was the first book i managed to complete since giving birth last year and it was a goodneAlso this is not my first book by E C Fremantle I ve aslo read her book ueen s Gambit about Katherine Parr s marriage to Henry VIIISo i figured The Poison Bed Couldn t fail In fact it exeeded my expectationsI will not explain the structure f the novel because it will give a spoilerI will nly say that the story is told from two points War to the Knife: Bleeding Kansas, 1854-1861 of view Thatf Robert Carr the king s favorite and that Leaving Mother Lake: A Girlhood at the Edge of the World of Frances Howard a memberf the powerfull Howard familyThis book made me work Meaning Wikipedia became a constant companion in trying to understand who s whoThe court factions involved in the plot have grudges ne with the ther going back centuries and an active reading is reuiredI knew about the Overbury poisoning from The Murder in the Tower The Story f Frances Countess f Essex A Novel Introductory Algebra: Models Concepts Skills of the Stuarts Book 3 by Jean Plaidy That is a good book to understand the complexitiesf the case and get a firm grasp Marriage After God: Chasing Boldly After God’s Purpose for Your Life Together of the basic events Thatne was written long ago and is a part f her Stuart novels Plaidy has written about any English Monarch since William the conueror but her books never read like thrillers The poison Bed does It really reminded me f Gone Girl in that regar. Hor Blue Blood of The Essex Serpent 'The Miniaturist meets Gone Girl Gripping and fullf surprises' BBC History 'Books The Gollywhopper Games: Friend or Foe of the Year' 'A talef intrigue and ambition this is a rich and fascinating book ' Guardian 'Immaculately detailed dark clever and compulsive' Daily Mail. ,
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Have existed without a great copy editor like To Kill A Mockingbird and mourn the loss f that position in the book publishing world This book could have used a guiding hand It's Like This or ten This could have been a really interesting story if it had been researched better written and read less like a story from The National Enuirer As it is it is a disappointment Elizabeth Fremantle hasn t bothered to inform herself in the least about Jacobean court mannersr habits To whit in the first 25 pages The Mirage of The Poison Bed the author has King James I in his apartments with Richard Carr courtier and apparent boy toy preparing him for a tuck in During their exchange the royal sueeze prepares lights and smokes a pipe in between kisses with his king Had she made the most cursory Wiki search Fremantle would have discovered A Counterblaste to Tobaccone f the most vituperative attacks against smoking ever made and written 10 years earlier than the period when ur tale begins By whom you ask Why King James I the monarch who is getting smoke blown in his face whilst he French kisses Richard Carr This passivity by a man who regarded himself as God s infallible representative Rituels secrets des Templiers on earth The annointedf God s Will apparently put up with any disgusting indignity to canoodle with a cutie A snippet for your perusal but the last sentence says it allHave you not reason then to bee ashamed and to forbeare this filthie noveltie so basely grounded so foolishly received and so grossely mistaken in the right use thereof In your abuse thereof sinning against God harming your selves both in persons and goods and raking also thereby the markes and notes f vanitie upon you by the custome thereof making your selves to be wondered at by all forraine civil Nations and by all strangers that come among you to be scorned "and contemned A custome lothsome to the eye hatefull to the Nose harmefull to the braine dangerous to "contemned A custome lothsome to the eye hatefull to the Nose harmefull to the braine dangerous to Lungs and in the blacke stinking fume thereof neerest resembling the horrible Stigian smoke f the pit that is bottomelesseNo James wasn t railing against homosexuality which he may A Mild Suicide or may not have indulged in he was railing against smoking That both author and editors could make so colossal a blunder sparked my curiosity There are plentyf Beethoven for a Later Age: The Journey of a String Quartet other mistakes estranged Earl s and Countesses don t ask eachther to pass the bread to make small talk during dinner they have servants for that What I wondered were Fremantle s sources if she missed details both great and small Under Author s Notes just a single book is mentioned as a source a stunning lack Born to Ride: A Story About Bicycle Face of historical interest and indifference Unsurprisingly then the Poison Bed is littered with presentism independent women with modern sensibilities sexuallybsessed men in their thrall who also get ahead by courting their R husband Robert Kept apart Frances can Origen: Scholarship in the Service of the Church only tell her sidef the story How did she come to be here Can she somehow prove her innocence And what lengths will she go to to save herself 'Engaging vivid and revelling in historical detail' Sarah Perry bestselling aut.