The Girl in the Glass Tower review Õ 3



10 thoughts on “The Girl in the Glass Tower

  1. says:

    This is literary historical fiction styled into the form of a thriller Fremantle writes a historical account about two real life women about whom little is known to delineate the hardships and powerlessness that wo

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    “It was the sheer size of the windows that made the rooms at Hardwick so impossible to heat Grandmother seemed impervious to the chill and could not hide her delight at her vast shimmering rectangles of glass

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    Arbella Stuart was long considered a contender for the English throne after the demise of Elizabeth I So she was kept a virtual prisoner by her grandmother known to history as Bess of Hardwick and cocooned against potential threats by Catholic

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    To read all my book reviews plus author interviews excerpts and giveaways visit my blog Girl in the Glass Tower weaves together the stories of two women drawing on historical fact about each of their lives although in reality as the author admits in her afterword there is no evidence to say they ever met in the way imagined However this is

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    Great TOME bewareupdated on 12 Feb 2017Excellent historical fiction which soon draws the reader into this period in English history and its intrigue and plot The narrative covers two parallel stories the first be

  6. says:

    uite disappointing I've enjoyed two of Elizabeth Fremantle's previous books ueen's Gambit and Sisters of Treason so was surprised by how much this book didn't grip me and was even boring Nothing happened until 34 of the way through

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    The absorbing and intimate story of Lady Arbella Stuart who so nearly succeeded Elizabeth I to the throne in 1603 In parallel we experience the story of Arbella's friend the poet Aemilia Lanyer after she fell from grace from the court

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    The Girl in the Glass Tower by Elizabeth FremantleTitle The Girl in the Glass TowerAuthor Elizabeth FremantlePublished Feb '17Publisher Penguin Genre #History Pages 464Price on Paperback £774 Kindle £499ISBN 140

  9. says:

    So this book was recommended to me and to be fair it was an entertaining novel However there was something about it that didn’t uite resonate with me Maybe it was the length of the book which IMO should have been shorter or maybe that I felt little empathy for the characters I can’t uite put my finger on what it was Could just be that I’ve read loads of pretty similar novels and I’m getting just a bit bored It wa

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    It's difficult to write uality historical fiction based on true events and I think that Elizabeth Fremantle did a good job on the whole Her writing is of a very good uality and her descriptions of life in and near to court were informed and enlightening I did however wonder about the choice of Arbella Stuart as a subject of a 400 page book when much of her life was in confinement and most of the action doesn't start until the end of the

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Arbella Stuart is trapped in the PDF #200 behind the towering glass windows of Hardwick Hall Kept cloistered from a world that is full of dangers for someone with royal blood Half the country wish to se. Arbella Stuart was long considered a contender for the English throne after the demise of Elizabeth I So she was kept a virtual prisoner by her grandmother known to history as Bess of Hardwick and cocooned against potential threats by Catholic plotters Fremantle imagines her life and tells it as a sort of memoir being read by out of favour court poet Aemilia Lanyer some years later I ve come across Lanyer before in other works that fictionally explore her supposed relations with Shakespeare and put across the argument that she was his Dark Lady This was a wonderful piece of historical fiction and Fremantle has a masterful way with words

summary The Girl in the Glass Tower

The Girl in the Glass Tower

E her on the throne and The Girl PDF many others for her death which would leave the way clear for her cousin James the Scottish KingArbella longs to be free from her cold hearted grandmother to love wh. Great TOME bewareupdated on 12 Feb 2017Excellent historical fiction which soon draws the reader into this period in English history and its intrigue and plot The narrative covers two parallel stories the first being the life of Lady Arabella Stuart who was destined to succeed Elizabeth 1 to the English throne For her protection she is taken to rural Derbyshire at Hardwick I loved this as we used to live near Hardwick Hall and visited on many occasions so this brought the backdrop much realistic for me The second story looks at Ami who has been exiled from court and whose story becomes entwined with the first How the two narratives come together in the second half of the book is done well This is a well written historical fiction even for those readers new to the genre I felt the overall desolation of Arabella who was technically under house arrest and how awful to have so many silently plotting against her Elizabeth Fremantle is a master other craft and this is no exception Arabella perhaps one of the lesser known characters from the 16 th Century however in some ways I can see why She isn t the most endearing of women As I couldn t warm to herthis reduced some of the enjoyment for me hence the 4

summary ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Elizabeth Fremantle

O she wants to wear a man's trousers and ride Girl in the MOBI #242 her beloved horse Dorcas But if she ever wishes to break free she must learn to navigate the treacherous game of power or end up dead.. The Girl in the Glass Tower by Elizabeth FremantleTitle The Girl in the Glass TowerAuthor Elizabeth FremantlePublished Feb 17Publisher Penguin Genre History Pages 464Price on Paperback 774 Kindle 499ISBN 1405920041Arbella Stuart is a royal who lives at Hardwick Hall she cannot leave Trapped behind the huge glass windows of Hardwick Hall Arbella longs to be free But with half the country wanting her to take the throne and the other half wanting her dead so her cousin can take the throne and become the Scottish King All Arbella wants is to be free from her evil grandmother she longs to ride her horses and be free to love who she wants But to be free she needs to learn how to navigate the treacherous waters of the kingdom s power plays or he might just end up dead To be honest I found this book to be uiet slow I struggled to get into it and must admit I couldn t finish it For this reason I am unable to give a full review I can say I will not read this book again and I would not recommend it either Thank You to NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewRating One out of Five StarsWould I Read Again NoWould I Recommend NoWould I read other books by the same author YesReviews for this book can be found on UK under Lu s ReviewsGoodreadsNet Galley If a NetGalley BookMy Blogs at to this review can be found atTwitter lusreviewsFacebook lusreviews Instagram lusreviews