[PDF/EBOOK] The Girl in the Glass Tower ☆ Elizabeth Fremantle


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The Girl in the Glass Tower

Arbella Stuart is trapped 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 s. 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

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Ove who she wants to wear a man's trousers and ride 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. 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 was good to finally read some historical fiction that doesn t just re hash the same Tudor stories but I d take some Phillips Gregory over this In summary it s entertaining and perfectly readable but not the best piece of historical fiction I ve ever read Electing Judges up dead. 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 Encounters with Rauschenberg 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 Doctors, Ambassadors, Secretaries 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 was good to finally read some historical fiction that doesn t just re hash the same Tudor stories but I d take some Phillips Gregory over this In summary it s entertaining and perfectly readable but not the best piece of historical fiction I ve ever read

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Ee her on the throne and 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 l. 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 and even then I wasn t feeling it The majority of the book was presumably a set up of our main character but I found her flat and not well developed even after 300 pages And the secondary character never became someone I cared about either Shame


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 women faced even if they are high born it really is a man's world Arbella Stuart is the potential heir to ueen Elizabeth's throne imprisoned in a glass tower at Hardwick Hall by the ambitious and schem

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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 fit for a cathedral the talk of all Derbyshire”photo by my husband MarkHardwick Hall glass than wall so went a common s

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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 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 othe

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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

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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 being the life of Lady Arabella Stuart who was destined to succeed Elizabeth 1 to the English throne For her 'protection'

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    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

  7. says:

    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 of James I

  8. says:

    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 roy

  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 was good

  10. says:

    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 wr

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