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by Suzannah Dunn

  • Author: Suzannah Dunn
  • ISBN: 0007258275
  • ISBN13: 978-0007258277
  • ePub: 1872 kb | FB2: 1427 kb
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperPress; First Edition edition (July 21, 2008)
  • Pages: 304
  • Rating: 4.4/5
  • Votes: 474
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The Queen's Sorrow ePub download

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Suzannah Dunn sion, obsession? In her own words, Suzannah Dunn reveals what fascinated her about the reign of Mary Tudo. e shy away from Mary Tudor. If she appears at all in fiction or films, she’s dowdy and earnest if not also vengeful and deluded. Her problem is that she wasn’t glamorous, to say the very least. Worse, for the English, she’s embarrassing: that un-English religious fervour.

Suzannah Dunn is the author of nine previous books of fiction: 'Darker Days Than Usual’, 'Blood Sugar', 'Past Caring', ‘Venus Flaring', 'Quite Contrary', 'Tenterhooks', 'Commencing Our Descent', 'Queen of Subtleties' and ‘The Sixth Wife’. Her most recent novel is ‘The Confession of Katherine Howard’. She lives in Shropshire. Библиографические данные.

Plain and dutiful and a passionate Catholic, Mary Tudor is overjoyed when she becomes Queen of England. After the misery of her childhood, when her father, Henry VIII, rejected her and her mother, Mary feels at last that she is achieving her destiny. And when she marries Philip of Spain, her happiness is complete. But Mary's delight quickly turns sour as she realizes that her husband does not love her-indeed, that he finds her devotion irritating. On the bookshelvesAll.

A queen brought low by love compromised and power abused – the tragedy of Mary Tudor. These are desperate times for Mary Tudor. As England’s first ruling queen, her joy should be complete when she marries Philip, the dashing Prince of Spain. Suzannah Dunn is the author of ten novels in the United Kingdom, including The Sixth Wife and The Queen of Subtleties, both published in the United States as well. She lives in Brighton, England.

Someone senior on the Spanish side was supposed to have told the prince that his bride, the English queen, had provided for him; not financially (not a penny) but in terms of staff.

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The Queen’s Sorrow - Suzannah Dunn. My first book by Dunn. Enjoyed it enough to seek out her other novels did I miss something? Each o. . ENGLAND, AT LAST, in view: a small harbour settlement crouched on the shoreline. And rain, still this rain, just as he’d been warned. Mid-August, but rain for the three days – and nights, long nights – they’d been anchored offshore. It wasn’t as if Spain didn’t have rain. Enjoyed it enough to seek out her other novels did I miss something? Each of Suzannah's novel have been different. I will continue to read her to see what the next quirk she has up her sleeve. nellista 1Go to nellista 1's profile.

The Queen's Sorrow book. Nevertheless, her story is a fascinating one, and author Suzannah Dunn captures a fragment of it in her haunting novel, The Queen’s Sorrow. In focusing on the months after Mary's marriage to Philip II and her tragic, illusory pregnancy, Dunn has crafted an intr Mary I of England, better known as Bloody Mary, has never evoked much sympathy, despite her fractured adolescence and horrible young adulthood, where she first suffered much of the deprivation and pain she later inflicted during her reign.

"A Love Denied For Which a Country Must Suffer". That's on the front. In reading the back cover, one could get the impression that it was Mary Tudor's story, and Rafael was a close friend, or lover. Nothing could be furthur from the way the book plays out. Rafael comes to England with Phillip of Spain, to work on a sundial. He expects to only be there 6 weeks, but ends up staying over a year, because Phillip is kept in England. There is almost no dialogue; it is mostly Rafael's impressions of England and the English people. The book is slow moving and very over-written. Pages go on and on, with no movement forward in the story. Rafael and Queen Mary meet a few times, briefly, and they are like ships in the night-- no friendship develops other than their interest in children. The "great love" in the story is Rafael's love for his 4 year old son back in Spain. He has a fling with Cecily, the housekeeper where he is staying, and in the end betrays her, unknowingly. I would have enjoyed the book more if I had not felt mislead-- if it had been called "Rafael Goes To London", I would not have kept expecting something to happen between him and Mary. But it was so dull and drawn out that by the end I just wanted to get it finished.
Mary Tudor is not a frequent subject of fiction. The eldest child of Henry VIII was vanquished from the court when Henry divorced her mother. She finally ascends the throne after the death of her half-brother. Married later in life Mary longed to have a loving husband and children. She had neither. Her story is told through conversations with a Spanish artisan in England to build a sundial. He talks of missing his wife and son and Mary speaks of her desire to have a child.. We are taken through her phantom pregnancy and the inevitable results. We are also exposed to the results of the bloody purges of Mary. A tragic figure looking for liove is Mary Tudor
If this book is supposed to be about Mary Tudor, why am I reading over and over about a guy named Rafael. He is supposed to be like a narrator, but all you read about is his feelings and impressions of England. I'm sorry to say that this was a waste of time... I hope to avoid someone else the waste.
As I bought this book I know I was buying a novel and not a historical biography. I was perfectly willing to put up with a fictional novel, as long as it would have actually been about Mary I. But I have just wasted good money on this book. I am halfway through, and it is painfully clear that this book is not at all about Mary I. I just feel cheated that the author has used a prominent historical figure to sell a book which isn't at all what one would reasonably expect it to be. Please don't buy it if you expect to read about Mary I: she only gets mentioned a couple of times and a little more lengthy at the end, for no more than two pages. What the book is about is this Spanish sundial maker, Rafael, who goes to England during Mary's reign, and his feelings of homesickness, his varied sexual experiences (all of them, mind you), and a somewhat mysterious woman character, Cecily. It's a pity this book is so misleading, because the author doesn't write all that badly...
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This was not a book about Queen Mary I. There was hardly any Queen Mary in it at all. This was a total waste of time and money. It took me a long time to force myself to read this. It has nothing to do with the writing itself, it has to do with the content.

I thought it would be a book about Queen Mary I. I am an avid English history reader and I thought I was going to get a different perspective into Queen Mary the firsts’ life. I was very disappointed to find out that this was not true.

It was actually a book from a spectators’ point of view that had nothing to do with the actual history at all. The author writes very well but next time should pick a title that isn’t so misleading. I was very disappointed and upset that I wasted my money.
I first encountered Suzannah Dunn's writing through the quirky but intriguing story of Henry VIII's sixth wife, Catherine Parr and her bosom friend, Catherine Brandon, the Dowager Duchess of Suffolk, The Sixth Wife: A Novel. This is the second time I've sampled another of her novels hoping to find it the same combination of suspenseful plot and adequate writing - a good beach or airplane read, essentially. (I bought this at Heathrow on the way home for the plane ride, in fact.) This will be the last time, however.

The Queen's Sorrow has little to do with Mary Tudor and the unquestioned fact that her reign - after an initial period of euphoria - was a litany of disaster, from failed crops to religious dissension and the losses of England's final possessions on the continent. Instead, the story revolves around the improbable adventures of an unconvincing character, a Spaniard who has left behind his wife and son in order to craft a sundial for the English queen as a gift from her new husband, the Spanish Prince Phillip. I say "adventures", but that is far too strong a word for Rafael's experiences in England. He travels to and from the court, worries about whether he'll be able to complete his sundial (whether he'll be paid for the supplies, for instance), and, in his spare time, broods and wonders about the mysterious housekeeper who serves the family that reluctantly offers him bed and board. Ultimately, the mystery of Cecily and her young son become entangled in Rafael's acute homesickness for his own family and the Queen's yearning for a son of her own to inherit the kingdom and preserve it as a Catholic realm.

Alas and alack. The elements are all there for a good novel - despite the fact that the title is misleading. But none of the characters is convincing and the plot plods, ambles and meanders. By the time what should be a shocking denouement is reached, what is horrifying isn't the outcome, but the fact that the reader doesn't care that much because Dunn has failed to persuade them that these are "living" characters. (This time, the contemporary approach to dialogue, while still distracting and irritating, was the least of this reader's problems with the novel.)

I didn't have quite as visceral a degree of repulsion for The Queen of Subtleties: A Novel of Anne Boleyn, although I wouldn't recommend it to a friend and would award it only 2.5 stars, versus 3.5 for the far better (albeit implausible at times) Sixth Wife. Avoid this; if you're looking for historical fiction about Mary Tudor, turn to Hilda Lewis's excellent books (out of print but available)Mary the Queen,I Am Mary Tudor. Philippa Gregory tackles Mary's woes and the woes of England under her rule through the eyes of a member of her entourage (a similar approach and one I think works better) in The Queen's Fool: A Novel (Boleyn). Any of those books I would award 3.5 to 4 stars.
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