I really enjoyed this book, which is based on a real person from the early 19th Century
The #Netflix series was very true to the source material.
Was Grace Marks a Murder, a Victim of the time or Troubled or all three.
First book that I have read right through in 16 hours (9am to 1am) that I would recommend to anyone
The last chapter was a nice touch
Has anyone read #TheTestaments ? Is it as reviving as this book?
Let me know so I can order it
#TheHandmaidsTale #TBRReading #TBRList
A few chapters in .... Some theories from my previously book on Catherine Parr's education are discredited in this book....but did learn more on the inter Marraige relationships that connected the Parrs to Margaret Beaufort's third marriage & Sir Thomas Moor's first wife.
#NonFiction #Tudors #HistoricalBooks #TBRList #TBRReading
I knew 32 pages in that the #Titanic would feature!
Queensland (Cobh, Co.Cork. I am a corkonian) features in the last chapter..... so basically the only surviving character will die on this doomed ship.
#BramStoker death is not even mentioned - which in real life was over shadowed by the horrors of the #Titanic .
I hated the #JackTheRipper and #ElizabethBathory angle as well as the big reveal at the end .
VERY DETAILED Biography
It will take me months to complete this book - so far mostly about Anglo- Spanish relations in the 16th Century. I don't really need to know all this background info in great detail.
Nothing really on her marriage to Arthur.
I will dip in and out of this book during the next few weeks. Written for scholars of Anglo -Spanish relations in the 16th century not for the average enthusiast of Tudor history.
Not too familiar with the Spanish court during the Renaissance , know who Charles V & Philip II are , of course .
Had to write down Catherine of Aragon's siblings . Catherine lost her older sister , she died within a hour of her sons birth (he died at the age of two) & her brother who died two months before the birth of his stillbirth daughter, before she even left for England in 1501.
I have learned so much from this biography of Catherine Parr that I ever learned online (Wikipedia)
She was part of the Court of Henry VIII since birth , her mother being a lady-in-waiting to Catherine of Aragon. She was raised along side Catherine Willoughby , Margaret Douglas (Margaret Tudor's daughter) and her cousin Princess Mary.
#TBRCrew #TBRReading #Tudor #CatherineParr
This book becomes interesting than the first installment (#TimeAfterTime) towards the end due to the decent suspense created by the author .
I had to research H.G.Wells. He was a known adulterer. He had many mistress while married to Amy Robbins.
Amber was a known Mistress. This is the name given to the 21st century love interest who becomes infatuated with Wells within minutes of meeting him!
Disappointing female leads #TBRCrew #TBRReading
Sick all day
Not able to read much
Brought this same time as #TimeAfterTime
I think my opinion of this installment will be the same as the first book
#TBRCrew #JackTheRipper #TBRReading #HGWells #TimeTravel
Was meant to read this book two weeks ago . Finally reading #TBRCrew
*Irish General Election day coverage starting on TV. Exit polls due soon. RTE lost a senior journalist tonight , its taking up the start of the program as she host previous election coverage **
At first I wanted to give up on this book . The Letters back and forth started to irritate me .
There is no Chapters . The Book is spilt into two parts : Letters before her visit and Letters exchanged while on Guernsey.
There was a few minor elements in the book that were not in the movie .The Movie worked better for me.
I want to say PICK but due to format of book I Must say "So-So"
I just expected so much more due to Movie
Prequel to #Dracula
It's in a similar format to #BramStoker Dracula through Journal entries , Newspaper clippings and Letters . We are first introduced to The Stoker Family through Bram's eyes. Did his early childhood experience be the true origins of his well known book Dracula ?
*While reading over 3 days I was painting my kitchen*
#TBRCrew #TBRReading #Vampires