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King's Curse
King's Curse | Philippa Gregory
From the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author behind the acclaimed Starz series "The White Queen" comes the story of lady-in-waiting Margaret Pole and her unique view of King Henry VIII s stratospheric rise to power in Tudor England. As an heir to the Plantagenets, Margaret is seen by the King s mother, the Red Queen, as a rival to the Tudor claim to the throne. She is buried in marriage to a Tudor supporter Sir Richard Pole, governor of Wales and becomes guardian to Arthur, the young Prince of Wales, and his beautiful bride, Katherine of Aragon. But Margaret s destiny, as cousin to the White Princess, is not for a life in the shadows. Tragedy throws her into poverty, yet a royal death restores her to her place at young Henry VIII s court where she becomes chief lady-in-waiting to Queen Katherine. There she watches the dominance of the Spanish queen over her husband and her tragic decline. Amid the rapid deterioration of the Tudor court, Margaret must choose whether her allegiance is to the increasingly tyrannical Henry VIII or to her beloved queen. Caught between the old and the new, Margaret must find her own way, concealing her knowledge that an old curse cast upon all the Tudors is slowly coming true..."
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ChubbyChipmunk
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A fun if distressing read (because if the ending). Gregory's attention to detail and empathy for the human psychology is enhanced by her vivid imagination, lending a fully immersive narrative into medieval politics. Will definitely seek out more of her books!

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ChubbyChipmunk
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Digging into a longer read after "The Old Man and The Sea"

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Ericalambbrown
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I really enjoyed this installment of Philippa Gregory‘s series. I‘ve always found Margaret Pole to be one of the more interesting characters in the whole Plantagenet/Tudor saga. I can‘t imagine living the life of anxiety she must have endured knowing her family‘s safety was at the mercy of whatever political whim was currently prevalent. The author‘s note at the end was particularly interesting and food for thought.

Butterfinger I remember how gripping her death scene was. Stayed with me for a long time. 9mo
Ericalambbrown @Butterfinger I had wondered how they would do that because the written accounts from witnesses I‘d read were brutal! I thought it was well done, but it‘ll certainly give me a bit of a hangover. 9mo
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toofondofbooks
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The events if the Tudor reign told from the point of view of Margaret Pole, a Plantagenet niece of Edward IV and Richard III. Not my favorite of this series, but still good.

Rissa1 I just purchased a copy of this, today. 9mo
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Mtroiano
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#currentlyreading also happens to fit the #londoncalling prompt 👏🏼👏🏼
#marchintothe70s

Cinfhen I‘m so torn between #PageCountPhobia and #FoMo I feel like I need to read at least one book by Philippa Gregory 9mo
Mtroiano @Cinfhen oh, she‘s great! The books don‘t seem as long as they are! 9mo
Lizpixie 👍❤️ 9mo
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Cataluna49
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Do you want a badass historical female? Do you want scheming, secrets and a quiet rebellion? Do you want a woman who does everything around her house while also playing the royal court like a chess game? This book is for you. Read about the kick ass story of Margaret Pole and learn why she is absolutely #goals

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Alicia8
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Starting this one today, I‘ve love everything I‘ve read by Philippe Gregory so hoping this one doesn‘t disappoint. Book 47/52

JacqMac It‘s good. I love her, too. Enjoy! 1y
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Books4Ever
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This book was truly phenomenal 👍As a big fan of Philippa Gregory I‘m not sure I can give a poor review of any of her books, because she never disappoints me. This book is brilliant 😊 I love the story of the Pole family and especially Margaret. Even though I knew the end from the start, I loved every page. I‘m not doing this book justice in this review so I‘ll just say: if you like historical fiction, read it 😘 you won‘t regret it 😊

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Books4Ever
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Only 120 pages left and I have to work 😢 This cute gift from my valentine makes it a little more bearable 😘

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Books4Ever
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New Philippa Gregory and I‘m digging in 😘 My mom found this one for me and boy am I glad. Gregory is brilliant😊 she brings history to life and she has yet to disappoint me 😊

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Texreader
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I rarely so slam a book but I invested 25+ hours listening to it and I am so disappointed. 99% of the story is told in dialogue recollecting events that took place or bemoaning fear of what is to come. In other words, 99% of no action. Can anyone tell me whether this is this author 's usual style? What's worse is the narrator is so overly dramatic. I don't recommend it. 🌟🌟

Cathythoughts Oh dear 🙄, I hope your next book is absolutely brilliant !!!! 2y
TrishB I gave up on her books a long time ago. Not for me. 2y
JacqMac Her books are all very similar. If you didn't like this one you won't like the rest. She's one of my favorites though. 2y
GinEyre22 Her older books are better. She's been phoning it in recently... 2y
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Reecaspieces
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BethM Weird. 2y
Laura317 That is odd. And rather a "I'm better than all that" kind of attitude. 2y
EvieBee Yeah. I thought it was catty myself. Maybe she was having an off day. 2y
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CocoReads Wow. Rude. I still like her books but I'm not at all thrilled with her remarks. 2y
JacqMac Wow. That's really strange. And so insulting. 2y
TrishB Read this and thought it was awful. I'm not into her books at all. 2y
OrangeMooseReads Those are awfully rude remarks. As the article states she writes a narrow/specific genre herself. 2y
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mick2x
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We are Plantagenet: we dine on a diet of betrayal and heartbreak.

-Margaret Pole

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚👍😀 3y
ReadingOver50 Nice photo 😄 3y
mick2x Thank you so much guys!!! 3y
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CocoReads
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Missed yesterday's #ReadJanuary I know that I have a lots of books about #royals (mostly Philippe Gregory's ) but this was the only one close to hand!

Lacythebookworm That cover! 😍 3y
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Dragon
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#royals #readjanuary I enjoy all types of books about royalty. Here's a stack of historical fact and fiction 📚

Texreader Oh look at that gorgeous stack !!! ❤️📚 3y
Dragon Thanks @BookishTrish I confess I haven't finished as I feel so sorry for the family 🙁I had to stop for now. 3y
Dragon Thanks @Texreader for the compliment 😀🐉 3y
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azulaco
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I am a huge fan of Tudor history and I love Philippa Gregory's focus on the women around the Cousins' War, so I could not wait to read this one. I expected to love it. Instead, I felt it dragged more and more as the book went on. I was interested to learn more about Margaret Pole, the main character in the book, but the writing didn't hold me in this book as it has in other books by Gregory. I'd rate this between a pick and a so-so.

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