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  1. says: Joanna Hickson ¿ 4 characters Download Ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¿ Joanna Hickson [PDF/EBOOK] The Agincourt Bride Catherine de Valois #1

    review The Agincourt Bride Catherine de Valois #1 [PDF/EBOOK] The Agincourt Bride Catherine de Valois #1 I was disappointed in the Agincourt Bride for many reasons I felt that the novel had great potential because it was written from the point of view of Katherine of Valois’s wet nurse turned Mistress of the Robes Mette This approach was different from many other historical fiction novels written about Katherine and Henry V and Owen Tudor The novel certainly started strong with the fifteen year old Mette assuming her position as wet nurse

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    [PDF/EBOOK] The Agincourt Bride Catherine de Valois #1 This story is certainly epic and long I enjoyed the first half of the book but the second half I got a little tied of it I like how it’s told from the point of view of Catherine’s wet nurse I felt that there was a good connection and easy w

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    review The Agincourt Bride Catherine de Valois #1 [PDF/EBOOK] The Agincourt Bride Catherine de Valois #1 Although the Tudor dynasty is oft accredited to Henry VII’s success at the Battle of Bosworth; the Tudor line matriarch is arguable Catherine of Valois However before her marriages to Owen Tudor and King Henry V of Engla

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    review The Agincourt Bride Catherine de Valois #1 Joanna Hickson ¿ 4 characters Download Ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¿ Joanna Hickson I enjoyed this novel based upon the earlier years of the life of Catherine of Valois Through the eyes of her wet nurse and later confidante Mett

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    review The Agincourt Bride Catherine de Valois #1 Joanna Hickson ¿ 4 characters Download Ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¿ Joanna Hickson I loved this Indeed I found myself completely enthralled and caught up in the politics intrigue and magic of the French Court and Henry V of England Joanna Hickson is one of those rare story tellers that weaves a kind of magic with the English Language so that you feel as if you have been transported to another time and placeThe story is told

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    [PDF/EBOOK] The Agincourt Bride Catherine de Valois #1 Before I truly destroy errr review this novel does anyone else see the rather blatant similarity between the cover of the Agincourt Bride and the Forbidden ueen by Anne O'Brien? I mean it looks like they used the exact same model in the exact same dress the exact same hair style and then just took two different shots Oy vey there must have been some serious cutbacks in the book cover department Yeah I was not greatly impressed by the Agin

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    review The Agincourt Bride Catherine de Valois #1 [PDF/EBOOK] The Agincourt Bride Catherine de Valois #1 Her beauty fuelled a warHer courage captured a kingHer passion would launch the Tudor dynasty Tagline from the novel coverThe Agincourt Bride is part one in the story of Catherine of Valois French princess and the eventual English ueen The story is narrated by Guilliamette Laniere who becomes the wet nurse of the infant princess and eventually the princess' most able and willing confidant in her teenage and

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    [PDF/EBOOK] The Agincourt Bride Catherine de Valois #1 I had high hopes for this book when I first saw it and was looking forward to reading it Unfortunately it was a big let down The book was very

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    [PDF/EBOOK] The Agincourt Bride Catherine de Valois #1 This book was good but too wordy It caught my eye enough to read the seuel which I enjoyed better The descriptions of the lifestyle during the time period were excellent which was the best part of the book

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    review The Agincourt Bride Catherine de Valois #1 Joanna Hickson ¿ 4 characters Download Ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¿ Joanna Hickson One of the most interesting things about historical fiction revolving around royalty is the paradox they present On the on

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The Agincourt Bride Catherine de Valois #1

The Agincourt Bride Catherine de Valois #1 characters ☆ 104 The epic story of the ueen who founded the Tudor dynasty told through the eyes of her loyal nursemaid Perfect for fans of Philipa GregoryWhen her own first child is tragically still born the young Mette is pressed into service as a wet nurse at the court of the mad king Charles VI of France Her young charge is the princess Catherine. I was disappointed in the Agincourt Bride for many reasons I felt that the novel had great potential because it was written from the point of view of Katherine of Valois s wet nurse turned Mistress of the Robes Mette This approach was different from many other historical fiction novels written about Katherine and Henry V and Owen Tudor The novel certainly started strong with the fifteen year old Mette assuming her position as wet nurse in the royal household Of course as Katherine was just an infant Mette s point of view was essential in describing the conditions of the royal children under the neglect of their ambitious mother ueen Isabeau and mad father King Charles VI of France It allowed the reader to see life in a royal household and a castle in good detail how life was actually lived cooking cleaning starving the cold and the damp and the precariousness of living life according to the whim of a monarch or hisher entourage and of course how all the shifting alliances and allegiances affect the servants the peasants artisans etc So much of what we see in historical fiction remains in the point of view of the aristocracy and the royalty that we rarely get a glimpse of life as it was truly lived for most of the population In that respect Hickson did a very good job of portraying the strugglesHowever the very point of view which provided early strength for the novel also weakened the narrative and the characterisations of Mette and Katherine as Katherine grew older In her infancy Mette was Katherine only source of comfort strength and guidance and Mette s struggle to provide the neglected royal children with day to day necessities was both touching and visceral We always expect the royal and aristocratic children to have been somewhat well cared for in those days if for nothing else their potential diplomatic and economic value to the state But this was not the case for the Valois children I am not so familiar with the French court in the 14th and early 15th centuries so I cannot say with certainty that Hickson portrayed Katherine s children with great accuracy though I do remember reading about Charles VI s madness in history class and that the royal children suffered some neglect through that madness and their mother s political intriguesWhere the novel fails for me Mette s idealisation of Katherine Of course she views Katherine through a maternal lens but Hickson fails to delve into the details of Mette s concern for Katherine as certain tragedies befall her I do not want to reveal any spoilers here except to say that I simply to not know how accurate these tragedies are though I suspect that they are at least exaggerated for narrative effect because of the dearth of historical documents concerning Katherine at this time In any case whether Hickson fabricated drama here or not is not my peeve but rather that she fails to really examine the effects of these tragedies upon Katherine s psyche and Mette s as well Mette seems far concerned with portraying her charge as the perfect angelic princess than how she really might have been or how she coped with her family issues and the on off negotiations with Henry V for her hand in marriageMette s Katherine is too much a picture of perfection and never fully seems like a real breathing person as a conseuenceAnd neither really does Mette For Mette in fact has her own life family etc but they are fleeting characters and do not even seem to particularly be of concern to Mette herself Although I do realise that Katherine is the centre point on which the novel rotates Mette s own children only appear when they have something to do for importance to Katherine and conseuently they feel peripheral to Mette s life as well A stronger sense of characterisation for Mette and Katherine could have allowed Mette to be than a conduit for Katherine s voice without sacrificing Mette s role as narrator or her own personality And strangely although Henry V only appears in person near the end of the book his personality and presence pervades throughout the novel during Katherine teenage and young adult years Hickson s portrayal of Henry is excellent for we both see glimpses of Shakespeare s legendary Prince Hall and reformed Henry V as well as the real Henry He is not perfect and Hickson does not attempt to make him into the exemplary hero of romance Perhaps because Mette herself has not predisposition to consider him as the half divine creature as she views KatherineHowever I still have the novel 3 stars for the strong beginning and the details of life as a servant in a royal householdI m still debating upon whether to read the seuel which will come out later this year Perhaps I will if nothing else to read of her portrayal of Henry and to see howif Hickson fleshes out Owen Tudor into a real characterperson

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The Agincourt Bride Catherine de Valois #1 characters ☆ 104 De Valois caught up in the turbulence and chaos of life at courtMette and the child forge a bond one that transcends Mette’s lowly positionBut as Catherine approaches womanhood her uniue position seals her fate as a pawn between two powerful dynasties Her brother The Dauphin and the dark and sinister Duke of Burgundy will both us. I enjoyed this novel based upon the earlier years of the life of Catherine of Valois Through the eyes of her wet nurse and later confidante Mette we are with Catherine from birth and through the turbulent years of her adolescence Only towards the end of this novel does she become the ueen of Henry V and therefore this is truly a novel where Catherine herself is the focus and not just her position as wife of Henry V and mother to Henry VI The reader is able to formulate an idea of who Catherine is as a person and not just as a ueen I thought the author did a wonderful job of bringing her to life and making her a living breathing human being and not just a two dimensional ueen from long agoI believe the reason this was accomplished so well was because of Mette and how she narrates the story Choosing to have a narrator is very risky as so many novels fall flat on their face from the lifeless way the story is subseuently told I did not find that to be the case in this novel Not only is Mette central to the events surrounding Catherine she also has her own story to tell Her marriage her children and the things that happen to them along the way are all seen and felt by the reader alongside Mette Therefore this allows her character to be than just a narrator She is not just recording events in a book she is painting a picture for us as the reader and breathing life back into all that has transpired It was very well written Arkansas the Safe House turbulence and chaos of life at courtMette and The Power Playbook the child forge a bond one Uglen that The Big Year A Tale of Man Nature and Fowl Obsession transcends Mette’s lowly positionBut as Catherine approaches womanhood her uniue position seals her fate as a pawn between The Difference two powerful dynasties Her brother The Dauphin and The Woman Next Door the dark and sinister Duke of Burgundy will both us. 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The Agincourt Bride Catherine de Valois #1 characters ☆ 104 E Catherine to further the cause of FranceCatherine is powerless to stop them but with the French defeat at the Battle of Agincourt the tables turn and suddenly her currency has never been higher But can Mette protect Catherine from forces at court who seek to harm her or will her loyalty to Catherine place her in even greater dange. I had high hopes for this book when I first saw it and was looking forward to reading it Unfortunately it was a big let down The book was very shallow and relied totally on the serving maid narrator Sometimes a narrator can be a really helpful device in a book but it always takes away from the immediacy and action in the book In some stories that does not matter in this book it did The effect of the Narrator in this book was jarring and false and and the book lost all excitement immediacy and tension The book was slow and to be honest boring because if the way it was written I had no sense of Catherine de Valois as a person she came across as a cipher I have to say I was very disappointed by the book and how it was written Sometimes the use if a Narrator like this is a lazy device to use in a book and it was here The book would have been so much better tense interesting and immediate if it had been written from the point of view of the main and not just the serving maid You only have to read at the really good history fiction by someone like Sharon Kay Penman to see what I mean about immediacy excitement and tension and see how this is developed using all the main characters point of view When you read one of Sharon s Kay Penman s books you are there in the moment the taste the smell the immediacy the excitement the tension you feel it all in this book you do not To write a book from all the main characters point of view is much work for the author but often it is much enjoyable reading experience for the reader This book was written the lazy and easy way and it shows I cannot believe this is going to be a series I won t be reading any sadly Uglen to further The Big Year A Tale of Man Nature and Fowl Obsession the cause of FranceCatherine is powerless The Difference to stop The Woman Next Door them but with Engineering Science the French defeat at The Innocent Have Nothing to Fear the Battle of Agincourt The Confessions of Young Nero Nero #1 the The Grace of Silence tables The Wonder Trail turn and suddenly her currency has never been higher But can Mette protect Catherine from forces at court who seek A Woman Clothed With the Sun Eight Great Appearances of Our Lady in Modern Times to harm her or will her loyalty Seule au rendez vous to Catherine place her in even greater dange. 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  • The Agincourt Bride Catherine de Valois #1
  • Joanna Hickson
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  • 01 August 2020
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