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The Sixth Wife: A Novel (edition 2008)

by Suzannah Dunn

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Title:The Sixth Wife: A Novel
Authors:Suzannah Dunn
Info:William Morrow Paperbacks (2008), Paperback, 336 pages
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Sono rimasta tristemente delusa.
Katherine Parr non è la vera protagonista di questo libro e non viene nemmeno raffigurata come l'ultima moglie di Enrico VIII.
Questo libro parla della sua vita dopo la morte del re, ma soprattutto si concentra sulla figura di Cathy, la vera protagonista.
Si può considerare un buon libro per l'ambientazione o per la visione esterna di tre ragazze che diventeranno regine: Jane Grey, Mary Tudor e Elisabeth. Non lasciatevi illudere, però, di conoscere gli ultimi momenti di vita di Enrico VIII con Katherine Parr. Non è così. ( )
  SaraOrwell | Oct 16, 2015 |
This is the story of Queen Katherine Parr as told by her friend Catherine, Duchess of Suffolk. It covers the years from Henry VIII's death till Catherine's own in 1548. While some liberty has been taken with the story a lot of facts are correct and it was an enjoyable read. ( )
  slvoight | Mar 31, 2013 |
Amazon summary: A gripping novel of love, passion, betrayal, and heartbreak in the unstable Tudor court following the death of King Henry VIII
Clever, level-headed Katherine Parr has suffered through four years of marriage to the aging and irascible King Henry VIII—and she has survived, unlike the five wives who came before her. But less than a year after the old king's death, her heart is won by the dashing Thomas Seymour, and their hasty union undoes a lifetime of prudent caution.
An unwilling witness to the queen's late-blossoming love, Catherine, Duchess of Suffolk, harbors nagging suspicions of Kate's handsome and ambitious new husband. But as Catherine is drawn deeper into the web of politics ensnaring her oldest friend, it gradually becomes clear that she has her own dark tale to tell. For though Thomas might betray his wife for power, Catherine might betray her for passion, risking everything she has in a world where love is a luxury not even royalty can easily afford. ( )
  dalzan | Jan 24, 2013 |
I was really looking forward to this book, I had read another by this author earlier in the year and liked it quite a bit. And I liked this too, but it took me a bit of time to adjust to the viewpoint and way of speaking in this one.

The book is told from the viewpoint of Catherine of Suffolk, the last wife of Charles Brandon, who was a great friend to Henry VIII. Cathy, completely by coincidence, is a great friend of Katherine Parr, Henry’s sixth and final wife, and we pick up the story right after Kate marries Thomas Seymour, going through the last year or so of her life.

To read the rest of my review, please visit:
http://www.dorolerium.com/?p=3029 ( )
  dorolerium | Oct 11, 2011 |
Another disappointing novel from Suzannah Dunn (although nowhere near as bad as The Confession of Catherine Howard). The focus is Katherine Parr, Henry VII's last queen, in her brief marriage to her fourth husband, Thomas Seymour, and the narrator is Catherine Brandon, third wife and now widow of Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk. While it sounds promising, Dunn manages to make all of her characters either insipid or despicable. "Kate" Parr, a four-times wed woman in her mid-thirties, is so naive that she has no clue that her new husband is an ambitious bounder, and she indulges his spendthrift ways. Worse still, the friend she has called on to help her through a difficult pregnancy ends up bonking her husband on a regular basis--and this is the narrator, so with whom are we supposed to identify or empathize? On top of that, she obviously detests the young Elizabeth, who is rendered extremely unlikeable, constantly rolling her eyes at what anyone else says, and Jane Grey is depicted as a Protestant fanatic and a stick-in-the-mud, even though she is only 10 years old. One of Dunn's most annoying and anachronistic tricks from The Confession of Catherine Howard shows up again: Characters repeatedly greet one another with "Hello, you," or in some cases, they just stare at one another and say, "You." (I hated this in another book not by Dunn, Lori Larsen's The Girls; it's just so irritating and phony.)

So all-in-all, there's not much to be commended here, and I'll be giving away the thrid Dunn on my shelf without bothering to read it. I'm sure I'd only find Anne Boleyn gazing at King Henry and murmuring "You," and that would truly make me retch. ( )
4 vote Cariola | Apr 2, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0061431567, Paperback)

A gripping novel of love, passion, betrayal, and heartbreak in the unstable Tudor court following the death of King Henry VIII

Clever, level-headed Katherine Parr has suffered through four years of marriage to the aging and irascible King Henry VIII—and she has survived, unlike the five wives who came before her. But less than a year after the old king's death, her heart is won by the dashing Thomas Seymour, and their hasty union undoes a lifetime of prudent caution.

An unwilling witness to the queen's late-blossoming love, Catherine, Duchess of Suffolk, harbors nagging suspicions of Kate's handsome and ambitious new husband. But as Catherine is drawn deeper into the web of politics ensnaring her oldest friend, it gradually becomes clear that she has her own dark tale to tell. For though Thomas might betray his wife for power, Catherine might betray her for passion, risking everything she has in a world where love is a luxury not even royalty can easily afford.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:11:08 -0400)

'The Sixth Wife' is a gripping novel of love, passion, betrayal and heartbreak. Catharine Parr survived Henry VIII to find true love with Thomas Seymour - only to realise that her love was based on a lie.

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