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The Queen of Subtleties
The Queen of Subtleties
Author: Suzannah Dunn
Fans of historical fiction will savor this colorful retelling of the rise and fall of Anne Boleyn by British author Dunn. The novel (her eighth, and the first to be published in the U.S.) is narrated in turns by Anne, now imprisoned in the Tower, and Lucy Cornwallis, Henry VIII's confectioner, who observes the dramas of the court from the haven ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780739454916
ISBN-10: 0739454919
Pages: 288
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  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Morrow
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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GowerMeower avatar reviewed The Queen of Subtleties on + 179 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
A good historical fiction novel from an interesting perspective, alternatiing chapters as if written by Anne Boleyn and a kitchen servant in the court of Henry VIII.
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Helpful Score: 1
The book provides two points of view; one from a kitchen-maid, & the one of Queen Anne. The last two chapters from Anne's point of view were done exceptionally well, but the remaining ones too often lapsed into modern language.
I must admit, I do not know enough of confectionary to appreciate the chapters from the point of view of the kitchen-maid.
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Interesting book. More so about the confectioner's point of view on events surrounding Anne Boleyn.


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