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    This is literary historical fiction styled into the form of a thriller Fremantle writes a historical account about two real life women about whom little is known to delineate the hardships and powerlessness that women faced even if

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    “It was the sheer size of the windows that made the rooms at Hardwick so impossible to heat Grandmother seemed impervious to the chill and could not hide her delight at her vast shimmering rectangles of glass fit for a ca

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    Arbella Stuart was long considered a contender for the English throne after the demise of Elizabeth I So she was kept a virt

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    To read all my book reviews plus author interviews excerpts and giveaways visit my blog Girl in the Glass Tower weaves together the stories of two women drawing on historical fact about each of their lives although in reality as the author admits in her afterword there is no evidence to say they ever met in the w

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    Great TOME bewareupdated on 12 Feb 2017Excellent historical fiction which soon draws the reader into this period in English history and its intrigue and plot The narrative covers two parallel stories the first being the life of Lady Arabella Stuart who was destined to succeed Elizabeth 1 to the English throne For her 'protection' s

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    uite disappointing I've enjoyed two of Elizabeth Fremantle's previous books ueen's Gambit and Sisters of Treason so was surprised by how much this book didn't grip me and was even boring Nothing happened until 34 of the way through and even the

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    The absorbing and intimate story of Lady Arbella Stuart who so nearly succeeded Elizabeth I to the throne in 1603 In parallel we experience the story of Arbella's friend the poet Aemilia Lanyer after she fell from grace from the court of James I

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    The Girl in the Glass Tower by Elizabeth FremantleTitle The Girl in the Glass TowerAuthor Elizabeth FremantlePublished Feb '17Publisher Penguin Genre #History Pages 464Price on Paperback £774 Kindle £499ISBN 1405920041Arbella Stuart is a royal who lives at Hardwick Hall she cannot leave Trapped behind the huge glass windows of Hardwick Hall Arbella longs to be free But with half the country wanting her to take the throne and the other ha

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    So this book was recommended to me and to be fair it was an entertaining novel However there was something about it that didn’t uite resonate with me Maybe it was the length of the book which IMO should have been shorter or maybe that I felt little empathy for the characters I can’t uite put my finger on what it was Could just b

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    It's difficult to write uality historical fiction based on true events and I think that Elizabeth Fremantle did a good job on the whole Her wri

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E her on the throne and The Girl PDF many others for her death which would leave the way clear for her cousin James the Scottish KingArbella longs to be free from her cold hearted grandmother to love wh. uite disappointing I ve enjoyed two of Elizabeth Fremantle s previous books ueen s Gambit and Sisters of Treason so was surprised by how much this book didn t grip me and was even boring Nothing happened until 34 of the way through and even then I wasn t feeling it The majority of the book was presumably a set up of our main character but I found her flat and not well developed even after 300 pages And the secondary character never became someone I cared about either Shame

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The Girl in the Glass Tower

O she wants to wear a man's trousers and ride Girl in the MOBI #242 her beloved horse Dorcas But if she ever wishes to break free she must learn to navigate the treacherous game of power or end up dead.. The Girl in the Glass Tower by Elizabeth FremantleTitle The Girl in the Glass TowerAuthor Elizabeth FremantlePublished Feb 17Publisher Penguin Genre History Pages 464Price on Paperback 774 Kindle 499ISBN 1405920041Arbella Stuart is a royal who lives at Hardwick Hall she cannot leave Trapped behind the huge glass windows of Hardwick Hall Arbella longs to be free But with half the country wanting her to take the throne and the other half wanting her dead so her cousin can take the throne and become the Scottish King All Arbella wants is to be free from her evil grandmother she longs to ride her horses and be free to love who she wants But to be free she needs to learn how to navigate the treacherous waters of the kingdom s power plays or he might just end up dead To be honest I found this book to be uiet slow I struggled to get into it and must admit I couldn t finish it For this reason I am unable to give a full review I can say I will not read this book again and I would not recommend it either Thank You to NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewRating One out of Five StarsWould I Read Again NoWould I Recommend NoWould I read other books by the same author YesReviews for this book can be found on UK under Lu s ReviewsGoodreadsNet Galley If a NetGalley BookMy Blogs at to this review can be found atTwitter lusreviewsFacebook lusreviews Instagram lusreviews

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Arbella Stuart is trapped behind the in the PDF #200 towering glass windows of Hardwick Hall Kept cloistered from a world that is full of dangers for someone with royal blood Half the country wish to se. It was the sheer size of the windows that made the rooms at Hardwick so impossible to heat Grandmother seemed impervious to the chill and could not hide her delight at her vast shimmering rectangles of glass fit for a cathedral the talk of all Derbyshire photo by my husband MarkHardwick Hall glass than wall so went a common saying about this large Elizabethan country house Built at a time when glass was exceptionally expensive it was the pride of Bess of Hardwick Countess of Shrewsbury the richest woman in England after the ueen herself If you look carefully in the photo above you can see her initials ES for Elizabeth Shrewsbury atop many of the towers she knew how to stake her claim It s now a National Trust property and Mark and I paid a visit to Hardwick Hall and its grounds on our trip to England in 2014 Portraits of its former residents the country s monarchs and other English notables grace the interior walls If you get the opportunity to see it in person goElizabeth Fremantle s The Girl in the Glass Tower delves into the life story of another Elizabethan woman who resided there but whose story was tragedy than triumph Lady Arbella Stuart granddaughter of both Bess of Hardwick and Margaret Douglas Henry VIII s niece Though she s a minor figure now for much of her lifetime Arbella was considered a likely successor to Elizabeth I Her royal lineage proved to be a terrible burden Other parties wrought conspiracies around her for their own ends and her long lived grandmother Bess kept her under tight control ostensibly for her own protection While some of Arbella s decisions cost her dearly Fremantle shows in no uncertain terms how her behavior was a natural result of the restrictive environment she enduredHalf of the novel comprises Arbella s memoir written in Jacobean times while incarcerated in the Tower of London where she looks out on the courtyard from above recollecting her too short life which comprises constant reminders of the impossibility of freedom Her mother died when she was a child and her female role models are few Her aunt Mary ueen of Scots is executed as a traitor An earlier potential successor to Elizabeth s throne the late Katherine Grey had married against the ueen s wishes and paid a great priceThe stories of these women are threaded through the novel s melancholy atmosphere they haunt Arbella and remind her of their fate which could also be hersRaised by Bess of Hardwick to be a future ueen Arbella grows up too aware of her position leading to missteps that make her appear haughty In this world of plots and counterplots political and religious she does have loyal servants and loving relatives but not everyone family included has her best interests at heartAlternating sections introduce Aemilia Lanyer called Ami a talented poet banished from court because King James didn t approve of her feminist writing Left impoverished after her spendthrift husband s death and determined to conceal the identity of her son Hal s true father Ami contends with a treacherously nosy neighbor and unwanted advances from her landlord I particularly enjoyed how the subplot involving these characters turned out The two women s tales are nicely harmonized Their lives intersect at a few critical moments and it s only after Arbella s death and she reads her memoir that Ami truly knows the person who Arbella was The Girl in the Glass Tower is a deep intimate exploration of a little known royal woman s life