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Sisters of Treason | [Elizabeth Fremantle]

Sisters of Treason

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Sisters of Treason by Elizabeth Fremantle. Lady Jane Grey has just been executed by her cousin Mary Tudor and her two younger sisters, Mary and Catherine, live in the shadow of their sister's tragic demise. Lady Catherine's fatal flaw is her compulsive desire for love, while clever Lady Mary is burdened with a crooked spine and tiny stature - and both have inherited the curse of royal blood.
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Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Sisters of Treason by Elizabeth Fremantle.

Lady Jane Grey has just been executed by her cousin Mary Tudor and her two younger sisters, Mary and Catherine, live in the shadow of their sister's tragic demise. Lady Catherine's fatal flaw is her compulsive desire for love, while clever Lady Mary is burdened with a crooked spine and tiny stature - and both have inherited the curse of royal blood.

It is court painter Levina Teerlinc who helps the girls survive Mary Tudor's reign, but when the Queen's sister, the hot-headed Elizabeth, inherits the crown, court life becomes increasingly treacherous for the Grey girls...

©2014 Elizabeth Fremantle (P)2014 Penguin Books Limited

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  • Alison
    9/5/14
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    "Awful"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I honestly can't imagine anybody liking this.


    Any additional comments?

    There is a great book out there to be written about the Greys. This isn't it.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Karen D Kotze
    1/2/15
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    "History brought to life"

    Brings an interesting time in history to life, and provides a somewhat different perspective of some well known historical characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dawn
    Rivonia, South Africa
    11/30/14
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    "The story behind history"
    What did you like most about Sisters of Treason?

    Many aspects of Sisters of Treason are interesting. Perhaps most intriguing is the fact that it is about the Grey family and the aftermath of Jane Grey's failed bid for the crown of England. Many official lists of the Kings and Queens of England neglect (or pointedly ignore) Jane Grey's 9 day rule, even though she was named as successor by King Edward. The manner in which Jane's sisters were treated by both Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth was despicable. The story highlights the terrifying low position of women in Tudor society - the lack of control over their own lives and the absolute control of monarchs in even the smallest areas of people's lives.


    What other book might you compare Sisters of Treason to, and why?

    I haven't read enough historical fiction to properly compare this book to any others, as I tend to read historical non fiction books. But Conn Iggluden's War of the Roses books are an interesting read.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    This is a book which features many tragic and sorrowful scenes. Perhaps, my favourite was the last of the book, when two boys visit Mary Grey. I don't want to give too much away, so I'll leave it at that :)


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There are many moving (but sad) moments in the book. I think Katherine Grey's descent into madness is perhaps the most touching.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a stab-in-the-dark choice but one which I am profoundly grateful to have made. Thoroughly enjoyable, despite the circumstances the Grey sisters found themselves in for the vast majority of their lives. Makes one appreciate modern freedoms all the more!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Julie Artist
    England
    10/20/14
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    "review"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Would depend on the friend!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Sisters of Treason?

    Interesting slant on a familiar story


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Mostly historically accurate with fictitious backfill and well read although I am not sure I like the way the characters accents were portrayed.

    One thing I find irritating about the vast majority of historical novels is the neediness of the female characters. The 'longing' for their menfolk and the endless pursuit of love. Whilst I am sure this was the case in some circumstances, I feel sure that many women entered loveless liaisons to fulfil family expectations and the thought of childbearing a fearful necessity. I also think that many women were just as ambitious as the men in pursuit of wealth and power. I often find that many novels of this genre are a bit simpering and gushing and it would be nice to find a historical novel that addresses the reality a bit more.


    Was Sisters of Treason worth the listening time?

    I enjoyed the book but found parts of it a bit mills and boonish


    Any additional comments?

    A good account of the Grey sisters

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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