In the court of King Henry VIII, nothing is free– and love comes at the highest price of all. When Kitty Tylney’s best friend, Catherine Howard. Gilt by Katherine Longshore – review. ‘If you like historical fiction then I would recommend it entirely’. Ellathebookworm. Tue 9 Apr Kitty Tylney has always followed her best friend Cat. Cat is larger than life, full of ridiculous plans and plots, the self-titled Queen of Misrule. Cat wants nothing.
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Kitty, unlike Cat, is happy where she is.
I also didn’t understand the author’s need to make Catherine Howard a complete bitch. Cat was quite the stuck-up brat and I know for a fact I would not have enjoyed it as much if I had to listen to a story told through olngshore eyes.
Did I mention I read it fast? Gray’s army in Predator Vs. Still thinking about this one, hours after finishing it. There are a few things I had problems with — like a lot of Cat and Kitty’s decisions — but there are a lot of things I liked too. Cat’s cruel personality and thoughtless actions made it extremely difficult to feel any sympathy for her, even thought she had been pushed into an unfair situation by her family and never should have been ,ongshore to marry a man so much older than her, who had her cousin Anne Boleyn, one of his previous wives, executed.
I learned a lot about Kitty and saw a lot of her character development through those relationships. Yes she was gorgeous. There’s Joan and Alice. However, Longshore did a great job of focusing on how the allure of royalty for Cat was all of the opulence, parties, and courtly intrigue–instead of focusing on a relationship between the King and his extremely young bride.
The girl was probably of a lower intelligence; she probably took the chance to elevate her station and paid for it. And I love it.
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We have all sorts of YABC buttons for your website. But what’s truly remarkable is how she makes the king’s court come completely alive in this book.
Longshore was a master of the skill, show–don’t tell, particularly when it came to sharing her historical information. Oh wait, that wasn’t me! Longshore, among all the lies and atrocities that happened in the court of Henry VIII, manages to insert the perfect amount of sweetness that wonderfully equilibrates the story.
If you enjoy reading all of those things, get thee to a bookstore anon! When it comes to Catherine Howard, I’ve only read a couple books and in both, she was telling her own story and she came off as horribly misunderstood and lonely.
Guys, I was rooting for them all the way, even though he had his moments of not-so-goodness.
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Cat was the Queen of Misrule over all the girls living in the house and had no idea that someday she would be a true Queen. Join the site and send us your review! Cat was all about advancing to the King’s Court, and she would do anything to become Queen. Kudos to her for explaining all in an author’s note, something I like to see from all historical fiction novelists.
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Kqtherine have to admit that, although I’m a huge anglophile, I haven’t taken much more than a passing interest in British history, especially before the Regency era. One thing that often frustrates me about the Tudors, even the show which I largely enjoyed is the romanticizing of Henry. However, as he got older, he got fat and had serious health issues. View all 14 comments.
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Speak; Reprint edition May 7, Language: The reading girl Yes and it is a really good read. I do not like sad books. Cat then chooses Kitty, Alice and Joan to accompany her at court to wait on her.
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I think the story could have gone further and wrapped things up a bit more. Jan 08, April rated it it was amazing Shelves: Since I turned to the longgshore page of Gilt, I found myself immediately immersed with a story that provides so much more than just enjoyment. May 12, Updated: Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.