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Free download ß St Thomas's Eve ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ [PDF / Epub] ✅ St Thomas's Eve Author Jean Plaidy – Henry VII once warned his son the future King of England not to trust Thomas More; years later that same son made More his confidante and advisor But the allegiance isMily man lawyer and writer More's ambitions are humble whilst Henry's St Thomas's Kindle are endless As More's career at court rises so too does his religious fervour much to the concern of h. St Thomas's Eve has some engaging scenes along with a lot of bland scenes that should’ve been dramatized Like with all Plaidy novels this features a lot of repeated info and dry facts The main reason why her works are so dry is because there’s far too much telling as opposed to showing The reader is often told what happened in a few sentences when the author could’ve dramatized scenes to show what happenedAn example of telling Margaret was his own child and he could never love any as he lovedherThe above is also the theme most repeated in that again and again the narrator tells us how much Thomas loves Margaret and how much Margaret loves Thomas When the narrator isn't telling us about it the characters let us know in their dialogue Some actions to show their mutual love would've made for much better readingSomething else Plaidy’s guilty of is her continuous use of the passive voice such as “The door of the Palace” as opposed to the active “The Palace door”Passive voice passive proseSame can be said about reported speech Dialogue is active reported speech isn’t and we get a lot of reported speech in this novelAt times there's an inconsistency in language It’s a blend of old style English and modern English At one stage for example Thomas says Meg thou wilt not let them laugh at thy father” Yet soon after he says“I forget what a child you are”I guess the author is trying to make the characters feel as authentic as possible but when writing for a modern audience the choice of language should be contemporary Granted some readers like the authentic approach but not everyone who reads historical fiction appreciates this methodThis is one of many novels I've read were a character's tears are described as silent tears began to flow silently down her cheeks Many authors write about silent tears which I find silly as it's like stating I washed my face in wet water You can cry silently or loudly but tears can only ever be silentSomething about Jean Plaidy’s books keep me coming back for Perhaps it’s her obvious love for English history which I share that draws me back I wish she’d focused less on turning out as greater uantity of novels as possible and concentrated on uality writing A novel like this one should be revised about 20 times yet this at best feels like a fifth draft

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Henry VII once warned his son the future King of England not to trust Thomas More years later that same son made More his confidante and advisor But the allegiance is dangerously one sided A fa. St Thomas’s Eve republished as The King’s Confidante is a story of the life of Sir Thomas More – scholar lawyer councilor to the King and ultimately Chancellor after the fall of Wolsey But most importantly to More he was a loving husband and father as well as father figure to manyThe story begins with More’s difficult decision to pursue a family life instead of becoming a monk — something he will continue to uestion throughout his life Though he was a family man at heart he was also deeply religious bordering on fanatical worship of the Catholic faith His relative open mindedness in the humanist respect when writing Utopia did not extend to his own deep rooted faith As the years passed he seemed to lean and to the tyrannical when it came to religion He personally answered Martin Luther and persecuted hereticsEven so More is such a likable character in this novel He is kind thoughtful and generous He treats everyone with respect and the utmost fairness He is a perfect minister on the King’s council until Henry elevates him under the impression that he will do as told Henry VIII had much respect for Sir Thomas More and at first was amused by his honesty and integrity but soon learned that More would stand in the way of his divorce from Katherine of AragonThis novel is the story of a happy family that continually grows as adopted children step children spouses and grandchildren most of whom live in the household flourish under More’s love and devotion for learning Many scholars artists and the like find solace in the More home as well which adds even culture to the atmosphereI don’t feel that the reprint title The King’s Confidante was a good choice He wasn't seen as inside the King’s intimate circle Henry was amused by him and somewhat valued his honesty but I would not put him in the category of ‘confidante’ I think publishers are really overusing the terms king and ueen these days to sell books and this was the only thing they could come up with I much prefer St Thomas’s Eve which has a meaning pertaining to the story

Jean Plaidy Ç 6 Read

St Thomas's EveIs eldest daughter Meg Torn between her heretic husband and the secrets her father has confided in her it is only a matter of time before her More will make the ultimate sacrifice for his faith. I enjoyed the book but not one of my favorites The book described itself as the story of Thomas More and his family primarily his relationship with his favorite daughter Meg I did enjoy learning about the members of his family and his extended family and I have always admired Thomas More for he was one of the very few who stood firm against King Henry VIII in what he believed in which ultimately cost him his life but it just lacked something for me which is why I didn't give it 5 stars which I usually do with a Jean Plaidy book