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Sixth Wife

by Jean Plaidy

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd | July 11, 2011 | Trade Paperback

Sixth Wife is rated 3 out of 5 by 1.

Katherine Parr has become the last pawn in King HenryVIII’s plot to secure the throne with a male heir. Katherinedares to hope that she might find love with Thomas Seymour -- but Henry has decided he must have a sixth wife, andSeymour’s intentions to marry Katherine have not gone unnoticed.Unable to refuse the king, Katherine becomes his reluctantbride. Once again it seems only a matter of time beforeanother wife’s fate leads her to the Tower of London. . . .

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 368 pages, 7.38 × 5.5 × 0.98 in

Published: July 11, 2011

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443404667

ISBN - 13: 9781443404662

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from It Depends on the Reader... This book was not as good, I feel, as some of Jean Plaidys other books. The character of Katherine Parr is enjoyable to follow at first, but one gets sick of her constant good-girl aura, and her constant reminders to herself and others that she must be cautious. She has been reading forbidden books, forbidden by her very husband, the King. Lutheranism is of great interest to her, but she warns all to practice it quietly, for she does not want the axe to fall upon her head if the King discovers anything. Her love for a younger man, Thomas Seymour, and her constant worrying for him, and for herself gets a little tedious. But, Plaidys impeccable writing helps to make everything more interesting. I found that once I got to the last quarter of the book things were much, much better. The first parts were good as well, but it took a while for me to get into it. This book is good overall, but it really depends on the readers interest in the religious politics at that time in Tudor history, and the readers patience as well. You have to hold on when you hit a dull chapter or so, because in the end it will be worth it.
Date published: 2012-01-04

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Sixth Wife

by Jean Plaidy

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 368 pages, 7.38 × 5.5 × 0.98 in

Published: July 11, 2011

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443404667

ISBN - 13: 9781443404662

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Katherine Parr has become the last pawn in King HenryVIII’s plot to secure the throne with a male heir. Katherinedares to hope that she might find love with Thomas Seymour -- but Henry has decided he must have a sixth wife, andSeymour’s intentions to marry Katherine have not gone unnoticed.Unable to refuse the king, Katherine becomes his reluctantbride. Once again it seems only a matter of time beforeanother wife’s fate leads her to the Tower of London. . . .

About the Author

Jean Plaidy was a writer. The name is a pseudonym of Eleanor Alice Burford Hibbert. She was born in London on September 1, 1906. Most of the books written as Jean Plaidy are historical romances based on English history featuring historical figures. The first, Beyond the Blue Mountains, was published in 1947. Hibbert also wrote five nonfiction histories and two children's books. Besides Jean Plaidy, Hibbert wrote under Victoria Holt, Phillipa Carr, Elbur Ford, Kathleen Kellow, Ellalice Tate, and her maiden name, Eleanor Burford. Hibbert died on January 18, 1993.
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