• ebook
  • 352
  • Abdication
  • Juliet Nicolson
  • English
  • 27 November 2019
  • 9781451658842

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DOWNLOAD Abdication í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Juliet Nicolson ☆ 6 DOWNLOAD CHARACTERS ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Juliet Nicolson Thies and covert complicities of a glittering high society in the throes of upheaval After a long journey from her home in Barbados May Thomas secures a position as a secretary and driver and opens her heart to a man seemingly beyond her reach Outwardly affable American spinster Evangeline Nettlefold finds her place in the uppermost social circles but her growing resentment toward her childhood friend Wallis Simpson predicts disaster A friends. I love reading stories about the Royal family past and present and I ve always been interested in Wallis and Edward so I thoroughly enjoyed this book fiction based on facts The characters were very real and I ll say that May was my favorite character in the book She had a very interesting life herself and was admitted to the behind the scenes happenings where all this was going on I would definitely recommend this if you share my interest of the stories of royalty



DOWNLOAD Abdication í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Juliet Nicolson ☆ 6 DOWNLOAD CHARACTERS ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Juliet Nicolson Hip catapults Julian Richardson from his mother’s middle class parlor to luxurious dinners with the king yet he cannot forget those who struggle outside the gilded gates nor his uneasy affection for May As addictive as Downton Abbey as poignant as The Remains of the Day renowned historian Juliet Nicolson’s debut novel is a breathtaking story inspired by a love affair that shook the world at a time when order and chaos battled for supremacy. A really enjoyable read but all the same ever so slightly disappointing It began with most of the elements I love in a story a bit of history some politics and told through the eyes of a female driver which gave it a bit of a feminist angle too However the story of the title the abdication of Edward VIII was not that prominent just humming away in the background rather than being the main focus as I d expected it to be The main story rested on the experiences of May the female driver and that was a good storyjust not what I wanted from a book of this title Also I felt that the story was built around a series of historical events rather than being integral to the characterssometimes it felt a bit incongruous for example when May stumbled across a blackshirts meeting or when May and her brother just happened to sit opposite the Crystal Palace the night before it burns down I like historical detail but I like it to really feel authentic for the characters There was a lack of tension and intrigue to the plot which was a shame really but any reader new to the time period would have learned lots of historical facts which would hopefully encourage them to read around the time period I did enjoy this one but I just wish that Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII had been central characters

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DOWNLOAD Abdication í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Juliet Nicolson ☆ 6 DOWNLOAD CHARACTERS ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Juliet Nicolson “Goodness Abdication really is good I’m in awe of Juliet’s ability” Jessica Fellowes New York Times bestselling author of The World of Downton Abbey England 1936 A beloved king is dead and by year’s end the charismatic new monarch will give up his throne for love The world is on the brink of war And in the tumultuous intervening months three outsiders will find themselves embroiled in the hidden truths undeclared loves unspoken sympa. I learned a valuable lesson while reading Abdication by Juliet Nicolson I learned that no matter how beautiful the cover how enticing the subject matter should be how perfect the name and Abdication is such a beautiful name for a novel if things just don t work they just don t workI read the first 60% of the book and I felt like a cheerleader for 50% of it It was tiring I kept hoping praying eventually pleading for the characters to ignite some kind of spark inside of me just something that would make me care enough to keep reading But at 60% I kind of just gave up and went through the motions of reading the rest of the book There s technically absolutely nothing wrong with Abdication It s written well the words are all in the right place it s edited well the ingredients are all there for a fantastic historical novel but the characters were so boring and bland that I felt nothing for their plights struggles joys and sorrows And that right there is the killing blow for a novel like this Because in order for history to be interesting there needs to be some kind of hook something to make you want to invest yourself in the story someone to root for or to hate or to love but there was none of that here for me So instead I felt like I was reading a beautifully narrated history book filled with a hodge podge assortment of uality descriptions and conversations And it all just fell flat for me Maybe it won t for you but it did for me and I cannot tell you how sad that makes me feel