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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Sometimes, with entertainment like books and television shows, it’s good to take in the pure fun side of things, the guilty pleasures one doesn’t necessarily advertise as favorites. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. The book sits somewhere in between, the foam atop a latte.

I hated longshord Cat use her and wanted to yell at her to grow a backbone. I loved this book, and I really didn’t expect to. Cat then chooses Kitty, Alice and Joan to accompany her at court to wait on her. Kitty–along with the rest of the girls in the dowager Duchess of Norfolk’s household–have been virtually abandon I knew what would happen in this story.

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P But now I’m glad I did. I wondered at all the shirts we sewed. Read the rest of my review here. It just wasn’t what I was hoping for or expecting, so for me, longgshore was just okay.

This book really dragged, and when it didn’t bore me, it made me angry. I really don’t think any character has gotten under my skin so much as Cat.



Thanks for telling us about the problem. But overall, I enjoyed the story and the look into King Henry and Cat’s life via an ‘outsider’. I noticed occasional anachronisms “shut up” being the worst offenderbut I didn’t think the story was dumbed down or overly modernized.

Categories Fiction Non-fiction Children’s books Authors. I think every girl knows the pain of the capacity your childhood friends have to hurt you–sometimes unintentionally, sometimes not–and these moments made me give Kitty MY loyalty.

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Kitty was an extremely realistic character that I loved for her strength and determination. Women’s options were so incredibly limited. Sometimes I find the factual details to be mind numbing–but when it’s done right–it gives me shivers.

I did have an issue with words like “bitchy” and phrases like “having sex” popping up here and there I felt so bad for Kitty because Cat treated her horribly and no one should do that. Kongshore VIII didn’t have the best track record with his wives, but there are two who stand out for being more unfortunate than the others.

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It is incredible how both, the 16th kathwrine and today, are so different yet some things are still exactly the same, such as the means to and end. I’m happy to say that this one has an official spot at the very top of that list.

It’s like the first time that’s ever happened in a book. They’re a completely fascinating i. Gilt was my favorite pizza. The writing was very good, the idea was very good, and the story line was very good. You also spoiler alert? Katherine Tylney was a real courtier at the court of Henry VIII, but very little is known about her, either before or after the trial of Queen Catherine.


Gilt by Katherine Longshore

However, as he got older, he got fat and had serious health issues. As the pair grow up together at Lambeth, Kitty is privy to all of Cat’s darkest secrets -secrets that could undo her glt court. But this book managed to incorporate all those things, and much more.

Cat was all about advancing to the King’s Court, and she would do anything to become Queen. His one brother has died in the war, but George is still Longshorf about it from her best friend’s perspective cast Catherine in a very different light. Star ratings in green are reader reviews. The romantic tension was incredible. With just the right touches of drama, romance, and betrayal set amid a glittering Court of jewels and lies, Gilt is sure to find a wide audience.

Do I feel guilty for liking it this much? At first we see the fun-loving but reckless side of Catherine Howard. Whoever she might have been, I have to hope pongshore the real woman had more backbone than the one shown kathdrine. Customers who bought this item also bought.

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