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The Tudor Housewife Hardcover – November, 1996
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Nonetheless I could barely stand her writing style which is elementary at best. She uses the passive voice in almost every single sentence- I'm not exaggerating! She almost exclusively uses the conditional, i.e. "Tudors would do this or that.." She also refers to early modern English women as "Tudors" which is confusing because one would think that this refers to the royal Tudor family but she uses it to refer to all people that lived under the reign of the Tudors. One more example of the author's less-than-stellar writing skills is that she uses "you" instead of "one"- in almost every single sentence.
I suppose part of my displeasure is my own fault because I expected this book to be a little more academic but the author is actually a tour guide at the Tower of London. This explains her writing style somewhat. It is, at times, too conversational but unlike most other non-academic writers, there is not one snippet of personality in her writing whatsoever. I got the impression that she painstakingly wrote and re-wrote every sentence at the behest of her publisher but it didn't help much, I assure you.
The information is organized well-enough but the chapter groupings didn't do anything for me. I want to stress again that the author does indeed seem to be an expert on the subject- I'll give her that.Read more ›
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The information in this book was absolutely awesome. I wish she could have extended the book for another 1,000 pages. Stunning book.Published 13 months ago by sehkmet
I'm very glad to be a modern woman. Can't imagine having to obey my husband in all things, hahaha. Enjoyed this book very much.Published on May 6, 2014 by elaine