[Epub] Sumerfords Autumn By Barbara Gaskell Denvil – Thomashillier.co.uk

Sumerfords Autumn The Myriad Difficulties And Colourful Details Of Early Tudor Times Are Vividly Portrayed In This Book From The Royal Court To The Dungeons Of The Tower And From The Vast Chill Of Sumerford Castle In Somerset To Execution Hill In London, The Late Medieval Is Brought Back To Life In All Its Beauty, Filth And Complexity This Turbulent Period Of History Serves As The Violent But Compelling Background To The Lives Of The Sumerford Brothers, And In Particular To Ludovic S Path From Obscurity Towards The Changing Fortunes Of Great Love, National Loyalty, Family Responsibility And Finally Happiness.


10 thoughts on “Sumerfords Autumn

  1. says:

    All of England sits back warily as the turmoil between the Plantagenets and Tudors continues in the form of young men claiming to be the rightful heirs to the throne and Henry the VII plotting ways to be rid of the supposed usurpers The temperature inside Sumerford castle is no less tumultuous, though they have no kings and renegade prices to battle Instead they are faced with mental instability, criminal activity, dangerous revolutionary ideals, and a young maid servant who manages to completely disrupt Ludovick Sumerford s entire life The best part of this book for me was the characters Every single player had depth and personality, an interesting history, and a questionable future The uncertainty of the future each of them seemed to carry around on their shoulders made me anxious to keep reading The three youngest brothers had a great dynamic At times you really couldn t tell whether they despised one another or loved each other, and always there were secrets The father was an enjoyable character as well He had some unpleasant qualities, but I felt like I understood his reasons for being the way he was and I still found him interesting to read about Watching this family move through trials and tragedy is an emotional jour...


  2. says:

    Ms Gaskell Denvil has turned out yet another enjoyable novel, heaving with historical detail, some likeable characters and delightful descriptive writing Sumerford s Autumn plays out against the backdrop of the political unrest which plagued England during the early years of Henry Tudor s reign Specifically, the novel describes the events surrounding Piers Warbeck, the young man who claimed to be Richard, Duke of York, and therefore England s rightful king.The Earl of Sumerford has worked hard to keep his family safe under the new king, despite his previous loyalties to Richard III The Earl also seems to avoid spending too much time at home, what with his unhappy marriage, his retarded heir and his somewhat unsatisfactory younger sons, one of whom the Earl suspects is far too supportive of Piers Warbeck However, the central character is not the Earl who remains rather aloof and unlikeable for most of the book but his youngest son Ludovic I must admit to having a problem with this name, which to me rings anything but English, but this is an irritant quickly overcome Of all his family, Ludovic seems to be the only one gifted wit...


  3. says:

    Sumerford s Autumn begins in 1497, twelve years after Henry VII won the crown of England by defeating Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth The Earl of Sumerford, who fought on the wrong side, has been doing his best ever since to rehabilitate the family name and keep his family below notice of the king He has four adult sons, the eldest is Humphrey, his heir, simple and newly married to Jennine, an attractive woman who does not quite behave as the Lady she is supposed to be His second son, Brice, is secretive with inexplicable access to money Then there is Gerald with his barely hidden sympathies for Perkin Warbeck, whom he believes to be Edward IV s son, Richard, Duke of York who is now in Henry s custody Finally, Ludovic, the youngest, who has few prospects so has to find his own way in the world He also appears to have a sense of chivalry not quite worn off since his knightly training Into this world of secrets comes Alysson Welles, an orphaned young woman who has sunk into poverty Her brother, a groom at Sumerford castle, has recently been kicked to death by the Earl s charger Angry about the Sumerfords callous treatment of her family, Alyss...


  4. says:

    This is the third book I have read by Barabara Gaskell Denvil All three were great.but by far this is my favourite The Earl of Sumerford s sons are great characters, but of course Ludovic is my favourite Set at the start of the Tudor era, this book keeps you wondering about what will happen next to one of the Earl s sons The plot is very exciting and I could not pu...


  5. says:

    Pretty good I have to give my opinion as mostly positive with this book I love the characters, and the plot is very well done with the exception of one small area I think this would be a five star read but for the strange addition of the light that comes to whisper to Ludovic I understand the author was attempting to bring clarification to the story via the history, but that almost ruined it for me As to the historical content, it was very informative and a very sad side to the very controversial subject of who truly was next in line to the throne of England after Hen...


  6. says:

    Sumerford s Autumn by Barbara Gaskell Denvil has received a Chill with a Book Readers Award.www.chillwithabook.com Excellent book, the author took you through the sights and smells of Tudor England where everything hinged on your reputation, and that hinged on what others thought and said This is a truly fabulous book It has everything Ms.Denvil certainly has an in depth understanding of the dark side of those days torture, execution, pirate behavior etc Such amazing graphic descriptions as if s...


  7. says:

    TMIVery repetitive I m not prudish nor am I squeamish but this so too much Maybe some people want to read every detail about torture but I just don t see the point Maybe some people want to read about the intimate details in the sex scenes , repeatedly, but I don t see the point Maybe a teenager might find this titillating but I m old enough to know there s nothing new here The authors des...


  8. says:

    Set at the end of 15th Century England when the first Tudor king ascended the throne, this has a bit of everythingpolitical intrigue, war, poverty, graphic violence and bloodthirsty torturing and executions, a pretender to the throne, and all balanced out with some roman...


  9. says:

    This book has received a Discovering Diamonds Review Helen Hollickfounder DDRevs the plot is tight, well crafted and tied up neatly with no loose ends Each of the major characters are deliciously irreverent, the settings evocative, from the beauty of Somerset to...


  10. says:

    I received this copy of Sumerford s Autumn by Barbara Gaskell Denvil from The Reading Room and Simon Schuster Australia, in exchange for a fair revue I shared this book with my sister who was very keen to get it from me to read first..this is her review.Sumerford s Autumn by Barbara Gaskell DenvilHistorical fiction has long been among my favourite genre of book, and Ienjoyed this one immensely.In the first couple of chapters I found Gaskell Denvil s writing style justa little too flowery, and although the phrasing is lovely, it tended to distractme from the storyline However, after that I became engrossed in the storyand the characters, and there were times when I just couldn t put it down.I particularly enjoyed the way the author drew her characters, making eachone come alive with their own voice, personality and idiosynchracies, Ithoroughly enjoyed the wry humour exchanged between father and...