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10 thoughts on “The Glovemaker

  1. says:

    Poorly written puffed up drivel Barely a plot What a dry way to look at politics in the 1640s not sure if it's a boring period of history or the author just couldn't deliver Felt no excitement no sadness attachment or sympathy towards Rachel Only character with a bit of spirit was Elizabeth and even she was lacking Would not recommend

  2. says:

    Accidents of Providence was kindly provided to me by Netgalley for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt15 starsAccidents of Providence is a histo

  3. says:

    Another 2012 release the second one in the Read A Thon and from Netgalley When it comes to reading I'm one of those few pe

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    I was kindly supplied with this book by Netgalley to review I've had some great reads through there and discovered some super new au

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    Seventeenth century London Apprentice Rachel Lockyer has been arrested for the murder of her newborn child reported by her own mistress the glovemaker Mary du Gard who saw her burying the baby in the woods Thomas Bartwain criminal investigator for the city reviews the evidence in the case which he calls open and shut but he can't shake the strong sense of unease that dogs him when he submits it for indictment Rachel will not speak in her o

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    5 stars for this interesting and excellent work of historical fiction from 1649 London It's about a woman accused of killing her newborn baby It follows the the eventsthe laws of that period of history the trial and what can go wrong and right

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    It is the middle of the 1600's and in Cromwell's Puritan England a law has been passed to prevent the Destroying and murdering of the children of unmarried woman I have long been fascinated with the Puritans their strange relationship with God where everything pleasurable is a considered a sin and woman on the fringes are looked on with su

  8. says:

    This novel made me smell 17th century London and feel the coarse fabrics worn by the poor people rubbing over my skin in the muddy marketplace

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    It's 1649 in England Charles I has been beheaded his family fleeing to the continent and Oliver Cromwell's conservative Protestants have taken over the country There's religious turmoil with suppression of Catholicism and some residual political turmoil in the country with Cromwell supporters' suppression of the Levellers and Diggers radical

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    Review originally posted on BlogcriticscomAn open and shut case That’s what the prosecutor said She murdered the infant and she will hang Infant murder trials uite prevalent in seventeenth century England were akin to the witch hunts in colonial AmericaThe remarkable story of Rachel Lockyer unmarried glove maker and her lover William Walwyn is set against the English civil war of 1649 After King Charles is beheaded Oliver Crom

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The Glovemaker

Fingers point to thirty nine year old glover's assistant Rachel Lockyer A fiercely independent woman Rachel has been carrying on an affair with a married man a one time political agitator with a radical group known as The Levelers Though no one knows for certain that Rachel was even pregnant she is arrestedSo come. Seventeenth century London Apprentice Rachel Lockyer has been arrested for the murder of her newborn child reported by her own mistress the glovemaker Mary du Gard who saw her burying the baby in the woods Thomas Bartwain criminal investigator for the city reviews the evidence in the case which he calls open and shut but he can t shake the strong sense of unease that dogs him when he submits it for indictment Rachel will not speak in her own defense refusing to admit she was pregnant to identify the father and to state whether the infant was live or still born Charles I has recently been executed and the state of the law has becoming as unstable as the new government that replaced the king s Stacia M Brown has remarkably produced a first novel every bit as compelling as The Scarlet Letter At heart Accidents of Providence is a love story one of illicit irresistible unshakable love But eually central are the uestions of morality sexual euality fidelity friendship and ethical courage that plague Rachel and her lover Mary du Gard Bartwain and all the other people involved in each of their lives To read Rachel s story is to live vicariously in interregnum London the story s vividly evoked background It is to ponder the moral uestions that dog each of the characters It is to feel the horror of a public execution Rachel is a strong woman who has the strength to die for what she believes while those around her euivocate Accidents of Providence is a highly literate unforgettable piece of outstanding historical fiction

Summary The Glovemaker

S an investigation public trial and unforgettable characters gouty investigator Thomas Bartwain fiery Elizabeth Lillburne and her revolution chasing husband Huguenot glover Mary Du Gard and others Spinning within are Rachel and William their remarkable love story and the miracles that come to even the commonest liv. It s 1649 in England Charles I has been beheaded his family fleeing to the continent and Oliver Cromwell s conservative Protestants have taken over the country There s religious turmoil with suppression of Catholicism and some residual political turmoil in the country with Cromwell supporters suppression of the Levellers and Diggers radical political groups advocating euality tolerance and religious freedomThis novel does not focus on politics especially just using it as backdrop for the story of fictitious character Rachel Lockyer unmarried glove maker who in the story becomes lover to married William Walwyn a real historical figure and one of the leaders of the Levellers Rachel learns she is pregnant just after the imprisonment of Walwyn in the Tower She is alone in the world and now her life has become unbearably complicated by the pregnancy and lack of her lover s supportShe must hide her pregnancy from everyone but after the baby s birth its dead body is discovered by Rachel s Huguenot employer Mary du Gard Rachel is arrested tried and convicted of murder That s basically the story but the telling of it is well done rich in atmosphere and well drawn characters and informative of the times Rachel is living inIt was also informative for me of the times I m living in We haven t really come all that far in the 3 and a half centuries since There s still so much religious intolerance and still so much discrimination against women that it boggles the mind Women are still considered lesser persons in many religions still receive blame than men for sexual indiscretions even to the point that victims of rape may be considered partly to blame for dressing or behaving somewhat provocatively Women are often still not allowed full control of their own sexuality and their own bodiesBrown s book is educative and thought provoking Enjoyable is not a word I would use to describe it however For a short book it took me a very long time to read I found myself putting it down often than is usual for me when I read yet I felt myself compelled to pick it up once again each time

Read & download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ý Stacia M. Brown

It is 1649 Charles I has been beheaded Cromwell is running the country and a new law targeting unwed mothers and lewd women has been passed A law that presumes that anyone who conceals the death of her illegitimate child is guilty of murder When a dead infant is found buried behind the Smithfield slaughterhouse all. Accidents of Providence was kindly provided to me by Netgalley for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt15 starsAccidents of Providence is a historical fiction novel which tells the story of Rachel Lockyer s arrest after she is accused of killing a newborn child that was found buried in the woods The novel started off a little dry and the storyline wasn t in the least bit interesting but I suppose that should be expected with historical fiction There was a bit of a mystery going on so that helped make it intriguing The investigator in charge of the case goes through deposing the witnesses involved for the first few chapters and then it delves into the romance of Rachel and William Walwyn This was my major problem with the book this supposed remarkable love story between these two was extremely lacking William was a married man with FOURTEEN children and Rachel was an unmarried woman but other than William caring for Rachel out of simple obligation and his continued desire to sleep with her I couldn t see the love The overall writing style of the novel was very hard to read in large uantities I found myself continuously having to take breaks from it because my brain was having trouble comprehending The writing style is very 16th Century England and isn t modernized like many historical fiction novels Some of the lines were just plain strange Fixing her attention on the horizon of his face she distracted herself by trying to name all the sounds creatures make when they are in trouble She ran the noises around in her head She wished she too could roar and whistle and screech and bleat and rattle and all those other noises a woman could not make unless she wanted the world to declare her an animal a creature of unreason a dreamer of false dreams I m sorry what By the end That subtle mystery that kept me reading Well suffice it to say it didn t exist The revelation of what happened to the child was exactly what was expected and it was sad but I was definitely expecting Then the author decides to throw a curve ball that was just strange and by the end it felt like everything had come full circle and there was absolutely no point to anything Very disappointed

  • Paperback
  • 400
  • The Glovemaker
  • Stacia M. Brown
  • English
  • 13 January 2017
  • 9780099553670