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What makes you say Starkey is a misogynist, PrinceOfCats? Have you read many of his books? This is the first of his I've ever picked up. I've noticed some use of stereotypes and out-dated notions of gender roles in Starkey's Six Wives, but I took them as a reflection of the time (he was writing about), not necessarily of the personal stance of the author himself. Also, while the wives are not necessarily depicted in an overwhelmingly positive way, Henry comes across as a bit of a jerk in Starkey's book IMO.
I've read a few of his books and I'd say they midly convey his misogynism. It comes across more when he's on TV though. I heard him talking about Henry VIII's wives and I just kind of get the feeling that he doesn't like women much. (not that this in anyway applies to all gay men or even the majority of gay men or even the minority of gay men BUT Starkey is gay and one of the reasons for this may be because he can't stand women so much)

Starkey's work on Henry VIII is considered very good it's just I think you might like to read Antonia Fraser's version to get a more balanced opinion.

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Originally posted by PrinceOfCats@Dec 10th, 2003 - 12:56 pm
I've read a few of his books and I'd say they midly convey his misogynism. It comes across more when he's on TV though. I heard him talking about Henry VIII's wives and I just kind of get the feeling that he doesn't like women much.

Starkey's work on Henry VIII is considered very good it's just I think you might like to read Antonia Fraser's version to get a more balanced opinion.
I see. Yes, I figured as much (that you have heard/seen him speak). Thanks, Prince. I am very interested in picking up Antonia Fraser's book.

 
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Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

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on recommendation i read "bare blass" this past week...it is so much more than i have been expecting.

just the right balance of fashion, gossip, and pictures.

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Also reading Domestic Bliss by Rita Konig. I think I like it because our housekeeper comes from a service with the same name.

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The Da Vinci Codes – it is so captivating… I am enthralled….. I always had my doubts about the roman catholic church after 12 years of private catholic schools. It is a wonderful read.

 
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The Da Vinci Codes – it is so captivating… I am enthralled….. I always had my doubts about the roman catholic church after 12 years of private catholic schools. It is a wonderful read.
But it's just a novel - nothing to do with reality.

I'm reading Some Tame Gazelle by Barbara Pym.

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ben okri's The Famished Road, I highly recommend it
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I just finished Dude, Where's My Country?

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Hi Peeps,

Littlered - trust me you're not the only one. I just watched the first film today!!

I am currently reading Patrick Augustus's Baby father -Does My Batty Look Big In This?.

Its a good book, part of a series(4). I have all three apart from number 2 which is out of stock, i heard its not being published anymore. How stupid how can you write 4 books in parts and not publish the second edition?

 
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I finished "Wuthering Heights" and am now reading "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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I just finished Da Vinci Code, what a page turner!
and Popular Music from Vittula by Mikael Niemi, a great insight to the souls of Nordic people IMO and funny as well

Just started No Logo by Naomi Klein

 
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Nikos Aliagas, I was born greek (Gennithika Ellinas)

 
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