A Splash of Red #2020

A Splash of Red By Antonia Fraser A Splash of Red Jemima Shore is anticipating some peaceful research in the British Library when sinister things occur a vicious murder and a disappearance Jemima then finds herself involved in a tangle of possible m
  • Title: A Splash of Red
  • Author: Antonia Fraser
  • ISBN: 9780752881027
  • Page: 178
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Splash of Red By Antonia Fraser
    A Splash of Red By Antonia Fraser Jemima Shore is anticipating some peaceful research in the British Library when sinister things occur, a vicious murder and a disappearance Jemima then finds herself involved in a tangle of possible motives and conflicting relationships.
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    About “Antonia Fraser

    • Antonia Fraser

      Antonia Fraser is the author of many widely acclaimed historical works, including the biographies Mary, Queen of Scots a 40th anniversary edition was published in May 2009 , Cromwell Our Chief of Men, King Charles II and The Gunpowder Plot CWA Non Fiction Gold Dagger St Louis Literary Award She has written five highly praised books which focus on women in history, The Weaker Vessel Women s Lot in Seventeenth Century Britain Wolfson Award for History, 1984 , The Warrior Queens Boadecia s Chariot, The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Marie Antoinette The Journey Franco British Literary Prize 2001 , which was made into a film by Sofia Coppola in 2006 and most recently Love and Louis XIV The Women in the Life of the Sun King She was awarded the Norton Medlicott Medal by the Historical Association in 2000 Antonia Fraser was made DBE in 2011 for her services to literature Her most recent book is Must You Go , celebrating her life with Harold Pinter, who died on Christmas Eve 2008 She lives in London.

    427 thoughts on “A Splash of Red

    • Bleeeach I read this straight after her Tartan Tragedy, and I am soooo tired of reading this pre AIDS period stuff Young readers be aware that in the 60s, 70s, and beginning of the 80s, it was perfectly acceptable to write of men who would be behaving discourteously if, upon first meeting a woman, they do not fondle her thigh, and a woman would be impolite if she didn t go to bed with him Generally they would both then have a cigaretteJemima Shore behaves very coolly like this in both books Howe [...]

    • Aghhh, bad, bad, bad A very generous dollop of slut shaming and an absolute torrent of victim blaming Jemima decides astonishingly quickly that because her friend Chloe has lied to her a couple of times, she s a massive liar and deserves all she gets Apparently it was her own fault that her abusive ex turned abuser she drove him to drink and not only triggered his violence but actually enjoyed it view spoiler The only person who comes out of this whole situation well is the Lionnel fellow, who a [...]

    • My third DNF for February 2018 so have listed it as 2016 so that it does not count in my book challenge I went into this expecting a cosy mystery, with a reasonable pace and nice characters Unfortunately, this is not what I got.I found the dialogue very difficult to read, which disrupted my enjoyment of the book which was a shame as the characters seemed to be well thought out and established However, this was just the beginning of my discomfort with the book I found the break ins to her flat to [...]

    • Structurally this was much better than the first two Fraser has found her ground in the genre, here, writing an actual mystery in which her detective investigates, set in a London social milieu that she can write both comfortably and believably It had a taste of the guilty pleasure, her combinations of creative artists and those who live by promoting and publicising them, and she lays on the details of material culture, spending much time on clothing, decor, furniture and all, perhaps some short [...]

    • Everyone loved Chloe Fontaine Tiny and exquisitely pretty, her fragile looks hid a considerable talent as a novelist Yes, everyone loved Chloe or had loved her there had been a series of admirers, lovers, and husbands ever since her arrival in literary London Her friends sometimes remarked on the odd contrast of her disorderly private life and the careful formality of her work, but it hardly seemed to matter when even the critics adored her the third Jemima Shore mystery centers around the stran [...]

    • Popular historian Antonia Fraser brings her sharp sense of culture to fiction Jemima Shore is an admired tv personality, and consorts with writers and artists A SPLASH OF RED is her 3rd mystery I haven t read the first two, but that didn t damage my enjoyment The culture is the 1981 London of the creatigensia.Jemima is an involving detective with a wry eye Her observations of her acquaintances, especially her wayward writer friend Chloe Fontaine and Chhloe s lovers, makes a lively, very visual s [...]

    • Opening At least you ll be very quiet up here, said Chloe.Product Description How well do we ever know our friends When Jemima offers to flat sit for her friend the last thing she is expecting is threatening anonymous phone calls on her very first night A vicious assault by Chloe s ex lover the next morning forces Jemima to accept that she actually knows little about her friend s life Fuming, she is determined to confront her But then she discovers that Chloe never reached her destination.

    • I think Jemima Shore, Investigator, is possibly the most irritating detective I ve ever come across Smug, snobbish, fond of beige, condescendingly giving the benefit of her feminine intuition to the nice paternal policeman, acquiescently accepting violence from men as long as they re a bit sexy Urgh.

    • I first met Jemima Shore on a television series and since read a number of the books but not this one.The usual eclectic cast of characters drawn from worlds well known to the writer and therefore mostly believable

    • This is the first Jemima Shore novel I have read and, unfortunately, nothing about it encourages me to try any The characters were ok but none were really likeable and the plot dragged along at times The ending seemed rushed and somewhat unbelievable.

    • Honestly by the end I couldn t have given a shit who killed her I didn t like any of the characters and it was complicated at times following r erupted story x

    • It s always great to read a biography of an artist Too often our biographies exclude the arts This one is well done and written for younger children Adults, however, will also enjoy it.

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