批評家がサラ・ファーガソンについて言っていること, ヨークの製粉所の公爵夫人 & ブーン小説

批評家がサラ・ファーガソンについて言っていること, ヨークの製粉所の公爵夫人 & ブーン小説
Readers hoping for ‘sexy shenanigans’ may be left ‘disappointed’

サラ・ファーガソン, Duchess of York, has released her debut Mills & Boon novel – but is it worth reading?

The critics have cast their verdict on the romantic fiction book, タイトル Her Heart for a Compass, which follows the love story of her great-great-aunt, Lady Margaret Montagu Douglass Scott.

Ferguson’s book has been described by publisher Mills & Boon as an “immersive historical saga” that “sweeps the reader from the drawing rooms of Victoria’s court and the grand country houses of Scotland and Ireland, to the slums of London and the mercantile bustle of 1870s New York”.

The reviews are in – and it seems the 61-year-old’s foray into fiction writing, co-authored by Marguerite Kaye, has proved divisive.

Alison Flood, writing for 保護者, acknowledged that, while “the novel veers around somewhat in tone”, it’s “nonetheless well-researched, and a glimpse into the strictures of life as a pampered, リッチ, upper-class woman.”

しかしながら, Flood adds that “readers hoping for the sexy shenanigans usually found in the publisher’s output will be disappointed”.

In a more negative review, 電信’s Hannah Betts said “nothing really happens” in the novel, branding the 500-word novel “interminable”.

“It’s not entirely clear who the book is for,” Betts wrote, 述べる: “Romantics will be unimpressed by a total of three-ish snogs.”

イブニングスタンダード’s review, written by Melanie McDonagh, calls the book “amiable tosh” featuring language that feels like a “parody of genteel Victorian”.

サラ・ファーガソン, ヨークの製粉所の公爵夫人 & Boon debut divides critics

“What’s baffling is that, for someone who presumably knows her way around the aristocracy, our author sounds so very much like an outsider with her nose pressed against the glass, who doesn’t know how grandees actually talk, but tries to make up for it by the lavish use of titles and refined diction,” McDonagh said, 追加する: “There’s a pinkie held aloft in every sentence.”

独立者monthly book release round-up, Martin Chilton said he would “rather read 400 Ikea wardrobe instruction manuals than 400 pages of Fergie’s ‘romantic’ musings”.

Check back here shortly for 独立者’s verdict on the novel.

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