Mavis Cheek - Amenable Women
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In a video interview Mavis Cheek explains that her 13th work is
a departure from her traditional novel of modern manners. Amenable
Women is where a 20th Century widow meets Henry VIII's fourth wife
Anne of Cleves
Mavis Cheek's 13th novel is a departure from her normal fare of
observation of manners and observational comedy in middle
For Amenable Women Ms Cheek takes us to the 16th
century and the court of the notorious King Henry VIII of England
who famously removes his wives either by divorce or beheading
(except for one who died). Cheek seeks to redress the
reputation of Anna of Cleves, Henry's fourth wife who was
unceremoniously labelled "The Flanders Mare".
In the video interview Mavis Cheek explains why it was
convenient at the time to call Anna ugly, why she was an
intelligent survivor at a dangerous time in history and how modern
day Flora Chapman is seeking to set the record straight.
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