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Eleanor Hibbert and Jean Plaidy Writing Styles in The Thistle and the Rose

Eleanor Hibbert and Jean Plaidy
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Point of View

The story is written in third person from a limited omniscient point of view. The majority of the book is written from Margaret's point of view, though there are some exceptions to this limitation, allowing the reader omniscient perspectives. For example, Margaret remains in Scotland while James IV is invading England. This travel time is seen through an omniscient view that outlines James activities as well as those of the woman who seduces James into waiting before engaging the English. The reader sees this situation as it's unfolding and there is a sense of foreboding ahead of James' death because of this perspective. Other points of the omniscient view occur in the actions of Henry VIII, Margaret's brother and the reigning King of England. Margaret learns of these actions through several means but the reader gains some insight into specific aspects of the story by way...

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