on 19 November 2005
Well, we all know the story of Anne Boleyn, 2nd wife of Henry VIII. I've read several adult books of Anne's life, with hard descriptions and terrible mistakes. But Meyer's version of this Boleyn novel is GREAT! Children - boys and girls - can read this book with utter ease and read it within days. It tells the story of ill-favoured, hated Anne Boleyn, youngest daughter of Thomas Boleyn. Meyer puts Anne's birth at 1507, starting the story in 1520 when Anne was supposedly 13. I believe Anne was born in 1501 or 1502 as Meyer suggested in Beware Princess Elizabeth and Mary Bloody Mary, but this hardly mattered. It tells Anne's life, in 1st person, from her courtship and childhood until her dramatic beheading in 1536, still only 28. A fabulous novel - for anyone who doesn't know about Anne Boleyn, READ THIS BOOK!!! It's only 230 pages and an EXCELLENT read, I promise you. Don't pick up those hard monotonous adult books about Anne - this one is FAR BETTER.
on 2 May 2008
In this book Anne Boleyn tells of her awful Childhood, were she was ignored because everyone favoured her sister, she talks of starting off so low as she was barely recognised by anyone, [as she was known as Mary Boleyn's Sister]gradually clawing her way to the top to be the Kings wife, but she was so hated that in the end Henry pressed charges against her so he could be rid of her. Find out the rest why she was the doomed Queen in the book...
on 2 May 2004
Here, contained in this book, is the story of Anne Boleyn. In our society, nobody knows what to think of this woman. This book brings it out. Anne was a misfigured girl who wanted power. She worked her way into the eyes of King Henry, and caused him to divorce his wife and virtually disown his only daughter so that he could have her. It tells how she did it, what resulted. She became a hated person. The people considered her a liar and a witch. This book tells how she fell out of favor with the King and in the end lost her life. I highly recommend this book.