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4.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent book but not as good the second time, 9 Dec 2008
I first read this book several years ago when I had first developed an interest in the tudor monarchy, I recall that the first time I read it I couldnt put it down and really enjoyed it. I lent it to a friend who never returned it so I recently purchased a second copy so I could re-read it (I wish I hadnt). The second read was nowhere near as enjoyable as the first time - part of the problem being the surprise element had gone but no blame to the author for that. However I also found the English annoyed me the second time I read it and at times I thought it was slightly patronising toward the reader. But it was a still a good read and I would lend it to anyone (This time I don't expect to get it back)!