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A bliss to read!
on 9 December 2010
Normally, books have pros and cons to them, but this novel didn't. There wasn't a single flaw between the writing - it was all accurate, and proved one of the best books I have ever read. I received this book for my twelfth birthday,a year ago, and thoroughly enjoyed it. You honestly feel the emotions Elizabeth does as she glides through her teenage life, dealing with being banished, her hesterical governess Kat and the limelight she receives as the third in line to the throne. You understand how she aches for her mother, longs for her father, King Henry VIII, to love her and to become a free spirit in such a closeted world during the Tudor era. She is caught up in plots, hauntings from the past, spitefulness from her sister Mary and the dreams she has of being one of the wisest queens of England (which, of course, she was!).
I don't regret reading this book, it was the first Royal Diary book I read, and now I reread it all the time. Truely brilliant. If you want to try out reading the series, start with this one, I beg you - you will NEVER be disappointed!