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A glittering life lived at the centre of the dangerous Tudor court,
This review is from: The Lady Penelope: The Lost Tale of Love and Politics in the Court of Elizabeth I (Hardcover)
For all its verve and colour, the Tudor court was a treacherous place. The ambitious needed quick wits, strong nerves, connections and a great deal of luck to survive. Even favourites were vulnerable; an unwise liaison, an unsought pregnancy, the slightest smear on the reputation of someone near the Queen could bring sudden disaster. Sally Varlow's admiration and sympathy for her heroine is clear and her considerable achievement has been to provide an account of Penelope Devereux's life which is detailed yet utterly readable, and which leaves you caring about the outcome. If Tudor England is your thing `The Lady Penelope' should certainly be on your bookshelf.
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Initial post: 24 Aug 2013 21:17:25 BDT
I bought this book because of C.R. Blyth's review & I was not disappointed. Thank you very well done.
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