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Royal red-head rules the roost and the roosters,
By A Customer
This review is from: Elizabeth, the Queen (Paperback)
To those like me who always thought that history was as dry as the minds that teach it in schools; books like this are a revelation. The story of queen Elizabeth I, is one that should fascinate and inspire women of every generation; and Weir's skill is making a long and detailed story totally absorbing. It is the detail that fascinates and delights at every turn of the page but most of all it is a great story. The blockbuster blurb would read: Feisty young girl escapes her dysfunctional family and prison to succeed in a political career. She forsakes marriage but surrounds herself with handsome men (Sir Robert Dudley looks more like Errol Flynn, than Errol Flynn himself). Even though living on a strict budget she still manages to have a wardrobe of three-thousand dresses. Oh yes, and her people loved her. She could be a bit of a cow though.