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Mary, Bloody Mary by [Meyer, Carolyn]
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3.8 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews

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“Meyer writes powerfully and sympathetically, mixing the grim details of life in the 1500s with glamorous, fascinating descriptions of life in the court of Henry VIII.” Booklist

"Engrossing emotional intensity." Kirkus, starred review

“[A] riveting slice of fictional royal history.” Publishers Weekly

"This interesting and well-researched fictional biography brings a bit of history vividly and compellingly to life.” VOYA

About the Author

Carolyn Meyer lives and works in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. She is the bestselling author of many works of historical fiction.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 784 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks (26 May 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007150296
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007150298
  • ASIN: B0051UH73C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #225,260 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: School & Library Binding
This book peers into the soul of the infamous Mary Tudor, the queen known best for burning Protestants. But as a young girl, her father shunted her off to the side, and had take up the job of nursemaid to her younger sister, Elizabeth (if you want to hear about Elizabth from Ms. Meyer, you can look at her Beware Princess Elizabeth). In Mary, you see longing and fear, and the occasional spurt of joy. I recommend it highly to almost anyone.
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Format: Paperback
This is a compact book detailing the life of Princess Mary. It captures the young Princess's horror at the way her mother, Katherine of Aragon was treated by her Father Henry VIII and by Anne Boleyn. It also illustrates the shame and humiliation she must have felt when she was made to act as a serving girl for Anne Boleyns daughter, Princess Elizabeth. It is a testament to this book that I was thrilled when Queen Anne finally lost her power (and ultimately her head) and the evil women who had treated Princess Mary with such cruelty had the smiles wiped from their faces.

However the book just does not live up to the promise . . . you think you know me but do not judge my actions until you have heard my story . . . Yes it is all very understandable why Mary hated Anne Boleyn but this book does not cover how Mary came to be known as 'Bloody Mary'. It does not address her religious fanatacism. In short it does not address anything that the author cannot justify. Mary was a complex character - neither completely good or bad. Just as she was neither completely the victim or the monster but the author chooses not to discuss or explain any of this leaving us with a rather two dimensional and one sided view of Bloody Mary.
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this book is about marys teens and her young adult life it stops before she ascends the throne ,its good
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Format: Hardcover
Ok,with your worst nightmare is learning about Henry viii and his eldest daughter, you will not get on with this book, at all! I personally love history, so that is why I enjoyed it soooo much! It is exciting,facsinating,a little serious but on the whole its a really good book!
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
I think you should read this book. For it recounts history in a fiction type of way. The author, Carolyn Meyer is talented at this type of writing I think. Because she makes the writing feel like its you writing the story. It is really addictive in a good sort of way. Every day, for the past 3 weeks, I read the book 4 times! Now I can quote it from memory. It's really cool. I really think you should read this book if you like history or fiction or both. Trust me, it is a great book.
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Never read much about Elizabeths half sister before. Was an eye opener. I loved the book because it showed what she was like and why she signed the death warrant for Lady Jane Grey.
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All about her teenage years and what she was going through at the time when the king got his divorces from her mother...she was not do mean just proving her mother right
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Format: Paperback
I bought this book hoping it was going to tell me a little more on the rule of Bloody Mary - if that is what you are after forget it! This book doesn't even mention it! I found it an extremely patronising read. I agree with another reviewer, what age group is this book written for! It's a perfect style for young people, and incredibly patronising for the grown up reader (sorry if you're a young person reading this - I don't mean to be rude to you!!) The writing style is very juvenile. Frankly as an adult reader who is used to Alison Weir & Philippa Gregory this can only be described as lame! The story itself is just the usual Anne Boleyn period written from a different view point and not well written at that! Mary Tudor's later life has so much potential - why re-tell a story that has been told a million times??

A terribly disappointing read!
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