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Rivetting for a 7-year old girl
on 27 March 2013
My granddaughter absolutely loves these books, as she has Tudor mania. Not sure how and why the Victoria volume got into this collection, since the series has several other fictional diaries set in Tudor times, any of which would make up the set more appropriately - most obviously, "To Kill a Queen", which covers the plots against Elizabeth. However, buying the set was still great value in relation to the price of single novels, even though we already had the Anne Boleyn book. The prose varies from workaday to quite polished, but the real point is the story of the Tudor monarchy that they give to a young reader - an excellent way to absorb history painlessly. Although this set is very female-oriented, it still attracted boy readers when taken to school, and there are other books about the Armada, etc. in the series. It would be great if the publisher put together a more widely appealing set, including some of these other Tudor novels.