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on 17 April 2013
I'm in two minds about this book.
I did enjoy reading the story. It's a slightly different take on the last years of Anne Boleyn, as it's told from the viewpoint of one of her maids of honour, Bridget. However, Bridget didn't do much herself other than run between the other historical characters so she could pass messages between them and Anne, and get dragged by Anne into rooms where she could see what was going on. As so much effort went into making Bridget appear in every scene, I think it would have been better if the book had been told in the first person, rather than the third.
Unfortunately, the book was let down by formatting problems: there are no chapter markers; there are big spaces between paragraphs; and speech is incorrectly punctuated, making it difficult to follow who's speaking at times.
Also, my Kindle copy stops abruptly at 97% with an "error, can't continue" -- fortunately, it's just after "The End" of the main story, but prevents me from reading the "Historical Note".
So, three stars. Might have been four if these formatting errors were corrected.