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A rollicking read, but get a decent editor!
on 28 July 2014
This is a great story, and I enjoyed it immensely. The author confesses to creative license with the character of Anne Stanhope, but it is well done. What infuriated me was the editor's lack of attention to detail. Idioms such as 'made my world go round' have no place in a Tudor novel- as far as I know they hadn't figured that out yet! 'Have I made you mad?' In Britain this is rarely used for 'angry even today, and certainly wouldn't have been back when madness was a curse nobody understood. The copy is sadly peppered with simple typos which can destroy the flow of reading.
Having said all this, the book is a good read which will keep fans of Tudor history hooked, despite a rather rushed and unpolished ending.