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Forensic and scholarly!,
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This review is from: My Heart is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots (Paperback)
I have to say that i was looking more for a biographical book rather than a mixture of biography & the forensic examination of events in Mary's life. That said it is an important tomb of work. Thoroughly researched. I shall read it again one day. Though i found the latter part of the book began to get a little too bogged down in details, to the detriment of the story.
For example, I had to read the Casket letter chapters a few times to better comprehend them, and found the examination of facts intriguing though a little muddled; partly due to the fact that the letters themselves were quite muddled. I still do not think i gained more than the basic points raised in these chapters!!! Though i felt these chapters could have written with an easier flow than how they are presented here.After i had got my head around these two chapters, i had to forgotten a lot of what i had read before, hence wishing to re read this book again some day, when i shall not get so sidetracked by the latter chapters as much as i did on my first reading.
100% for the authors knowledge and examination of the facts. 75% for the authors ability to portray thee facts with an easily digestible flow.