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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Young Bess


Young Bess

This book tells the story of Queen Elizabeth, detailing her childhoold and heading into Mary taking over the throne. Elizabeth's mother, Anne Boleyn, had been put to death and Elizabeth was declared a bastard. She was sent off to live with her stepmother, Catherine Parr, I always feel sorry for Elizabeth when I read books about her childhood--what a way to grow up.

I enjoyed Irwin's writing style and it is obvious that she did her research. She makes these historical figures come alive on the pages. I did not realize at first that this was published so long ago but it reads just as well in 2010. Irwin's style is similar to P. Gregory's style, which is a good thing to me.

The Tudors seem to be a hot topic to write books about and I enjoy reading about this period. This book was no exception. It was my first book by Irwin but I would read more of her works; I enjoyed her writing. This book was sent to me by SourceBooks to review.

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