Anne Boleyn’s Sleeve: Poems by Juliana Gray

| July 21, 2015

I have loved poetry since I can remember. I can’t write it for toffee, unfortunately,but I do love getting lost in it. I was, therefore, over the moon to be sent two poetry books to review recently – Ruth Stacey’s Queen, Jewel, Mistress, and Juliana Gray’s chapbook Anne Boleyn’s Sleeve. Juliana Gray’s chabook tells Anne […]

The Six Wives and Many Mistresses of Henry VIII: The Women’s Stories by Amy Licence

| December 22, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed Amy Licence’s books on Eizabeth of York and Cecily Neville, so I was interested in reading her take on Henry VIII, his wives and mistresses. Although the title suggests that it focuses on the women’s stories and tells things from their point of view, I didn’t find it a ‘feminized’ account of […]

The Light in the Labyrinth: The Last Days of Anne Boleyn by Wendy J. Dunn

| November 3, 2014

If you’ve been reading my reviews for a while you’ll know that I’m often hesitant to review novels about Anne Boleyn because I have spent the last few years researching her and her family and, therefore, have quite strong views on how she is portrayed. It is difficult to read and enjoy a novel if […]

Je Anne Boleyn: Struck with the Dart of Love by Sandra Vasoli

| October 17, 2014

Let me lay my cards on the table, I’ve been corresponding with Sandi Vasoli for a number of years regarding her research on Anne Boleyn and Tudor history so I’ve come to know her and regard her as a friend. That being said, I wouldn’t review this book if I didn’t feel that I could […]

Brazen by Katherine Longshore

| June 2, 2014

Last year I read and reviewed Katherine Longshore’s YA novel Tarnish, a novel which I thoroughly enjoyed due to Longshore’s engaging writing style and characterization, so I was more than happy to agree to reading and reviewing an ARC of Brazen and being part of the Brazen blog tour. Brazen, which is due out on […]

Moth To The Flame: The Story of Anne Boleyn by Angela Warwick

| April 10, 2014

I am incredibly hard to please when it comes to fiction featuring Anne Boleyn as a character because I have spent a few years researching Anne and so have built up my own idea of her and her family members in my head, one that is bound to be different from a novelist’s idea of […]

Inside the Tudor Court by Lauren Mackay

| March 28, 2014

The name ‘Eustace Chapuys’ is well-known to any Tudor historian, researcher and reader of Tudor books. Chapuys is famous for his despatches, which are invaluable to those writing about Henry VIII’s reign and the lives of prominent members of Henry VIII’s court, but most people know very little about the man behind the letters because […]

Le Temps Viendra: A Novel of Anne Boleyn Volume 2 by Sarah Morris

| March 11, 2014

Le Temps Viendra: A Novel of Anne Boleyn Volume I was published back in August 2012, which seems a long time ago now, so I was relieved when Volume II was released in December 2013. Obviously we all know how Anne Boleyn’s story ends, so readers weren’t left completely hanging, but Le Temps Viendra had […]

Betrayal by Michele Kallio – 2013 Revised Edition

| October 29, 2013

I reviewed the first edition of Michele Kallio’s Betrayal here back in June 2012 but I wanted to draw attention to it again because Michele has published a revised edition, making significant changes to the storyline and particularly the ending. The revised edition also has a brand new cover. All of the changes are positive […]

The Anne Boleyn Papers

| September 26, 2013

The paperback version of Elizabeth Norton’s Anne Boleyn in Her Own Words and the Words of Those Who Knew Her has just been released as The Anne Boleyn Papers. The new cover and title may confuse some readers, but it is the same book as the hardback which was released in 2011. I have both […]