At the Mercy of the Queen: A Novel of Anne Boleyn by Anne Clinard Barnhill

| January 3, 2012

I was very very excited about reading this Anne Boleyn novel because I have come to know Anne Clinard Barnhill through both The Anne Boleyn Files and Anne Boleyn Fellowship site. I knew, first-hand, just how much research had gone into the writing of this novel so was dying to read Anne’s take on Anne […]

Recent and Upcoming Historical Fiction Books

| July 23, 2010

There are some wonderful historical novels around at the moment and some great ones due for release in the next few months, here are the ones which caught my eye:- His Last Letter: Elizabeth and the Earl of Leicester by Jeane Westin – Released in the USA on 3rd August 2010 – click on the […]

The Sisters Who Would be Queen by Leanda de Lisle

| December 9, 2009

“The Sisters Who Would Be Queen: The Tragedy of Katherine, Mary and Lady Jane Grey” is a non-fiction account of the stories of these three sisters, the times they lived in and the monarchs who reigned in their lifetimes. I was desperate to read this after reading Jeane Westin’s historical novel, “The Virgin’s Daughters”, and […]

The Early Loves of Anne Boleyn by Josephine Wilkinson

| November 17, 2009

I was very excited when I heard about the release of this book just a few weeks after Alison Weir’s “The Lady in the Tower”, October was a really great month for Anne Boleyn fans! However, I must admit to being rather put off by the publisher’s blurb on Amazon, which said: “The story of […]

The Six Wives of Henry VIII By David Loades

| October 26, 2009

This new book on Henry VIII and his six wives was published by Amberley Publishing to coincide with the 500th anniversary of Henry VIII’s accesion to the throne and tells the story of Henry VIII from 1504, when he was a Renaissance Prince and second in line to the throne, right through to his death […]