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 Jezebel Effect: Why the Slut Shaming of Famous Queens Still Matters

| April 16, 2015

Before I launch into my review, I feel that I need to say that I’ve got to know the author of this book, Kyra Cornelius Kramer, really well over the past few years and I liked her writing style so much that I asked her to be a regular contributor to Tudor Life magazine. There, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

In the Footsteps of Anne Boleyn by Sarah Morris and Natalie Grueninger

| September 11, 2013

In the Footsteps of Anne Boleyn is a new non-fiction book written by Natalie Grueninger, who many of you will know from her blog “On the Tudor Trail”, and Sarah Morris, author of the novel “Le Temps Viendra”. I have known Natalie and Sarah for a few years now and have been following their progress […]

The Boleyn King by Laura Andersen

| June 5, 2013

We all love to “what if” when it comes to Anne Boleyn, don’t we?  – What if she hadn’t miscarried? What if that baby had been a living son? What if she hadn’t been executed? – but I’ve never been keen on the idea of alternative history novels, particularly after reading an awful one. However, […]