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The Lady Elizabeth by Alison Weir
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Jan 20, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: audio-books, historical-fiction

My new favorite author is Alison Weir because she writes so elegantly and compellingly of medieval and Renaissance royalty. Better yet, this esteemed author of nonfiction history and biography has in recent years branched out into luxuriously detailed, historically accurate novels that bring to life great historical figures.

I recently read Weir’s The Lady Elizabeth (actually, I listened to the audio book, and I so much enjoyed Rosalyn Landor’s rich, intelligent voice, with a slight British accent, that I often longed for a longer commute so that I could keep listening…). The true story of Queen Elizabeth I is so full of drama, intrigue, suspense and tragedy that Weir did not need to add any fictional embellishments to the tale of this extraordinary woman who faced many challenges and dangers before ascending to the throne. The fictional telling allows us to linger over the rich descriptions of clothing, food, and psychological character that I enjoy.

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