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The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir
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Feb 08, 11

Magnificently well written and extremely engaging, which is often very difficult to achieve with a nonfiction book of its size. The meticulous research and attention to detail that Weir has put into this makes the stories of these unforgettable women (Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn in particular) all the more real to me and definitely caused me to have a connection with the work. As a writer, I've come to realize that that connection is one of the most important thing in a work. If you make a reader care about what they're reading, not only will the work be a success, but the message that you are trying to convey has more of an impact. Perhaps the only negative thing in the work is that sometimes, Weir becomes slightly biased (though it's understandably difficult to avoid doing so. A highly recommended read!

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