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Mary Queen of Scotland and The Isles by Margaret George
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Mar 17, 11

Read from March 12 to 17, 2011

This is an excellent dramatization of the biography of Mary Stuart. As with all dramatizations it can not discuss controversy, but chooses a single path, but the characterizations of Mary and Elizabeth are believable, and the story hangs together. Bothwell gets a bit whitewashed, but hey ho, there has to be a hero, particularly for somebody who was so short of judgment, and gets so few breaks! Knox and the frozen chosen do not come out of it with any humanity.
I actually read the Audio version read by Donada Peters. This woman has a very trying delivery and is not good at Scots. I would love to hear it read by Davina Porter who can do convincing nuanced Scots
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