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message 1: by Julie (new)

Julie I'm trying to compile a list of Tudor novels with a "first person" point of view. If anyone has suggestions, I'd love to talk about them. :)

Thank you and happy reading,
Julie



message 2: by Susan (new)

Susan (boswellbaxter) Brandy Purdy's The Boleyn Wife
Philippa Gregory's The Other Boleyn Girl and The Boleyn Inheritance (just to name a couple)
Jean Plaidy's The Rose Without a Thorn and The Lady in the Tower
Laurien Gardner's A Lady Raised High
Alisa Libby's The King's Rose
Margaret Campbell Barnes' King's Fool

Just to name a few!



Lyn (Readinghearts) (lsmeadows) Julie - do you want the whole book to be first person, or can it be part each way. Both Innocent Traitor: A Novel of Lady Jane Grey by Alison Weir is all in first person, but told from different people's views. The Lady Elizabeth: A Novel on the other hand, is part first person and part third, I think.


message 4: by Julie (new)

Julie Thank you, Susan! Those sound like great titles and can't wait to put them on my "to read" list. :)

Thanks again,
Julie


Susan wrote: "Brandy Purdy's The Boleyn Wife
Philippa Gregory's The Other Boleyn Girl and The Boleyn Inheritance (just to name a couple)
Jean Plaidy's The Rose Without a Thorn and The Lady in the Tower
Laurien G..."





message 5: by Katherine (new)

Katherine Totten (katherine42) The Other Queen - Philippa Gregory

The Last Queen - C.W. Gortner

The Queen's Fool - Philippa Gregory


Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) there are alot first person narratives for HF


message 7: by Julie (new)

Julie Thank you, Lyn! Good question...either way would be fine. Alison Weir's books sound cool and can't wait to check them out also.

Thanks,
Julie

Lyn M wrote: "Julie - do you want the whole book to be first person, or can it be part each way. Both Innocent Traitor: A Novel of Lady Jane Grey by Alison Weir is all in first per..."




message 8: by Susan (new)

Susan (boswellbaxter) The Autobiography of Henry VIII: With Notes by His Fool, Will Somers

(I volunteer at the county library's book sale each year. I can't tell you how often this title ends up in the "biography" section.)


message 9: by Julie (new)

Julie Hi Jayme,

What does HF stand for? :o

Thanks,
Julie

Jayme wrote: "there are alot first person narratives for HF"




message 10: by Julie (new)

Julie This one sounds really good! Thanks Susan!

Julie

Susan wrote: "The Autobiography of Henry VIII: With Notes by His Fool, Will Somers

(I volunteer at the county library's book sale each year. I can't tell you how often this title ends up in the "..."





message 11: by Julie (new)

Julie Thanks, Katherine! I've heard lots of great comments about Philippa Gregory's works and look forward to reading some.

Julie

Katherine wrote: "The Other Queen - Philippa Gregory

The Last Queen - C.W. Gortner

The Queen's Fool - Philippa Gregory"





Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) HF stands for historical fiction :) silly


message 13: by Julie (new)

Julie Okay, I'm really blushing now! LOL Thanks, Jayme. :)

Julie

Jayme wrote: "HF stands for historical fiction :) silly"




message 14: by Colleen, Mod #3 (new)

Colleen (nightoleander) | 1106 comments Julie, LOL we do a lot of abbreviating in this group so feel free to ask when you are unsure.


message 15: by Katherine (new)

Katherine Totten (katherine42) Philippa Gregory's newest, "The White Queen"

Well worth the read.


message 16: by Beth (new)

Beth | 13 comments "I, Elizabeth" by Rosalind Miles is a great novel written from the first person perspective of Elizabeth I. It's an older book (printed in 1994), and it is lengthy. However, I happen to love a book with some length to it. I loved this book and hated for it to end. I recommend it to all my Tudor friends.

Beth


Lyn (Readinghearts) (lsmeadows) Beth, I have read some of Rosalind Miles' books, but can't remember if I read this one or not. I will have to check it out.


message 18: by Beth (new)

Beth | 13 comments This is the only one of her books I have read. Do you have a recommendation for another one of hers for me?


Lyn (Readinghearts) (lsmeadows) I read the first two of the Guinevere trilogy, and enjoyed them.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (susannag) | 1863 comments I, Elizabeth is a good read.


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