Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Other Queen


Today's giveaway is from bookclubgirl.com. You may have a chance to win The Other Queen, plus ten Book Club Girl mouse pads. In The Other Queen, Gregory tells the story of Mary, Queen of Scots, who trusted Queen Elizabeth's promise of sanctuary only to find herself imprisoned as the "guest" of the Earl of Shrewsbury and his indomitable wife. As the seeds of intrigue and rebellion against Elizabeth are sown far north of London, her hosts find themselves in the precarious position of potentially aiding and abetting the plot against Elizabeth while Mary is struggling for her very life. All you need to do is to leave a comment on Bookclubgirl.com , which Phillipa Gregory book is your favorite.
I hate to admit I have never read Phillippa Gregory, or any historical fiction about this time period. I thought she was a romance writer. I later found out she isn't. I have read other historical fiction( bilbical fiction) and I find that the authors write one dimensional. I judged it on that. What a terrible mistake. I was wrong after seeing the movie. Another author, Allison Weir, has tried her hand in historical fiction. Her second book is out about Queen Elizabeth.
She has written biographies on King Henry viiii, Queen Elizabeth, Anne Boleyn.

2 comments:

Brenda said...

Hi, I am at Pawley's at the moment and I just stopped in at My Sister's Books to pick up some books and I saw this one stacked up near the front with other "book club" titles. Not sure if you know MSB but if you're local they are sponsoring a read-a-thon next weekend and you're so close! Thanks for sharing this review

Seaside Book worm said...

Yes, I am a local from Myrtle Beach. I thought I have heard of all the book clubs in the area. But, this one I have never heard of. Can you tell me more abou the read a thon?

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