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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Queen of This Realm - Jean Plaidy

It’s a measure of how fascinating a character Queen Elizabeth I was that I managed to finish this book.   

Strike 1:   When I bought it (several aeons ago, admittedly), I thought it was a scholarly book.    When I picked it up to read it, and found that it was a fictionalized memoir, I was somewhat disappointed.

Strike 2:  It’s in the first person viewpoint.    About 75% of the time, first person narration drives me batty.     This book was firmly in that 75%.    There was something about the voice of this Elizabeth that just wasn’t regal enough.    I had a really hard time getting past that.

But, this is the story of Elizabeth’s life, and it is a pretty fascinating story.    That really kept me going.

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