The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn

The Secret Diary of Anne BoleynThe Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn by Robin Maxwell
Published by Orion on January 1st 1970
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0752848542
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three-half-stars

Reading this book was like mashing the Movie Elizabeth with the Showtime series “The Tudors”!

Queen Elizabeth I is given her Mother’s diary. She is intrigued as she really did not know her Mother. As she begins reading the journal she is given a glimpse into the life of her Mother, her Mother’s relatives and also showed her a part of her father she did not know. The Diary chronicles the time before Anne was married to Henry VIII and up until the day of her execution.

This is a book that blends history with fiction. I didn’t feel as if I learned anything new but it was an entertaining read about court life, relationships, secrets, and historical events. Even though I knew what was going to happen and have read about Anne Boleyn in various books, this was an entertaining tale A fast read. This is the type of book that one can read on a lazy Sunday afternoon or on a plane. It’s not too earth shattering, does not require much thought, and is interesting.

three-half-stars

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