The Lady Elizabeth by Alison Weir Hardcover, wish on PaperBackSwap.com
"Alison Weir was already one of Britain's most popular historians when she wrote her first novel, "Innocent Traitor", which hit the "Sunday Times" bestseller list to a chorus of praise. Now, in her second novel, Alison Weir goes to the heart of Tudor England at its most dangerous and faction-riven in telling the story of Elizabeth I before she became queen. The towering capricious figure of Henry VIII dominates her childhood, but others play powerful roles: Mary, first a loving sister, then as queen a lethal threat; Edward, the rigid and sad little King; Thomas Seymour, the Lord High Admiral, whose ambitions, both political and sexual, are unbridled. And, an ever-present ghost, the enigmatic, seductive figure of her mother Anne Boleyn, executed by Henry, whose story Elizabeth must unravel. Elizabeth learns early that the adult world contains many threats that have to be negotiated if she is to keep her heart and her head".
Both of the above beauties I bought at Powell's Bookstore this week. Sadly I went up to buy them both on release day and they did not have them in yet. I was so upset that the books were still in thier warehouse about 3.5 hours away. I had to order them but I got lucky. I got lucky that Powell's had a "used" copy for sale of "Captive Queen" and I swooped on it 17$ for a brand new hardback copy. You can not beat that. Now I just have to figure out where "The Murder In The Tower" fits into in my Plaidy collection. It gets so confusing with all the reprints because they have changes some of the titles. If I am correct this one is between the Mary Queen of Scots books and The Loves of Charles II.