Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Late Mailbox Mondays

The Lady Elizabeth by Alison Weir Hardcover, wish on PaperBackSwap.com

The Lady Elizabeth: A Novel (Random House Reader's Circle)"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".

Captive Queen: A Novel of Eleanor of AquitaineThe Murder in the Tower: The Story of Frances, Countess of Essex
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.

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  1. Great new additions Liz! I almost picked up the new Plaidy re-issue, but I got Lady of the Butterflies instead!!

    Enjoy your new reads!

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  2. Amy, that is AWESOME which cover did you get never mind I will just check out your post. I know you will LOVE the read. When I went to pick up my books I did not even go anywhere near the literature section because I knew if I saw Lady of the Butterflies I would want it so bad because I only have the arc. I want a finished copy but it will have to wait on PBS.

  3. Those covers are to die for and The Murder in the Tower looks so very good.

  4. I will definitely have to check out Alison Weir's two books. Again, my list of hat I want to read keeps growing faster than any time I have to do the reading.

  5. Mystica, I love the purple gown! I can not wait until I get the chance to actually read it.

    Librarypat, I know it is so hard to keep up when so many good ones keep on coming out. I am behind because of it too.


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