Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday - February 9, 2011

This weekly event is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

I can't wait to read Elizabeth I by Margaret George. I've somewhat recently been sucked into historical fiction & find Queen Elizabeth quite fascinating. I have yet to read a book focusing soley on her life, but loved watching the Elizabeth I (TV miniseries).


New York Times bestselling author Margaret George captures history's most enthralling queen-as she confronts rivals to her throne and to her heart.

One of today's premier historical novelists, Margaret George dazzles here as she tackles her most difficult subject yet: the legendary Elizabeth Tudor, queen of enigma-the Virgin Queen who had many suitors, the victor of the Armada who hated war; the gorgeously attired, jewel- bedecked woman who pinched pennies. England's greatest monarch has baffled and intrigued the world for centuries. But what was she really like?

In this novel, her flame-haired, lookalike cousin, Lettice Knollys, thinks she knows all too well. Elizabeth's rival for the love of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and mother to the Earl of Essex, the mercurial nobleman who challenged Elizabeth's throne, Lettice had been intertwined with Elizabeth since childhood. This is a story of two women of fierce intellect and desire, one trying to protect her country, and throne, the other trying to regain power and position for her family and each vying to convince the reader of her own private vision of the truth about Elizabeth's character. Their gripping drama is acted out at the height of the flowering of the Elizabethan age. Shakespeare, Marlowe, Dudley, Raleigh, Drake-all of them swirl through these pages as they swirled through the court and on the high seas.

This is a magnificent, stay-up-all-night page-turner that is George's finest and most compelling novel and one that is sure to please readers of Alison Weir, Philippa Gregory, and Hilary Mantel.
Hardcover, 688 pages

Expected publication: April 5th 2011 by Viking Adult

6 comments:

  1. I've really been enjoying historical fiction lately too. I'm adding this one to my list!

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  2. Nice pick! I love historical fiction, and this one sounds great =)

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  3. I need a historical fiction for the Branching Out challenge. This looks like an interesting pic. Thanks for sharing!

    I'm a new follower. Very nice blog. :)

    Reading Lark's WOW

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  4. Wow! (Pun intended :-p) That's a meaty book at 688 pages. I'll let you try it first to see if it's worth the time commitment, lol.

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  5. What a strong woman Liz the first was. She sat at her desk and changed britain.

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