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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

New Book Alert – The Sisters Who Would Be Queen by Leanda de Lisle

The Sisters Who Would Be Queen by Leanda de Lisle

Genre: Non-Fiction; Biography

Release Date: October 13, 2009 (US), January 19, 2009 (UK)

Publisher: Ballantine Books

“Mary, Katherine, and Jane Grey–sisters whose mere existence nearly toppled a kingdom and altered a nation’s destiny–are the captivating subjects of Leanda de Lisle’s new book. The Sisters Who Would Be Queen breathes fresh life into these three young women, who were victimized in the notoriously vicious Tudor power struggle and whose heirs would otherwise probably be ruling England today…

Exploding the many myths of Lady Jane Grey’s life, unearthing the details of Katherine’s and Mary’s dramatic stories, and casting new light on Elizabeth’s reign, Leanda de Lisle gives voice and resonance to the lives of the Greys and offers perspective on their place in history and on a time when a royal marriage could gain a woman a kingdom or cost her everything.”
From the moment I saw this book, it quickly jumped to the top of my “must have now” list. I actually preordered it a few days ago and am eagerly awaiting its arrival at my door. The story of Lady Jane Grey has intrigued me since the day I first heard about her. She was truly a pawn that was used by everyone and paid for it with her life. I knew nothing about her two sisters until I read about them in my recent read Elizabeth’s Women by Tracy Borman. I also feel that they got the short end of the stick.

I cannot wait to read this one!

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  1. Sounds interesting thanks for the post! I read Nine Days A queen and that provides ony a small taste of Lady Jane's life. She was a pawn and I felt bad for her, I want to learn more about her because she's so intriguing.

  2. Lady Jane Grey is my mostest (yes, mostest) favorite historical figure! So glad to see your post on this book! A must read for me!!! Thank you!

  3. Thanks for the heads up on a new non-fiction book!

  4. Sounds very good. I never read much about Lady Jane, and this sounds a good start!

    I like the cover too. :)

  5. Lady Jane Grey is on my list of favorite female historical figures (after Isabella of France and Eleanor of Aquitaine). I'll have to keep an eye out for this!


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