This is a wonderfully juicy historical novel so convincing that it’s difficult to believe it is the author’s first. Just as the newly crowned Elizabeth I is about to become. Complete summary of Robin Maxwell’s The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The Secret Diary of Anne. Just as she begins to feel overwhelmed, a peasant comes forward with a long- secreted possession: Anne Boleyn’s diary. As Elizabeth reads slowly through her .

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And then I also loved getting a more intimate picture of Anne as we read her diary entries. She draws you in at the very beginning and keeps you there until the very end. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. For me, there was an inconsistency between the earlier Anne’s ambitious manipulation and the reasons she gives for later persecution. See and discover other items: Explore the Home Gift Secreg.

A royal heir, hidden at birth. Aug 09, Nikita rated it really liked it Shelves: In reading it, the young ruler — herself embroiled in a dangerous love affair — discovers a great deal about her much maligned mother. Then with the swiftness of a summer storm she turned dark and harsh, playing upon his insignificance, toying with him as she would a chess piece.

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diarh Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Good to read some old English words folded in there too. The writing is detailed, and brings you into both women’s lives.

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Robin Maxwell, a graduate of Tufts University, screenwriter for film and television, and serious student of Tudor England, spent twelve years researching and writing The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn. She was, she knew, the only woman in England who had the power to command a man this way. That, and I hate putting down my book in the middle of a scene. noleyn

The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn (Unabridged)

For Dudley, believed by many to be the Queen’s lover, was a married man. Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition October 18, Language: Read more Read less.

Buy the selected items together This item: No one really knows for sure why she made that decision. That would be inconsistent with the beginning of the book. Elizabeth is presented with a diary that Anne kept, which chronicles her life right up to very end.

Cecil and the other chagrined advisors turned and, without meeting each other’s eyes, began a slow and troubled walk back to the royal palace. Good Christ, the pitiable choices for husband you offer give me scant cause to change my state of matrimony. That would be inconsistent with the beginning of the book. It was late in the afternoon when the first sunshine pierced the overcast, falling through the cottage window in a golden swath across Elizabeth’s pearl white and naked breasts. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

Period detail is scanty. Elizabeth is the twenty-five-year-old, all-powerful Queen of England, but it’s a far from glamorous life. And predicted that the daughter would become Queen of England.

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This was not a bad thing as the author did such a good job of portraying Anne and writing as she would have written the journal that you felt like you were reading a true journal by Anne Boleyn. Her chief advisor, William Cecil, a stern and steady man riary middle age, was torn between admiration and despair of his new young queen, now attired in a purple velvet riding habit, her goldred hair flying long and unbound behind her.


My anti-political correctness radar kicked in and I was distracted from that point to the end of the book. To learn more about Amazon Sponsored Products, click here. Sixteen-year old Miranda has no idea how much her life is going to change upon hearing the news of her Get your free lesson today!

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Sfcret example would be Elizabeth herself. As Elizabeth reads slowly through her mother’s account of the events surrounding Anne’s long affair and eventual marriage to Henry, she has many revelations about her own past. The topics are delightful but the writing style and the actual storylines are that of a young adult’s imagineering mind. Elizabeth learned that her knowledge and strength is the only thing she should rely on to be most successful.

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