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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Just as she begins to feel overwhelmed, a peasant comes forward with a long-secreted possession: I think this was somewhat me and not used to reading something actually written in the time period it took place. Her mother wasn’t a cold, heartless whore who deserved her beheading. I enjoy reading about the life of Anne Boleyn.

If you choose a consort not bolegn, for reasons of alliance, I will understand and serve you. He mistakes her for a madam of a brothel. If you are wanting to read a good book about Anne Boleyn this would be for you. I did wonder how the writer knew so much of what her daughter the queen was doing, but I enjoyed it and recommend it. While enjoyable it tye hold water to Sandra Gullands trilogy on Josephine Bonaparte. Enhancements were made to more precisely measure materials read in K-2 classrooms.

To Capture a Rogue, Logan’s Legends: However, I’m getting ahead of myself. This gave necessary credibility to the tale as it unfolded. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

Me gustaria leerlo y no consigo para descargarlo: I recognized a number of quotes from Anne, Henry, and others that have been documented by historians and placed in this fictional context. This book blew me away!

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The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn

Return to Book Page. Share your thoughts with other customers. The interplay between the “present” of Elizabeth’s life and the “past” of her mother’s life are successfully intertwined and work very well as a whole.

Dudley saw the purple pulsing veins beneath the parchment skin of Elizabeth’s hollow temples. Language English Spanish Bilingual. I loved the subject of this book.

Never enamored with ancient dull history, in my senior years, I’ve enjoyed learning some history through historical fiction.

Mar 20, AzulClarito rated it it was amazing. Her eyes fluttered behind the lids and opened slowly. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. A mysterious nun with enigmatic past.

Diana is the latest Anne, or something like that. This novel attempts to explain how this might have come about. Because it is historical fiction, I do not assume that Anne’s thoughts in her last days were on the repression of females in society.


People seemed to love this book or hate it. I loved this book and would recommend it above the Other Boleyn Girl. Besides, how was she supposed to hide any pregnancy? Maxwell’s The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn is an emotional powerhouse, and it’s neither of their stories told ahne you’ve ever seen them before.

But this is a diary written over a long period of time. I highly recommend it to anyone who has become as much of a Tudor-freak as I am. Elizabeth learns many things about her mother that she was never told. If you’re really interested in either one of these ladies and hey, who wouldn’t be? Maxwell tries to make some profound feminist points through Queen Elizabeth and her mother Anne, “Tomorrow I die because I lusted not for flesh, but to comand my own destiny.

In this book I was also fascinated by znne description of why Elizabeth decided not to marry. Mercury By Lesley-Ann Jones.


Robin Maxwell, The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn

People watched her all the time, so she couldn’t just escape for a little adult fun with Robin like this books cl Blech. Robin Maxwell’s book about Queen Elizabeth discovering Anne’s secret diary, learning about her mother in her mother’s own words, was enlightening. Add all three to Cart Add pf three to List. I’ll always see Anne Boleyn in Elizabeth Tudor’s greatest decisions which transformed her into Gloriana, and it’s because of this book, unquestionably one of the greatest Anne Boleyn related novels ever written, and one I am begging all Tudor-enthusiasts or simply one looking for a good book, to read.

Princess Diana was the first British royalty to be involved with the day-to-day raising of her children. The Creation of Anne Boleyn: What mattered to me was that these assumptions not clash with what is actually known about Anne, those around her, and the setting in which escret lived.

And the author never makes the mistake of xiary the reader by not clearly separating the two stories. This creates a deep and terrible bond, each to the other. For more information on these enhancements and matching beginning readers with texts, visit lexile. He was her subject.

Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Blending a historian’s attention to accuracy with a novelist’s artful rendering, Maxwell weaves compelling descriptions of court life and devastating portraits of actual people into her naughty, page-turning tale.

A very interesting perspective.