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Books, Dogs, and Other Blogs

“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.”

 

Currently reading

Drums of Autumn
Diana Gabaldon
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Gerald Horne
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Lewis Carbone

Mary Boleyn

Mary Boleyn: The Mistress of Kings - Alison Weir

  I got this book 2 or 3 weeks ago (oops!  Time to renew!) from the library, and it's the first non-fiction book of Alison Weir's that I've read.  Each time I sat down to read it, I would get lost in the story.  But I had a lot of work stuff going on, so I just wasn't that dedicated to reading in general over the last couple of weeks.

 

I don't know that I'd call this a biography of Mary Boleyn exactly.  It's more of an analysis of Tudor life, with Mary as the focal point.  But, as she made clear, there is just not enough factual information available about Mary to really write an entire biography of her specifically.  She was able to paint a picture of what Mary's life was like, by looking at the lives of those around her.  I appreciated it on that level, just being able to learn more about life during that time period.  But I could see how someone wanting to know more about Mary specifically could be disappointed. 

 

One thing is for sure, reading this book definitely made me want to read more of Weir's books!