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Book on Lady Jane Grey by Eric Ives

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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon May 11th, 2009, 2:48 am

How ironic, the US copy just showed up on Amazon today, it's also out in Oct 09, at least that's what it says:
http://www.amazon.com/Lady-Jane-Grey-Tu ... G215V9W431

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Post by Chatterbox » Wed May 13th, 2009, 7:39 pm

This looks interesting... I like the outline/structure on Wiley's site and the suggestion of delving into the power politics behind Edward's will.

Having just read a NF book by Adam Nicolson about the Pembrokes, I'm hoping there's more insight into them in here, too...

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Post by Divia » Wed May 13th, 2009, 11:19 pm

30 bucks seems a bit high to me.
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Post by boswellbaxter » Wed May 13th, 2009, 11:31 pm

[quote=""Chatterbox""]This looks interesting... I like the outline/structure on Wiley's site and the suggestion of delving into the power politics behind Edward's will.

Having just read a NF book by Adam Nicolson about the Pembrokes, I'm hoping there's more insight into them in here, too...[/quote]

What did you think of the Nicolson?
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Post by Chatterbox » Thu May 14th, 2009, 1:08 am

Absolutely loved the Nicolson book; see my 5-star review on Amazon. He's a wonderful writer and he knows the period (well, probably the Jacobean more than the Tudor). He also has a knack for introducing a topic to an audience who may be new to the material and showing how he became hooked on the people he was writing about. Also appealing is his ability to combine insight into social/literary/artistic life with the power politics of the time. On my TBR pile is his book about the islands off the coast of Scotland that were given to him by his father, and the period of time he spent living there alone & discovering them. Then I plan to read "God's Secretaries" -- a book about the making of the King James Bible -- which is waiting for me on my Kindle. After which I will read his book about Trafalgar! (Napoleonic battles are a bit out of my usual comfort zone, but that is the hallmark of a great writer -- they take you to new spots and show you what you've been missing.)

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Post by boswellbaxter » Thu May 14th, 2009, 1:13 am

[quote=""Chatterbox""]Absolutely loved the Nicolson book; see my 5-star review on Amazon. He's a wonderful writer and he knows the period (well, probably the Jacobean more than the Tudor). He also has a knack for introducing a topic to an audience who may be new to the material and showing how he became hooked on the people he was writing about. Also appealing is his ability to combine insight into social/literary/artistic life with the power politics of the time. On my TBR pile is his book about the islands off the coast of Scotland that were given to him by his father, and the period of time he spent living there alone & discovering them. Then I plan to read "God's Secretaries" -- a book about the making of the King James Bible -- which is waiting for me on my Kindle. After which I will read his book about Trafalgar! (Napoleonic battles are a bit out of my usual comfort zone, but that is the hallmark of a great writer -- they take you to new spots and show you what you've been missing.)[/quote]

Thanks! I've been thinking of buying this one--and I want to get the Eric Ives book too.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed August 26th, 2009, 4:16 am

Publisher's Weekly has a short review of this book, I found it at a site called "Tudor Book Blog":
http://everythingtudor.com/bookblog/?p=590

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Post by boswellbaxter » Wed August 26th, 2009, 5:17 am

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]Publisher's Weekly has a short review of this book, I found it at a site called "Tudor Book Blog":
http://everythingtudor.com/bookblog/?p=590

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Looking forward to it! Since reading Leandra de Lisle's book, I'm interested in seeing another scholar's take on these events.
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Post by ladyjanegreyref » Tue October 6th, 2009, 7:59 am

Does anyone in the UK have a copy of this yet? I checked with the publisher and the publication date was Friday 2nd October but Amazon.co.uk still have it listed as pre-order and my local Waterstones didn't have it.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue October 6th, 2009, 6:25 pm

[quote=""ladyjanegreyref""]Does anyone in the UK have a copy of this yet? I checked with the publisher and the publication date was Friday 2nd October but Amazon.co.uk still have it listed as pre-order and my local Waterstones didn't have it.[/quote]

I only know that it's supposed to be out on Oct 19th here. It's weird that Amazon UK would say Oct 2nd and yet not honor the date.

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