In this “energetic”
(Kirkus Reviews) re-creation of Anne Boleyn’s tragic life—and death—Robin
Maxwell offers a pitch-perfect version of a bawdy and exuberant time filled
with lust, betrayal, love, and murder.
When the young
Queen Elizabeth I is entrusted with Anne Boleyn’s secret diary, she discovers a
great deal about the much-maligned mother she never knew. And on learning the truth
about her lascivious and despotic father, Henry VIII, she vows never to
relinquish control to any man. But this avowal doesn’t prevent Elizabeth from
pursuing a torrid love affair with her horsemaster, Robin Dudley—described with
near-shocking candor—as too are Anne’s graphic trysts with a very persistent
and lustful Henry.
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. The result is a masterpiece
of historical fiction so prophetic of our time that one would think it were
ripped from today’s headlines. Download and start listening now!