Tuesday, 23 August 2011

THE RED QUEEN – Philippa Gregory, 2010

Well, I read it because I had read The White Queen and it was quite enjoyable.
The tale kept me interested throughout and I’ve read a lot worse. The period is one I find fascinating and I’ve never before looked at it from Margaret Beaufort’s angle but the character herself is so unappealing that I really didn’t care much whether she achieved her ambition.
As an aside, one of my history magazines says that Historical Fiction is the new Historical Non-fiction. I really don’t see how it could be. I do like good fiction such as Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel but, for me, it can never replace a good thick volume with an index.

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