Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Can't Wait Wednesday-Last Tudor


Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at http://www.wishfulendings.com/ to spotlight and discuss books we're excited about but haven't read, which may not even be released yet. 

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The latest novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory features one of the most famous girls in history, Lady Jane Grey, and her two sisters, each of whom dared to defy her queen. 

Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days, dying on the scaffold for her faith. But few people know about her two sisters, cousins to Elizabeth I who also faced imprisonment and death sentences for treason. Katherine Grey was the beauty of the family who earned the lifelong hatred of her cousin Elizabeth I when she married for love. Mary Grey was an extraordinary little person known as a dwarf in Tudor times, who defied convention to marry the tallest man at court in her own secret love match.


The fascinating story of three idiosyncratic Tudor girls and their challenges to the most powerful Tudor woman of all is the subject of the next novel from the author who defines what it means to be a writer of historical fiction.


I really am fascinated by the Grey sisters so I was pleased to see they were getting the Philippa Gregory treatment! The book was released in August but I'm waiting to get my hands on the paperback as soon as I can!

14 comments:

  1. Nice pick - I'm always up for a good historical fiction

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    1. I really need to reread all these Philippa Gregory books in this series so I can write decent reviews but I just don't have the time at the moment!

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  2. I'm familiar with Jane Grey but not her sisters! Their stories sound even more interesting than hers. :)

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    1. The Grey sisters feature in a few Tudor books I've read. Their story is well written in Ella March Chase 'Three Sisters For A Crown' which is also known as 'The Nine Day Queen'.

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  3. I don't read a lot of this genre, but that cover is tempting me!

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    1. I love the scandal and backstabbing of the Tudor Court! And it is a great cover!

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  4. What a lovely cover! I really need to read more from Phillipa Gregory. I read and loved The Other Boleyn Girl years ago so I do want to ry more from her.

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    1. The Boleyn Inheritance was a great book, focusing on Anne of Cleves, Cathrine Howard and Jane Boleyn. I loved it! I need to reread her Cousins Wars books too.

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  5. I love her historical fiction. Glad to hear she's writing about the Grey sisters!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. I was hoping she would! She's covered so many fascinating women in her books. Wideacre was a good read too.

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  6. oh man, you are going to make me read these Tudors Chuckles! Look at that cover!

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    1. I do enjoy my Tudors and I love this cover!

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  7. Ever since watching the movie Lady Jane if been wanting to read about her too, I did not know about this book! Definitely adding this to my TBR!

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    1. There are a few good books out there about her including the Ella March Chase 'Three Sisters For A Crown' which is also known as 'The Nine Day Queen'.

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