Weir, Alison

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Jane Seymour, the Haunted Queen

Highly recommended for fans of the period. [See Prepub Alert, 11/26/17.]

Queens of the Conquest: England's Medieval Queens

This title, though admirable in many respects, will be of little appeal. Libraries with larger collections or a need for European history and women's studies nonfiction will find this a solid addition. ["A fascinating story supported by excellent historical research": LJ 9/15/17 starred review of the Ballantine hc.]

Queens of the Conquest: England's Medieval Queens

Weir's research skills and storytelling ability combine beautifully to tell a fascinating story supported by excellent historical research. Fans of her fiction and nonfiction will enjoy this latest work.

Anne Boleyn, a King's Obsession

Though Weir's prose gets bogged down in detail at times, overall this is a well-written and fast-paced novel that should appeal to fans of Tudor-era fiction looking for a fresh look at one of the period's most popular protagonists.

Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen

Fans of epic historical fiction, fictional biography, and the novels of Jean Plaidy, Philippa Gregory, Anne Easter Smith, Hilary Mantel, Emma Campion, and Elizabeth Fremantle may enjoy this reexamination of the first of Henry's wives.

The Lost Tudor Princess: The Life of Lady Margaret Douglas

This is a strong entry into the field of Tudor history. Historians will be interested in the light cast on an understudied figure of the era; general readers will find another excellent addition to Weir's previous Tudor works.

The Marriage Game: A Novel of Queen Elizabeth I.

Purchasing a copy ensures that readers can complete Weir's series, but don't be surprised if it gathers more dust than the first installment. [See Prepub Alert, 8/11/14.]

Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World

Recommended for Weir fans and Tudor history buffs.

Mary Boleyn

As the first full biography of Mary Boleyn, this is a valuable resource both for historians and for casual readers interested in an accurate account of this recently popularized historical figure. [See Prepub Alert, 4/4/11.]—Kathleen McCallister, Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia, Lib.

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