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I, Elizabeth: The Word of a Queen

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Captivating

I loved this book. The author is an amazing storyteller. I loved her other books as well. I own them in paperback and will put them on my Nook as well so i always have them with me.

posted by AnnePaige82 on July 18, 2012

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I picked this book up because Queen Elizabeth I fascinates me. I've read many different historical fictions about her. I really liked the first part of the book. Most things I've read start were her half-sister Queen Mary has her in the Tower of London. So, I haven'...
I picked this book up because Queen Elizabeth I fascinates me. I've read many different historical fictions about her. I really liked the first part of the book. Most things I've read start were her half-sister Queen Mary has her in the Tower of London. So, I haven't read much concerning her childhood and when her father was still alive (at least were she was the focus of the story anyway). I felt that reading about that time period helped me better understand some of her actions as an adult. I also liked reading about her relationship with her half-brother, Edward. But, sadly the later part of the story started to really drag down. I found myself skimming parts. But, I don't blame it on the book really. As stated above, I've read a lot about her. This book really just did not have anything new to add. It focused on the facts and more on Elizabeth the Queen, not Elizabeth the person. So, if you haven't already read some historical fiction about Queen Elizabeth, you might like this one. But, if you already have a lot of information concerning Queen Elizabeth I, you might want to find something else.

posted by pagese on April 2, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2008

    Interesting tale of Elizabeth!!!

    This book was well written. It captures nicely the thoughts that Elizabeth I has throughout her life. The scenes are described beautifully and very descriptive and the drama between the characters is well documented. All in all, this book is worth a read. Some of the historical points are a bit off, but other than that its a good novel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2005

    Very in-depth work for historical fiction

    This book is great for beginners who want to learn more about Queen Elizabeth via historical fiction. I wish it had gone into more detail about everyday life, i.e., the living conditions, the fashions, the entertainment of the era, but Ms. Miles does a fantastic job in keeping the reader interested. I love her writing style. The relationship between Elizabeth and Lord Dudley is heartbreaking and bittersweet, and Ms. Miles makes Dudley out to be more of a 'victim' of his love for Elizabeth than other writers tend to. I liked that perspective.

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