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The Thistle and the Rose: The Story of Margaret, Princess of England, Queen of Scotland (Novel of the Tudors Series)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2008

    GREAT BOOK!

    I really liked this book. Margaret was not a heroine...she was very spoiled in her early years and really most of her life but it is a compelling read. I wish King James IV was in the book a little more. But for someone like me who really stays mostly in the Tudor Era, touching in on Scotland was great. Its always different when your looking at it from another's perspective.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2008

    Great!

    This was the first book by this author that I've read. I love reading about this time period, and especially the Tudors. So when I saw this, I really wanted to read about Henry VIII's sister. Some of the wording was a little rough (in the first few chapters) and the early conversations didn't sound right sometimes, but overall I think it was a wonderful story. As much as I disagreed with her about her love affairs, I felt for her, dealing with the loses and separation from her children. The chapters were kind of long, but I still didn't want to put the book down. I did find one inaccuracy. It said that her daugther was born on October 5, which is my birthday, but when I researched her I found out that it was October 8. Anyway, it was a sweet, sad story with somewhat of a happy ending. A great read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2007

    Read all of Plaidy's books if you love historical fiction

    This was the first of Plaidy's books I read. Since, I have read many others. They have prompted me to do a little research of my own to see how much is 'historical' and how much is 'fiction.' It seems to me that all the characters, their positions, and actions are as accurate and true as possible. The only fiction here is the conversations and feelings of each player, imagined by Ms. Plaidy. As a result, the reader does not get a false sense of history while they take an enjoyable trip back to an interesting time in Europe. If you are interested in the lives of European rulers of the past, love historical fiction, etc.. all of Plaidy's books are recommended!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2006

    An amazing story

    The Story or Margaret Tudor isn't very well known or common compared to that of her family members. But it was really becuase of her lineage to the throne that Scotland and England eventually united under one ruler. Hers is a story of betrayal, heartbreak, love, and determination, reveling a strong woman whose emotions seem so raw that anyone can relate to her.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2014

    ThornClan territory

    Here.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2013

    THISTLEFANG IS A LESBIAN!

    Not that there's anything wrong with that...

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2013

    Pikapower

    YOUR AN IMPOSTER!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2013

    Pikapower

    "Im sorry...Im just...im sorry...i just need to learn to..." She huffs. "Ill try to fit in... ill try to stay..." She is shaking her head violently

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2013

    Thistlefang

    "Please stay!"

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  • Posted August 14, 2009

    Good read.

    Enjoyed this book and will look for more by this author in the future.

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  • Posted April 6, 2009

    The Thistle and the Rose

    This is a great read. I've long been wanting to read about Henry VIII's sister Margaret. The story is touching and easy to read. It tells in detail about her life and her struggles, especially as a woman in Scotland. Jean Plaidy has captured the character, but also the man she married. It's touching to see the story so well told.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2008

    STARTED WELL BUT BECAME REPETITIVE

    As a historical fiction fan, I found Jean Plaidy's book an okay reading. Normally, this author writes great fiction and the books are excellent. This one started very well and Margaret Tudor came to life as one fiery and fascinating princess. But, by the end of the book, it all became repetitive and kind of dull. Still, it's a good read. I wish it'd been better.

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