Based on fact but infused with Gregory's own take on history, this is an inspiring and sumptuous novel with Elizabeth I at centre stage. It's full of romance, scheming, intrigue and passion with Robert Dudley a key player in Elizabeth's game of lust despite the fact that of course he was married to someone who, like Elizabeth was no pushover. The characters are well drawn and the storyline spot on.
Comparison: Rose Tremain, Tracy Chevalier, C C Humphreys.
Similar this month: Jude Morgan, Janet Gleeson.
|Primary Genre||Historical Fiction|