Sunday, 26 April 2009
The Sunday Salon
Another week gone by, we are nearly into May, can you believe it?
During the last few days I have read
The King's Confidante, an excellent Jean Plaidy book. I find all her books a brilliant read and am now tempted to choose another from my shelf.
Years ago I started collecting J.P.'s books; so I have narrowed it down to
The Sixth Wife or
Lord Robert. .
The latter being centred on the life of Robert Dudley , in the court of Elizabeth 1. My fascination of Tudor England has been rekindled lately due to the fact that much information is published to mark the 500th anniversary of Henry 8th's accession to the throne. I can't say I'm a fan of the man himself but tales of his court are compelling.
One book that I am eagerly waiting for is Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. Published this week, it's pages describe the life of Thomas Cromwell, in both his early years and life in Henry's court. I've read many reviews and am keen to see the postman in the next few days.
Well that's enough Tudor excitement for one day (although I must choose my next book) hope you all have a very good week.