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Anne Boleyn, a King's Obsession
Anne Boleyn, a King's Obsession | Alison Weir
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rwmg
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Fictional life of Anne Boleyn from the age of 11 to her death.

Interesting about her early life in the courts of Burgundy and France, a more difficult read once she arrives at Henry VIII's court, simply because the story is so well known and it wasn't enough to overcome the bias in Katherine of Aragon's favour from having read “The True Queen“ earlier.

atenelli It‘s such a good read. I learned a lot about her and definitely want to reread this novel. I felt that her life must have been hard after her return to England, particularly with her family‘s demands of her. 1mo
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dabbe I love her books. 🤩 1mo
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Hestapleton
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And that‘s my other chunkster for #20in4 done! Weir‘s books are so meticulously researched but always a delight. She truly opens the lives of the Tudor queens up beyond their spouse and reveals all of their human complexities.

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Hestapleton
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I need to start an audiobook at work today - suggestions?

Chelsea.Poole I‘ve only read Night Swim. It was good! 3y
TheSpineView They all look good. I would probably choose The Kingdom of Back 3y
wanderinglynn If you like fairy-tales or historical fantasy, go with The Kingdom of Back. I really loved it. 3y
CoverToCoverGirl This one is excellent 3y
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I really liked this retelling because it shows more of how Anne wanted to avoid the King at the start of his fascination with her. Slowly evolving into her ambition taking over and wanting to advance her status. At times you will cheer for her and other you will feel sorry for her. She gave up the one person she actually loved to pursue her ambition with the King. I would highly recommend this series for anyone interested in the Tudors.

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Mitch I have this and want to read it! Now might be the time!👏🏼 4y
JaneyWaneyB @Mitch it good, a little heavy and slow in places, but Weir's historical knowledge comes through. I started with this one but I do have the other 3 books too 😊 let me know what you think 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for the tag!! 💜 I sent you a birthday card to the wrong address 🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️ 4y
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JaneyWaneyB @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks a card did arrive on Thursday from you, thank you 💌...I haven't opened any post saving it all for Thursday so I have things to open & read. I've never spent a birthday on my own so it will be strange. Thank you for thinking of me 💜 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @JaneyWaneyB I‘ll resend it!! I‘m sorry you have to be alone!! We will all be here with you 😘💗 4y
JaneyWaneyB Thank you @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💖 I'm sure I'll get plenty of calls from friends and family to keep me company that day. Hope you are well xx 4y
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JaneyWaneyB
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It has taken me a looong time to read this book. It was good & shed new light on Anne Boleyn's life & courtship then marriage to Henry VIII. It was slow in places & Weir lacked a little flourish with her writing falling back into her comfort zone as a historian which could make this a so-so. I've got the rest in the series to read but they can wait whilst I head to something a little lighter.

#Books #BookNerd #Bookaholic #History #AnneBoleyn

jordanremington Hello there, how you doing today? 4y
jordanremington I'm doing great, thanks for asking. 4y
jordanremington Where are you from? 4y
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JaneyWaneyB
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Good morning Littens 🌞 a blazing sunrise here in Southend after Storm Ciara sweeped through. It's making for some squinty reading this morning. This book is really good & showing a very different side to Anne...not the villainous vixen we've been made to believe

#ReadingCommuter #books #BookNerd #ReadABook #Bookaholic #ReadingDay #History #Tudor #England #Kings #Queens #ReadersLiveAThousandLives #Readers #Sunrise #Reading #BookWorm #BookLover

Mitch Always sunny in Essex! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4y
JaneyWaneyB @Mitch it's the sunny people 👍🌞 4y
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JaneyWaneyB
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My next read is feeding my obsession with Anne Boleyn and the Tudors. Looking forward to this read it's been on my TBR trolley for a while now. A train ride to London for a conference is a great time to delve into this book

#ReadABook #ReadingCommuter #Books #BookNerd #ReadABook #Bookaholic #ReadingDay #History #Tudors #ReadersLiveAThousandLives #Readers #Tea #Reading #AnneBoleyn #BookWorm #BookLover

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This is hard to rate... at times I couldn‘t put it down, but there were 2 really long slow parts (over 100 pages each) which were very difficult to get thru. I‘m kind of obsessed with the Tudors, but if you‘re not: this may be trying for you 😕 Despite this book being fiction, I did learn some things, but I think Alison Weir‘s style may not be for me. Not sure when/if I will continue with the series... 🤔
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Bowietrek Don‘t give up, there are some good things to come. The Anne of Cleves title is fascinating. The backstory Weir created for her is extensive and intriguing. 5y
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Librarybelle
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#TaintedLove #ayupaugust

Need I say more?? 😂

Cinfhen 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼💕 5y
rustoryhuf I‘m slowly working my way through Henry‘s wives. 5y
Librarybelle @rustoryhuf I‘m still reading Katherine of Aragon and hope to get through the rest Weir has written by the end of the year 5y
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Wife
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2 Wives down & 4 to go! Not sure I should have started this series before all the books have been released. It‘s binge-worthy and I don‘t want to stop! This is a great take on AB! Some parts were slow, but those correspond with times when life was on hold for AB (when she and Henry VIII were awaiting a decision on The Great Matter). I‘ve been listening to podcasts about her and even found some Boleyn perfume. You can say that I‘m immersed! 4/5👑s

Birdsong28 Don't forget the EBooks in between!!! 📚📖 5y
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The young woman who changed the course of history.

Fresh from the palaces of Burgundy and France, Anne draws attention at the English court, embracing the play of courtly love.

But when the King commands, nothing is ever a game.

Anne has a spirit worthy of a crown - and the crown is what she seeks. At any price.

ANNE BOLEYN. The second of Henry's Queens. Her story.
History tells us why she died. This powerful novel shows her as she lived.
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👑👸💗 5y
PathfinderNicole I read this earlier this year and really enjoyed it! 5y
vkois88 I love this cover. I also really like reading about Anne Boleyn. 5y
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Born.A.Reader
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So... I discovered a BAM across the street from my work. I've rather lost my relationship with them over the years, having found used bookstores, but decided a rekindling was due. Signed up for their membership, and ended up walking out with all this for $15. #likefindingalonglostfriend

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PathfinderNicole
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1. Either gummies or pretzels depending if I want sweet or salty
2. We adopted a dog from the humane society a couple days ago and we get to go pick her up on Saturday!! My husband is supposed to work all weekend so he‘s calling in Saturday so we can all spend time together her first day home!!!
3. Done!
4. I can touch my tongue to my nose and I have a double jointed thumb
5. Will do!
#FriyayIntro @howjessreads

TrishB Awww, pics of 🐶 when you can 5y
jenreads7 I can touch my tongue to my nose too. 👅👃🏻😂 5y
CouronneDhiver We‘ll be sure not to mention it to the boss. Lol 🤫 5y
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PathfinderNicole
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Been slowly reading my way through this! I do truly love it and Alison Weir is one of my all time favorite authors but it‘s been hard to focus on reading lately! My husband is a government employee who still has to show up to work even though he‘s not currently being paid and it‘s been heckin stressful & sometimes it‘s just easier for me to disengage and relax with a favorite video game. #imabadreader

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Birdsong28
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Very good. Nice to see a different perspective of a much written about person.

#HeadlineReview

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QueenJen
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1. Chocolate cake with vanilla frosting (and sprinkles)
2. No
3. No. Been pulled over for speeding 3x but never got a ticket.
4. Music, spotify. My daughter and I have a "sing in the car" playlist.
5. ??☕

#Friyayintro @jesshowbooks

britt_brooke #1 sounds yummy to me! 6y
wanderinglynn Sprinkles! A must-have. 👍🏻 6y
Mamashep I need to make a sing in the car playlist! 6y
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Sarah1960
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I listened to this audiobook while on a recent road trip. This is the second book of this author I have read. I am blown away by the research and detail of this author. Truly love all the detail. You see things for the MC view point, despite how you feel about the character you can feel for the situation they are in, be it their own doing or as a political pawn of their families. Cannot wait to read another of her wonderfully written books.

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tonyriches
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Her legacy was her daughter #Tudors

aschermetz Welcome to Litsy!! 7y
TricksyTails Welcome to Litsy! So happy you're here! I love stories of the Tudors! 7y
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Leigh0906
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I'm visiting the in-laws this weekend, so my attention has been torn between family and football. I'm so close to finishing my book though!! Technically it expired yesterday, but I've never connected my Kindle to the wifi here before so I'm living on borrowed book time 😜 #currentread #almostfinished #bookthief

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Leigh0906
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My #currentread is fabulous so far, but Duncan's not so into it. #bookriot #dogsoflitsy

rubyslippersreads I'm really looking forward to this one; glad to hear it's good. 7y
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Lissa00
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Alison Weir has painstakingly recreated the court of Henry VIII in her series following his six queens. Anne Boleyn, Henry's second and possibly most tragic and controversial wife, is portrayed here as a highly intelligent, strong, temperamental and flawed woman. These are not short books but can be gobbled up like candy and Weir, who has written numerous nonfiction books about the Tudors, is the perfect person to write them.

Birdsong28 Have you read the kindle books that are linked inbetween the books? Have a look on amazon. 📖📚 7y
Lissa00 @Birdsong28 I recently noticed them on Goodreads. I'm definitely going to pick them up! 7y
Birdsong28 Some you can get for free if you time it right but normally they are only about 99p 📖📚 7y
drokka Lovely stitching in the frame 😍 7y
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brookerhi
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Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession was really dense, but I liked it! Everyone knows Anne's story, but it's the same story portrayed over & over again. This book goes beyond that into her day-to-day life. If you enjoy knowing EVERYTHING, you should like this novel. #booklife #bookstagram #anneboleyn #sixtudorqueens #tudorfiction #alisonweir #bigbooks

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BeckaroniAndCheese
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It's a holiday and I hope I can find a few hours to dive into this long one!

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heehee23
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I am loving this series so much! I've always been a fan of historical fiction and Alison Weir never disappoints me!

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actualdisneyprincess
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I don't have to be at work until a little bit later today, and this is due back to the library tomorrow, so I'm curled up with it until I absolutely have to start getting ready. (Although ughhh, I would rather spend my whole day with this book than at work!) #anneboleynakingsobsession #alisonweir #sixtudorqueens #anneboleyn #henryviii #tudorfiction #historicalfiction

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BookishBrooklyn
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This book was so emotive at the end! And so intriguing throughout. Alison Weir is why I love historical fiction and this book did not disappoint. Never a dull moment and she portrayed Anne and everyone so vividly it was perfect!!

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BookishBrooklyn
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I'm currently reading this beauty, I started it earlier today and I haven't been able to put it down. Alison Weir is one of my favourite authors and she's bringing Anne Boleyn and everyone in the Tudor Court to life so perfectly. #bookish #historicalfiction #tudors #anneboleyn #bibliophile #bookworm #bookaddict #booknerd

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Scithighs
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If you are into castle life, this book will do it for you. I always feel like I am living in a castle when I read Weir. This was perfect book for sitting outside reading this summer.

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Suetara
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Every time I read a book about Anne Boleyn, I can't help but wish it ended differently.

rubyslippersreads So do I ... (edited) 7y
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Birdsong28
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This video is Alison Weir reading an extract from her new book. If you want to listen to this head on to FB and search for Waterstones

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Birdsong28
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Look what #Waterstones sent me 3 days early!! Another pre-order with Christmas vouchers! 📖📚

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rubyslippersreads
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I'm taking this one literally with a book I'm looking forward to reading. #onthebacksofwomen #marchintoreading

RealBooks4ever Nice picture! 😃 7y
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