Teaser Tuesday

I haven't done a Teaser Tuesday in a loooong time, but I'm going to try and get back in the saddle.  Today I am quoting from Legacy by Susan Kay.  It's been hailed as "THE" book to read on Elizabeth I, and so far I am really enjoying it and finding the writing excellent and the characterizations spot on.  Here is an excerpt taken from a scene between Elizabeth and her tutor Roger Ascham that I thought was poignant.

"Shall I ever find my match?' she asked with a mixture of coquettishness and sincere interest.

He stopped and looked at her with a curious thoughtful stare.

"No, madam,' he said slowly, reflectively.  'I don't believe you ever will.'  And that, he added silently to himself, may be your real tragedy, so you need not look so please about it.  A pedastal is a lonely place.



  1. OMG I haven't heard of this one! It's going on my TBR right NOW!

    Here's my Teaser Tuesday.

  2. Oh, I love that! If the rest of the book is written like that, I can see why everyone raves about it. Teaser Tuesday is my favorite meme, glad you're participating again! Thanks for stopping by today.

  3. I love Elizabeth and think her life was fascinating, so I really so want to read this book. It sounds like a great read!!

  4. Great teaser! True yet sad for QE. Glad you are enjoying this one so far.

  5. You have to question - with all we DO know about Elizabeth what don't we know? There is still so much to learn and so much we will never really learn.
    Can you IMAGINE if the internet was around then?

  6. That's a great teaser my booky friend :)

    Here are teasers this week!

    Have a great day!

  7. How sad, especially knowing how Elizabeth ended up. But it sounds like a wonderful book. Excellent teaser!

    Here’s my teaser from Damaged.

  8. Excellent excerpt and his "pedastal" comment is oh, so true.

  9. I love reading about Elizabeth. Anything and everything. Her pedestal was very lonely. Love the quote.

  10. What a wonderful book! I read it when it first came out under a different title and I loved it. I will need to buy it again...It is one of the best portrayals of Elizabeth I have ever read.


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