Currently Reading: Elizabeth I by Margaret George

I will be starting today the mother of all reads, Elizabeth I by the incomporable Margaret George!!!!  I have been waiting for this moment ever since receiving my copy a few months ago and I'm almost afraid to start it!  The sooner I start it, the sooner it's over and I don't want it to end!!!  heehee

Margaret George has also graciously agreed to an interview here at Passages to the Past - I am beyond excited and not afraid to admit, a tad nervous!  I mean c'mon, it's Margaret George, my idol!!!!

Oh, and how unbelievable gorgeous is this cover?  The best I have ever seen and this picture doesn't do it justice compared with the physical book!

by Margaret George

Release Date:  April 5, 2011


New York Times bestselling author Margaret George captures history's most enthralling queen-as she confronts rivals to her throne and to her heart.

One of today's premier historical novelists, Margaret George dazzles here as she tackles her most difficult subject yet: the legendary Elizabeth Tudor, queen of enigma-the Virgin Queen who had many suitors, the victor of the Armada who hated war; the gorgeously attired, jewel- bedecked woman who pinched pennies. England's greatest monarch has baffled and intrigued the world for centuries. But what was she really like?

In this novel, her flame-haired, lookalike cousin, Lettice Knollys, thinks she knows all too well. Elizabeth's rival for the love of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and mother to the Earl of Essex, the mercurial nobleman who challenged Elizabeth's throne, Lettice had been intertwined with Elizabeth since childhood. This is a story of two women of fierce intellect and desire, one trying to protect her country, and throne, the other trying to regain power and position for her family and each vying to convince the reader of her own private vision of the truth about Elizabeth's character. Their gripping drama is acted out at the height of the flowering of the Elizabethan age. Shakespeare, Marlowe, Dudley, Raleigh, Drake-all of them swirl through these pages as they swirled through the court and on the high seas.



  1. I can relate, Amy! I, too, received an ARC of Elizabeth I and it's been sitting on my desk for a while, and if I don't get started soon, it will not be completed in time for the May blog virtual tour! Hope it's as wonderful as her Henry VIII.

  2. Me, too!!
    I was a little shocked at how big the ARC was. I need to start reading pretty soon, as well.
    Looks fantastic, though!

  3. I can fully understand! I know you are going to love reading it.

  4. Isn't it great! I can't wait to start it myself!

  5. I have serious fangirl envy that you get to interview her!! I am also coveting your copy of Elizabeth I but really -- omg, interviewing Margaret George?!?! Can't wait for that!


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