Book Review of The Queen Of Subtleties: A Novel Of Anne Boleyn

The Queen Of Subtleties: A Novel Of Anne Boleyn
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Helpful Score: 4


It took me a while to get into this book & at the first I wasn't all that sure I would like it. The author made Ane Boleyn come across as such an egocentric, heartless shrew that I figured if she was really like that then it was no wonder she had her head lopped off! I decided to give it my 75 page test, meaning if it hasn't captured me by page 75 then it's done for. Amazingly enough, it did capture me around page 65. It was the character of Lucy, the King's confectioner, that hooked me. However, the hold didn't last as the bits about Anne were just so loathsome that I couldn't finish after all.