Mary Stuart (FICTION) (French Edition)
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Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Mary, Queen of Scots by John Hale. After suddenly being widowed at only eighteen years of age, Mary leaves France, the only home she has ever known, to take her rightful place as the Queen of Scotland, and Cousins.
After suddenly being widowed at only eighteen years of age, Mary leaves France, the only home she has ever known, to take her rightful place as the Queen of Scotland, and someday she hopes, the Queen of England. Queen of Scotland by birth, rightful heir to the throne of England, she must return home and claim her inheritance. John Hale served in the Royal Navy before working in the theatre, television and on films. He founded and directed the Lincoln Theatre Company in the mid-fifties before going on to be artistic director of the Bristol Old Vic.
As a freelance director he also worked in television. He also wrote the script for the film version of Mary, Queen of Scots. Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent digital publisher. For more information on our titles please sign up to our newsletter at www.
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Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. May 27, Jessica rated it it was ok Shelves: books-i-own , british-setting-fic , historical-fic , net-galley , real-royals-fic. This is a fairly short, no fluff story. It's mainly just talking, not a lot of extra action or "fluff" which I think in this case it could have used a bit of. This story was just a bit too boring for me. Love Mary but this novel did nothing to enhance her story.
Dec 20, Kayla D rated it it was ok Shelves: netgalley , digital-review-copies , ho-hum , historical-fiction.
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A free digital copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, Endeavour Press! I had initially thought that Mary, Queen of Scots was a non-fiction read on the last years of the tragic monarch but it turned out to be a fictional story about the intertwining lives of Mary Stuart and her cousin, Elizabeth Tudor, the reigning queen of England.
That being said, Mary, Queen of Scots was not a great read and this was mainly due to two things: b A free digital copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
That being said, Mary, Queen of Scots was not a great read and this was mainly due to two things: bad writing and poor characterization. Its transitions between scenes was shoddy and jarring; one minute we were watching the fun-loving and cunning English court then the next, we were in dismal and barbaric Scotland. The writing makes it seem to be marketed towards pre-teens and in general, the middle school-age demographic, but the fact that there was a lot of bawdiness and sex scenes tells me otherwise. Besides that, the author would frequently dump information on the reader, telling what was happening instead of showing the events and exploring them at full length.
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Basically, the bad writing of Mary, Queen of Scots made for an extremely dull and horrible read. Second, poor characterization , which was a result of the bad writing that I mentioned above. Mary, Queen of Scots had a whole slew of interesting characters, including the titular figure and her cousin, but none of them were fleshed out. Aside from complaints, I can offer nothing else about Mary, Queen of Scots. It was a very bad read and I wasted a good three hours of my life on it. The only thing good about this book was its compelling cover but sadly, it was the opposite of a riveting read.
Dec 17, Heather rated it did not like it Shelves: netgalley. When I first started reading this book, I was disappointed that it was only pages. By the time I was 85 pages in, I was relieved that it was only pages. This book That's being really nice. If you know even the most basic outline of the history of Mary, Queen of Scots, you know this book. There's nothing interesting, clever, or innovative in this. And the writing is just plain bad.
I actually thought, after the first two chapters, that maybe this was a middle grade book and When I first started reading this book, I was disappointed that it was only pages. Advised by courtier William Cecil Guy Pearce in silky, nasal tones, Elizabeth embarks on a decades-long game of diplomacy and threat with Mary, in which she is to offer up her own beloved favourite Robert Dudley Joe Alwyn as a possible husband for her, whose role would be to subdue and control the Scottish queen in the English interest.
Perhaps Elizabeth comes off disconcertingly badly because there is, dramatically, only room for one proud-yet-vulnerable 16th-century queen in a film about proud-yet-vulnerable 16th-century queens, so they must compete for a finite supply of queenly mannerisms. It is an aria of tragic scorn.
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