Blissful Reads

Posted Fri, 04/07/07

I rarely get up first thing in the morning and read. My routine includes waking up with my morning cup (s) of coffee, and then easing into the day. However, while I was reading Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir I got up in the morning, armed with coffee, and went right into reading.

I dreaded the finish of the book. I wanted it to go on and on. Alison Weir's first foray into fiction is excellent. I know the Tudor era in which she writes quite well, but even for someone who doesn't it would be somewhat easy for them to read the novel and enjoy it.

That I relished it is an understatement.

Books to look forward to with great anticipation: Alison Weir's next non-fiction work, titled Katherine Swynford: The Story of John of Gaunt and His Scandalous Duchess, will be released this autumn. Her next fiction book, The Lady Elizabeth, will come to the USA in 2008.

In addition, she is planning another non-fiction work about Anne Boleyn (The Lady in the Tower), tentatively set for release in 2009.

Speaking of Katherine Swynford (who was also the sister-in-law to poet Geoffrey Chaucer), I read Katherine by Anya Seton several years ago and found the story fascinating. I can't wait to peruse Alison Weir's take on the romantic yet heart-wrenching historical saga.

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