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This is the first book I've read by Suzannah Dunn and I have already downloaded the May Bride. I've read a number of books about Lady Jane Grey, the original Nine Day Wonder but this book put a new slant on the story by introducing a character who was constantly with Jane during the period of her incarceration, Elizabeth, and telling it through her eyes.
Although Elizabeth is not overly enamoured of Jane to start with and has absolutely nothing in common, a mutual respect grows during the period they are thrown together. The inevitable religious discussion between Catholic/Protestant and Queen Mary/Lady Jane Grey's loyalty to their cause is treated in a simple but interesting way.
I also thoroughly enjoyed Penelope Rawlins performance throughout the book and she even made the male voices pretty convincing. One of my favourite 'voices' was Goose.
A good and interesting read, particularly for someone who wants a light historic touch, and a sympathetic treatment of Lady Jane Grey but then seriously, how could you not be sympathetic to a young woman who was so appallingly used by the people in her life that should only have had her welfare at heart and not their own personal ambition?
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Would you consider the audio edition of The Lady of Misrule to be better than the print version?
Wonderful story! Wonderful narrator! The performance was perfect. She really made me connect with the character. The story is also told from a very different viewpoint. The book flew by and I was sorry when it was over!