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A woman of a certain age who has three cats underfoot, and has the dream of filling her passport with stamps. Books, classical music, tea, cats, movies, art, fancy needlework,  and anything else I can think of.

Mary Boleyn: The Mistress of Kings - Alison Weir A fairly good look at the life of Mary Boleyn, with some attempt at accuracy. Weir sifts through what is actually known about Mary Boleyn, and works hard to dispell most of the more wild stories. On the other hand, there is so very little that is confirmed fact, that there's a lot of repetition and padding in this. Depending on how much you actually know about the time and history of the Tudors, you might or not like this book. I found it to be fairly readable, but the best part was actually in the afterword when Weir looks at the various novels and films that feature Mary Boleyn. Over all this one gets three and a half stars, rounded up to four.

For the longer review, please go here:
http://www.epinions.com/review/Alison_Weir_Mary_Boleyn_The_Mistress_of_Kings_epi/content_628517211780