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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.

The Royal Stuarts: A History of the Family That Shaped Britain - Allan Massie There are times when a book truly sucks, and this was one of them. Massie uses mostly fictional sources, and over-glamourizes his subjects, focusing more on racy stories than anything factual. Pity, as this one could have been so much more. I can't honestly recommend this one, as I found myself getting more annoyed the more that I read. There are far better books about the Stuarts out there. Given that the author is a newspaper tabloid journalist, I guess I shouldn't be surprised. Not recommended at all. Just two stars.

For the longer review, please go here:
http://www.epinions.com/review/Allan_Massie_The_Royal_Stuarts_A_History_of_the_Family_That_Shaped_Britain_epi/content_598106541700