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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.

Between Two Queens - Kate Emerson Certainly this is yet another novel cashing in on the recent surge in fiction on Tudor England. This time, the heroine is actually someone who lived, Nan Bassett, a relation by marriage -- a very distant one -- to King Henry himself. She has arrived at court to be a maid of honour to the new queen, Jane Seymour, and Nan it seems can only focus on the pretty gowns, and the possibility of snagging a wealthy, titled nobleman for herself.

Indeed, the heroine harps incessantly on getting that ring on her finger and a coronet on her head. Sigh. This one was awful, and it's a pity too, as Anne Bassett does sound interesting enough on her own from the surviving records.

For the more complete review, please go here:
http://www.epinions.com/review/Book_Between_Two_Queens_Kate_Emerson/content_500460654212