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Mailbox Monday (18.11)

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Fatal Majesty by Reay Tannahill (bookmooch)

In Fatal Majesty, critically acclaimed novelist Reay Tannahill immerses readers in the tragedy of Mary, Queen of Scots-but this is not a conventional retelling of a fascinating yet familiar tale. Eighteen-year-old Mary returns from the sophisticated French court to claim her throne in cold, backward Scotland. A gloomy reception proves least among the nave young monarch’s challenges: her arrival provides the opportunity for smoldering vendettas to explode and for intricate conspiracies to form and then unravel-intrigue besets her on every side. Mary’s self-righteous brother, James, seeks to rule in her place; her brilliant Secretary of State, Lethington, dedicates his energies to placing the Stuarts on the throne of England; and her cousin, Elizabeth I, dazzling and unscrupulous, fears Mary as a threat to her crown and to her life.

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    blodeuedd
    November 17, 2013 at 23:23

    Poor Mary

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      Elysium
      November 19, 2013 at 00:11

      Yep she is.

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    Deb Nance at Readerbuzz
    November 18, 2013 at 14:49

    It has been months since I read a good book of historical fiction or a good history for that matter. Thanks for sharing this one.

    Here’s my Mailbox Monday/It’s Monday!

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      Elysium
      November 19, 2013 at 00:12

      I loved her book about Richard III so I have high hopes for this one.

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    Pat @ Posting For Now
    November 18, 2013 at 17:27

    Enjoy your new book!
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      Elysium
      November 19, 2013 at 00:13

      Thanks!

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    gautami tripathy
    November 18, 2013 at 18:22

    You have a wonderful mailbox! Happy reading!!

    Here is my post.
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      Elysium
      November 19, 2013 at 00:13

      Thank you :)

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    Anna
    November 18, 2013 at 20:40

    I don’t know her story, so that one looks really good. Happy reading!
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      Elysium
      November 19, 2013 at 00:14

      I don’t usually love books about Mary but loved her Richard III book. I have hopes for this one.

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    Elizabeth
    November 18, 2013 at 23:51

    I didn’t know of this…thanks for sharing.

    Link to my post is below as well as a giveaway.

    BTW…Stop by for a FUN giveaway too: GIVEAWAY
    Elizabeth

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    Mary
    November 19, 2013 at 01:28

    I hope you love it!
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