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A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month April 2018
Princess Mary lives in a palace and is the daughter of Henry V111, the King of England but, when her parents’ marriage begins to fall apart, the sadness she feels is not so very different from that of any child in the same situation and Lucy Worsley captures that brilliantly. But for Mary, the divorce has far, far more significance than it would for anyone else as it changes Mary’s life completely and puts her in great danger. As Anne Boleyn takes her mother’s place Mary is demoted from Princess Mary to Lady Mary and finds herself usurped by her new baby sister Elizabeth. How can Mary win back her father and keep herself safe? Lucy Worsley’s child centred view of this moment in English history captures all the drama and danger and wraps it in an enthralling family story. ~ Julia Eccleshare
Julia Eccleshare's Picks of the Month for April 2018
The Grotlyn by Benji Davies
The Book Case: An Emily Lime Mystery by Adam Stower
Lady Mary by Lucy Worsley
The Wardrobe Monster by Bryony Thomson
The Tale of Angelino Brown by David Almond
You Are Awesome by Matthew Syed
More than anything Mary just wants her family to stay together; for her mother and her father - and for her - to all be in the same place at once. But when her father announces that his marriage to her mother was void and by turns that Mary doesn't really count as his child, she realises things will never be as she hoped. Things only get worse when her father marries again. Separated from her mother and forced to work as a servant for her new sister, Mary must dig deep to find the strength to stand up against those who wish to bring her down. Despite what anyone says, she will always be a princess. She has the blood of a princess and she is ready to fight for what is rightfully hers.
Kids love to read and so in addition to the review by one of the Lovereading4kids editorial experts some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel members were also lucky enough to read and review Lucy Worsley's, My Name is Victoria. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.
Praise for My Name is Victoria;
An excellent historical novelist for children The Times, Children's Book of the Week
Praise for Eliza Rose;
Wolf Hall for the Skins generation The Times, Children's Book of the Week
A ripping children's yarn ... Dangerous Liaisons for 12-year-olds, but with a Hampton Court setting (and a happyish ending) The Observer
|Publication date:||5th April 2018|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Family / Home Stories, General Fiction, Historical Fiction|
|Recommendations:||Julia Eccleshare's Picks, eBooks, Reviewed by Children|
Lucy Worsley is Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, the independent charity that runs the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace and other sites, which attract more than four million visitors a year. Lucy also presents history programmes for the BBC on topics including royal palaces and the court, such as Britain's Tudor Treasure with David Starkey. She had an exciting new project about Henry VIII and his court coming up on BBC One in 2016.More About Lucy Worsley