REVIEW: Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen by Alison Weir

The historian breathes new life into this little known or understood Queen that in turn offers a different portrayal of the temperamental Henry VIII. Out of all of his wives, Henry VIII treasured and loved Jane Seymour the most for having providing him with what his previous wives could not: a son and heir. Yet… Read More


Books on Love London Love Culture’s Wish List

Here’s a guide to a few books that Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon is looking forward to reading… The Testaments by Margaret Atwood: picking up the story fifteen years after the original story The Handmaid’s Tale left off, this eagerly anticipated sequel to the original is set to be published on the 10th September.… Read More

REVIEW: Anne Boleyn, A King’s Obsession by Alison Weir

In the latest of her Six Tudor Queens series, Alison Weir effectively breathes new life into Anne Boleyn, offering a fresh perspective of a woman who has long been made out to be a villain.  For hundreds of years Anne Boleyn has been called a huge number of different names (none of them flattering) –… Read More

REVIEW: Six Tudor Queens: Katherine of Aragon The True Queen, Alison Weir

Alison Weir creates a sympathetic Katherine of Aragon in this detailed portrait of her ultimately tragic life. Apparently based on new research into the life of Katherine of Aragon, this first novel in Alison Weir’s new series Six Tudor Queens is refreshing and offers a strong female personality that reveals just how strong Henry VIII’s… Read More

Book Review: The Marriage Game by Alison Weir

I love a great historical fiction book, particularly if it is set around the Tudor period. The trouble is with some of them I’m in two minds when I read them. This is one of those occasions. Alison Weir shows how Elizabeth I used the fact that she was one of the most sought-after brides… Read More