Mary Queen Of Scotland & The Isles: A Novel

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Mary Queen Of Scotland & The Isles: A Novel

by Margaret George

St. Martin's Press | April 15, 1997 | Trade Paperback

Mary Queen Of Scotland & The Isles: A Novel is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5.
She was a child crowned a queen....
A sinner hailed as a saint....
A lover denounced as a whore...
A woman murdered for her dreams...

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 880 pages, 9.15 × 6.22 × 1.6 in

Published: April 15, 1997

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312155859

ISBN - 13: 9780312155858

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING READ this book is a must read, everything is so vibrant, you feel like you are living in the times---what a writer!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2009-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fascinating tale Margaret George has to be one of my favourite authors. Within the first few paragraphs she has you hooked into the characters in the story and you can't wait to find out what happens next. The story of Queen Mary is well grounded in historical fact, but with just enough of Margaret George's talent mixed in to make it come to life. You sympathise with the Queen and view her in a different light than we see in other historical accounts. The same can be said for all of her books - when you're done reading it, you'll be sorry it's finished, despite it's length and want more.
Date published: 2009-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enthralling Read Having read other books by Maraget George I was very much looking forward to reading this book. I love her writng! Not only do you feel that the subject of the book is telling his/her story, but you also feel as if you are there witnessing everything. It is so easy to imagine yourself in 'Court' or 'The Tower' as the case may be, as M.G. writes with such incredible detail and accuracy. Do not be intimidated by the size of the book, it will be difficult to put down, so, it will go quickly and you will be sorry when the book is finished!
Date published: 2005-07-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from strong, biographical Although long winded at times, Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles is a passionate look at the life of a great queen. George invites us to look at the inside of Mary's life and how sheltered she was from what was really happening to her country. as a descendant of scotland i was greatly interested in how the war between scotland and england, between families and clans, wither brought people together or tore them apart. i definately recommend this book to any one who wants to view history in a point of view other than historical fact.
Date published: 2001-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One good book. This was the first novel by Margaret George that I read and she did not disappoint me. I am always in awe with a writer whom can research and vividly recreate a civilization which no longer exists. Margaret George takes literary freedom with her story and has it all woven together to create a very rich and fullfilling tale. This is no dry history book, but something that evelopes you and allows you to become a part of it. I enjoyed every page of it and was somewhat sad when it ended; to me that is a sign of a good book. I highly recommend this book for easy reading and have given several friends it as gifts.
Date published: 2000-12-27

– More About This Product –

Mary Queen Of Scotland & The Isles: A Novel

by Margaret George

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 880 pages, 9.15 × 6.22 × 1.6 in

Published: April 15, 1997

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312155859

ISBN - 13: 9780312155858

From the Publisher

She was a child crowned a queen....
A sinner hailed as a saint....
A lover denounced as a whore...
A woman murdered for her dreams...

About the Author

Margaret George is the author of The Autobiography of Henry VIII, The Memoirs of Cleopatra, and Elizabeth I, among other novels. Margaret first got the idea to write historical fiction when, after reading numerous books that viewed Henry VIII through the eyes of his enemies and victims, she found herself wondering if there might be another side to the story. She became determined to let Henry speak for himself, and it took fifteen years, about three hundred books of background reading, three visits to England to see every extant building associated with Henry, and five handwritten drafts for her to answer the question: What was Henry really like? Margaret was born in Nashville, Tennessee, and has traveled extensively. She and her husband live in Madison, Wisconsin.

From Our Editors

Originally published in 1992, Margaret George's novel of the Stuart queen became a national bestseller and solidly established the author as one of the foremost historical novelists of our time. Reissued to coincide with George's third novel, "The Memoirs of Cleopatra", this superb blend of history and storytelling turns the magnificent facts of the life of Mary, Queen of Scots into magnificent fiction

Editorial Reviews

"The best kind of historical novel, one the reader can''t wait to get lost in." --San Francisco Chronicle

"A massive, erudite, and entertaining novel that skillfully weaves historical fact and plausible fiction." --New York Newsday

"George has creative a lively, gallant Mary of intelligence, charm and terrible judgment...A popular, readable, inordinately moving tribute to a remarkable queen." --Kirkus Reviews (starred)

"A painstakingly researched novel that makes history live. The author''s deep sympathy for her subject renders Mary an entirely real and unforgettable heroine." --Publishers Weekly (starred)

"An evocative portrait."--The New York Times Book Review

"Dramatic...Romantic...George makes Mary a heroine to identify with because of her spirit, wit and charm...A triumph." --Houston Chronicle
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