Just a Girl

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Univ. of Queensland Press, 2012 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 276 pages
"I do not remember when I discovered how my mother died, it seems to be something I always knew, a horror I absorbed through my skin." Determined, passionate and headstrong, Elizabeth I shaped the destiny of a kingdom. Her mother; Anne Boleyn, was executed by her father Henry VIII. From that moment on, Elizabeth competed with her two half-siblings for love and for Britain's throne. In the gilded corridors of the royal palace, enemies she couldn't see as well as those bound to her by blood plotted to destroy her. Using her courage to survive and her wits to confound those who despised her, this young woman became one of the greatest monarchs the world has ever seen. Even though she was just a girl, she had already lived a lifetime."

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I thoroughly enjoyed "Just a Gril" but this book isn't for everyone. The reader needs to be really interested in history as the book is full of dates and historical facts. On the eve of her coronation ... Read full review

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User Review  - Thorpe-Bowker and Contributors - Books+Publishing

When we first meet Elizabeth the First in the year 1559, she is about to be crowned and is pulsing with exhilaration and dread at the prospect of such responsibility. Jane Caro¿s novel is set in Tudor ... Read full review

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