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Non-fiction book of the month: The Lost Tudor Princess. ANSWERS BACK FROM ALISON!

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UrsulaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 02-Mar-16 11:53:41

Our non-fiction book of the month is Alison Weir's The Lost Tudor Princess, and we've got 50 copies to give away! Should Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox, niece of Henry VIII, have been queen of England? Go to our giveaway page to find out more and apply for a copy of this fascinating biography.

Alison Weir was a guest on Woman's Hour this week talking about her book Six Tudor Queens and her work in general. If you missed it, listen at 35:30.

RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 09-Mar-16 12:28:07

The giveaway of The Lost Tudor Princess has now closed and those who have been selected will be notified later today. For those who haven't been lucky this time, do buy a copy the book, the ebook or download from Audible. Audible are offering Mumsnet users two free audiobooks when they start a trial, find out more on our discount partner page.

We look forward to hearing your feedback.

RoastieToastieReastie Sun 20-Mar-16 12:13:36

I'm so excited to have received a copy of this and have been working through it at break neck speed. Thank you mn for sending me a copy. I've never read one of Alison weirs' books before, but by chance we visited a Tudor castle yesterday and I noticed the gift shop was full of different Tudor books she'd written, so I'm definitely going to read more of her books soon.

The Tudor period fascinates me so I'm always interested to learn more about it, and this book was really good historical detail but balanced with good readability factor so it didn't feel like I was reading something that was a chore. Very interesting book and thank you mumsnet for sending me a copy.

themumfrombrum Mon 21-Mar-16 11:58:20

Thank you for my copy, genuinely couldn't wait to get started! I'm cracking through it now, I do love a bit of Tudor history! I did worry it might be a bit of an intense read, but it's so readable that it's not nearly as daunting as it first appeared.

Thank you again for my copy!

flso Mon 21-Mar-16 14:58:44

I received a free copy of this book from mumsnet - thanks guys! I haven't read one of Alison Weir's books before, but I am really enjoying this one. I love historical fiction and I am whizzing through this... will definitely be looking for more books by Weir for future reading! grin

jammy388 Mon 21-Mar-16 15:17:22

Thanks for my copy of The Lost Tudor Princess. It is very readable and though I have not yet got that far beyond Margaret's childhood I am intrigued to see how she managed to survive at the court of Henry VIII, serving 5 of his six wives.

kateandme Mon 21-Mar-16 17:10:44

Will be reading more of her books.I'm so glad the chance to read it came to me.really great read

Ohh - I am kicking myself for missing this giveaway. I shall go and buy this book - I am fascinated by the Tudors, and have several of Alison Weir's books already - they are very scholarly and informative and readable.

angb1958 Mon 21-Mar-16 17:40:20

Just started reading through my copy, I'm only a few pages in but am hooked!

AnnaCarroll Mon 21-Mar-16 18:04:39

Just got going on this interesting account of a daughter of Mary Tudor who by all accounts had a very full and eventful life.

GranAnn42 Mon 21-Mar-16 19:11:25

Received my book a few days ago.can't wait for the Easter holidays when I can tuck myself away and read this book.

SammyF1976 Mon 21-Mar-16 19:46:35

I've never read anything like this before and was worried it would be a bit heavy but was keen to try something different. I haven't finished yet, I'm probably about half way through, but it is really interesting, informative and very readable. Thanks Mumsnet for my copy.

starlight36 Mon 21-Mar-16 22:26:57

Like others this is the first Alison Weir book I've read and am really enjoying it. The style is informative but flows very easily. I've read quite a few other books - both fiction and non fiction - about the Tudors but these have not really covered much about Margaret Lennox, nor her mother, so the title is pretty good.

DENISE7 Tue 22-Mar-16 08:47:02

Cannot really get into this book dates and so on try again.

katiebasey Tue 22-Mar-16 08:49:56

Only just received it, looking forward to reading it over the Easter holiday. Thankyou Mumsnet for my copy

Anj123 Tue 22-Mar-16 12:04:11

I have just started reading this and am really looking forward to reading more over the Easter hols! I have always been fascinated by Henry VIII's wives and never knew about his niece so am intrigued. Thanks for selecting me!

mamameugh Tue 22-Mar-16 12:11:11

I have received my free copy! Thanks so much, I never win anything!! I will be reading this over the next couple of weeks. I love the period of history around Tudor times so can't wait to see what this book has to offer... I'll be back to let you know my thoughts soon.

Jossykaye Tue 22-Mar-16 20:23:09

Looking forward to starting this very shortly. Was so pleased to win this- thanks Mumsnet!

nerysw Tue 22-Mar-16 21:03:24

Got my copy and have made a start. I'm finding it slow going so far as I get to grips with who's who but really interesting.

truckingirl Wed 23-Mar-16 09:51:47

Got my free copy ...thank you 😀

One of my favourite times in our history really getting into it,superbly written ,with a lot of extras...the photos are super.
It's a real page turner,finding it hard to put down🤓
Great detail to her storyline this book from Alison Weir will keep you wanting more
Love It....

Janussi Thu 24-Mar-16 15:04:37

I was lucky to receive a copy of this book. It's a long time since I read a book involving history. I've only read a few pages so far, but am finding it interesting and shall continue with it.

Pigeonpea Sat 26-Mar-16 14:42:18

Fantastic book - love the photo pages, they help bring it all alive that bit more.
Fascinating read, well written and lots of detail, with bits in that I didn't know about before

teddy2k Mon 28-Mar-16 09:39:04

Thank you so much for my free copy. I love Tudor history, but I had never heard of Margaret Douglas. I have only ever read one Alison Weir book which was "The rise and fall of Anne Boleyn" which I really loved. I am only a few pages into "The Lost Tudor Princess" and it is really holding my interest. It is definitely a book I can't put down. Alison Weir writes in such a descriptive way that she makes me feel like I am at the Tudor Court. I am looking forward to learning more about Margaret Douglas.

magsb1 Mon 28-Mar-16 16:45:53

Thank you so much for the book, It really is a good read, well written and not one I want to put down. It really brings the Tudor court to life,.

minsmum Mon 28-Mar-16 16:55:50

I just got back form holiday last night and started reading this today, I should be doing the washing. Thank you for this book I have read lots about Mary queen of Scotland and I know I will find this fascinating.
Bearing in mind I have only just started this, it appears to be well written and incredibly detailed and I know I am going to enjoy this

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