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A Dangerous Inheritance by Alison Weir
June 17, 2012
4:16 am
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Bella44
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Alison Weirs’ new novel, ‘A Dangerous Inheritance’ is about to be released, a follow up to ‘Innocent Traitor’ as it focuses on Lady Janes’ sister Katherine and her time in the Tower. Even though I really disliked her novel on Elizabeth, for some reason I’m really looking forward to this. Is anyone else? Laugh

June 17, 2012
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I, too, am interested in reading this book. As much as I criticise Weir, I remain a fan of her book “Innocent Traitor.” So, I am holding out hope that “A Dangerous Inheritance” will be better than her recent fiction. TKatherine Grey is an interesting, and often neglected figure, from history. I wonder what Weir’s take on this young woman shall be? The book won’t be released in Canada until late 2012. Let me know what you think!

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June 17, 2012
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To be honest I’m not a great fan on Alison Weir, but after reading the reviews for the Innocent traitor I’m going to give it a go.
Certainly this new book sounds intriquing. Not many books have been written about the Grey Sisters and perhaps we may have known nothing about them at all if it was for the Dudley crew using Jane Grey to try and keep the throne in their hands, after Edward’s untimely death.
It seems as if the Grey sisters although not key players in the general scheme of things actually played key roles without really intending to.
It certainly would be a very different world if Katherine’s son had succeeded to the throne, after Elizabeth’s death.

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June 17, 2012
10:39 pm
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I really enjoyed Innocent Traitor, it gave a good insight into Jane’s life and I did enjoy the fact that Weir pointed out the bits she made up (well the bits she was willing to admit anyway).It read like a fiction book as opposed to a fiction book dressed up as a biography. Even though i have a book on the Grey Sisters, I don’t really have a deep understanding of Katherine so maybe this will be a good way to be introduced to her. I remember reading somewhere that the book has parallel stories going on, but for the life of me I can’t remember who the other Katherine is meant to be

June 17, 2012
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It’s Katherine Plantagenet, Bill, illegitimate daughter of Richard III. Somehow Katherine Grey uncovers her story whilst in the Tower and learns more about the fate of the Princes in the Tower. Pure fantasy, obviously, but I really like parallel/time travelly sort of stories so I’m hoping this will be quite good, even though I didn’t like Weirs’ ‘Lady Elizabeth’ much at all.

But I have a soft spot for Katherine Grey – and her sister Mary – there really needs to be more books about them!

June 18, 2012
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Thanks Bella. The best I could think of was Katherine Parr and I had no idea why Katherine Parr would be linked to the Tower. It does sound interesting and clearly fictional. I wonder if Weir has kept to her theory presented in her The Princes In The Tower or if she has changed her mind.

June 19, 2012
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Before I even get into this I have to read the first one….ekkk! I need to catch up!

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June 19, 2012
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The first one in very good in my opinion although by the end I was getting a little tired of Jane’s ‘Woe is me’ act. The only major criticism I have is that I would have liked at least one mini chapter dedicated to Edward VI’s view on his will.

June 20, 2012
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Jane is always portrayed like that, everything isn’t her fault and she’s so sweet and so innocent, it’s really tiring. There needs to be a book where every wife is portrayed almost perfectly accurate.

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