Posted By Claire on August 21, 2012
I’m really excited about this book, not only because I had a hand in bringing it to the world, by persuading Ann to publish it, but because it is so funny. It’s not often that I laugh out loud when reading a book or snort coffee from my nostrils, so that shows just how funny Ann’s Tudor spoofs are. I heartily recommend this book.
Here are the details…
A collection of irreverent, tongue-in-cheek, side-splittingly funny Tudor history spoofs from the insane, but rather clever, Ann Nonny.
For the first time since the 16th century, we are able to share over 40 celebrated spoofs by Tudor literary genius (read mad woman) Ann Nonny. Her writing provides us with a unique insight into Tudor England, and the soap opera which was Henry VIII’s life.
Nonny’s work will no doubt find its way into the annals of English history and be enjoyed for many centuries to come.
Tales in this book include:
- 20 Things to Remember When Marrying Henry VIII
- The Second Boleyn Tart
- Bring Out Your Dead
- The Six Ex-Wives of Henry
- If Only There Had Been a Prenup
… and many more.
We would like to warn you not to drink coffee or any other beverage while reading this book.
This book is definitely not for children…
Author Bio – Ann Nonny
Ann Nonny was born in a hovel in the year c.1520, her maiden name is not known. She married Non Nonny in 1534 and they had a total of 36 children. Some of her descendants gained high public office in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, including a couple of previous English Prime Ministers and a famous Mayor of London.
Ann’s writings were found by chance when sniffer dogs were searching the west bank of the Thames in the late 1800s. It took over one-hundred years to decipher her mad and often incoherent ramblings.
We think Ann started her literary career at the time of Anne Boleyn’s execution in 1536, but that is only a guess based on the amount of blood stains found on the manuscript. Her writing provides us with a unique insight into Tudor England, which will no doubt find their way into the annals of English history.
Postscript: Ann died in a mad house in 1570. A sad end to an incredible life.
The talented Facundo Torrens is responsible for the illustrations on the cover and throughout the book. Here is a slideshow of them – enjoy!
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The Merry Wives of Henry VIII: A Tudor Spoof Collection is available as a Kindle edition right now and will also be available as a paperback (release in the next few days). Here are the direct links for the Kindle edition:
- Amazon UK
- Amazon India – Amazon have just launched their Amazon India Kindle Store and this book should be available there in the next 12 hours or so.
ISBN 10: 1479159522 – This is for the paperback which will be available very soon.