Our next review is from my dear friend, Liz. Liz, is an avid reader, museum goer, and lifestyle enthusiast. We often share book recommendations over a good glass of Cab and I am always impressed with her thoughtful insights. I am so excited to feature her review here today as she is one of my dearly missed New York friends and sharing this review transports me in some small way to a scrumptious dinner at al di la dishing on our latest reads.
Reviewer: The lovely Liz Corbett
Book Title and Author: Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Overall rating: 6
Quick snippet about the book: This is a really dense piece of historical fiction covering Henry the 8th's divorce from his first wife Queen Catherine and his marriage to Anne Boleyn. The story is told through the lens of his cunning advisor Thomas Cromwell- a fascinating character and an opportunist who navigates palace politics in a genius fashion.
Read when you are in the mood for: An intellectual read, Excellent Writing, A history lesson (historical fiction or non-fiction) READER HINT: Use the tags below to find other reads that match this mood
Ideal for reading: Before you go to bed
Highlight: Thomas Cromwell makes modern politicians look like saints!
Low-point: I thought I'd find this more interesting given the rave reviews I've read and heard. I found myself dozing off at night, which is not exactly what I am looking for.
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