The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn by Robin Maxwell

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After Elizabeth, daughter of Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII ascends to the throne of England, she receives from a friend her mother's secret diary, and she is moved to heed the lessons her mother learned at so high a price. A first novel.
 

About Robin Maxwell

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Robin Maxwell is the national bestselling author of eight historical fiction novels featuring powerful women, including Signora da Vinci and the award-winning Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn, now in its twenty-fourth printing. She lives in the high desert of California with her husband, yogi Max Thomas. Robin also hosts book club weekend getaways at High Desert Eden, a private retreat near Joshua Tree National Park.
 
Published January 1, 1997 by Arcade Publishing, New York. 288 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Romance, Biographies & Memoirs. Fiction

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An energetic, full-dress period novel, Maxwell's first, constructed from the adventures of Henry VIII's doomed second queen, mother of Elizabeth I of England.

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This is a wonderfully juicy historical novel so convincing that it's difficult to believe it is the author's first. Just as the newly crowned Elizabeth I is about to become amorously involved with a p

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Just as the newly crowned Elizabeth I is about to become amorously involved with a power-hungry nobleman, an old friend of her mother's appears, shriveled and decrepit, bearing a tome written in the hand of the new queen's mother, Anne Boleyn.

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Examiner

Queen Elizabeth never publicly talked about her mother when she ascended to the throne, but what lay in her heart about her mother only Elizabeth knew.

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Entertainment Weekly

As the novel opens, a sexually frisky young Queen Elizabeth discovers her mother's ''secret diary,'' which details Henry's ferocious behavior and from which she concludes, ''Never relinquish control to any man.'' And Elizabeth — despite countless affairs and numerous marriage proposals, all d...

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BellaOnline

In Robin Maxwell’s The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn the author tries to give the reader a different viewpoint of this once queen as well as that of her famous daughter, Elizabeth I.

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