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[Review] My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows

Today I am reviewing a book that has made me laugh like no other before. I first heard about My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows from Regan over on her YouTube channel PeruseProject. A historical re-telling of a sort of forgotten figure in British history that’s also really funny? Sign me up! I was instantly intrigued by the premise of the story and ultimately really not disappointed. Keep reading to find out why I enjoyed it so much.

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| Published: 2016 by HarperCollins | Hardcover Edition | Price: 16,99 € |
| 512 pages | ISBN: 9780062391742 |

Dearest Jane, sorry I made you marry a horse. Your father-in-law is trying to kill me. Send help.

The Story

This book is about the (not entirely true) story of Lady Jane Grey and how she became the Queen of England for nine days. Jane, who definitely likes books better than people, is the cousin and best friend of Edward Tudor, King of England, who’s very, very sick. When it becomes clear that he hasn’t got much longer to live and neither of his sisters would be suitable to inherit the throne, he arranges for Jane to marry Gifford Dudley (call him G), his advisor’s son, in order to produce an heir and secure the line of succession. Jane agrees only because she loves and wants to help her cousin, however, there’s a small, insignificant problem: Gifford is a horse. Keep reading, there’s more!

Beiträge auf Deutsch, English Books, Historical Fiction

Blogparade: Zeitreisen in der Uni Mannheim

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Das Herzstück der Uni

Wie ihr vielleicht schon gelesen habt, studiere ich im 2. Semester Anglistik, und zwar an der Universität Mannheim. Ich komme zwar ursprünglich aus der Umgebung, bin aber letztes Jahr fürs Studium nach Mannheim gezogen und habe es bis jetzt noch nicht bereut. Das ist wohl zum größten Teil der wunderschönen Lage meines täglichen Aufenthaltsortes zuzuschreiben– das Herzstück der Universität ist nämlich das Barockschloss Mannheim.

Als Teil des Blogger-Seminars, das ich die letzten beiden Wochenenden an der Uni besucht habe, hat unsere Gruppe als ,,Abschlussarbeit” diese Blogparade rund um die Uni Mannheim ins Leben gerufen. Unsere Seminarleiterin Eva ist selbst Buchbloggerin und postet regelmäßig auf ihren Buch- und Autorenblogs. Continue reading “Blogparade: Zeitreisen in der Uni Mannheim”