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.
| 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.
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!