My Lady Jane - The Not Entirely True Story by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows
Published by Walker Books
This is a humorously, witty, amended tale of English history during the middle of the sixteenth century, when the teenage King of England, Edward, his sisters Mary and Bess (Elizabeth), cousin Jane and their many emissaries, friends and attendants all lived.
There is a clever play on words throughout the book, interspersed with narrator notes, an abundance of twist on history and some actual facts from around this era. While the times were barbaric, where one could get their head chopped off for some misdemeanour or be burnt alive at the stake, in this book the gruesome things have been rewritten with a touch of jocularity.
Poor Edward finds himself on the verge of dying from poisoning, so is persuaded to dictate that his best friend & Cousin Lady Jane will become the new Queen upon his death. This was unheard of in those times, as only men could rule, certainly no woman was able to rule. Women could not even choose their husbands.
Read this good-humoured tale to find out if Edward dies and Lady Jane does become Queen. Does anyone get burnt at the stake or have their head chopped off? Is there a war? Will Edwards’s sisters and the people in his kingdom accept a woman to rule them? What happens if there are no heirs to take over?
Will they all live happily ever after?
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows
Title: My Lady Jane - The Not Entirely True Story
Publisher: Walker Books
Published: November 2016