A Want of Kindness - A Novel of Queen Anne by Joanne Limburg
Who knows anything about Queen Anne? I didn't - other than a certain style of furniture has 'Queen Anne Legs' - This meticulously researched and fascinating history of Queen Anne - the last Stuart Queen gives real insight into the life of a wife, a mother, a political pawn and a Queen.
An extensively researched, beautifully written historical journey of the life of short-sighted shy ten year old Anne - grand-daughter of Charles 11, daughter of the Catholic King James 11, who eventually came to the throne after succeeding William and Mary and whose reign brought to an end the Stuart dynasty. The book contains many of Anne's actual letters to her friends, her family - and most importantly to God giving us an insight into her thoughts and hidden feelings.
My only gripe is that the publishers have chosen an italicised script font for all of the letters and diary entries which is incredibly difficult to read.
I've gleaned quite a lot of knowledge over the years, knowledge that might be of interest to others, especially authors, actors and voice actors. Because I read so much, for pleasure and professionally, I also occasionally write reviews of what I read - so they're here too.