for The Creation of Anne Boleyn

Reviews of The Creation of Anne Boleyn

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Reviews for The Creation of Anne Boleyn

Bookshelf Bombshells June 2014

Litres (Russian)

Rebecca Henderson Palmer June 2014

Before It’s News (Audiobook) April 2014

Feminist Fiction March 2014

For Books’ Sake March 4, 2014

Alex Goes Digital February 2014

The Independent January 2014

Amy Licence, The Huffington Post UK January 2014

Elizabeth Norton Blog January 2014

The Telegraph January 2014

The Absolute’s “The Best Stuff That Didn’t Suck” 2013 List

Open Letters Monthly’s Best of 2013 List

Royal Historian’s Top Ten Royal History Books of 2013

The Most Happy Review, October 29, 2013

Royal Central Review August 31, 2013

Booklist Review August, 2013

Historical Novel Society Review July, 2013

On The Tudor Trail’s Review June 30, 2013

Deanna Raybourn’s Review June 13, 2013

Liz Smith’s Review June 4, 2013

IBNLive Review May 29, 2013

Leo Weekly Review May 22, 2013

The Anne Boleyn Files Review May 14, 2013

Boston Globe Review May 11, 2013

The Roanoke Times Review on May 3, 2013

Fashionista Piranha Review on April 27, 2013

Shelf Awareness Review on April 26, 2013

The Daily Beast Review on April 25, 2013

BookPage Review on April 25, 2013

I Prefer Reading Review on April 16, 2013

The New York Times Review on April 14, 2013

Lexington Herald Leader Review on April 14, 2013

Carolyn Harris: Royal Historian Review on April 13, 2013

Historical Fiction Notebook Review on April 13, 2013

Lit Nerd Around the World Review on April 8, 2013

Kyra Cornelius Kramer Review on April 6, 2013

Books by the Willow Tree Review on April 6, 2013

You’re History Review on March 25, 2013

Open Letters Monthly Review

Kyra Kramer’s Review on The Anne Boleyn Files

Publishers Weekly Review

Confessions of a Ci-Devant by Gareth Russell February 25, 2013

Reviews on Amazon UK

Reviews on Amazon US

Reviews on Goodreads

One comment on “Reviews of The Creation of Anne Boleyn

  1. Terri
    November 22, 2014

    My review of this book appeared in the Historical Novel Society Review (July 2013). I have since been completing my dissertation on Mantel’s novels and include a chapter on how Anne’s rise and fall are represented. I refer to Susan’s book in this chapter, but read Mantel’s representation as that of a woman whose persecutors use the myth of the witch that, in the sixteenth century, linked her with the devil and sexual voraciousness. Henry was only one persecutor who initiated this invocation of the witch; Cromwell simply uses many of the themes associated with witches to pursue his case against Anne. I argue that Anne is made into a tragic scapegoat because she dared to speak her political views in public, a topic Mary Beard discusses in the London Review of Books in a recent article regarding the silencing of women’s public voices. This differs slightly from Susan’s interpretation. Thoughts?

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