Whanganuilibrary.com
Normal view MARC view ISBD view

Blood royal [text (large print)] / Elisabeth McNeill.

By: McNeill, Elisabeth.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Sutton : Severn House Large Print, 2010Description: 368 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780727878540 (hbk.); 0727878549 (hbk.).Subject(s): Mary, Queen of Scots, 1542-1587 -- Fiction | Queens -- Scotland -- Fiction | Merchants -- Scotland -- Fiction | Scotland -- History -- Mary Stuart, 1542-1567 -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction. | Large type books.DDC classification: Large Print Subject: Nathan, a pedlar and seller of embroidery threads, first sets his eyes on Mary the queen as an infant being crowned at Stirling Castle. He follows her life, being one of the many who are drawn to her, and becomes more closely involved in her life than a mere pedlar could possibly imagine" --Publisher.
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
Item type Current location Collection Call number Copy number Status Date due
Large Print Hakeke Street Library
Large Print
Large Print MCN 1 Available

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

An evocative novel exploring the life of Mary Queen of Scots - Nathan, a pedlar and seller of embroidery threads, first sets his eyes on the queen as an infant being crowned at Stirling Castle. He follows her life, being one of the many who are drawn to her, and becomes more closely involved in her life than a mere pedlar could possibly imagine . . .

Originally published: Sutton: Severn House, 2008.

Nathan, a pedlar and seller of embroidery threads, first sets his eyes on Mary the queen as an infant being crowned at Stirling Castle. He follows her life, being one of the many who are drawn to her, and becomes more closely involved in her life than a mere pedlar could possibly imagine" --Publisher.

5 7 11 46 69 98 159

Reviews provided by Syndetics

Booklist Review

McNeill puts her ability to zoom in on a time past and make it vitally alive to good use in her latest effort, a tale about Mary Queen of Scots. The novel begins with her infamous beheading in 1587, then telescopes back to her birth and follows her forward through her childhood in France and her ascendance to the throne of Scotland. A parallel story, that of the peddler Nathan, becomes intertwined with Mary's, beginning with his being present at her coronation as a baby. Over the years their paths continually cross as Nathan is spellbound by the queen and her struggles. He always has a soft spot for her, even as her actions sometimes do not warrant his support. But it is a twist of fate that allows Nathan to be beholden to her as she unknowingly provides him with the greatest of all gifts he could be given. Readers will be swept away by the enthralling and tragic drama of this history-based tale.--Hatton, Maria Copyright 2008 Booklist