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Mary Queen of Scots

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1Ruthbie
maig 25, 2009, 6:20 am

Hi guys,

Looking for a recommendation on a biography on Mary, Queen of Scots, I'm currently dithering between the Antonia Fraser and the Alison Weir.

Any input would be greatly appreciated!

2AnnieMod
maig 25, 2009, 6:32 am

If I can throw a third idea here: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots by John Guy is pretty good - but I generally like Guy's style.

Other from this - it really depends on which style you prefer - Fraser's books is the older one but it is a good one; Weir's is written in the last few years but it's a bit more dragging and plain boring in places compared to Fraser's (and I usually prefer Weir).

3PossMan
Editat: maig 25, 2009, 6:58 am

Another is "An Accidental Tragedy: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots" by Graham Roderick. (Attempted editing a few times to try to get touchstones to work without success)

4AnnieMod
maig 25, 2009, 7:28 am

Aquest missatge ha estat suprimit pel seu autor.

5AnnieMod
maig 25, 2009, 7:31 am

I suspect that this might have something to do with the default choice pointing to a work with 0 copies.

6PossMan
Editat: maig 25, 2009, 9:15 am

Aquest missatge ha estat suprimit pel seu autor.

7PossMan
Editat: maig 25, 2009, 9:24 am

#5: Yes you're right Annie. The default has the names wrong way round. An Accidental Tragedy: The Life of Mary, Queen of Scots is actually by Roderick Graham.

Edited to say I still can't get it to work even when I click on a touchstone which has the names right way round. According to the figures 5 other members have the work as well as me.

8AnnieMod
maig 25, 2009, 9:23 am

I'll see if I can get someone from the Combiners group to help sort this out - if you look at http://www.librarything.com/author/grahamroderick - there is a strange work lagging behind (the one coming from the wrong name) that seems to be the big problem. I cannot get it removed or merged... and it should disappear but it stay.

9staffordcastle
Editat: maig 25, 2009, 5:51 pm

I like the Antonia Fraser one a lot. I think she's both a better scholar and a better writer than Alison Weir.

10AnnaClaire
maig 25, 2009, 10:39 pm

I'll second that recommendation for the John Guy book (which is also known as Queen of Scots).

11Ruthbie
maig 26, 2009, 11:21 am

Thanks for your help everyone!

12john257hopper
maig 26, 2009, 1:41 pm

The Alison Weir book is specifically about the murder of Darnley and not a general biography, but I agree it is over long and rather dull in too many places, though I am generally a fan of Weir. I have the Antonia Fraser and John Guy ones on my TBR list, the former having been on there for 4 years. I may try the Guy one first, as it's shorter and, to judge by the evidence of her book on Charles II, Fraser is a bit too romantic.