Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Memoirs of Mary Queen of Scots by Carolly Erickson(***)
Never read anything by Erickson before though there are several on my to read list. Hopefully, the others will be more engaging. Described as an entertainment rather than historical fiction the reader should bear in mind that it is truly a piece of cotton candy--sweet but full of air and easily deflated. Found myself saying, over and over, but that isn't true. Found it very distracting, the conflicts between what I've learned of this situation and the picture drawn here. If you can get beyond that conflict this is an entertaining, quickly read, imagining of what Mary, Queen of Scots was thinking from her marriage to Louis to her beheading in London.