Saturday, April 30, 2011

Diana Gabaldon Reviews Margaret George's "Elizabeth I"

I really enjoyed this book review from Diana Gabaldon about the new book, "Elizabeth I" by Margaret George. Its' verra cool when one of your favorite authors reviews a book based on one of your favorite historical figures.  I felt the same way when she asked many books on Elizabeth I we need...and was pleasantly surprised this book looks at Elizabeth's life from her late middle age.

One of my favorite books on Elizabeth I is "Elizabeth I: CEO" by Alan Axelrod. I read it when I was working in corporate management and I was amazed at how I was able to apply Elizabeth's style of leadership to my own job. I recommend it wholeheartedly.


  1. The BBC's version of Elizabeth is one of my favorites if you haven't seen it yet. Thanks for the post - didn't even know about this book!

    (I'm sure you've read The Queen's Fool & The Virgin's Lover by Phillipa Gregory?)

  2. This is totally unrelated to Elizabeth I, but I just had to share this. I am currently almost done listening to Outlander. I listened to Voyager and Breath of Snow and Ashes last summer, but those are the only two I've experienced on audio.

    DAVINA PORTER IS BREAKING MY HEART. The only book in the series that made me cry while reading was the second book at the end (the cottage, Lord the cottage!).


    The scene when Jamie tells Claire about seeing his father before getting flogged? I had never thought about how awful it would have been for Brian to see his son go through that, and it broke my heart. Wentworth (of course) also broke my heart, and now it's almost time for Claire to exorcise Jamie's demons (a.k.a. Black Jack Randall), and I don't think I'm going to be able to listen to the end of the book while driving (ala crying so hard when Jamie and Claire meet again in Voyager that I actually had to PULL OFF THE INTERSTATE because I was such a hazard to myself and others).

    Sigh...I feel better now.


    Look at this YUCK! eye worms

  4. I love Margaret George, I read Mary Queen of Scots and the Isles and The Autobiography of Henry VIII with Notes by His Fool, Will Somers and both were excellent.

  5. Thanks for bringing this to my attention! I have read Margaret George's book on Henry VIII, and I thought it was fantastic. I've always meant to read other books by her, and I think I'll start with this one. :-)