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My Royal Story: Bloody Tower

by Valerie Wilding (author) (UK edition)

Suitable for 8 - 12 years

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“Through my roof hole I am watching the final touches being put to the scaffold on Tower Green. It is draped in black, and straw has already been strewn around the block to catch the blood. There is no axe yet. The executioner will bring that. I wonder if Mother will let us watch?”

It is February, 1554. Tilly Middleton lives in the greatest castle in England – the Tower of London. It is a palace and a fortress, but also a prison. Tomorrow a lady will be executed: Lady Jane Grey, Queen for just nine days, sentenced to a traitor’s death at the age of sixteen. Many say she does not deserve to die, but the Bloody Tower will have no mercy on her…

Product Details

Series

My Royal Story

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9781407116853

Date published

September 7th, 2009

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  • 160 pages
Condition

New

UK edition

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Author/Illustrator

Valerie Wilding

Valerie Wilding is an experienced fiction writer and school librarian. She has recently written Discovering Dinosaurs for the Double Take series, and has also written for My Story, Pickle Hill Primary and Top Ten.

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  1. Anastasia
    on 19 June 2011

    Incredible! O.O

    Wow! This book was brilliant! It kept me on edge all the way through! I kept wondering how Tilly was going to deliver the letter. Also, how many times does the mum get pregnant, I mean, wow! :)

    I would recommend this book for 10+ although there is detail of an execution so if you’re squeamish you should be wary! :]

    5out of 5

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    eleanor100
    on 18 February 2016

    This book is a little bit vague as to some of the background stories, such as her relationship with her friends. The main storyline also seemed to become forgotten half-way through the book and other events take the limelight. However, the most disappointing bit of the story is that we never find out what is in the letter, which is the whole point of the book.

    This book is good, but it is definitely not the best I’ve read. The plot is realistic and uses real events as a bit of a guideline to what happens. To be honest, Tilly had thousands of chances to deliver her letter but she kept missing them and it just seems to be a diary of feelings towards the happenings in sixteenth century London. The letter plot just seems to fill in missing gaps and gives a good end to the story and a reason to make the sequel, ‘To Kill A Queen’.

    I do think that this book had potential, but it has been lost, and even though I still believe it’s a good book despite the many, many issues. I’m sure that if it was rewritten it would be so much better.

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    AngelofDeath
    on 8 March 2014

    I love historical fictions like this book.

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    bouncybunny
    on 6 March 2013

    I thought this book was a little grusome but a enjoyable book . I don’t know if a girl in hat day acutally wrote this but if not I think the author did well turning history in to a story I wouldn’t have been able to

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    catlover96
    on 4 March 2013

    I do love historical fiction, and this one was certainly interesting. I have to say, though – at some parts it was a bit gruesome!

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    ZZZZebra
    on 3 January 2013

    I really enjoy the my story books. They give you an insight into the past and help you see what life was really like. I really enjoyed this book because it helped me learn about the past, but in an interesting way.

    5out of 5
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    keyleigh
    on 24 October 2011

    I want to read this but I do not know what is about though

    5out of 5
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    loopyloulou
    on 20 December 2010

    2020fifty you have no taste! The My Story and the My Royal Storey books are amazing to read and are all true as a bonus!

    5out of 5
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    2020fifty
    on 16 May 2010

    Eurgh, i had to read this for a history project. I picked it up and started to read it, i read to atleast page 45 but then gave up completly. I hated this, although it is stuffed with historical facts.

    1out of 5
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    sweetie10188699291
    on 22 January 2010

    I have just finished readin this but my friend has it and i read the best bit of it. when she finishs im having it so i will update then.

    5out of 5