Hawkesbury District Independent June 2017 #85 - Page 50

And now for a little me time SPONSORED BY WISEMANS BOOKS richmond book of the month Anne Boleyn – A King’s Obsession by Alison Weir In this second novel of Alison Weir’s epic Six Tudor Queens series, the acclaimed author and historian weaves exciting new research into the story of Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII’s most infamous wife, a woman ahead of her time whose very life—and death—forever changed a nation. Born into a noble English family, Anne is barely a teenager when she is sent from her family’s Hever Castle to serve at the royal court of the Netherlands. This strategic move on the part of her opportunistic father also becomes a chance for the girl to grow and discover herself. There, and later in France, Anne thrives, preferring to absorb the works of progressive writers rather than participate in courtly flirtations. She also begins to understand the inequalities and indignities suffered by her gender. Anne isn’t completely inured to the longings of the heart, but her powerful family has ambitious plans for her future that override any wishes of her own. When the King of England himself, Henry VIII, asks Anne to be his mistress, she spurns his advances—reminding him that he is a married man who has already conducted an affair with her sister, Mary. Anne’s rejection only intensifies Henry’s pursuit, but in the absence of a male heir—and given an aging Queen Katherine—the opportunity to elevate and protect the Boleyn family, and to exact vengeance on her envious detractors, is too tempting for Anne to resist, even as it proves to be her undoing.  While history tells of how Anne Boleyn died, this compelling new novel reveals how fully she lived. You can purchase a copy of this incredible book at Wisemans Books at 299 Windsor Street, Richmond. RRP $29.99. Wisemans Books recommended reads for June Chilly nights and mornings spent in bed, snuggled under the quilt with a good book. We love winter! Here are the latest books the team at Wisemans Books recommend for staying in bed. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy Fortune’s Son by Jennifer Scoullar Marlborough Man by Alan Carter Scorched Earth by Sure Rosen My Life as a Hashtag by Gabrielle Williams Skullduggery Pleasant Resurrection by Derek Landy Storm Whale by Sarah Brennan Witty Words with John Williams WIN! Book prizes every month team spirit John will give away three books each month. One each to a girl and a boy attending primary school, and another to an adult or teenager. To be in the monthly draw, go to www.kidscomedypoetry.com.au, click on the Contact Us page, complete the form and include your name and postal address. John will send you a book if you are one of the lucky winners. The three winners last month were Sam from Kurmond, Jemima from Cattai and Angela from Richmond. John’s books are available at: Kurrajong Veterinary Hospital; Jonora Veterinary Hospital; All Pets Pantry, North Richmond; North Richmond Newsagency; Wilberforce Newsagency; Chalkiz Pet Mart, Richmond; Hawkesbury Regional Museum; and Grose Vale Lucky Seven. I asked the cricket coach If I could play in the First Grade team, He said that just couldn’t happen, It was only in my dream.   I said what about if the whole team got sick, Would I stand a chance then? He shook his head from side to side, And crossed my name off with his pen.   books for all ages & all interests · · · · · · · Wide selection of general books · · Latest releases to classics · History/Australiana section · Popular science · Science fiction/fantasy History and biography Health and self-help Plus loads Well, I guess, I better tell you coach, Ah, you know that stew that I brought in, I suggest the team don’t eat it, If they want a chance to win.   But alas, the warning came too late, The team had already tuckered down, They got a lot of runs that day, Just not on the cricket ground. with Wisemans Books Craft and cooking Art and coffee table books Titles for children of all ages Penguin and Vintage classics ABC Centre stocking ABC DVDs, CDs, books and audio books more - drop in & see us today! WISEMANS BOOKS 299 Windsor Street, Richmond Ph: 4578 2068 Fax: 4578 4260 Lay-by available • Special orders if required 50 ISSUE 85 // JUNE 2017 www.hdinews.com.au THE hawkesbury INDEPENDENT