For My Sins

For My Sins The year is and Mary Stuart is sitting in an English prison cell at the end of her life stitching her tapestries haunted by the ghosts of her past including John Knox Bothwell her half broth

  • Title: For My Sins
  • Author: Alex Nye
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 262
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The year is 1586, and Mary Stuart is sitting in an English prison cell at the end of her life, stitching her tapestries, haunted by the ghosts of her past including John Knox, Bothwell, her half brother Moray, and Darnley, the husband she was accused of conspiring to murder.Darnley s murder became a mystery crime which remains unsolved to this day Only Mary can tell theThe year is 1586, and Mary Stuart is sitting in an English prison cell at the end of her life, stitching her tapestries, haunted by the ghosts of her past including John Knox, Bothwell, her half brother Moray, and Darnley, the husband she was accused of conspiring to murder.Darnley s murder became a mystery crime which remains unsolved to this day Only Mary can tell the true version of events, whilst quietly stitching her braid and entertaining the ghosts of her past.She has been Elizabeth s reluctant guest for eighteen years, but she still has her supporters, most notably a young nobleman called Anthony Babington As her needle weaves in and out of the fine linen, she plots for Elizabeth s downfall Her life before this was marked by murder, conspiracy and intrigue in the dark Scottish courts of Renaissance Europe and for Mary it is not over yet She confides in her servants, secrets which remain untold.

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    About "Alex Nye"

    1. Alex Nye

      Alex Nye is a children s author, published by Floris and Fledgling She has been writing for many years and is inspired by the Scottish landscape and history She describes herself as the most Scottish Englishwoman in Fiction FOR MY SINS was released earlier this year, a historical novel for adults about Mary, Queen of Scots, sitting in her prison cell at the end of her life, stitching her tapestries while being haunted by the ghosts of her past It was launched in Blackwell s Bookshop, Edinburgh and Waterstones, Glasgow where Alex enthralled her audiences with her stories about sixteenth century Scotland Her first novel CHILL was inspired by a bleak winter she spent living in a remote cottage next to a mansion reputed to be haunted by battleground ghosts It won the Scottish Children s Book of the Year Award in 2007, and was followed by the sequel SHIVER Her third novel DARKER ENDS was launched at the AyeWrite in Glasgow in 2015 Set in Glencoe, it touches on the dark events of the 1692 Massacre, but is a contemporary tale with a twist Alex spends her time visiting schools throughout Scotland, encouraging and inspiring young people from whatever background to have the confidence to write and read with pleasure, and to follow their dreams no matter what the obstacles Her live events sometimes taking the form of a candlelit ghost story are well received She is available to give a talk on Mary Queen of Scots.

    227 thoughts on “For My Sins”

    1. Mary, Queen of Scots is a legend and Alex Nye tells the final part of her heartbreaking life story in breathtaking diary entries that confirm her fight for justice and loyalty to the crown right to the bitter end.The attention to detail the author provides, ensures the reader is right there in the room at every twist and treacherous turn in her tale - from the murder of Rizzio to the introduction of every vindictive character that came her way. I went from biting my nails to reaching for tissues [...]


    2. This is a good fictionalized biography of Mary I of Scotland, and for that reason a very interesting book to me, someone who despite living in Scotland for more than a decade, still had a very limited knowledge on this important historical character. Do you know nothing about Mary I? This is a good chance to know pretty much everything you need to know to move around Scotland. However, there are three important, to me, negative aspects of this book. The first one is that, to a person who knows S [...]


    3. When I was at school Scottish history was not taught. All I knew about Mary Queen of Scots was that she got her head chopped off. For My Sins is a fictionalised version of Mary's life. Told in her own words, this is an intriguing insight into the life of a young woman trying to rule in a man's world. Mary's voice is authentic and her naivety is believable. Being fiction, it might not be accurate, but I feel as though I know more Scottish history than I did before.


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