On the Tudor Trail interviews Wendy J. Dunn

Dear Heart, How Like You This?

I have just posted my exclusive interview with Wendy J. Dunn whose first published novel, the award-winning Dear Heart, How Like You This? is described as “one of the best books ever written about Anne Boleyn.”

Here is a small taste:

Wyatt, released from imprisonment in the Tower of London, is in his father’s custody. From almost the beginning of his life, Tom has loved his cousin Anne Boleyn, content to sit at her feet while she sang her love songs to another, if doing so gave him just a moment in her company. Now he is heartsick and despairing, having witnessed her juridical murder by Henry VIII. Only wanting to escape from the recent memories now rending his heart, Tom recounts his story, a story which narrates too the tragic tale of Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII.

In the words of C.W Gortner, Dear Heart is “a heart-rending tale of love and loss.” It is a story we know well but have never before seen through the eyes of Thomas Wyatt.

I loved this book and highly recommend it!

In our interview Wendy tells us about her inspiration behind the story, her opinion on Anne Boleyn’s appearance and on the role Anne played in her own downfall.

Read the full interview here.

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  1. Oh wow, I just discovered this page… This is just wonderful for me. I LOVE the Tudors and this is made for me. I’m fascinated by Anne and all the wives and of course, Henry and Elizabeth too! What a great page, thank you, thank you!!!!!

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