BOOK REVIEW FOR- The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn by Alison Weir A GUIDE FOR THE WRITING THIS BOOK REVIEW PLEASE FOLLOW THIS OUTLINE IN WRITING THIS REVIEW 1. A short description of the author-where he lives, his profession where he went to college and anything else that may help in knowing his biases. (The chairman of a political party in writing a history of the party is probably going to be biased in favor of the party.) Does the author exhibit any biases in the work? If so, how? 2. How do you like the author?s style? Does he use short, choppy sentences that become deadly dull? Or does the work consist of long convoluted sentences with flowery phrases many of which must be reread to be understood? Some authors should have their works patented as a cure for insomnia! 3. Is the work valid? Does the author present an accurate and reliable account of the subject? Are footnotes/endnotes used? Do the footnotes/endnotes help? Is there a bibliography? If technical terms are used, are they explained? 4. Write a brief summary. In not more than two typed pages, state what the work is about. Do not give a chapter by chapter account of the book. Your summary should be written so that the person reading the summary would know whether or not he would like to read the work. 5. What have other reviewers said about this book? Do you agree with them or not? State your reasons. Be certain to document your sources. 6. What is your assessment of the work? This is the most important part of your review. Did the book help you in understanding the subject or further your understanding of some aspect of this course? Would you recommend this book to a friend?