This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-paradise, This fortress built by Nature for herself Against infection and the hand of war, This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea, Which serves it in the office of a wall Or as a moat defensive to a house, Against the envy of less happier lands,-- This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England. ~~William Shakespeare, Richard III

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB at Should be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

A Treasury of Royal Scandals, Michael Farquhar

As her long and lusty reign neared its close, only two things seemed to frighten Catherine the Great - an empty bed and the ascension of her half-mad son Paul to the Russian throne.

But while Catherine reigned, her nasty, pug-faced son would have to stew in his own resentment.


  1. I want to read this one! I like the teaser you chose.

  2. Sounds like a fun book. Scandalous royals always make for great reading, don't they? Great teaser.
    Here's mine.

  3. Ooh this sounds interesting! I have no idea the history of Catherine the Great.. but I want to read now to understand why she disliked her own son!

    My Teaser: The Unit

  4. Scandalous royals are bunches of fun! And the bit on Catherine isn't even the best of them!

  5. Great teaser! I have this book and it was funny!

  6. My son has a couple of these books and he says they are great reads. I can't wait to hear what you think. Great teaser!

    Here's my teaser for this week.

  7. I hope that you enjoy your book. Here's mine.

  8. I really don't understand why Catherine the Great doesn't get much attention from historical fiction authors!