This was a fun romp. It helps to know a thing or two about the Wars of the Roses. The author clearly knows a thing or forty five. While this is clearly not a serious historical novel so much as a lovely bit of fun, its a lovely bit of fun that has its basic facts right. I laughed a lot with Alianore, her irrepressible career through the violent landscape of late fifteenth century Endland and her thoroughly irreverent take on the vagaries of her lecherous cousin Edward IV, his sadly humor impaired brother Richard III and their unfortunate successor, The Tudor Slimeball. I really had fun with this and recommend it highly.