Girl From Botany BayBook - 2005
"Carolly Erickson is one of the most accomplished and successful historical biographers writing in English."
-The Times Literary Supplement
The First Elizabeth
"Even more readable and absorbing than the justly praised works of Tuchman and Fraser. A vivid and eminently readable portrait of history's favorite Tudor."
-The New York Times Book Review
"A masterpiece of narrative, a story so absorbing it is as hard to put down as a fine novel."
-Los Angeles Times Book Review
"Gifted . . . breathless . . . heartbreaking . . . Erickson excels."
"An intimate, richly detailed, and candid portrait . . . [Erickson's] scholarly insights combine superbly with a mastery of period manners more often found in the best historical fiction."
"Carolly Erickson is a most admirable biographer, and this book is highly enjoyable as well as being reliable and acute; indeed, it is popular historical biography at its best."
--The Times (London)