Book Review – Princess Phoebe Meets the Tudors

Sammy Windward Princess Phoebe Meets The TudorsSammy Winward – Princess Phoebe Meets the Tudors

You would recognise the name Sammy Winward if you are a soap fan then from the credits on the Yorkshire based soap of Emmerdale, as Katie Sudden, but she left the soap after, her character had a dramatic accident in early February this year.

Sammy maintains as if she hadn’t pursued a career in acting she would have been a historian. Her love of history comes through in her first children’s book ‘Princess Phoebe Meets the Tudors’ where the main character Phoebe meets some of the wives of Henry VIII & finds out that being a Princess isn’t just about beautiful handbags, glittery high-heeled shoes & sparkly dresses.

She finds a magic book whilst tidying up her mothers dresses after playing dress up. The book whisks her through time to explore the lives of the Tudor Queen’s Anne Boleyn, Jane Grey, Mary I and Elizabeth I.  The book is factually correct, but shows, what could have been, the interaction between the four ladies. Hopefully we will read more about Princess Phoebe’s adventures in future books by Sammy Winward.

The character of Princess Phoebe is dedicated to Sammy’s own real-life princess – her ten-year-old daughter, Mia, who is following in her mother’s footsteps with a love of history.

The book is beautifully illustrated by Eric Heyman & published by Candy Jar Books, it retails at £6.99 & aimed at children from the age of 8 upwards & can be purchased from Amazon, Waterstones or other book sellers.

About the Author 

Sammy Winward was born 12 October 1985, Bolton, Lancashire, she is an English actress, singer & model who attended Bolton’s Turton Media a& Arts College in Bromley Cross. It was during her training as a ballerina that Sammy was picked by her agent to attend the Emmerdale audition, where she was picked to play Katie Sugden on the soap opera Emmerdale from 2001-2015

Available on Amazon Princess Phoebe Meets the Tudors

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11 Thoughts to “Book Review – Princess Phoebe Meets the Tudors”

  1. Emma Walton

    I really like the illustration on this book.

  2. Margaret Gallagher

    Managed to get a copy
    It’s a beautiful little book

    1. Nanna-Jane

      Brilliant, that’s great to hear. We will have some new book reviews coming soon. Hope you and the nieces/nephews enjoy reading it.

  3. Jayne Townson

    This sounds like a lovely book, such a nice cover picture too.

  4. Laura Harrison

    Looks like a good book ? xxx

  5. Margaret Gallagher

    This looks perfect for me and my nephews to read

  6. ashleigh allan

    Looks a brilliant book!

  7. Martina Evans

    Fab illustration, this book looks and sounds promising. The kids will definitely love this!

  8. Kim Styles

    THis looks a great book and a good way of making history fun to learn

  9. Maya Russell

    I love the cover – really makes you want to read it and like the historical aspect of it. A good book for a present I think.

    1. Nanna-Jane

      It really is Maya. It’s a good page turner of a book. x

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