From the bestselling author of ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’, Philippa Gregory, comes a wonderfully atmospheric evocation of the court of Henry VIII and his final queens.
The year is 1539 and the court of Henry VIII is increasingly fearful at the moods of the ageing sick king. With only a baby in the cradle for an heir, Henry has to take another wife and the dangerous prize of the crown of England is won by Anne of Cleves.
She has her own good reasons for agreeing to marry a man old enough to be her father, in a country where to her both language and habits are foreign. Although fascinated by the glamour of her new surroundings, she senses a trap closing around her.
Catherine is confident that she can follow in the steps of her cousin Anne Boleyn to dazzle her way to the throne but her kinswoman Jane Boleyn, haunted by the past, knows that Anne’s path led to Tower Green and to an adulterer’s death.
The story of these three young women, trying to make their own way through the most volatile court in Europe at a time of religious upheaval and political uncertainty is Philippa Gregory’s at her very best.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
This mint, First Edition, 1st printing, HARDBACK, HarperCollins, 2006, has a mint, unclipped dust jacket that is now protected in an extra, bespoke, acid-free, clear slipcover. The cover is turquoise boards with gilt lettering to the spine. The book size is 6Ó w x 9.5Ó h with a bibliography and 518 pristine pages on good quality paper. The end papers are of Kathrine Howard by Francesco Bartolozzi and Anne of Cleves by Hans Holbein. ISBN 0007190328. This whole set of novels are excellent and beautifully presented.Review:
Praise for Philppa Gregory:
‘Subtle and exciting.’ Daily Express
‘Written from instinct, not out of calculation, and it shows.’
Peter Ackroyd, The Times
‘For sheer pace and percussive drama it will take a lot of beating.’ Sunday TimesGregory's research is impeccable which makes her imaginative fiction all the more convincing.’ Daily Mail
‘Gregory is great at conjuring a Tudor film-set of gorgeous gowns and golden-lattered dining. She invokes some swoonsome images…while the politics are personal enough to remain pertinent.’ DailyTelegraph
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description HarperCollins, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0007190328