Gristwood, Sarah The Girl in the Mirror

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The Girl in the Mirror

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‘Entrancing, compelling, and beautifully written…a fabulous novel, bursting with integrity and authenticity, vividly eboking the court of Elizabeth I…I feel I know the characters and was mesmerised by their story. This is the historical novel as literary fiction – and damned good literary fiction at that.’ Alison Weir

Jeanne, a young French exile orphaned by the wars of religion on the continent, is brought to London as a young girl disguised as a boy. Growing up, the disguise has not been shed and she finds a living as a clerk, ending up in the household of Robert Cecil. As she witnesses the intrigues and plots swirling round the court of Elizabeth I in the last days of Gloriana's reign, she finds herself sucked into the orbit of the dashing and ambitious young favourite, the Earl of Essex. As the queen draws near to the end of her life, with no heir to follow, the stakes are high.

As Essex hurtles towards self-destruction, Jeanne finds her loyalties, her disguise and her emotions under threat – in a political climate where the least mistake can attract dire penalties.

This is a beautifully layered and textured book, rich with the details of life and politics of Elizabeth I's court. Jeanne's struggle for survival and love is interwoven with her passionate pull towards nature, a lovely and seductive backdrop to the novel.

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'Entrancing, compelling, and beautifully written. The Girl in the Mirror is a fabulous novel, bursting with integrity and authenticity, vividly evoking the court of Elizabeth I, with wonderful period detail. I feel I know the characters, and was mesmerised by their story. This is the historical novel as literary fiction - and damned good literary fiction at that.' Alison Weir, Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of The Captive Queen

Praise for ‘Elizabeth and Leicester’

‘This has to be the last word on that much-discussed (then and now) relationship between the Virgin Queen and her favourite, Robert Dudley…It’s gripping’ Guardian

About the Author:

Sarah Gristwood is author of Arbella and Elizabeth and Leicester. The Girl in the Mirror is her first novel.

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