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Innocent Traitor

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9780091796624: Innocent Traitor

Alison Weir, our pre-eminent popular historian, has now fulfilled a life's ambition to write historical fiction. She has chosen as her subject the bravest, most sympathetic and most wronged women of Tudor England, Lady Jane Grey. Lady Jane Grey was born into the most dangerous of times. Child of a scheming father and a ruthless mother for whom she is a pawn in a dynastic game with the highest stakes, she lived a life in thrall to political machinations and lethal religious fervour. Growing up with the future Queen Elizabeth and her reluctant nemesis, Mary, she soon learns the truth of the values imparted to her by Henry VIII's last Queen, Katherine Parr. Her honesty, intelligence and strength of character carries the enthralled reader through all the vicious twists of Tudor power politics, to her nine-day reign and its unbearably poignant conclusion. Alison Weir states: 'Lady Jane Grey's story is compelling and shocking. She was a young girl of royal blood who was used by greedy and unscrupulous men to satisfy their own ambitions. Having been the victim of abuse in childhood, she was sold into an unhappy marriage and forced to accept a crown she did not want, then tragically paid the price of her so-called treason. 'After publishing nine history books, writing this novel filled me with a heady sense of freedom. No longer was I tied to sources and to the strict discipline of historical interpretation, but I could give my imagination free reign. Thus, it was wonderful to be creative, and even provocative, at the same time as being historically accurate to a degree.

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Edition Hutchinson London, 2006. ISBN: 0-09-179662-8. HARDBACK. 406 pages, size: 16 x 24 x 3.7 cm. Just light tan to paper edges. Other than that, the unread book remains in excellent condition: dust cover intact; black cloth hard cover bright with gilt lettering on spine; text all clean, neat and tight. Prompt dispatch from UK.

Review:

Praise for Alison Weir
Queen Isabella
" Compelling, gripping and believable . . . a highly readable tour de force that brings Queen Isabella vividly to life."
- The Washington Post Book World
" Insightful . . . the acclaimed Weir offers well-researched surprise after surprise about the sensual, rather avaricious but eminently admirable Isabella."
- USA Today
Mary, Queen of Scots, and the Murder of Lord Darnley
" The finest historian of English monarchical succession writing now is Alison Weir. . . . Her assiduousness and informed judgment are precisely what make her a writer to trust."
- The Boston Globe

Eleanor of Aquitaine
" Extraordinary . . . exhilarating in its color, ambition, and human warmth. The author exhibits a breathtaking grasp of the physical and cultural context of Queen Eleanor' s life."
- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
" Evocative . . . a rich tapestry of a bygone age and a judicious assessment of her subject' s place within it."
- Newsday

"From the Hardcover edition."

Praise for Alison Weir's Innocent Traitor
"Engrossing . . . suspenseful . . . enormously entertaining."
-The Washington Post Book World
"Splendid . . . In giving narrative voice to her subjects Alison Weir brings us into emotional contact with them in a way that an unadorned historical account does not."
-Boston Sunday Globe
"Every bit as good as anything [Philippa] Gregory has ever done . . . [Weir] makes a familiar story vibrant and fresh."
-The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Completely absorbing . . . a brilliantly vivid and psychologically astute novel."
-Booklist (starred review)
"Poignant and harrowing . . . a gripping finale."
-The Seattle Times
"A sensitive and fast-paced tale . . . Weir conveys the age's political intrigues, religious fanaticism and sexism."
-USA Today
"Characters breathe as though they were alive last week-not five centuries ago. . . . A chilling epitaph on a period of history that continues to fascinate and bewitch us today."
-San Antonio Express-News

"From the Hardcover edition."

Praise for Alison Weir

Queen Isabella

"Compelling, gripping and believable . . . a highly readable tour de force that brings Queen Isabella vividly to life."
-The Washington Post Book World

"Insightful . . . the acclaimed Weir offers well-researched surprise after surprise about the sensual, rather avaricious but eminently admirable Isabella."
-USA Today

Mary, Queen of Scots, and the Murder of Lord Darnley

"The finest historian of English monarchical succession writing now is Alison Weir. . . . Her assiduousness and informed judgment are precisely what make her a writer to trust."
-The Boston Globe

Eleanor of Aquitaine

"Extraordinary . . . exhilarating in its color, ambition, and human warmth. The author exhibits a breathtaking grasp of the physical and cultural context of Queen Eleanor's life."
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Evocative . . . a rich tapestry of a bygone age and a judicious assessment of her subject's place within it."
-Newsday

"From the Hardcover edition."

Praise for Alison Weir
Queen Isabella
"Compelling, gripping and believable . . . a highly readable tour de force that brings Queen Isabella vividly to life."
-The Washington Post Book World
"Insightful . . . the acclaimed Weir offers well-researched surprise after surprise about the sensual, rather avaricious but eminently admirable Isabella."
-USA Today
Mary, Queen of Scots, and the Murder of Lord Darnley
"The finest historian of English monarchical succession writing now is Alison Weir. . . . Her assiduousness and informed judgment are precisely what make her a writer to trust."
-The Boston Globe

Eleanor of Aquitaine
"Extraordinary . . . exhilarating in its color, ambition, and human warmth. The author exhibits a breathtaking grasp of the physical and cultural context of Queen Eleanor's life."
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Evocative . . . a rich tapestry of a bygone age and a judicious assessment of her subject's place within it."
-Newsday

"From the Hardcover edition."

Praise for Alison Weir
Queen Isabella
Compelling, gripping and believable . . . a highly readable tour de force that brings Queen Isabella vividly to life.
The Washington Post Book World
Insightful . . . the acclaimed Weir offers well-researched surprise after surprise about the sensual, rather avaricious but eminently admirable Isabella.
USA Today
Mary, Queen of Scots, and the Murder of Lord Darnley
The finest historian of English monarchical succession writing now is Alison Weir. . . . Her assiduousness and informed judgment are precisely what make her a writer to trust.
The Boston Globe

Eleanor of Aquitaine
Extraordinary . . . exhilarating in its color, ambition, and human warmth. The author exhibits a breathtaking grasp of the physical and cultural context of Queen Eleanor s life.
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Evocative . . . a rich tapestry of a bygone age and a judicious assessment of her subject s place within it.
Newsday

"From the Hardcover edition.""

Praise for Alison Weir
Queen Isabella
Compelling, gripping and believable . . . a highly readable tour de force that brings Queen Isabella vividly to life.
The Washington Post Book World
Insightful . . . the acclaimed Weir offers well-researched surprise after surprise about the sensual, rather avaricious but eminently admirable Isabella.
USA Today
Mary, Queen of Scots, and the Murder of Lord Darnley
The finest historian of English monarchical succession writing now is Alison Weir. . . . Her assiduousness and informed judgment are precisely what make her a writer to trust.
The Boston Globe

Eleanor of Aquitaine
Extraordinary . . . exhilarating in its color, ambition, and human warmth. The author exhibits a breathtaking grasp of the physical and cultural context of Queen Eleanor s life.
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Evocative . . . a rich tapestry of a bygone age and a judicious assessment of her subject s place within it.
Newsday

From the Hardcover edition."

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