Fiction Alison Weir A Dangerous Inheritance

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A Dangerous Inheritance

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The year is 1562. Lady Catherine Grey, cousin of Elizabeth I, has just been arrested along with her husband Edward. Their crime is to have secretly married and produced a child who might threaten the Queen's title.

Alone in her chamber at the Tower of London, Catherine hears ghostly voices, echoes, she thinks, of a crime committed in the same room where she is imprisoned.

The story flashes back to 1483 and another Catherine - Kate Plantaganet, bastard daughter of Richard III. She has heard terrible rumours of the death of the young deposed Edward V and his brother (the Princes in the Tower) but loyalty to her father prevents her believing them. After his death at Bosworth, she is viewed with suspicion by Henry VII's court, even more so when she becomes pregnant.

Catherine, too, is pregnant, a friendly warder having sneaked Edward into her room. She finds documents relating to Kate's life and gets swept up both in Kate's story and the mystery of the Princes, which she realises Kate never solved...

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A Dangerous Inheritance England's Tower of London was the terrifying last stop for generations of English political prisoners. "A Dangerous Inheritance" weaves together the lives and fates of four of its youngest and most blameless: Lady Katherine Grey, Lady Jane's younger sister; Kate Plantagenet, an English princess who lived nearly a century before her; and Edward and Richard, the boy princes imprisoned by their ruthl... Full description

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PRAISE FOR ALISON WEIR

Captive Queen

"Should be savored . . . Weir wastes no time captivating her audience."--"Seattle Post-Intelligencer"

"Stunning . . . As always, Weir renders the bona fide plot twists of her heroine's life with all the mastery of a thriller author, marrying historical fact with licentious fiction."--"The Star Tribune"

The Lady Elizabeth

"Intrigue and maneuverings. Scandal. Schemers and innocents put to death. [This] history of Tudor England is an engrossing story. . . . Weir marries conjecture with what is known about the life of Elizabeth I from childhood to coronation, and it makes for ripping good reading."--Milwaukee "Journal Sentinel"

"A compelling, even irresistible, read."--"Booklist" (starred review)

Innocent Traitor

"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"
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"Suspenseful . . . enormously entertaining.""--The Washington Post Book World"

"Highly compelling [with] plenty to keep readers enthralled."--Historical Novel Review
"A page turner . . . too juicy to put down . . . Alison Weir's strong suit as a fiction writer is making her novels living history."--"The Courier-Journal"
"With its evident in-depth research and creative twists, this tale of two women trying to make sense of the power of the English crown . . . is nothing short of riveting."--"Library Journal" (starred review)
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"No one alive knows as much about the Tudors as Weir. . . . Any reader of Hilary Mantel's excellent Tudor evocations will want to explore this book as well."--"Kirkus Reviews"
"Stunning . . . A richly layered cake of love, sex, danger, death, and mystery.""--Sunday Express" (UK)

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Highly compelling [with] plenty to keep readers enthralled. Historical Novel Review
A page turner . . . too juicy to put down . . . Alison Weir s strong suit as a fiction writer is making her novels living history. The Courier-Journal
With its evident in-depth research and creative twists, this tale of two women trying to make sense of the power of the English crown . . . is nothing short of riveting. Library Journal (starred review)

No one alive knows as much about the Tudors as Weir. . . . Any reader of Hilary Mantel s excellent Tudor evocations will want to explore this book as well. Kirkus Reviews
Stunning . . . A richly layered cake of love, sex, danger, death, and mystery. Sunday Express (UK)

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