Stunning historical novel from the author of THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL and THE BOLEYN INHERITANCE, in which Mary, Queen of Scots, is placed under house arrest with the newly-married Bess of Hardwick and the Earl of Shrewsbury, but fights to regain her kingdom and more. Mary is Queen of Scotland but she has been forced to flee her land and take refuge ...Read MoreStunning historical novel from the author of THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL and THE BOLEYN INHERITANCE, in which Mary, Queen of Scots, is placed under house arrest with the newly-married Bess of Hardwick and the Earl of Shrewsbury, but fights to regain her kingdom and more. Mary is Queen of Scotland but she has been forced to flee her land and take refuge in an England that is ruled by her cousin Elizabeth. But England, precarious in its Protestant state, set against the mighty powers of Spain, France and Rome, doesn't need a charismatic Catholic figurehead at large. So Elizabeth's chief advisor, Cecil, devises a plan in which Mary will live under guard with his trusted accomplice: Bess of Hardwick. Bess is a self-made woman, a shrewd survivor. She is newly married to her fourth and most distinguished husband, the Earl of Shrewsbury. But what marriage can withstand the charms of Mary? Or the threat of rebellion that she always carries? Mary must wait in her privileged imprisonment for the return to Scotland and her infant son; but waiting is not the same as doing nothing!With her characteristic combination of superb storytelling and authentic historical background, Philippa Gregory brings to life this period of great change, in a riveting tale of betrayal, loyalty, politics and passion.Read Less
Very good in very good dust jacket. condition very good+. red boards sharp. text clean+ no reminder mks. /names, sq., tight, solid. dj. has sticker residue, flat gloss a little bs. rub wear. a nice copy. fast shipping. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 437 p. Audience: General/trade.
Fine in fine dust jacket. PUBLISHER'S LIMITED ADVANCED READER'S EDITION + ORIGINAL HARDBACK FORMAT + LIKE NEW CONDITION, UNREAD; COLLECTING BOOKS SINCE 1988, SELLING BOOKS SINCE 2008. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 448 p. Audience: General/trade.
Fine in As New jacket. Signed by Author. 1416549129 This hardcover book is Fine, being square and tight. The boards and spine have no wear with pristine lettering. The pages and endpages are clean, with no markings or folds. The dustjacket is As New. Original Price is intact. Not ex-lib. No remainder mark. This copy is signed by the Author on the title page without inscription. This is a second printing.
Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Advance Reader's Edition for the first US edition. Dustjacket differs from the trade edition's dustjacket with two "Special Advance Reader's Edition" printed notations. Spine ends lightly bumped and dustjacket corners just touched. Unread copy in Near Fine condition in a Near Fine dustjacket with an archival cover. Actual image of the book; not a stock photo.
Very Good jacket. Signed. First Edition. SIGNED; Advanced Reader's Copy; signed and inscribed by author Philippa Gregory on title page; light creasing to edges of dust jacket; boards are lightly bumped on corners, spine ends softened; no internal markings. Pasadena's finest independent new and used bookstore.
Fine in fine dust jacket. SIGNED by author on title page (signature only). 1st edition, 1st printing, complete number line. Almost as new. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 448 p. Audience: General/trade. A Tudor series novel by the author of 'The Other Boleyn Girl' and the Wideacre trilogy. Signed copies are rare. Where possible, all books come with dust jacket in a protective mylar sleeve, sealed in a ziplock bag, wrapped in bubble wrap, shipped in a box.
Fine in fine dust jacket. SIGNED by author on title page (signature only). 1st edition, 1st printing, complete number line. As new except for softening to base of book spine and a frayed dust jacket corner. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 448 p. Audience: General/trade. A Tudor series novel by the author of 'The Other Boleyn Girl' and the Wideacre trilogy. Signed copies are rare. Where possible, all books come with dust jacket in a protective mylar sleeve, sealed in a ziplock bag, wrapped in bubble wrap, shipped in a box.
I read this book and loved it.
Hated to see it end.
Jun 12, 2009
I am a great fan on Ms. Gregory's writing. I have been especially fond on the books written on Elizabeth 1, Anne Boleyn, Mary Queen of Scots, and Catherine of Aragon. I love her period detail which she fleshes out with her intelligent characters and story lines.
Feb 9, 2009
A look into the Elizabethean Monarchy
Good historical accuracy combined with a look into the personalities and beliefs of the times. Using a different character's voice for each chapter really brought the era to life. At first you see Mary Stewart as a very sympathetic character and only slowly do you begin through her interactions, to see her as an amoral, abusive,manipulative, and dangerous "Beep". A great read and good bit of history in an accessable form.
Sep 30, 2008
Mary,Queen of Scots, was only 26 years old when she crossed the Scottish border into England to seek the help of her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I. What she received was life imprisonment simply because of who she was. Her jailors, on Elizabeth's behalf, were a newly married couple - Bess of Hardwick and The Earl of Shrewsbury. These three form the basis of a triangle that would have a tremendous impact on the rest of their lives. Philippa Gregory uses these circumstances to craft a passionate tale of love, loyalty and honor which is a delight to read
Aug 14, 2008
The Jewel in Philippa Gregory's Crown
I have been a big fan of Philippa Gregory for years. I have read all her books and given them as gifts to friends and family. I read this book in one night. It is truly "the Jewel in her Writing Crown". It shows three people, including Queen Mary, and what they want through during Mary's imprisonment in England. It is a completely new look at Mary's life and her effect on others. Brilliantly done. Buy it as soon as you can. You will want to give it to your family and friends. You will also want to read it over and over. BRAVO!!!
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