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A stunning novel set in the Tudor court, from the Sunday Times No.1 bestseller Philippa Gregory. The rivalry between Queen Mary and her half-sister ...Show synopsisA stunning novel set in the Tudor court, from the Sunday Times No.1 bestseller Philippa Gregory. The rivalry between Queen Mary and her half-sister Elizabeth is played out against a background of betrayal, conflict and passion. The savage rivalry of the daughters of Henry VIII, Mary Tudor and Elizabeth, mirrors that of their mothers, Katherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn. Each will fight by any available means for the crown and future of the kingdom. Elizabeth's bitter struggle to claim the throne she believes is hers by right, and the man she desires almost more than her crown, is watched by her 'fool': a girl who has been forced to leave her homeland of Spain, as a Jew fleeing the Inquisition. In a court where truth is wittily denied and lies are mere games, it is the fool who can speak plainly: in these dangerous times, a woman must choose between ambition and love. Elizabeth will not make the same mistakes as her mother.Hide synopsis
The Queen's Fool (Touchstone Books) – Hardcover (2004)
Hardcover, Touchstone Books 2004
ISBN: 0743269829 ISBN-13: 9780743269827
A young woman caught in the rivalry between Queen Mary and her half sister, Elizabeth must find her true destiny amid treason, poisonous rivalries, loss of faith, and unrequited love.A young woman caught in the rivalry between Queen Mary and her half sister, Elizabeth must find her true destiny amid treason, poisonous rivalries, loss of faith, and unrequited love.Hide
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Philippa Gregory's masterful grasp of the Elizabethan/Tudor period and her riveting storytelling is as evident here as in other books of hers that I have read. The main character is perhaps more sympathetic than in some other of her books, plus there's less sex and violence (well, it seems to have ...
The book is like most of Ms. Gregory's historical novels, her attention to detail is meticulous. The book is good - but I did not enjoy it as much as the Boleyn trilogy. It still makes for good reading.
THE HEROINE HANNAH GREEN IS A SPANISH JEW IN HIDING FROM THE INQUISITION. WHEN IT IS DISCOVERED THAT SHE CAN SEE THE FUTURE, SHE IS PERSUADED TO USE IT FOR THE BENEFIT OF ROBERT DUDLEY AND BECOME A SPY IN MARY'S HOUSEHOLD. SHE BECOMES MARY'S FOOL AND CONFIDANT. THROUGH HANNAH'S EYES WE SEE THE REIGN ...
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