A Woman of Noble Wit (Paperback)Rosemary Griggs (author)
THE COFFEE POT BOOK CLUB, BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2022 - SILVER MEDALS in each of the following categories - Women's Historical Fiction, Historical Romance and for books set in The Tudors, The Stuarts, and The Commonwealth of England
Few women of her time lived to see their name in print. But Katherine was no ordinary woman. She was Sir Walter Raleigh's mother. This is her story.
Set against the turbulent background of a Devon rocked by the religious and social changes that shaped Tudor England; a Devon of privateers and pirates; a Devon riven by rebellions and plots, A Woman of Noble Wit tells how Katherine became the woman who would inspire her famous sons to follow their dreams. It is Tudor history seen though a woman's eyes.
As the daughter of a gentry family with close connections to the glittering court of King Henry VIII, Katherine's duty is clear. She must put aside her dreams and accept the husband chosen for her. Still a girl, she starts a new life at Greenway Court, overlooking the River Dart, relieved that her husband is not the ageing monster of her nightmares. She settles into the life of a dutiful wife and mother until a chance shipboard encounter with a handsome privateer, turns her world upside down......
Years later a courageous act will set Katherine's name in print and her youngest son will fly high.
Publisher: Troubador Publishing
Number of pages: 416
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm
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“I might just have found my new favourite author!!!”
A Woman of Noble Wit by Rosemary Griggs is an astoundingly successful book. Up until now, Katherine-Kate’s life has, like so many women, been lost to time, which is such a crying shame, as some of these women had more... More
“I really cannot recommend this novel enough. It would certainly appeal to lovers of Tudor fiction.”
I love historical fiction set in the Tudor era, so when I was asked if I would like to read A Woman of Noble Wit I immediately said yes, and I am so glad I did.
Sir Walter Raleigh - explorer, soldier, spy, statesman,... More
“I thought this novel was as enjoyable as it was successful. This book has really set the bar incredibly high for this year!”
A man may go adventuring, but a woman’s place was in the home. Her mission in life was to give her husband strong sons. She must be passive, accepting of her situation. Katherine-Kate’s life had been mapped out for... More
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