Innocent Traitor (Paperback)
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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 wronged heroine of Tudor England, Lady Jane Grey. Lady Jane Grey was born into times of extreme danger. Child of a scheming father and a ruthless mother, for whom she was merely a pawn in a dynastic power game with the highest stakes, she lived a life in thrall to political machinations and lethal religious fervour. Jane's astonishing and essentially tragic story was played out during one of the most momentous periods of English history. As a great-niece of Henry VIII, and the cousin of Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I, she grew up to realize that she could never throw off the chains of her destiny. Her honesty, intelligence and strength of character carry the reader through all the vicious twists of Tudor power politics, to her nine-day reign and its unbearably poignant conclusion.

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9780099493792
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 298 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 27 mm


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"Alison Weir's hugely popular history books are as gripping as novels, and now she has stepped effortlessly over the boundary... Weir's knowledge of the background is immaculate, and she revels in the freedom of fiction without sacrificing historical fact. Lady Jane is brave and intelligent, and if you don't cry at the end you have a heart of stone." -- Kate Saunders * The Times *
"Alison Weir is one of our greatest popular historians. In her first work of fiction, she sets out to trace the brief life of one of history's most tragic heroines... Weir manages her heroine's voice brilliantly, respecting the past's distance while conjuring a dignified and fiercely modern spirit. " * Daily Mail *
"This is an impressive debut. Weir shows skill at plotting and maintaining tension, and she is clearly going to be a player in the overcrowded historical fiction game. We can look forward to seeing what subject she'll tackle next." -- Lesley McDowell * Independent on Sunday *
"The story is so compelling and horrible that even a reader well acquainted with it will be gripped...This is a novel that will grip readers and give great pleasure." -- Allan Massie * Scotsman *

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“highly recommended”

an excellent book
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Paperback edition
24th June 2012
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“Brilliant read”

If you love anything to do with the tudor period then this book is a fantastic read. I could not put this book down at all, it was a brilliant insight on what life was like for women in that period! This book is... More

Paperback edition
20th August 2011
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“Innocent Traitor”

Once I started this book I couldn't put it down. It was the most riveting page turner. I agree with some of the previous reviews about how well written this book is. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good... More

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7th August 2009
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