Queen's Gambit (Hardback)
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Queen's Gambit (Hardback)

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For fans of Hilary Mantel, Philippa Gregory and Alison Weir, Elizabeth Fremantle's first novel, Queen's Gambit, is a riveting account of Katherine Parr, the Tudor queen who married four men and outlived three of them - including Henry VIII. Queen's Gambit: "Gripping". (Woman & Home). "Sumptuous". (Metro). "A major new voice in historical fiction". (The Bookseller). "Rich and enticing". (Stylist). "Electric". (Good Housekeeping). "Wildly entertaining". (Huffington Post). Tudor England - A dying king. A queen in danger Widowed for the second time aged thirty-one, Katherine is obliged to return to court but, suspicious of the aging Henry and those who surround him, she does so with reluctance. Nevertheless when she finds herself caught up in a passionate affair with the dashing and seductive Thomas Seymour, she believes she might finally be able to marry for love. But her presence at court has attracted the attentions of another...Captivated by her honesty and intelligence, Henry Tudor has his own plans for Katherine and no one is in the position to refuse a proposal from the king. With her charismatic lover dispatched to the continent, Katherine becomes Henry's sixth wife. Passionate about religious reform, and ever aware of the fates of his previous queens, she must draw upon all her instincts and intellect to navigate the treachery of the court. With the Catholic faction once more in the ascendency, reformers burned for heresy and those around the dying king vying for position in the new regime, her survival seems unlikely - and yet she has still not quite given up on love...Rich in atmosphere and period detail, and told through the eyes of Katherine and her young maid Dot, Queen's Gambit is the story of two very different women during a terrifying and turbulent time. If you loved Wolf Hall, The Other Boleyn Girl or the BBC drama series The Tudors, then Elizabeth Fremantle's Queen's Gambit is the book for you. Elizabeth Fremantle holds a first in English and an MA in creative Writing from Birkbeck. Queen's Gambit is her first novel. Her second, Queen Jane's Shadow, will be published in 2014.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780718177065

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“Historical fiction at its best”

I love reading historical fiction and was pleasantly surprised with this debut from Elizabeth Fremantle. The Queen's Gambit follows the story of two women, Katherine Parr whom we all know was Henry VIII last wife... More

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26th August 2013
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“A Right Royal Read!”

As you know this is about Henry VIII's sixth wife Katherine Parr, who being the one that survived doesn't get as much press as the divorced, beheaded or died Queens but is as equally important in our history... More

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28th February 2013
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“A Real Taste of Tudor Life”

I really enjoyed this book although it a was a little slow to get going and I did wonder how exciting it was going to get because of course, most people know what happened to Henry VIII's wives. However, the... More

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9th March 2013
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