The Other Queen (Paperback)Philippa Gregory (author)
A dramatic novel of passion, politics and betrayal from the author of The Other Boleyn Girl.
They can fear me, and they can hate me. They can even deny me. But they cannot kill me.
1568. The Virgin Queen Elizabeth I has ruled England for ten years, but refuses to name a successor, despite the rival claims that threaten her kingdom.
Bess of Hardwick, the new Countess of Shrewsbury, has secured her future with her fourth marriage to George Talbot. Ambitious and shrewd, Bess anticipates royal favour when she and the Earl are asked to give sanctuary to the fugitive Mary Queen of Scots.
But the Scottish queen rails against house arrest in a desolate castle and plots to regain her throne. The castle becomes the epicentre of intrigue against Elizabeth, the Earl blinded by admiration for the other queen. Even Bess's own loyalty is thrown into question. If Elizabeth's spymaster William Cecil links the Talbots to the growing conspiracy to free Mary, they will all face the Tower...
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 310 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 28 mm
Praise for Philippa Gregory:
'Written from instinct, not out of calculation, and it shows.'
Peter Ackroyd, The Times
'For sheer pace and percussive drama it will take a lot of beating.' Sunday Times
'Gregory is great at conjuring a Tudor film-set of gorgeous gowns and golden-lattered dining. She invokes some swoonsome images...while the politics are personal enough to remain pertinent.' Daily Telegraph
'The contemporary mistress of historical crime fiction is Philippa Gregory. Her novels are filled with strong, determined women who take their fate into their own hands...Gregory brings to life the sights, smells and textures of 16th-century England.' Kate Mosse, Financial Times
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I enjoyed reading this book and it gave you a good in site into mary queen of scots life. For all fans of Phililppa Gregory's tudor court series you'll like this, but the other boelyn girl still remains my...
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Although not (in my opinion) her best novel, it certainly is a fantastic read. I enjoyed it immensly reading the progress of events from the points of view of Bess of Hardwick and her husband the Earl of Shewsbury,... More
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