The Virgin's Lover (Paperback)
  • The Virgin's Lover (Paperback)
  • The Virgin's Lover (Paperback)
  • The Virgin's Lover (Paperback)
The Virgin's Lover (Paperback) The Virgin's Lover (Paperback)

The Virgin's Lover (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 25/04/2005
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Sumptuous historical novel set in the court of Elizabeth I, from Sunday Times No.1 bestseller Philippa Gregory, the author of The Other Boleyn Girl. Elizabeth I has acceded to the throne of England, a position she has waited and schemed for all her life. She is surrounded by advisers, all convinced that a young woman cannot form political judgements. Elizabeth feels that she can rely on just one man: her oldest friend, Robert Dudley. It is soon plain that he is more than merely a friend. In a house in the countryside waits a very different woman, Amy Robsart - Robert's wife. She has no taste for life at court and longs for the day when her husband will return home. She has loved him since she was a girl, but now they are adults she hardly sees him. Meanwhile, the pressure grows for Elizabeth to marry, for it is unthinkable that a queen should rule on her own. Elizabeth's preference is clear, but he is unavailable. But what if the unthinkable were to happen...Philippa Gregory blends passion, personalities and politics in this stunning novel of the Tudor court and a country divided.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007147311

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“The Virgin's Lover”

I read this book after The Other Boleyn Girl and before The Constant Princess. I would have liked it better had it been written in the 1st person or like Katherine's one (third person and inner monologues in... More

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“An interesting take on the Virgin Queen”

I loved this book, it fleshes out the famous prim Virgin Queen who is normally only known in portraits. I think that Philippa Gregory has given us a Queen that we can at least try to relate to. I feel that it would... More

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