Rival to the Queen
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|Format:||Paperback / softback, 326 pages|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 August 2011|
About the Author
Distinguished historian Carolly Erickson is the author of "The Memoirs of Mary Queen of Scots, The First Elizabeth, The Hidden Life of Josephine, The Last Wife of Henry VIII," and many other prize-winning works of fiction and nonfiction. Her novel "The Tsarina's Daughter" won the "Romantic Times" Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Historical Fiction. She lives in Hawaii.
"In her sixth historical novel, Erickson again displays her remarkable ability to paint an exquisitely realistic portrait of Tudor England. . . . This is much more than a historical romance; Erickson's attention to historical detail and the depiction of Elizabeth's struggle to maintain her control over her kingdom make for compelling reading. Fans might also be interested in one or more of Erickson's four Tudor biographies. Historical fiction fans can't get enough of the Tudors; this engaging story is a worthy addition to the genre."--"Library Journal"
"Erickson turns her attention to the dramatic love triangle that changed history. One man, Robert Dudley, held Elizabeth I's heart and Erickson draws on that love to bring the life of Elizabeth's cousin and rival, Lettie Knollys, to readers. Erickson portrays Elizabeth as a jealous woman, Dudley as a rake and Lettie as the innocent, endearing her to readers. Rival to the Queen gives this forgotten woman a place in history."--"RT Book Reviews" (4.5 stars)
"Erickson's knowledge and exacting recreation of how it really was in the 1500's is astonishing and adds much to the story. (It also reminds me that royalty of that period is not to be envied.) Beautiful, intelligent and independent, Lettice leads a life of luxury, but because of the times in which she lived and because of her beauty, her life was always lived on the razor's edge. . . . If you are a fan of Carolly Erickson or historical fiction, this book is for you."--"Affaire de Coeur"
"Erickson writes gracefully."--"Publishers Weekly"
"The romance between Queen Elizabeth and Robert Dudley is a story that has survived the centuries, but what about the woman who married Robert, Lettice Knollys, Elizabeth's own cousin. . . . A new Carolly Erickson novel is a wonderful and decadent treat, eagerly awaited and "Rival to the Queen" is no exception. . . . "Rival to the Queen" shows that political sex scandals and intrigue are not a new thing, and that murder, ro
|Publisher: ||St. Martin's Griffin|
|Dimensions: ||20.83 x 13.72 x 2.54 centimeters (0.32 kg)|