The stirring story of Henry VIII's final marriage, to Katharine Parr.
Jean Plaidy, one of the preeminent authors of historical fiction for most of the twentieth century, is the pen name of the prolific English author Eleanor Hibbert, also know as Victoria Holt. Jean Plaidy's novels had sold more than 14 million copies worldwide by the time of her death in 1993. For further information about our Jean Plaidy reissues and mailing list, please visit www.randomhouse.co.uk/minisites/jeanplaidy
"Jean Plaidy doesn't just write the history, she makes it come alive." -- Julia Moffat, RNA "Her novels are still very much to be enjoyed ... Any writer who can both educate and thrill a reader of any age deserves to be remembered and find new fans ... One only has to look at the TV/Media to see that the appetite for this kind of writing is still very much there" -- Matt Bates * WH Smith Travel * "Plaidy excels at blending history with romance and drama" * New York Times * "Full-blooded, dramatic, exciting" * Observer * "Interesting and accurate...an absorbing novel" * Times Literary Supplement *