Three Sisters, Three Queens (Plantagenet and Tudor Novels)
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Three Sisters, Three Queens

Plantagenet and Tudor Novels

By Philippa Gregory

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Format: Hardcover, 576 pages
Published In: United States, 01 August 2016
"There is only one bond that I trust: between a woman and her sisters. We never take our eyes off each other. In love and in rivalry, we always think of each other." From the #1 New York Times bestselling author behind the upcoming Starz original series The White Princess, a gripping new Tudor story featuring King Henry VIII's sisters Mary and Margaret, along with Katherine of Aragon, vividly revealing the pivotal roles the three queens played in Henry VIII's kingdom. When Katherine of Aragon is brought to the Tudor court as a young bride, the oldest princess, Margaret, takes her measure. With one look, each knows the other for a rival, an ally, a pawn, destined--with Margaret's younger sister Mary--to a sisterhood unique in all the world. The three sisters will become the queens of England, Scotland, and France. United by family loyalties and affections, the three queens find themselves set against each other. Katherine commands an army against Margaret and kills her husband James IV of Scotland. But Margaret's boy becomes heir to the Tudor throne when Katherine loses her son. Mary steals the widowed Margaret's proposed husband, but when Mary is widowed it is her secret marriage for love that is the envy of the others. As they experience betrayals, dangers, loss, and passion, the three sisters find that the only constant in their perilous lives is their special bond, more powerful than any man, even a king.

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Nobody does dynastic history like Gregory. "Booklist"" ""The White Princess" features one of the more intriguing theories about the possible fate of the princes." "The Washington Post"" Praise for Philippa Gregory: "The queen of royal fiction."--USA Today Praise for The White Princess "Bring on the blood, sex and tears! . . . You name it, it's all here."--USA Today Praise for Philippa Gregory: "The queen of royal fiction."--USA Today "The White Princess features one of the more intriguing theories about the possible fate of the princes."--The Washington Post "This rich tapestry brings to vivid life the court of Henry and Elizabeth. Meticulously drawn characters with a seamless blending of historical fact and fiction combine in a page-turning epic of a story. Tudor-fiction fans can never get enough, and they will snap this one up."--Library Journal (starred review) "An illuminating portrait. . . Gregory moves confidently through a tangle of intrigue, revenge, and tyranny toward a shocking betrayal."--Publishers Weekly "Gregory manages to keep us in suspense as to what will befall her characters....Under [her] spell, we keep hoping history won't repeat itself."--Kirkus Reviews "Nobody does dynastic history like Gregory."--Booklist "[A] gripping and detailed chronicle, with plenty of court intrigue and politics to spice up the action . . . . Highly recommended." --Library Journal (starred review) "Margaret's story is shocking, deeply moving and offers an alternative view on a much-told tale. Gregory is on form here; her depiction of Henry VIII's transformation from indulged golden boy to sinister tyrant is perfectly pitched and seems more horrific still when we are made intimate witnesses to the devastation of Margaret's family. . . . I defy anyone to remain dry-eyed as the story reaches its tragic denouement."--The Sunday Express (UK) "Gregory does her usual excellent job of ratcheting up the intrigue and suspense as another intelligent and strong-willed heroine fights for her life and her legacy."--Booklist "Full of vivid details and fraught with the constant tension of a court run by a madman, this novel will appeal most to historical fiction readers and those who enjoyed Wolf Hall. . . . Gregory beautifully builds the suspense."--Library Journal Praise for Philippa Gregory: The queen of royal fiction. USA Today" This rich tapestry brings to vivid life the court of Henry and Elizabeth. Meticulously drawn characters with a seamless blending of historical fact and fiction combine in a page-turning epic of a story. Tudor-fiction fans can never get enough, and they will snap this one up. Library Journal (starred review)" Nobody does dynastic history like Gregory. Booklist" [A] gripping and detailed chronicle, with plenty of court intrigue and politics to spice up the action . . . . Highly recommended. Library Journal (starred review)" Margaret s story is shocking, deeply moving and offers an alternative view on a much-told tale. Gregory is on form here; her depiction of Henry VIII s transformation from indulged golden boy to sinister tyrant is perfectly pitched and seems more horrific still when we are made intimate witnesses to the devastation of Margaret s family. . . . I defy anyone to remain dry-eyed as the story reaches its tragic denouement. The Sunday Express (UK)" Gregory does her usual excellent job of ratcheting up the intrigue and suspense as another intelligent and strong-willed heroine fights for her life and her legacy. Booklist" Full of vivid details and fraught with the constant tension of a court run by a madman, this novel will appeal most to historical fiction readers and those who enjoyed Wolf Hall. . . . Gregory beautifully builds the suspense. Library Journal" Praise for Philippa Gregory: The queen of royal fiction. " USA Today"" Praise for "The White Princess" "Bring on the blood, sex and tears! . . . You name it, it's all here." "USA Today""

EAN: 9781476758572
ISBN: 1476758573
Publisher: Touchstone Books
Dimensions: 23.11 x 16.51 x 3.3 centimeters (0.68 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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