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The Lady of the Rivers : Cousins' War Series : Book 3 - Philippa Gregory

The Lady of the Rivers

Cousins' War Series : Book 3

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Published: 29th March 2012
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A story rich in passion and legend, The Lady of the Rivers is the story of Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford, a woman who navigated a treacherous path through the battle lines in the Wars of the Roses.

When Jacquetta is married to the Duke of Bedford, English regent of France, he introduces her to a mysterious world of learning and alchemy. Her only friend in the great household is the duke’s squire Richard Woodville, who is at her side when the duke’s death leaves her a wealthy young widow. The two become lovers and marry in secret, returning to England to serve at the court of the young King Henry VI, where Jacquetta becomes a close and loyal friend to his new queen.

The Woodvilles soon achieve a place at the very heart of the Lancaster court, though Jacquetta can sense the growing threat from the people of England and the danger of their royal York rivals. As Jacquetta fights for her king and her queen, she can see an extraordinary and unexpected future for her daughter Elizabeth: a change of fortune, the throne of England, and the white rose of York. . . .

About the Author

Philippa Gregory has been penning compelling works of dramatic historical fiction since the mid-1980s, breaking out with the bestselling Wideacre trilogy and creating a buzz with The Other Boleyn Girl. As fellow author Peter Ackroyd once said of her, "She writes from instinct, not out of calculation, and it shows."

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4.0

Phillipa has an eye for detail....

By Macquarie

from Sydney

About Me Everyday Reader

Pros

  • Captures Time And Place
  • Easy To Understand
  • Great For Anyone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Older Readers
    • Travel Reading

    Comments about The Lady of the Rivers:

    Phillipa is very good at what she does, that is, writes novels about English history. At first, I wasn't really taken with Melusina, the water goddess in this book, but as it was the first book (chronologically), it had to be explained so the reader would understand in ensuing books, what the author was talking about. Overall, a good read.

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    ISBN: 9781847394668
    ISBN-10: 1847394663
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 544
    Published: 29th March 2012
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.0  x 3.2
    Weight (kg): 0.37