Mary is Queen of Scotland but she has been forced to flee her land
and take refuge in an England that is ruled by her cousin Elizabeth.
But England, precarious in its Protestant state, set against the mighty
powers of Spain, France and Rome, doesn't need a charismatic Catholic
figurehead at large. So Elizabeth's chief advisor, Cecil, devises a
plan in which Mary will live under guard with his trusted accomplice:
Bess of Hardwick.
Bess is a self-made woman, a shrewd survivor. She is newly married to her fourth and most distinguished husband, the Earl of Shrewsbury. But what marriage can withstand the charms of Mary? Or the threat of rebellion that she always carries? Mary must wait in her privileged imprisonment for the return to Scotland and her infant son; but waiting is not the same as doing nothing...
With her characteristic combination of superb storytelling and authentic historical background, Philippa Gregory brings to life this period of great change, in a riveting tale of betrayal, loyalty, politics and passion.
About The Author
Philippa Gregory is an established writer and broadcaster for radio and television. She holds a PhD in eighteenth-century literature from the University of Edinburgh. She lives in the North of England with her family.
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Comments about The Other Queen:
I have the first few books of Philippa Gregory and they were great.. But the other queen disaster as I said I covered it, read it and passed it on a quickly as possible,
Praise for Philppa Gregory: 'Written from instinct, not out of calculation, and it shows.' Peter Ackroyd, The Times 'For sheer pace and percussive drama it will take a lot of beating.' Sunday Times 'Gregory is great at conjuring a Tudor film-set of gorgeous gowns and golden-lattered dining. She invokes some swoonsome images...while the politics are personal enough to remain pertinent.' DailyTelegraph 'The contemporary mistress of historical crime fiction is Philippa Gregory. Her novels are filled with strong, determined women who take their fate into their own hands...Gregory brings to life the sights, smells and textures of 16th-century England.' Kate Mosse, Financial Times
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: April 2009
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0 x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.309