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Philippa Gregory - A ​makrancos királyné
Mit ​tehet egy asszony, ha leendő férje egy sorozatgyilkos uralkodó? Parr Katalin, a harmincesztendős asszony titkos szerelmi viszonyt folytat Thomas Seymourral, de nincs választása, amikor VIII. Henrik - aki már négy királynét eltemetett, és korban akár az apja is lehetne -, úgy dönt, hogy elveszi feleségül. Katalin független és gondolkodó nő, tudja, milyen veszélyek lesnek rá... Henrik azonban eleinte bálványozza az új arát, Katalin pedig kezd megbízni benne, miközben egyesíti a királyi családot, az udvarban létrehoz egy radikális felfogású tudóskört, és régensként még az országot is vezeti. De ő sem menthet meg minden protestánst, amikor Henrik veszedelmes tekintete a királyné felé fordul... Philippa Gregory, a királyregények királynője VIII. Henrik utolsó feleségéről írt megindító regényt; egy nőről, aki szenvedély és tudás dolgában is a férje felett állt.

Philippa Gregory - A ​király átka
Plantagenet ​Margitot (avagy Margaret Pole-t) rokoni szálak fűzik az uralkodó Tudor-házhoz, de Artúr walesi herceg és Aragóniai Katalin tanácsosaként mindezt titkolnia kell. Artúr váratlan halálát követően Katalin férje utolsó akaratával egyezően hozzámegy VIII. Henrikhez. Margaret továbbra is Katalin királyné legfőbb bizalmasa marad, de az udvarban betöltött pozícióját mind Boleyn Anna felbukkanása, mind a Tudor-ház egyre valószínűbb bukása veszélyezteti. Hiába befolyásos és szent életű, Margaretnek választania kell: hűséget fogad a zsarnok királynak, vagy imádott királynéja mellett marad, és ezzel beteljesíti a Tudor-átkot… Szerelem, ármány, hűség és árulás; Philippa Gregory vitán felül a királyregények királynője.

Philippa Gregory - A ​folyók asszonya
Egy ​szenvedéllyel és legendákkal átszőtt történet Bedford hercegnéjéről, aki még az árulástól sem riad vissza, hogy a Rózsák háborújában megnyerje a saját csatáját. Miután Bedford hercege, Franciaország angol régense, John Lancaster feleségül veszi Jacquettát, bevezeti őt a tudomány és az alkímia rejtelmes világába. A népes udvarban az ifjú asszonynak csupán egyetlen barátja akad: a herceg pajzshordozója, Richard Woodville, aki akkor is támasza lesz, mikor a hercegné váratlanul megözvegyül. Egymásba szeretnek, majd titokban összeházasodnak és VI. Henrik király udvarába költöznek, ahol az új királyné bizalmas barátnőjévé fogadja Jacquettát. Woodville-ék hamarosan a Lancaster-udvar életének központi szereplőivé válnak, bár Jacquetta közben érzi: Anglia népe elégedetlen, és riválisaik, a Yorkok egyre komolyabb fenyegetést jelentenek a királyi család számára. Miközben az asszony elszántan harcol a király és a királyné oldalán, ráébred, hogy lányára, Elizabethre ragyogó jövő várhat: egy váratlan fordulat kövekeztében lehetősége nyílik megszerezni számára Anglia trónját és York fehér rózsáját...

Philippa Gregory - A ​királycsináló lánya
Kémek ​veszik körül, méreg és átok fenyegeti... Van valaki, akiben megbízhat? A világsikerű szerző IV. Eduárd angol király udvarába kalauzol minket, az összeesküvések, a szerelemért és hatalomért folyó élet-halál küzdelmek helyszínére. _A királycsináló lánya_ című regény kalandos történetének főhősei Richard Neville-nek, Warwick grófjának lányai, aki a 15. századi Anglia leghatalmasabb főura volt. A "királycsinálóként" elhíresült nagyúr fiúörökös híján Annát és Isabelt, a lányait használja sakkbábukként a politikai játszmáihoz, akik aztán maguk is befolyásos játékosokká válnak. _A másik Boleyn lány_ után itt a várva várt újabb "nővérregény" Philippa Gregorytól. "Philippa Gregory keze alatt a történelmi alakok, a hús-vér királyi családok élete fenségesen szórakoztató regénnyé válik." _Time_ "A gondos kutatómunkával előkészített, érzékenyen megrajzolt jelenetekben életre kel a kor." _The Boston Globe_

Philippa Gregory - A váltott gyermek
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.

Philippa Gregory - Storm Bringers
The year is 1453, and the end of the world is closer than ever. As Luca and Isolde continue their journey, their attraction grows with each passing day. Even as they try to remain focused on the mysteries they’ve been ordered to investigate, the tension between them builds. Their budding, illicit relationship is put on hold when a boy, Johann, and his army of children arrive in town. Johann claims to have divine orders to lead the children across Europe to the Holy Land, and the townspeople readily accept his claims. Luca wants to believe, but his training tells him to question everything...but when Johann’s prophecy begins to come true, Luca wonders if they have finally stumbled upon a real miracle. Yet even the greatest miracles have the potential for darkness…and the chaos that follows Johann is unlike anything anyone could have imagined. The second in Philippa Gregory’s four-book series delves further into a forbidden romance and an epic quest as secrets about The Order of Darkness are finally revealed...

Philippa Gregory - Dark ​Tracks
Join ​the Order of Darkness in their quest to witness the end of the world in the fourth volume of Philippa Gregory’s epic adventure series. PRAISE FOR THE ORDER OF DARKNESS SERIES: ‘…attractive characters, several layers of mystery, and as one might expect, meticulously researched historical detail’ The Daily Mail ‘The plot is deftly conceived…and the setting richly detailed.’ The Daily Telegraph ‘This is still one of the most enthralling historical series of recent years, with Gregory's descriptions bringing 15th century Venice vividly to life’ The Bookbag Luca Vero is a member of the secret Order of Darkness, tasked by his master to uncover the truth behind strange happenings, Lady Isolde, her friend and confidant Ishraq, Luca’s manservant Freize, and Brother Peter travel miles across medieval Europe – seeking out the signs of the end of days, judging the supernatural and testing the new science. Trapped in a village possessed by a dancing madness, the group fights to keep their own sanity. When Isolde dances away in red shoes and Ishraq takes dramatic revenge on their covert assassin the young people discover that the greatest danger is in the men who have come to their rescue. These are the truly dangerous madmen of Europe who carry a dark hatred that will last for centuries. Dive deep into the world of medieval legends and disentangle reality from fear in this powerful series from the internationally renowned author of historical fiction Philippa Gregory.

Philippa Gregory - Die ​letzte Gemahlin des Königs
Heimlich ​unterhält die Witwe Kateryn Parr eine Affäre mit ihrer großen Liebe, dem Baron Thomas Seymour. Doch als König Henry VIII. um ihre Hand anhält, hat sie keine Wahl: Sie muss das Angebot annehmen und darf Thomas nie wiedersehen. Kateryn weiß genau, in welche Gefahr sie sich begibt schließlich wird sie die sechste Gemahlin des launischen Königs. Von zwei ihrer Vorgängerinnen trennte er sich, zwei ließ er hinrichten. Mit der Zeit wähnt sie sich aber in Sicherheit: Im Herzen des Hofes gründet sie einen Studierzirkel und bestimmt als Regentin die Geschicke des Landes in Henrys Abwesenheit. Doch als Befürworterin religiöser Reformen zieht sie schließlich doch Henrys Zorn auf sich ...

Philippa Gregory - Michael Jones - David Baldwin - The ​Women of the Cousins' War
Elizabeth ​Woodville, The White Queen(2009), Margaret Beaufort, The Red Queen(2010), and Jacquetta, Lady Rivers, The Lady of the Rivers (2011) are the subjects of the first three novels in Philippa Gregory's Cousins' War series, and of the three biographical essays in this book. Philippa Gregory and two historians, leading experts in their field who helped Philippa to research the novels, tell the extraordinary 'true' stories of the life of these women who until now have been largely forgotten by history, their background and times, highlighting questions which are raised in the fiction and illuminating the novels. With a foreword by Philippa Gregory - in which Philippa writes revealingly about the differences between history and fiction and examines the gaps in the historical record - and beautifully illustrated with rare portraits, The Women of the Cousins' Waris an exciting addition to the Philippa Gregory oeuvre.

Philippa Gregory - Virgin ​Earth
Terrific, ​free-standing sequel to the historical bestseller EARTHLY JOYS, as John Tradescant the Younger witnesses the English Civil War and its aftermath from his position as royal gardener. John Tradescant the Younger has inherited his father's unique collection of plants along with his unerring ability to nurture them. But as gardener to Charles I, he confronts an unbearable dilemma when England descends into Civil War. Fleeing from the chaos, John travels to the Royalist colony of Virginia in America. But the virgin land is not uninhabited. John's plant hunting brings him to live with the native people, and he learns to love and respect their way of life just as it is threatened by the colonial settlers. In the new world and the old, the established order is breaking down and every family has to find its own way of surviving. For the Tradescants, through the upheavals of the Commonwealth and the Restoration, this means consolidating their reputations as the greatest gardeners in the country.

Philippa Gregory - Zelda's ​Cut
Isobel ​Latimer, a writer known for her moral tales, is trapped by the confines of her puritan image. Not a sarcastic word can pass her lips in public. Not a single dress can show off the faintest traces of her figure. With a literary reputation to uphold and massive, increasing debts to keep secret, Isobel is about to crack-everyone wants a cut of her talent, her time or her money, but only she knows there's nothing left to give. At wit's end, Isobel and her agent, Troy, conspire to create a new Isobel, only this one is a taboo-breaking, uninhibited bombshell of an author named Zelda.

Philippa Gregory - Az ​utolsó Tudor
VIII. ​Henrik halála után a király Jane Seymourtól született fia, VI. Eduárd kerül a trónra. A Henrik által meghatározott örökösödési sorrendben őt Henrik lányai, Mária és Erzsébet követik. A korona azonban szinte mindenki számára óriási kísértés. Ott van például Henrik unokahúga, akit igazán boldoggá tenne, ha Anglia uralkodója az ő legidősebb lánya, Jane Grey lehetne. Amikor VI. Eduárd meghal, összeesküvők egy csoportja a rendkívül művelt és okos Jane Greyt szeretnék trónra ültetni. A jogos örökös, Mária azonban ezt nem nézi ölbe tett kézzel, és sereget gyűjt, hogy visszaszerezze koronáját, s Jane-t a Towerbe zárassa. Vajon milyen sors vár Jane-re, és mik a kilátásai nővéreinek: Katherine-nek és Marynek, akiknek puszta létezése is komoly veszélyt jelent a meddő Máriára, majd később a szintén gyermektelen Erzsébet királynőre. Vajon legyőzi-e a hatalom iránti vágy és az irigység a vele szemben álló rokoni érzelmeket és a szerelmet? Philippa Gregory, a királyregények királynője ezúttal az angol Tudor ház történetének utolsó fejezetét meséli el.

Philippa Gregory - Schicksalstochter
Italien, ​1453: Alles deutet auf das bevorstehende Ende der Welt hin. Gerüchte über schwarze Magie, Werwölfe und andere mysteriöse Erscheinungen ranken sich quer durch das Land. Im Auftrag eines geheimen Ordens macht sich der junge Novize Luca auf, diese rätselhaften Vorkommnisse aufzuklären. Sein erster Fall führt ihn in ein Kloster, dessen Nonnen unter schrecklichen Visionen leiden und die Wundmale Christi zeigen. Angeklagt wird die hübsche Isobel – einzig Luca glaubt an ihre Unschuld. Doch kann er sie auch beweisen? Die Suche nach der Wahrheit führt ihn tief in den Abgrund der dunkelsten Ängste und Geheimnisse des Mittelalters.

Philippa Gregory - Schicksalstochter
Italien, ​1453: Alles deutet auf das bevorstehende Ende der Welt hin. Gerüchte über schwarze Magie, Werwölfe und andere mysteriöse Erscheinungen ranken sich quer durch das Land. Im Auftrag eines geheimen Ordens macht sich der junge Novize Luca auf, diese rätselhaften Vorkommnisse aufzuklären. Sein erster Fall führt ihn in ein Kloster, dessen Nonnen unter schrecklichen Visionen leiden und die Wundmale Christi zeigen. Angeklagt wird die hübsche Isobel – einzig Luca glaubt an ihre Unschuld. Doch kann er sie auch beweisen? Die Suche nach der Wahrheit führt ihn tief in den Abgrund der dunkelsten Ängste und Geheimnisse des Mittelalters.

Philippa Gregory - Earthly ​Joys
Tremendous ​historical novel of the early 1600s, as seen through the eyes of John Tradescant, gardener to the great men of the age. A traveller in a time of discovery, the greatest gardening pioneer of his day, yet a man of humble birth: John Tradescant's story is a mirror to the extraordinary age in which he lives. As gardener and confidante to Sir Robert Cecil, Tradescant is well placed to observe the social and political changes that are about to sweep through the kingdom. While his master conjures intrigues at Court, Tradescant designs for him the magnificent garden at Hatfield, scouring the known world for ever more wonderful plants: new varieties of fruit and flower, the first horse chestnuts to be cultivated in England, even larches from Russia. Moving to the household of the flamboyant Duke of Buckingham, Tradescant witnesses at first hand the growing division between Parliament and the people; and the most loyal of servants must find a way to become an independent squire.

Philippa Gregory - La ​cruzada
Italia, ​1453. Luca e Isolda se sienten cada vez más atraídos el uno por el otro mientras continúan su viaje para desentrañar los misterios de la cristiandad. Pero sus viajes se retrasan con el levantamiento de una intensa cruzada religiosa que amenaza el equilibrio del mundo civilizado. La muerte permanece en el aire a medida que la guerra se intensifica, pero este conflicto religioso no es nada comparado con la llegada de una intensa y mortal tormenta. Atrapados en medio de un caos inimaginable, Luca e Isolda deben confiar el uno en el otro para sobrevivir.

Philippa Gregory - The ​Kingmaker's Daughter
In ​The Kingmaker’s Daughter, #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory presents the riveting story of Anne Neville, her sister Isabel, and their ever-changing fortunes.The Kingmaker’s Daughter is the gripping and ultimately tragic story of the daughters of the man known as the “Kingmaker,” the most powerful magnate in England through the Cousins’ Wars. In the absence of a son and heir, he uses the two girls as pawns in his political games, but they grow up to be influential players in their own right. In this novel, her first sister story since The Other Boleyn Girl, Gregory explores the lives of two fascinating young women. At the court of Edward IV and his beautiful queen, Elizabeth Woodville, Anne grows from a delightful child brought up in intimacy and friendship with the family of Richard, Duke of Gloucester, to become ever more fearful and desperate when her father makes war on his former friends. Her will is tested when she is left widowed and fatherless, with her mother in sanctuary and her sister married to the enemy. Fortune’s wheel turns again when Richard rescues Anne from her sister’s house, with danger still following Anne, even as she eventually ascends to the throne as queen. Having lost those closest to her, she must protect herself and her precious only child, Prince Edward, from a court full of royal rivals.

Philippa Gregory - The ​Taming of the Queen
Why ​would a woman marry a serial killer? Because she cannot refuse... Kateryn Parr, a thirty-year-old widow in a secret affair with a new lover, has no choice when a man old enough to be her father who has buried four wives - King Henry VIII - commands her to marry him. Kateryn has no doubt about the danger she faces: the previous queen lasted sixteen months, the one before barely half a year. But Henry adores his new bride and Kateryn's trust in him grows as she unites the royal family, creates a radical study circle at the heart of the court, and rules the kingdom as Regent. But is this enough to keep her safe? A leader of religious reform and the first woman to publish in English, Kateryn stands out as an independent woman with a mind of her own. But she cannot save the Protestants, under threat for their faith, and Henry's dangerous gaze turns on her.The traditional churchmen and rivals for power accuse her of heresy - the punishment is death by fire and the king's name is on the warrant... From an author who has described all of Henry's queens comes a deeply intimate portrayal of the last: a woman who longed for passion, power and education at the court of a medieval killer.

Philippa Gregory - Die ​letzte Gemahlin des Königs
Heimlich ​unterhält die Witwe Kateryn Parr eine Affäre mit ihrer großen Liebe, dem Baron Thomas Seymour. Doch als König Henry VIII. um ihre Hand anhält, hat sie keine Wahl: Sie muss das Angebot annehmen und darf Thomas nie wiedersehen. Kateryn weiß genau, in welche Gefahr sie sich begibt schließlich wird sie die sechste Gemahlin des launischen Königs. Von zwei ihrer Vorgängerinnen trennte er sich, zwei ließ er hinrichten. Mit der Zeit wähnt sie sich aber in Sicherheit: Im Herzen des Hofes gründet sie einen Studierzirkel und bestimmt als Regentin die Geschicke des Landes in Henrys Abwesenheit. Doch als Befürworterin religiöser Reformen zieht sie schließlich doch Henrys Zorn auf sich ...

Philippa Gregory - The ​Favoured Child
The ​Favored Child starts fifteen years after Wide acre left off. Julia Lacey and her cousin Richard MacAndrew are growing up together, raised by Celia. The estate of Wideacre was left in ruins years before be Beatrice Lacey, and the three live in a small cottage at the edge of the grounds. They are not popular in the village of Acre, where Beatrice Lacey's memory lives on. Beatrice's ghost also lives on in her niece, Julia. Julia has dreams in which she actually is Beatrice. In addition, the physical resemblance is extremely close. Julia grows up with her cousin, Richard. They are betrothed, but cannot marry because, as we learned in the first book of the trilogy, they are not only cousins but brother and sister as well. However, the cousins will inherit Wideacre jointly when they come of age. It is at the beginning of the novel that John MacAndrew comes home from India, a wealthy man. He plans to restore Wideacre to its former greatness--without the corruption. He hires a man named Ralph Megson to be the bailiff--the same man who became such a terror to Beatrice. However, his character is drawn here nore sympathetically, and he became one of my most favorite from this book. Julia's love for Wideacre grows into an obsession, and she and her mother go to Bath, where Julia will learn to become a proper lady. It is there that she meets James Fortescue, one of the most eligible bachelors in Bath. Betrothed, Julia returns once more to Wideacre to await her upcoming wedding. But a series of tragic happenings occur, and she is powerless to stop it. Soon Julia finds herself pregnant and forced to marry her cousin. What startled me about this was that Julia never tried to do anything to stop her cousin. It is not until it is too late that Julia sees Richard for he really is. Desperate to have whole custody over Wideacre, he makes Julia completely powerless in her own home. There are some shocking deaths in the book, especially those of two of the most liked chararacters. The character of Julia Lacey is more sympathetic than that of Beatrice--but only by a little bit. Everyone loves to hate Richard, who terrorizes everyone around him. In all, this was a spectacular book.

Philippa Gregory - Perfectly ​Correct
Feminist, ​Dr Louise Case lives a liberated, non-traditional life. But when Rose, parks her van in Louise's orchard and announces she's staying for a while, Louise's principles and morals are thrown into turmoil as she ponders what she should do.

Philippa Gregory - The ​Wise Woman
In ​this book, originally published after her bestselling debut with the Wideacre trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory takes readers to Henry VIII's England, on a journey to the outer reaches of passion, where magic and female power meet. Alys joins a nunnery to escape the poverty of her life on the moor with her foster mother, Morach, the local wise woman with whom she lives as an outcast, but she soon finds herself thrown back into the world when Henry VIII's wreckers destroy her sanctuary. Summoned to the castle as the old lord's scribe, she falls obsessively in love with his son Hugo, who is married to Catherine. Driven to desperation by her desire, she summons the most dangerous powers Morach has taught her, but soon the passionate triangle of Alys, Hugo, and Catherine begins to explode, launching them into uncharted sexual waters. The magic Alys has conjured now has a life of its own -- a life that is horrifyingly and disastrously out of control. Is she a witch? Since heresy means the stake, and witchcraft the rope, Alys is in mortal danger, treading a perilous path between her faith and her own female power.

Philippa Gregory - Fallen ​Skies
Can ​a family's mannered traditions and cool emotions erase the horrors of war from a young couple's past? Now back in print from New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory, Fallen Skies takes readers to post-World War I England in a suspenseful story about the marriage of a wealthy war hero and an aspiring singer he barely knows. Lily Valance is determined to forget the horrors of the war by throwing herself into the decadent pleasures of the 1920s and pursuing her career as a music hall singer. When she meets Captain Stephen Winters, a decorated veteran, she's immediately drawn to his wealth and status. And Stephen, burdened by his guilt over surviving the Flanders battlefields where so many soldiers perished, sees the possibility of forgetting his anguish in Lily, but his family does not approve. Lily marries Stephen, only to discover that his family's façade of respectability conceals a terrifying combination of repression, jealousy and violence. When Stephen's terrors merge dangerously close with reality, the truth of what took place in the mud and darkness brings him and all who love him to a terrible reckoning.

Philippa Gregory - The ​Little House
Ruth ​and her husband, Patrick, live in Bristol, where she works as a correspondent for a mediocre radio station and he is an up-and-coming TV news reporter. Their marriage is not ideal, but the warmth offered by Patrick and his parents is a welcome change for Ruth, who was orphaned at the age of seven. Every Sunday Ruth and Patrick visit his parents at their eighteenth-century manor farmhouse - afternoons loved by Patrick and tolerated by Ruth. Then "the little house" at the end of her in-laws' lane comes up for sale. When Ruth discovers that she is pregnant, she is persuaded by Patrick and his parents to abandon her career and move from their city apartment to the quaint home in the country - everything Patrick's mother has always wanted. Ruth is lonely, uncomfortable, and bitter. Her husband does not understand, and she is living under the watchful eye of a domineering mother-in-law. Even her own pregnancy seems like a burden. As circumstances threaten to overwhelm her, Ruth struggles to set her life straight with a precarious mix of good humor and outrage, composure and desperation. The result is an engrossing, tragicomic tale of dysfunction - with an utterly surprising, ironic, and intriguing conclusion.

Philippa Gregory - The ​Virgin's Lover
The ​story of Queen Elizabeth I and her court has been told countlessly in historical fiction. This third novel in a popular series following the machinations and passions of the Tudor court presents lively characters, political intrigue, and soaring emotions swirling around the early years of Elizabeth's reign. Lifelong friend Robert Dudley and Elizabeth share an ardent love affair, but the married Robert is already tainted with a traitor's brush. In addition, his wife, the devoted Amy, will never relinquish him. In tandem with her illicit liaison, Elizabeth conspires with William Cecil, her most trusted counselor, to secure the wealth of her court and country by building a secret cache of gold. The coin of the realm's new value will financially ruin Dudley. Readers already know how history unfolds but will quickly turn pages to the story's end. Elizabeth's manipulations, Dudley's allegiance, and Cecil's political plotting come together in an engaging story. The first two novels in the series were book-club favorites, and expect this one to follow suit--and expect further entries in this rousing series.

Philippa Gregory - The ​Lady of the Rivers
Jacquetta, ​daughter of the Count of Luxembourg and kinswoman to half the royalty of Europe, was married to the great Englishman John, Duke of Bedford, uncle to Henry VI. Widowed at the age of nineteen she took the extraordinary risk of marrying a gentleman of her house-hold for love, and then carved out a life for herself as Queen Margaret of Anjou's close friend and a Lancaster supporter - until the day that her daughter Elizabeth Woodville fell in love and married the rival king Edward IV. Of all the little-known but important women of the period, her dramatic story is the most neglected. With her links to Melusina, and to the founder of the house of Luxembourg, together with her reputation for making magic, she is the most haunting of heroines.

Philippa Gregory - El ​Inquisidor
En ​el año 1453, el joven Luca Vero es reclutado por un misterioso desconocido para registrar el fin de los tiempos en Europa. Como inquisidor, deberá investigar misterios sobrenaturales e indagar sobre los temores de la cristiandad. Isolda, abadesa de diecisiete años, está atrapada en un convento al que la envió su hermano para evitar que pueda reclamar su herencia. Las monjas a su cuidado tienen extrañas visiones, caminan dormidas y presentan estigmas en sus manos. Luca es enviado a investigar dichos sucesos. Obligados a enfrentarse a los mayores temores de los años oscuros: la brujería, los hombres lobo, la locura… Luca e Isolda se embarcan en una búsqueda de la verdad, de sus propios destinos, incluso del amor, a medida que se adentran en los caminos de la Orden de la Oscuridad, figura histórica real, que defiende los límites de la cristiandad.

Philippa Gregory - A ​királynő bolondja
A ​Tudor-udvarba érkezik Hannah, az inkvizíció elől menekülő zsidó lány: kémkedni küldték Mária hercegnő, Edward király trónjának elfeledett örököse után. Hannah-nak meg kell találnia a biztonságos utat olyan időkben, amikor a lélekbelátás képessége egyenlő a boszorkánysággal, s amikor a más vallás és az igaz szerelem a halált jelentheti. A másik Boleyn-lány és A Boleyn-örökség nagy közönségsikere után újabb Philippa Gregory-regény is elbűvölheti az olvasót.

Philippa Gregory - The ​White Queen
The ​first in historical novelist Philippa Gregory's latest series The Cousins' War, The White Queen plunges the reader into the late medieval England of the Wars of the Roses. It tells the story of Elizabeth Woodville, the beautiful, ambitious wife of Yorkist king Edward and mother of the two princes whose deaths in the Tower of London have never really been explained. This is historical fiction as pure entertainment and none the worse for it: Gregory draws heavily on Woodville's reputation as a witch and the family myth that she cast an enchantment over Edward. Despite all the hocus-pocus, though, Gregory also keeps her reader glued with well-researched accounts of courtly intrigue and the sense that in this period, suspicion and brutal death were everywhere. There are tacky moments, such as when Elizabeth foresees Richard, who becomes the ill-fated King Richard III, dying in accordance with the lines in Shakespeare's play but this is, nonetheless, rollicking, page-turning stuff.

Philippa Gregory - The ​Boleyn Inheritance
From ​the bestselling author of ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’, Philippa Gregory, comes a wonderfully atmospheric evocation of the court of Henry VIII and his final queens. The year is 1539 and the court of Henry VIII is increasingly fearful at the moods of the ageing sick king. With only a baby in the cradle for an heir, Henry has to take another wife and the dangerous prize of the crown of England is won by Anne of Cleves. She has her own good reasons for agreeing to marry a man old enough to be her father, in a country where to her both language and habits are foreign. Although fascinated by the glamour of her new surroundings, she senses a trap closing around her. Katherine is confident that she can follow in the steps of her cousin Anne Boleyn to dazzle her way to the throne but her kinswoman Jane Boleyn, haunted by the past, knows that Anne’s path led to Tower Green and to an adulterer’s death. The story of these three young women, trying to make their own way through the most volatile court in Europe at a time of religious upheaval and political uncertainty, is Philippa Gregory’s most compelling novel yet.

Philippa Gregory - The ​Other Queen
A ​dramatic novel of passion, politics and betrayal from the author of The Other Boleyn Girl, in which Mary, Queen of Scots, fights to regain her kingdom whilst under the guard of Queen Elizabeth's trusted accomplice, Bess of Hardwick. 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.

Philippa Gregory - The ​Constant Princess
Splendid ​and sumptuous historical novel from this internationally bestselling author, telling of the early life of Katherine of Aragon. We think of her as the barren wife of a notorious king; but behind this legacy lies a fascinating story. Katherine of Aragon is born Catalina, the Spanish Infanta, to parents who are both rulers and warriors. Aged four, she is betrothed to Arthur, Prince of Wales, and is raised to be Queen of England. She is never in doubt that it is her destiny to rule that far-off, wet, cold land. Her faith is tested when her prospective fahter-in-law greets her arrival in her new country with a great insult; Arthur seems little better than a boy; the food is strange and the customs coarse. Slowly she adapts to the first Tudor court, and life as Arthur's wife grows ever more bearable. But when the studious young man dies, she is left to make her own future: how can she now be queen, and found a dynasty? Only by marrying Arthur's young brother, the sunny but spoilt Henry. His father and grandmother are against it; her powerful parents prove little use. Yet Katherine is her mother's daughter and her fighting spirit is strong. She will do anything to achieve her aim; even if it means telling the greatest lie, and holding to it. Philippa Gregory proves yet again that behind the apparently familiar face of history lies an astonishing story: of women warriors influencing the future of Europe, of revered heroes making deep mistakes, and of an untold love story which changes the fate of a nation.

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