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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 ​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 ​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 ​másik Boleyn lány
A ​romantikus történelmi szerelmes regényeiről ismert szerző első magyar nyelven megjelenő regénye VIII. Henrik udvarába kalauzolja el az olvasókat. A fiatal király erőtől, tettvágytól duzzadó férfi, ám asszonya, Aragóniai Katalin nem tud életképes fiúnak életet adni. Henrik türelmetlenül áhítja a fiú örököst, s mivel Katalin nem képes eme vágyát beteljesíteni, figyelme a fiatal udvarhölgyek felé fordul. A helyzetet kihasználva, a Boleyn család mindent elkövet, hogy Henrik szeme a már férjezett Maryn (a kevéssé ismert másik Boleyn lányon, Anna húgán) akadjon meg. Mary végül is szerelmes lesz Henrikbe, az erős, hatalmas férfit látja Anglia legnagyobb emberében, a királyban. S bár vígan lovagolnak, vadásznak, táncolnak s szeretkeznek, Mary úgy érzi, becsapta és ő maga is megalázta szeretett királynéját, Katalint. Ez a lelkiismeret-furdalás aztán örökre ott marad szívében. Időközben az addig a francia udvarban nevelkedő Anna is hazatér. Mindenben segíti testvérét, de már nem testvéri szeretetből, hanem abból a meggyőződésből, hogy a családnak segít a legtöbbet, ha Henrik ágyasát istápolja. Mary először egy leány- majd egy fiúgyermekkel ajándékozza meg a királyt. Henrik boldog: lám, tud ő fiút nemzeni, hiszen nem rajta múlik. Mary azonban fáradt, kimerült, már nem is kívánja a királyt mint férfit: Henrik teste már nem fiatalosan ruganyos, és szeretőjére telepedve meglehetősen súlyos. Mary szeretőből anyává lett, valóságos anyatigrissé, akinek mindennél és mindenkinél fontosabb két királyi porontya. Elérkezett hát Anna ideje. Hihetetlen ambícióval és önbizalommal tör előre, célja nem kisebb, mint a király soron következő szeretőjévé, s majdan királynővé válni. Maryvel szembeszegülve harcol a király kegyeiért. És mint ahogy arról már történelemórán is értesültünk, a Boleyn és Howard családok leánykája valóban királyné lesz. Izgalmas, sok feszültséggel és félelemmel teli a történetben ez az időszak, a történetet sok-sok mellékszál teszi még érdekesebbé és színesebbé. A számos nyelven megjelent és nagy sikert aratott regényből előbb a BBC készített rendkívül népszerű televíziós sorozatot, majd Hollywood is lecsapott rá: neves sztárokkal készül a mozifilm, melyet idén karácsony előtt mutatnak be.

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 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 - 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 ​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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - A ​Respectable Trade
Bristol ​in 1787 is booming, a city where power beckons those who dare to take risks. Josiah Cole, a small dockside trader, is prepared to gamble everything to join the big players of the city. But he needs capital and a well-connected wife.

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 - Tidelands
England ​1648. A dangerous time for a woman to be different . . . Midsummer’s Eve, 1648, and England is in the grip of a civil war between renegade King and rebellious Parliament. The struggle reaches every corner of the kingdom, even to the remote Tidelands – the marshy landscape of the south coast. Alinor, a descendant of wise women, crushed by poverty and superstition, waits in the graveyard under the full moon for a ghost who will declare her free from her abusive husband. Instead, she meets James, a young man on the run, and shows him the secret ways across the treacherous marsh, not knowing that she is leading disaster into the heart of her life. Suspected of possessing dark secrets in superstitious times, Alinor’s ambition and determination mark her out from her neighbors. This is the time of witch-mania, and Alinor, a woman without a husband, skilled with herbs, suddenly enriched, arouses envy in her rivals and fear among the villagers, who are ready to take lethal action into their own hands.

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 ​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 - 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 ​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 - Wideacre
Wideacre ​Hall, set in the heart of the English countryside, is the ancestral home that Beatrice Lacey loves. But as a woman of the eighteenth century she has no right of inheritance. Corrupted by a world that mistreats women, she sets out to corrupt others. Sexual and wilful, she believes that the only way to achieve control over Wideacre is through a series of horrible crimes, and no-one escapes the consequences of her need to possess the land. Sweeping, passionate, unique: 'Wideacre' is the novel which brought Philippa Gregory to bestselling fame and is the first of the trilogy which continued with 'The Favoured Child' and concluded with 'Meridon'.

Philippa Gregory - Changeling
The ​first book in the thrilling YA sequence, Order of Darkness. The year is 1453, and all signs point to it being the end of the world. Accused of heresy and expelled from his monastery, handsome seventeen-year-old, Luca Vero, is recruited by a mysterious stranger to record the end of times across Europe. Commanded by sealed orders, Luca is sent to map the fears of Christendom, and travel to the very frontier of good and evil. Seventeen-year-old Isolde, a Lady Abbess, is trapped in a nunnery to prevent her claiming her rich inheritance. As the nuns in her care are driven mad by strange visions, walking in their sleep, and showing bleeding wounds, Luca is sent to investigate and all the evidence points to Isolde's criminal guilt. Outside in the yard they are building a pyre to burn her for witchcraft. Forced to face the greatest fears of the medieval world - dark magic, werewolves, madness - Luca and Isolde embark on a search for truth, their own destinies, and even love as they take the unknown ways to the real historical figure who defends the boundaries of Christendom and holds the secrets of the Order of Darkness. - About the Author: Philippa Gregory was an established historian and writer when she discovered her interest in the Tudor period and wrote the international bestseller The Other Boleyn Girl, which became a major film starring Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson. She has written several bestselling novels set in the Tudor period and The Cousins' War series which is to be a major TV production. This book is the first of a new series of novels set in medieval Europe: Order of Darkness. Philippa's other great interest is the charity that she founded nearly twenty years ago: Gardens for The Gambia. She has raised funds and paid for 160 wells for the primary schools of this poor African country. A former student of Sussex University, and a PhD and Alumna of the Year at Edinburgh University, her love of history is the hallmark of her writing. She lives with her family on a small farm in Yorkshire.

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 - 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 - Az ​állhatatos hercegnő
Philippa ​Gregory újabb bestsellere VIII. Henrik első feleségének, Aragóniai Katalinnak a történetét tárja az olvasó elé, vagyis a neves angol szerző legnagyobb sikerkönyve, A másik Boleyn lány eseményeinek előzményét meséli el. Catalina, a spanyol infánsnő, akit még gyermekkorában eljegyeztek Arthur walesi herceggel, alig tizenöt évesen érkezik Angliába, a Tudorok udvarába. Az ifjú házasok kezdeti idegenkedése szenvedélyes szerelembe csap át - csakhogy történetük hamarosan szomorú fordulatot vesz. Arthur merész kívánsága azonban meghatározza hitvese további sorsát... Ahogy rajongói már megszokhatták, Philippa Gregory most is szokatlan szemszögből ábrázolja a történelmet. Újabb regényében nem a Boleyn Anna miatt félreállított, idősödő asszonyt ismerhetjük meg, hanem az ifjú hercegnőt, a vonzó és eszes, elszánt és állhatatos lányt, akit arra neveltek, hogy Anglia királynéja legyen, s aki addig küzd, míg meg nem szerzi azt, ami hite szerint megilleti. A romantikus történelmi regényeiről világszerte ismert szerző ezúttal is mély átéléssel rajzolja meg egy erős jellemű, céltudatos, de érző szívű nő életteli portréját.

Philippa Gregory - The ​Queen's Fool
Into ​the treacherous Tudor court cornes Hannah. Becoming entangled in the schemes ofhandsome traitor Robert Dudley, she is sent as a Holy Fool to spy on Princess Mary. She finds a woman driven by a fatal desire to turn her people back to the true faith - while her sister Eliz.abpth waits to take advantage of any mistake she makes. Caught in the savage rivalry between the daughters ofHenry VIII, tom by her infatuation with Dudley and duty to her family, thrilled by her own strange gifts but scared ofthe unknown, Hannah must find a safe way through tumultuous times - when the wrong religion is a death sentence, science and rnagic are one, and true love can destroy you...

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.

Philippa Gregory - Bread ​and Chocolate
A ​rich selection of short stories from bestselling novelist Philippa Gregory. A TV chef who specialises in outrageous cakes tempts a monk who bakes bread for his brothers; a surprise visitor invites mayhem into the perfect minimalist flat in the season of good will; a woman explains her unique view of straying husbands; straying husbands encounter a variety of inventive responses. These are just some of the treats on offer in this sumptuous box of delights. "This stunning collection is about modern relationships - and modern women. Every twist and turn, nuance and delicacy of the mating game is portrayed. It is a significant accomplishment" -(Daily Mail) "Tastily enjoyable" - (The Times)

Philippa Gregory - The ​King's Curse
The ​final novel in the Cousins’ War series, the basis for the critically acclaimed Starz miniseries, The White Queen, by #1 New York Times bestselling author and “the queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory tells the fascinating story of Margaret Pole, cousin to the “White Princess,” Elizabeth of York, and lady-in-waiting to Katherine of Aragon. Regarded as yet another threat to the volatile King Henry VII’s claim to the throne, Margaret Pole, cousin to Elizabeth of York (known as the White Princess) and daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, is married off to a steady and kind Lancaster supporter—Sir Richard Pole. For his loyalty, Sir Richard is entrusted with the governorship of Wales, but Margaret’s contented daily life is changed forever with the arrival of Arthur, the young Prince of Wales, and his beautiful bride, Katherine of Aragon. Margaret soon becomes a trusted advisor and friend to the honeymooning couple, hiding her own royal connections in service to the Tudors. After the sudden death of Prince Arthur, Katherine leaves for London a widow, and fulfills her deathbed promise to her husband by marrying his brother, Henry VIII. Margaret’s world is turned upside down by the surprising summons to court, where she becomes the chief lady-in-waiting to Queen Katherine. But this charmed life of the wealthiest and “holiest” woman in England lasts only until the rise of Anne Boleyn, and the dramatic deterioration of the Tudor court. Margaret has to choose whether her allegiance is to the increasingly tyrannical king, or to her beloved queen; to the religion she loves or the theology which serves the new masters. Caught between the old world and the new, Margaret Pole has to find her own way as she carries the knowledge of an old curse on all the Tudors.

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