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Philippa Gregory - A ​füvesasszony
Vészterhes ​időkben a legváratlanabb helyen is fellobban a szerelem. Vagy tán boszorkányság az egész? Átok vagy mindenen átgázoló, ősi szenvedély? És tényleg igaz, hogy minden akadályt legyőz? Anglia, 1648. Angliában polgárháború dúl a királypártiak és a parlamentet támogatók között. A küzdelem a királyság minden sarkába, még a távoli déli területek lápos partjaihoz is elér. Veszélyes idők járnak. Főként egy olyan asszony számára, aki más, mint a többiek... Alinor, a helyi füvesasszony leszármazottja Szentiván-éjkor ellátogat a templomkertbe, hogy a telihold fényében találkozhasson eltűnt férjének szellemével. Ha a kísértet megjelenne, Alinor legalább biztos lehetne abban, hogy a férfi meghalt, kijelenthetné, hogy megözvegyült, s így szabadnak mondhatná magát. Alinor azonban nem szellemmel, hanem egy titkos küldetésen lévő, előkelő férfival találkozik, aki a segítségére szorul. Az asszony úgy dönt, segít neki, hogy átjusson a veszélyes lápvidéken, ám ezzel halálos veszedelembe sodorja magát. Egy nő, aki ismeri a gyógynövényeket, akinek sok irigye van, s aki másként gondolkodik, mint ahogy az asszonyoktól elvárható, a legkevésbé sincs biztonságban, amikor bárkire könnyen rásütik a boszorkányság bélyegét. Philippa Gregory, a királyregények királynője most arra keresi a választ, miként boldogulhat egy talpraesett asszony a férfiak világában, ahol minden szabályszegés és minden felemelkedéssel kecsegtető szerencse varázslatnak minősül, és úgy is járnak el ellene.

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 ​Boleyn örökség
Jane ​Seymour halála után VIII. Henrik ismét házasodni készül. A kiszemelt ara a protestáns Klevei Anna hercegnő, mert a klevei hercegség hasznos szövetségese lehet Angliának a német-római császárral folytatott területi vitában. Anna kedves, őszinte fiatal nő, aki igyekszik beilleszkedni az udvar nyüzsgő életébe, ahol mindenki árgus szemmel figyeli. Az elhízott, kiszámíthatatlan, férfierejét vesztett zsarnok király azonban hamar kiábrándul belőle, és nem sokkal a házasság után már szemet is vet Anna egyik udvarhölgyére, Katherine Howardra. Így a gyönyörű, hamvas lányt, aki nem fukarkodik a hízelkedéssel és a kacér pillantásokkal, hamarosan Katalin királynéként rajongják körül az udvaroncok. Lady Jane Boleyn rangidős udvarhölgyként már a korábbi két királynét is szolgálta, s mindenről tud, ami az udvarban történik. A lelkét óriási teher nyomja: az ő közreműködésével ítélték halálra sógornőjét, Boleyn Annát, és a tulajdon férjét, George Boleynt. Most ismét hasonló szerepet szánnak neki, Henrik ugyanis Howard Katalintól is szabadulni akar. A három nő így rettegve várja, milyen sors vár rájuk – kegyelem vagy a hóhér bárdja…

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 ​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 ​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 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 - The ​White Princess
When ​Henry Tudor picked up the crown of England from the mud of Bosworth Field he knew he would have to marry the princess of the rival house – Elizabeth of York – in an effort to unify a country divided by war for nearly two decades. But his bride was still in love with his enemy – and her mother and half of England still dreamed of a missing heir and a triumphant return for the House of York. The new Queen Elizabeth has to decide if she can stand by a king whose support and courage are crumbling before her eyes. She has to choose between Tudor and York, between her new husband and the boy who claims to be her beloved lost brother: the rose of York come home at last.

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 - 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 - Schatzwächter
Der ​dunkle Zauber des Mittelalters: Das Finale der spannenden Trilogie von Bestsellerautorin Philippa Gregory! Der geheime Orden der Finsternis schickt Luca nach Venedig. Getarnt als reicher Kaufmann soll er die Herkunft mysteriöser Goldmünzen ergründen. Doch Venedig hat seine ganz eigenen Gesetze: Ohne es zu bemerken, werden Luca, die schöne Fürstin Isobel und ihre Gefährten immer tiefer in die dunklen Machenschaften der Stadt hineingezogen. Inmitten des Karnevals sehen sie sich plötzlich Mächten gegenüber, die nicht von dieser Welt zu sein scheinen. Vor allem Isobel schwebt in größter Gefahr – ihre heimlichen Gefühle für Luca drohen alles zu zerstören, was sie hat. Findet sie auch diesmal einen Ausweg?

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 - 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 - Hercegnők ​kézikönyve
A ​király és a királyné a legjobb szándékkal álltak a szülői megmérettetéshez, mégis hihetetlenül figyelmetlennek bizonyultak. A keresztelőt például rögvest tönkretették azzal, hogy mindenkit meghívtak, így senki sem tudott rendesen megsértődni. Aztán elfelejtették bezárni lányukat a legmagasabb toronyba, hogy egy herceg kiszabadíthassa. Persze rászóltak, hogy ne szaladgáljon ollóval a kezében, de egy mesebeli hercegnőnek ez smafu - ez egy teljesen hétköznapi szabály. Így Florizella életvidám, kiegyensúlyozott és cserfes lánnyá cseperedett, aki reggelente órákig tartó fésülködés helyett inkább kilovagolt Gumicukor nevű lován, hogy bebarangolja az egész birodalmat...

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 - 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.

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 - 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 - Viharfelhők
Folytatódnak ​A Sötétség Rendjében megismert Luca, Freize, Isolde és Ishraq kalandjai Itália útjain. A Rend megbízásából tovább kutatják a közelgő világvége jeleit, Isolde pedig atyai öröksége visszaszerzésére törekszik. A parancs ezúttal Dalmáciába szólítja őket. Az apró Piccolo faluban, ahol hajóra szállnának, hatalmas gyerekseregbe ütköznek, melynek vezetője magasztos céllal a Szentföldre, Jeruzsálembe készül. Valóságos látnok vagy próféta ő, aki látja a világvégét, és csodát jövendöl. Luca és Freize a Rend nagymesterének engedélyével csatlakozik a zarándoklathoz, nyomukban Isolde és a kétkedő Ishraq. Kételyük maradéka is eloszlik, amikor a megjósolt csoda a szemük láttára valóra válik. A mezítlábas gyerekhad és a falu népe ujjong és imádkozik. Ám a látóhatáron fenyegető veszély jelenik meg, és rémisztő sebességgel közelít a part felé. A világvége jele volna? Netán a Sátán műve? Lucára és társaira vár a feladat, hogy megtalálják a rejtély magyarázatát. Philippa Gregory nagy sikerű ifjúsági sorozatában a középkori Itália útjait vándor szerzetesek, földesurak, keresztes lovagok, földművesek, apácák, mór rabszolgák és banditák járják. A fiatalabb olvasókat célzó fordulatos történetből nem hiányzik a nyomozás izgalma, a középkor borzongató kalandja és persze a szívdobogtató szerelmi bonyodalom sem.

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 ​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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