The Queen's Fool (Paperback)

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    Philippa Gregory is the author of fourteen previous novels. Wideacre, her debut, was a New York Times bestseller and the first in a trilogy that included The Favored Child and Meridon. A writer and broadcaster for radio and television, she lives in England.
    #1 New York Times bestselling author and “queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory weaves a spellbinding tale of a young woman with the ability to see the future in an era when destiny was anything but clear.

    Winter, 1553. Pursued by the Inquisition, Hannah Green, a fourteen-year-old Jewish girl, is forced to flee with her father from their home in Spain. But Hannah is no ordinary refugee; she has the gift of “Sight,” the ability to foresee the future, priceless in the troubled times of the Tudor court. Hannah is adopted by the glamorous Robert Dudley, the charismatic son of King Edward’s protector, who brings her to court as a “holy fool” for Queen Mary and, ultimately, Queen Elizabeth. Hired as a fool but working as a spy; promised in wedlock but in love with her master; endangered by the laws against heresy, treason, and witchcraft, Hannah must choose between the safe life of a commoner and the dangerous intrigues of the royal family that are inextricably bound up with her own yearnings and desires.

    Teeming with vibrant period detail and peopled by characters seamlessly woven into the sweeping tapestry of history, The Queen’s Fool is a rich and emotionally resonant gem from a masterful storyteller.

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    ISBN 9780743246071
    Genre FICTION / Historical
    Format Paperback
    Pages 432
    Publisher Date 2004-02-03 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Touchstone Books
    Copyright Year 2004
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 1.5 in
    Unit weight 0.95 lb
    Language English
    Series Name Boleyn
    Series Volume Number 2
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Gregory, Philippa

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    • Wonderful & Interesting storytelling....

      Great fictional story combined with historical facts & names. Spanish Jewess Hanna Verde/Green is a marvelous character. Although, I was expecting a different ending to the book and found something different. Highly recommended.

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