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    Description#1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory weaves witchcraft, passion, and adventure into the story of Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford, a woman who navigated a treacherous path through the battle lines in the War of the Roses. Descended from Melusina, the river goddess, Jacquetta has always had the gift of second sight. As a child visiting her uncle, she meets his prisoner, Joan of Arc, and recognizes her own power in the young woman accused of witchcraft. They share the mystery of the tarot card of the "wheel of fortune" before Joan is taken to a horrific death at the hands of the English rulers of France. Jacquetta understands the danger for a woman who dares to dream. Married to the Duke of Bedford, English Regent of France, Jacquetta is introduced by him to a mysterious world of learning and alchemy. Her only friend in the great household is the Duke's squire Richard Woodville, who is at her side when the Duke's death leaves her a wealthy young widow. The two become lovers and marry in secret, returning to England to serve at the court of the young King Henry VI, where Jacquetta becomes a close and loyal friend to his new queen. A sweeping, powerful story based on history and rich in passion and legend, "The Lady of the Rivers" tells the story of the real-life mother to the White Queen. Philippa Gregory is writing at the height of her talent.


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    Title
    The Lady of the Rivers
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Philippa Gregory, Read by Bianca Amato
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 150 mm
    Thickness: 41 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781442344129
    ISBN 10: 1442344121
    Classifications

    DC21: 823.914
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.3
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: FR, FV
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: 823/.914
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T Approval Code: P25208000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 69
    Ingram Subject Code: JF
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: I-JF
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 81110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC041000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC027000, FIC014000
    LC classification: PR6057.R386 L33 2011C
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER AUDIO
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER AUDIO
    Publication date
    18 October 2011
    Review quote
    "Wielding magic again in her latest War of the Roses novel ... Gregory demonstrates the passion and skill that has made her the queen of English historical fiction....Gregory portrays spirited women at odds with powerful men, endowing distant historical events with drama, and figures long dead or invented with real-life flaws and grand emotions. She makes history ... come alive for readers."