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    Description"P"assion."D"anger."W"itchcraft . . ."The Lady of the Rivers "is #1 "New York Times "bestselling author Philippa Gregory's remarkable story of Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford, a woman who navigated a treacherous path through the battle lines in the Wars of the Roses.Descended from Melusina, the river goddess, Jacquetta always has had the gift of second sight. As a child visiting her uncle, she met his prisoner, Joan of Arc, and saw her own power reflected 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. Jacquetta is married to the Duke of Bedford, English regent of France, and he introduces her 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. The Woodvilles soon achieve a place at the very heart of the Lancaster court, though Jacquetta can sense the growing threat from the people of England and the danger of royal rivals. Not even their courage and loyalty can keep the House of Lancaster on the throne. Henry the king slides into a mysterious sleep; Margaret the queen turns to untrustworthy favorites for help; and Richard, Duke of York, threatens to overturn the whole kingdom for his rival dynasty. Jacquetta fights for her king, her queen, and for her daughter Elizabeth for whom Jacquetta can sense an extraordinary and unexpected future: a change of fortune, the throne of England, and the white rose of York. A sweeping, powerful story rich in passion and legend and drawing on years of research, "The Lady of the Rivers "tells the story of the real-life mother of the white queen.


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    Title
    Lady of the Rivers
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Philippa Gregory
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 464
    Width: 108 mm
    Height: 176 mm
    Thickness: 35 mm
    Weight: 287 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781451664140
    ISBN 10: 1451664141
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 823.914
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.3
    DC22: 823.914
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: FR, FV, FA
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: ENGM1012
    Ingram Subject Code: FH
    Libri: AMER3720
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 69
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/15CNTY
    BISAC V2.8: FIC041000, FIC000000, FIC027000, FIC014000
    Publisher
    Touchstone Books
    Imprint name
    Touchstone Books
    Publication date
    03 April 2012
    Review quote
    "The suspenseful pace never flags." -"Kirkus"