The Lady of the Rivers

The Lady of the Rivers

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By (author) Philippa Gregory

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  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 512 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 234mm x 36mm | 599g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1847374603
  • ISBN 13: 9781847374608
  • Edition statement: Export ed
  • Sales rank: 9,886

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Number 1 bestselling author Philippa Gregory continues her series, "The Cousins War", with Jacquetta Woodville, mother of the White Queen. 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 household 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.

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Philippa Gregory was an established historian and writer when she discovered her interest in the Tudor period and wrote the internationally bestselling novel The Other Boleyn Girl. A former student of Sussex University, and a PhD and Alumna of the Year 2009 of Edinburgh University, her love for history and commitment to historical accuracy are the hallmarks of her writing.Now she is looking at the family that preceded the Tudors: the magnificent Plantaganets, a family of complex rivalries, loves, and hatreds. Her other great interest is the charity that she founded nearly twenty years ago: Gardens for The Gambia. She has raised funds and paid for 140 wells for the primary schools of this poor African country. She lives with her family on a small farm in Yorkshire. She welcomes visitors to her site www.PhilippaGregory.com

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By Rebecca Munn 22 Oct 2013 4

Great read... if you love saga's and basically are an eclectic reader this one is for you... couldn't wait to get back to reading it when pulled away by my 22month old!

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"'The contemporary mistress of historical crime' (Kate Mosse) 'Gregory makes history come alive... riveting' (Sunday Express) 'A rattling good read' (The Times)"