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    Mary Queen of Scots (CD-Audio) By (author) Antonia Fraser, Read by Patricia Hodge


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    DescriptionMary Queen of Scots passed her childhood in France and married the Dauphin to become Queen of France at the age of sixteen. Widowed less than two years later, she returned to Scotland as Queen after an absence of thirteen years. Her life then entered its best known phase: the early struggles with John Knox, and the unruly Scottish nobility; the fatal marriage to Darnley and his mysterious death; her marriage to Bothwell, the chief suspect, that led directly to her long English captivity at the hands of Queen Elizabeth; the poignant and extraordinary story of her long imprisonment that ended with the labyrinthine Babington plot to free her, and her execution at the age of forty-four.

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    Mary Queen of Scots
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Antonia Fraser, Read by Patricia Hodge
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 140 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 164 g
    ISBN 13: 9781409105305
    ISBN 10: 140910530X

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKS
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: HBLH, BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JB
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000, HIS037020, BIO006000
    DC22: 941.105092
    BIC subject category V2: 3JB, 1DBKS
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, NHD
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3M
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU-GB-S
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MD
    Edition statement
    Abridged edition
    Orion Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
    Publication date
    30 April 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Antonia Fraser has written many acclaimed historical works which have been international bestsellers. She has won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the St Louis Literary Award and CWA Non-Fiction Gold Dagger. Antonia Fraser was made CBE in 1999. She is married to the playwright Harold Pinter and lives in London.
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    Antonia Fraser is deservedly regarded by many as one of today's finest biographers. Listening to the new cd recording of an abridged version of Fraser's biography, Mary Queen of Scots, reminded me just how good she is. The opening and closing music immediately helps create the period, and this coupled with Patricia Hodge's excellent narration, to my mind, is a shining example of how the audio book can surpass it's print counterpart. -- Vidar Hjardeng IN TOUCH, BBC Radio 4 This is traditional history at its best. OBSERVER "[This is] the very best of histories, full of facts conveyed with warmth rather than dryness and Patricia Hodge is the most perfect reader." DAILY EXPRESS You won't find a more thoroughly researched or better-written book about history's most romantic royal, the beautiful, intelligent, accomplished, headstrong, fun-loving, doomed Mary Stuart. GUARDIAN