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The White Queen

The White Queen

CD-Audio Cousins' War

By (author) Philippa Gregory, Read by Bianca Amato

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  • Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER AUDIO
  • Format: CD-Audio | 6 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 147mm x 25mm | 431g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Riverside
  • ISBN 10: 0743582292
  • ISBN 13: 9780743582292
  • Edition: Abridged
  • Edition statement: abridged edition
  • Sales rank: 1,305,101

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Philippa Gregory, "the queen of royal fiction" ("USA Today") Presents the first of a new series set amid the deadly feuds of England known as the Wars of the Roses. Brother turns on brother to win the ultimate prize, the throne of England, in this dazzling account of the wars of the Plantagenets. They are the claimants and kings who ruled England before the Tudors, and now Philippa Gregory brings them to life through the dramatic and intimate stories of the secret players: the indomitable women, starting with Elizabeth Woodville, the White Queen. "The White Queen" tells the story of a woman of extraordinary beauty and ambition who, catching the eye of the newly crowned boy king, marries him in secret and ascends to royalty. While Elizabeth rises to the demands of her exalted position and fights for the success of her family, her two sons become central figures in a mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the missing princes in the Tower of London whose fate is still unknown. From her uniquely qualified perspective, Philippa Gregory explores this most famous unsolved mystery of English history, informed by impeccable research and framed by her inimitable storytelling skills. With "The White Queen," Philippa Gregory brings the artistry and intellect of a master writer and storyteller to a new era in history and begins what is sure to be another bestselling classic series from this beloved author.

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'It would be hard to make history more entertaining, lively or engaging' "Sunday Express" 'Queen of the historical novel' "Mail on Sunday" 'Gregory brings to life the sights, smells and textures of 16th-century England' "Kate Mosse," "Financial Times" 'Rollicking, page-turning stuff' "Metro" 'Of Woodville herself, Gregory makes a fascinating heroine; strong, ambitious, vengeful, beautiful and tinged with more than a hint of witchcraft. Popular history at its best' "Daily Mail" 'History comes gloriously alive as widowed Elisabeth Woodville of the House of Lancaster seduces and marries Yorkist King Edward IV. From then on conflict, betrayal and murder stalk her life as the Queen of England' "Mirror" 'As with The Other Boleyn Girl, Gregory's clever blend of fact and fiction is a lot racier than the average historical biography ... her tale of Elizabeth Woodville's tenacious fight for her family's position during the Wars of the Roses oozes sex appeal and