The Lady in the Tower
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The Lady in the Tower

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Spring 1540 I am afraid. You are in grave danger. Mother, will you run away with me if I can free you? The servants call it the Lady Tower: the isolated part of the castle where Eleanor's mother is imprisoned after a terrible accusation. For four years Eleanor's only comfort has been their secret notes to one another. A chance discovery reveals a plot to murder her mother. Now Eleanor must free her before it is too late. But with danger and betrayal at every turn, she can trust no one. Especially not her father. Eleanor must use all her cunning to survive. For she soon realises that it is not just her mother she needs to save ...but also herself.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 26mm | 240g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0192755315
  • 9780192755315
  • 270,983

Review quote

'A riveting and fascinating read' * Carousel * 'Any girl in her early teens is going to love this novel' * The BookBag * 'A perfectly sweet, dreamy romantic fantasy' * Amanda Craig, The Times *show more

Rating details

842 ratings
4.06 out of 5 stars
5 39% (327)
4 36% (304)
3 19% (163)
2 4% (37)
1 1% (11)

Our customer reviews

Eleanor is a strong-willed, very determined teenager with a heart of kindness - but a tendency to seem rather stubborn. But, this main character is full of charm and you will love getting to know her as the story unfolds. Eleanor doesn't have a good relationship with her father - how could she trust and love a man who sent her own mother to the prison tower, because he believed something which wasn't true? Her own experiences have caused her to be wary of strangers and she finds herself feeling firmly set against a young man who arrives nearby - she's especially angry when she finds out she has to marry him. Now all she plans to do in life is escape - free her mother from the snares of her cell and run away, leaving behind all the troubles she doesn't want to bear. But, she seems to be found wherever she tries to run to and soon she realises she may not feel the same way about marriage anymore. Mystery, suspense, danger and love - this is a great book!!show more
by Jessica
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