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The Phantom Tree

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Browsing an antiques shop in Wiltshire, Alison Bannister stumbles across a delicate old portrait--identified as the doomed Tudor queen, Anne Boleyn. Except Alison knows better. The subject is Mary Seymour, the daughter of Katherine Parr, who was taken to Wolf Hall in 1557 and presumed dead after going missing as a child. And Alison knows this because she, too, lived at Wolf Hall and knew Mary...more than four hundred years ago. The painting of Mary is more than just a beautiful object for Alison--it holds the key to her past life, the unlocking of the mystery surrounding Mary's disappearance and how Alison can get back to her own time. To when she and Mary were childhood enemies yet shared a pact that now, finally, must be fulfilled, no matter the cost. Bestselling author of House of Shadows Nicola Cornick offers a provocative alternate history of rivals, secrets and danger, set in a time when a woman's destiny was determined by the politics of men and luck of birth. A spellbinding tale for fans of Kate Morton, Philippa Gregory and Barbara Erskine.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 137 x 206 x 25mm | 318g
  • English
  • Original ed.
  • 1525805991
  • 9781525805998
  • 644,550

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"There is much to enjoy in [this] sumptuous novel." -Sunday Mirror on THE PHANTOM TREE "Filled with romance, drama, mystery and intrigue. Perfect for fans of Tracy Rees, Barbara Erskine, and Kate Riordan." -Historical Novel Society on THE PHANTOM TREE "A brilliant time-slip novel with a great twist in the tail!" -Woman Magazine on THE PHANTOM TREE "Popular fiction author Cornick skillfully packages all these elements into an enjoyable read." -Booklist on HOUSE OF SHADOWS "Fans of Kate Morton will enjoy this gripping tale." -Candis on HOUSE OF SHADOWS "A must-read for fans of romantic time-slip novels. An intriguing journey that weaves between the 17th-century life of the Winter Queen, Elizabeth of Bohemia, and a modern-day missing-person case." -Historical Novel Society on HOUSE OF SHADOWS "A gripping read." -BBC Radio on HOUSE OF SHADOWS "For fans of Barbara Erskine and Kate Morton comes an unforgettable novel.... House of Shadows delivers all that it promises." -Heroes and Heartbreakers on HOUSE OF SHADOWS
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2,322 ratings
4.04 out of 5 stars
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4 42% (975)
3 18% (412)
2 4% (90)
1 2% (37)
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