Virgin and the Crab

Virgin and the Crab : Sketches, Fables and Mysteries from the Early Life of John Dee and Elizabeth Tudor

4.18 (71 ratings by Goodreads)

List price: US$18.96

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

12 Years, 2 Kings, 3 Queens - The Ultimate Tudor Novel England 1550s. The brilliant young mathematician and astronomer John Dee has one overwhelming obsession: liberty. Abandoned and in danger, Elizabeth Tudor has one simple aim: survival. This is their story. Against the background of the English Reformation, and threatened by a vengeful and unforgiving queen, the mysterious brotherhood of the Rose Lodge attempts to guide the nation towards enlightenment and stability. Here, the special alchemy of the Virgin and the Crab works its magic, growing from childhood friendship, through adolescent flirtation to mutual respect and admiration as together they prepare to sacrifice everything for the world they wish to inherit.
BIOGRAPHICAL FICTION. Some of the real-life characters in this novel: Elizabeth I, Edward VI, Lady Jane Grey, Mary I, Robert Dudley, William Cecil, Thomas Wyatt
show more

The Best Books of 2018

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of 2018. Shop now .

Product details

  • Paperback | 492 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 25mm | 562g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1511799307
  • 9781511799300
  • 2,667,129

Looking for beautiful books?

Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Shop now .

About Robert Stephen Parry

Robert Stephen Parry is a UK writer of historical fiction bringing you stories from a wide range of time periods, from Tudor & Elizabethan, through 18th-century Georgian, right up to the era of Victorian England and the Belle Époque. Well researched and vivid historical settings combine with unusual elements of mystery, romance and magical realism. For more, please visit: robertstephenparry.com
show more

Rating details

71 ratings
4.18 out of 5 stars
5 51% (36)
4 25% (18)
3 18% (13)
2 3% (2)
1 3% (2)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X