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Mistress Cromwell By Carol McGrath

The Woman in the Shadows by Carol McGrath

Condition - Very Good
$34.99
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Summary

The story of Elizabeth, wife to Thomas Cromwell, The Woman in the Shadows charts the rise of one of the Tudor era's greatest political minds through the eyes of the woman behind it all.

The Woman in the Shadows Summary

The Woman in the Shadows by Carol McGrath

An evocative new novel by the critically acclaimed author of The Handfasted Wife, The Woman in the Shadows presents the rise of Thomas Cromwell, Tudor England's most powerful statesman, through the eyes of his wife Elizabeth.



When beautiful cloth merchant's daughter Elizabeth Williams is widowed at the age of twenty-two, she is determined to make herself a success in the business she has learned from her father. But there are those who oppose a woman making her own way in the world, and soon Elizabeth realises she may have some powerful enemies - enemies who also know the truth about her late husband.



Security - and happiness - comes when Elizabeth is introduced to kindly, ambitious merchant turned lawyer, Thomas Cromwell. Their marriage is one based on mutual love and respect...but it isn't always easy being the wife of an independent, headstrong man in Henry VIII's London. The city is filled with ruthless people and strange delights - and Elizabeth realises she must adjust to the life she has chosen...or risk losing everything.

The Woman in the Shadows Reviews

'Rich, vivid and immersive, an enthralling story of the turbulent Tudor era." * Nicola Cornick *

About Carol McGrath

Carol McGrath taught History and English for many years in both the state and private sectors. She left teaching to work on a MA in Creative Writing from Queens University Belfast, then an MPhil in English at Royal Holloway, London, where she developed her expertise on the Middle Ages. The idea to tell the story about the death of King Harold told from the viewpoint of his common law wife, Edith Swan-Neck, first came to her on a visit to Bayeux with the Launton/Gavray Twinning Society, which she chaired. Carol is married with two children and runs a business with her husband. She also reviews books for the Historical Novels Review.

Additional information

GOR008678784
9781786152299
1786152290
The Woman in the Shadows by Carol McGrath
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Headline Publishing Group
2017-08-04
400
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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